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Valhalla Supermassive Review

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Valhalla Supermassive Review

Let’s take a look at a wonderful free delay reverb from Valhalla, the Valhalla Supermassive!

Valhalla are known for their amazing delay, reverb, shimmer and many more great plugins. And Supermassive is one of their few free plugins, with the quality staying on the premium end.

But there is a catch, as Valhalla Supermassive presets are themed around celestial objects – and the results aren’t far off! The presets include Gemini, Hydra, Centaurus, Sagittarius, Andromeda, Lyra, Capricorn and Great Annihilator.

And that is a powerful sounding list. But what do these do? Well, Hydra, for example, is a decently fast attack reverb with shorter decay and low to high echo density, which you can control.

The Valhalla Supermassive reverb includes 8 presets in total, all of which are meant to inspire and bring some fun. The name says it all – Supermassive.

And that really is the point, of creating wonderful, massive space-odyssey like spaces with massive delays and reverb. Valhalla Supermassive plugin is made from the heart, it seems, from a company that has a history with great and wonderful products.

And like mentioned before, the quality is just a high as their paid products, for example, the plugin also allows for tempo synced delay, that goes as much as up to 2 seconds.

It offers delay modulation in multiphase, density control, which allows you to tap in pointillistic echoes, amazing lush revers, echo clusters and much much more and a cross-platform preset browser, which is a very similar list to their premium products.

And that is not to downplay their pay to use plugins but to highlight the quality of their free to use products. This Valhalla Supermassive delay is just as much of a reverb.

Once you boot up the Supermassive you will see a very similar GUI if you have used other Valhalla Room products. On the left-hand side, you will find the mix and width knobs, which like the rest of the knobs are very accurate and deep.

The two biggest knobs around the centre are the delay and warp dials, as it is a delay, with reverb like capabilities. The warp is an amazing feature, allowing you to create wonderful and eerie warping sounds.

Moving towards the right-hand side, you’ll see the feedback and density knobs, two modulation knobs for rate and depth and two EQ knobs for high and low frequencies.

Once again, this Valhalla supermassive vst is not meant to be your goto reverb or delay, but more so a creative tool to explore different sounds and spaces, create something ambient.

And let us be real, the Valhalla Supermassive price can’t be beaten. Because it’s free.

Different use cases will lead to very interesting results because if you use it for a melody, it sounds somewhat like an arpeggiator, which might lead to fantasy-like effects, but if you drop this reverb vst onto a snare, you are now able to create powerful snare hits, rolls and transitions.

Utilising the delay and warp while recording or by modulating it, you are able to achieve some really interesting stuff. It opens many doors for creative, glitchy feeling raisers, down filters and anything you can think of and because it is free, it’s a tool worth trying.

For a different example, if you plug your guitar in and pass it through the Supermassive in a similar fashion as a pad, you get a very nice, distant and spacey reverb, that turns every chord into a droning, amazing sound, filling the space wonderfully.

Overall, it is a great expressive tool, that you might find to be a great delay/reverb or just a nice tool to play around with and design some nice sounds.

If you have a melody you have given up on, try putting the Supermassive on top of it and playing around, you might be surprised by what this little thing can do.

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ValhallaDelay Updated Adds New Quartz and PhaserDDL Modes

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ValhallaDelay Updated to 2.0.8

The ValhallaDelay 2.0.8 update adds two new delay modes: Quartz & PhaserDDL

New Quartz Mode

Quartz is a delay mode as transparent as its namesake. The Quartz mode takes the filtering out of the feedback loop, and incorporates a nearly colorless limiter, so your repeats can be as bright and shiny as you want them to be. Perfect for looping, clean echoes, bright flanging, and all sorts of pristine sounds.

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PhaserDDL Mode

PhaserDDL incorporates a digital delay with a 4/6/12 stage phase shifter on the outputs. The phase shifters are in the feedback loops, which results in psychedelic echoes with long delays. Turn the delay time and delay feedback down to zero, and PhaserDDL is a great stand-alone phaser. The Age knob is swapped out for a Res knob, to control the phase resonance. 

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  • Single: same modulation for left and right channels 
  • Dual: quadrature modulation (0 degrees in left, 90 degrees in right)
  • Ratio: antiphase modulation (0 degrees in left, 180 degrees in right)
  • PingPong: antiphase modulation (0 degrees in left, 180 degrees in right)
  • Quad: 4 separate phase shifters, each running at a different rate, and each with antiphase modulation (0 degrees in left, 180 degrees in right). Select two or more Taps for a lush combination of phase shifting, or all 4 for a dense phase shifted stew.

Pricing and Availability

The 2.0.8 update of ValhallaDelay is available to demo and purchase today. If you already own ValhallaDelay, the FREE update can be found by logging into your user account. 

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Valhalla Delay Updated with LoFi and PitchDuck Modes

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ValhallaDelay 1.8.2 Released

Valhalla added two more modes to the 1.8.2 release of ValhallaDelay.

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LoFi is maybe our favorite delay algorithm ever. Based on Sean’s crusty old Univox tape delay, the LoFi mode adds tons of wow, flutter and jitter to your sound, with the results sounding like a cassette that got stuck in your Walkman. Use the Age, Mod Rate and Mod Depth control to dial in the amount of damage. The Era control allows you to adjust the brightness of the signal, from dark and murky cheap tape to shiny chrome tapes. The aural equivalent of family photos from the 1970s, LoFi is a way to instantly add warmth and mystery to your music.

PitchDuck is a pitch-shifting delay, with ducking. Turn up the diffusion, and use this to get adaptive shimmer sounds, where your pitch-shifted reverb tail fades in at the end of your musical phrase.

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Pricing and Availability

These modes are a FREE update for ValhallaDelay. If you own ValhallaDelay, just log into the user account and grab the latest installers.

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Valhalla Supermassive Version 1.2 – Still Free

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Valhalla Supermassive Version 1.2

ValhallaSupermassive has been designed from the ground up for MASSIVE delays and reverbs.  Blow your mind and your music to new levels of consciousness and experience.  Get ready for luscious clouds of reverb, otherworldly delays, swelling waves of feedback unlike any you’ve heard before.

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Supermassive Version 1.2

ValhallaSupermassive has been updated with 4 new reverb/delay modes.

  • Triangulum is perfect for huge long reverbs, looping delays, and massive slabs of sound.
  • Great Magellanic Cloud is designed for enormous reverbs, long delays, and sonic clusters that hang in spaces for a seeming eternity.
  • Cirrus Major is designed to create sparse and spacious echos and reverbs.
  • Cirrus Minor is also designed for sparse and spacious echoes and reverbs, but on a smaller scale. Very nice for mid-80s “digital room” reverb sounds. 

ValhallaSupermassive, in case you haven’t tried it, is an experimental effect we designed from the ground up for MASSIVE delays and reverbs. Supermassive features 12 original reverb/delay reverb algorithms, and is great for getting strange echoes, sparse multitap patterns, looping delays, and massive lush reverbs that send your sound to the furthest reaches of space.

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Pricing and Availability

Valhalla Supermassive is FREE!  No strings attached.  Just click the download links here and you’re ready to go.

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