The most common, and very cool, use for convolution is for reverb. If you go to a place with a nice ambience, like your local church or your grandmother’s bathroom, and you record the echo from a short loud click, you can convolve any other sound with the resulting impulse response (IR) and it will sound as if your were magically playing it in that location.
But that’s not all you can do with Convolver. Because IRs are simply audio files, you can load any sample into Convolver to emulate anything from a simple guitar amp cabinet, to freaky filters, distinctive delays, and much more. To give you an idea, Kiloheart have included over 300 factory IRs for a range of unique effects. And some reverbs, of course.
This plugin is a “Snapin”. Kilohearts plugins work great together, and all the snapins can work double duty as modular components inside our snapin hosts. There are several different hosts:
• Snap Heap, a host that allows you to quickly and easily combine your Snapins to create your own serial and parallel modular effects units,
• Multipass, a multiband modular host,
• and Phase Plant the award-winning, semi-modular softsynth that enables you to add your full effects chain right inside the preset area.
You can also use it as a regular VST/AU plugin.