Impulse Record and Wave Arts are releasing support for True Stereo responses, and new True Stereo libraries with others in development.
True Stereo processing is an exciting new feature for Convology XT. A “True Stereo” impulse response has four channels consisting of the direct channel responses (L->L and R->R) and the cross-channel responses (L->R and R->L). Input sounds panned to one side will produce reverb output in both channels. This exactly models how stereo reverbs units work, even when sounds are panned to one side, the reverb outputs spacious sounding reverb in both output channels. When a true stereo response is loaded into ConvologyXT, four separate convolution processors are required to render the response. Hence, processing true stereo responses takes roughly twice the processing power of stereo responses.
The Convology XT True Stereo 1 Library contains true stereo impulse responses sampled from a 960, 480, 91 and LXP1 Multi-Effects Processing Module. Most everyone is familiar with the specific manufacturer and the association with these truly world class sounding reverbs.
The Convology XT True Stereo 2 Library contains true stereo impulse responses sampled from a 55, 990, 330 and Electronic ONE. These are a variety of classic units and we will continue to roll out libraries with these types of vintage units, along with rare, hard to obtain and interesting sounding units.
Our latest plugin adds a True Stereo status indicator on the right hand side of the status display. The letters “TS” are displayed in bright green when a true stereo response is loaded, otherwise they are grey and barely noticeable. Clicking on the TS opens a popup menu where one can enable or disable TS mode on a per preset basis. By default TS is enabled, which means that if the impulse response has 4 channels, it will be opened as a true stereo response. The option to disable TS mode is provided in case a user for some reason wants to load a TS response but only play that response in stereo.
ConvologyXT will play true stereo responses from 4-channel WAV files (in fact this feature was always present). The channel format is L->L, L->R, R->L, and R->R. The first two channels are the stereo response from the left input, the last two channels are the stereo response from the right input.