Arpangel wrote: ↑Mon May 29, 2023 5:01 pm
Valhalla SuperMassive, it was free for awhile, does shimmer fine, I prefer it to my Big Sky pedal which is too dull.
I think you might be misremembering something there...
SuperMassive is still free, and I can't see it has a shimmer algorithm at all - there is zero pitch shifting features at all (which is the core of the shimmer sound). Hence why I said above: "The free Supermassive doesn't do the shimmer effect, unfortunately."https://valhalladsp.com/shop/reverb/val ... ermassive/
You can see that none of the algorithms listed have an octave-pitchshifter built in.
Valhalla make Shimmerverb (not free) for that sound, they didn't also add it to SuperMassive.
Just for fun, I also asked my good friend ChatGPT. He agreed with me*:Does the ValhallaDSP plugin SuperMassive do the classic reverb "shimmer" effect?
As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, ValhallaDSP's Supermassive plugin does not specifically include a preset or effect labeled as "shimmer." However, Supermassive is a versatile reverb plugin that offers a wide range of creative and ambient reverberation effects. It is possible to achieve shimmer-like sounds by manipulating the various parameters and presets within the plugin.
The Supermassive plugin features different algorithms, modes, and controls that allow users to create unique reverberation textures and atmospheric effects. By experimenting with the decay time, modulation, pitch shifting, and feedback settings, you can potentially create shimmer-like qualities in your reverb soundscapes.
* The only pitch shifting in SuperMassive is subtle modulation/chorusing, which is not suitable to create the "shimmer".