Other-worldly delays and atmospheres await in Valhalla’s free plug-in, Supermassive

Time-based effect delivers “pointillistic echos, lush reverbs, and echo clusters”

Valhalla’s latest – and free – time-based effects plug-in is the aptly named, Supermassive. It offers other-worldly delays, lush reverbs and a vast spectrum of atmospheric goodness, all in a plug-in deep enough to be used as an instrument on its own.

Supermassive operates on a network of tempo-synced delays – with adjustable delay settings of up to two seconds in length.

Signals can be pushed into transcendental sonic territory with the Warp control – beginning with phase/chorus-like qualities; and quickly evolving into cascading harmonic echos and minutes-long modulated reverbs at higher settings. The way the Warp control does this is by adjusting delay lengths relative to the delay setting, according to Valhalla.

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Supermassive packs eight distinct delay/reverb modes – each ranging in attack, decay and echo density. The last of these dictates how present echos sound. Some modes, like ‘The Great Annihilator’, rely on a separate Density control to decide this. In effect, this allows music-makers to dial in “pointillistic echos, lush reverbs, echo clusters and all sorts of sounds in between.”

The plug-in also sports a Modulation section with depth and rate controls; hi- and low-pass filters; as well as wet/dry and stereo width controls.

This free offering from Valhalla packs a lot of depth beneath its simple looking UI and seems like it could be especially potent when used with ambient-type projects.

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