Free Teufelsberg Reverb plugin. Put the sound of cold war surveillance into your music.

The Balance Audio Tools 'Teufelsberg Reverb' plugin.

New Balance Audio Tools plugin range

The first plugin of a new range of audio tools is the Teufelsberg Reverb. It’s been two years since we released the Teufelsberg impulse response set, our most popular download, so we think it’s fitting for the first plugin in the Balance Audio Tools range to be this one.

Features

  • Lush reverbs, accurately captured at the infamous Berlin surveillance tower.
  • 6 different IR reverb sounds.
  • Fast, zero-latency convolution.
  • A/B compare and preset saving functions
  • Linux, Windows & Mac downloads.
  • Free and open source.

Sound demo

Track: 'As Viagens de Hermacia' taken from 'Sentinelas' by t-woc

Download plugin

Now v1.0.1.

Use Windows 64bit for modern machines, Windows 32bit for older machines or some netbooks. (If one doesn't work, try the other.)

Windows 64bit Windows 32bit

Mac version for both AU and VST formats. (UPDATE: Mac issues: Please try the new universal binary download link. Also please sign up to the list below for the latest fixes!)

Mac AU/VST UB

We haven't forgotten about Linux users.

Linux 64bit

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Plugin support & feedback

Not working? Please email us directly if something doesn't work! The quickest way to get a solution is by email.

Also, feel free to just get in touch if you have any questions, suggestions or ideas. We'd love to hear from you.

Version history

v1.0.1

  • Save state between sessions in Ableton.
  • Now follow automation changes in GUI in Ableton.
  • Fix volume drop when bypassed and Reverb Type changed.
  • Fix Logic Pro Mono->Stereo mode outputting left channel only.
  • Fix reloading of preset when GUI is closed/re-opened.

v1.0.0

  • Initial release.

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We’ve spent a lot of time and effort on these plugins and IRs. They’re the result of many hours of programming, critical listening and tweaking both on location and back in the studio. We’re hoping to create more useful tools like this to help you make great sounding mixes, quickly and efficiently.

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More info on Teufelsberg

So what we said two years ago still stands:

The Teufelsberg Reverb is a bit of sonic surveillance history: a plugin allowing you to use the acoustics of the main listening tower at the former NSA compound, Teufelsberg, in your own productions. Prior to the fall of the Berlin wall the compound was run by the American and British military with the main objective being to intercept and process any Soviet and Eastern Bloc communications as part of the ECHELON intelligence gathering network.

The reverb is based on our original impulse responses which we recorded with great care and mastered them to be useful in a wide variety of situations. There are six (quite different) variations to experiment with and apply to your source audio.

Finding an opportunity to approach the towers and record the impulses was tough, not to mention having to climb and squeeze through a tiny gap to reach the uppermost tower, so we hope you enjoy incorporating a piece of Cold War history into your music and audio productions.

Thank you and enjoy the dense sound.

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