PSP Audioware: PianoVerb
A unique sounding, freeware reverb effect.
Founded by Antoni Ozynski and Mateusz Wozniak, PSPaudioware is a software company that offers an array of equaliser, delay, and reverb plugins — and was the first pro-audio software company in a post-communist Poland. The company had its first breakthrough with the PSP VintageWarmer, which was an analog-inspired multi-band compressor and saturation processor.
PianoVerb is PSP’s freeware plugin which replicates a reverberation originally provided to pianos through their strings. It generates this reverberation using twelve string operators with adjustable damping and decay time. Each of these is tuned to a particular note starting from A (55Hz) to a G# (103.8Hz). The PSP PianoVerb string system can be transposed in the range of +/-24 semitones, tuned within a range of +/-100 cents, and be detuned as well. Similar to traditional reverbs, transposing to lower octaves produces a bigger, but less resonant sound, while in turn transposing to higher octaves can produce a very bright harp-like effect.
PSP PianoVerb is available for free to users who have an active account at the PSP user area.