The Aether self-modulating algorithmic reverb has been upgraded to version 1.5. New features include 2x and 4x oversampling, double-precision 64-bit DSP, 64-bit host/OS support, band-limited interpolation, variable-quality modes, extreme offline render modes, mid/side modes, Cascade control, complex stereo modes and much more.
Aether 1.5 also offers a new GUI, which retains the same layout as the previous version but focuses on improvements to readability, usability and communication of relevant parameter information such as measurement units.
The Aether Integrity Expansion is a collection of 160 new professionally designed presets for Aether 1.5. It focuses on ultrarealistic halls, chambers, rooms, churches and small instrument spaces. The Aether Creativity Expansion is a collection of 150 new professionally designed presets for Aether 1.5. It is designed to further Aether's lead in the FX-reverb category by utilizing Aether's new 1.5 features to achieve cutting-edge spatial effects and environments. It focuses on thematic presets, huge spaces and FX that are designed to elicit an emotional response from artists and performers who use Aether as a creative tool and compose directly into it.
Aether 1.5 is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit VST hosts on Windows XP and Windows Vista, and Windows 7. It is also available as a 32-bit plug-in for Mas OS X VST and AU hosts running on 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6. Aether 1.5 will also be available for the first time for the Avid/Digidesign RTAS platform.The RTAS version is currently in the final stages of development and will be available shortly.
Aether 1.5 has a MSRP of $249.95.The Aether 1.5 update is free to existing users.The Aether Integrity Expansion and the Aether Creativity Expansion are priced at $24.95 separately or $39.95 for both.