Hey, I'm Fred developer of FAC
We share the same passion: MUSIC. A wonderful universal language and an amazing source of happiness.
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Designed for ethereal lush sound textures and dreamy space reflection, FAC Alteza is the perfect solution to bring your instruments to heaven in no time. Thanks to a powerful feedback section containing, inter alia, two pitch shifters, the unit is able to deliver the very typical "Shimmer" sound kind effect very much prized by musicians that are making ambient music, or any kind of music that needs to be carried by a fabulous angelic evolving choir section.
FAC Alteza is definitely not "another shimmer reverb..." effect because it comes with additional parameters that make it very versatile. A particular attention to each part of the signal path was necessary to reach this level of high-end quality.
Here some features that make FAC Alteza an outstanding unit:
- the input signal is not monoized by default, a knob allows to control the width of the input stereo image before reaching the reverb
- the topology of the effect, based upon a series of All-Pass delays, allows to control the intrasec characteristics of the reverberation
- the number of All-Pass delays per stage and the echo density are alterable in the main section and in the feedback section
- two ultra low latency pitch shifters deliver progressive pitch-shifting of the reverberation tail or the input signal
- the feedback section contains a source knob to control the source of the signal, from the original input to the reverb
- the wet signal can be ducked by an external signal provided by the host
Following the diagram below, the sound flows from the left to right or from the input to the output.
Input (prior the reverb)
Reverb and Modulation ⬤
External Sidechain Control COMPLIANT HOST ONLY!
*All-Pass delays or APF for All-Pass filters
As with all FAC products, the interface has a unique sober look and provides a great user experience. The value of each knob can be monitored at any time. The knobs are very responsive, natural and follow a specific curve according to the parameter type.
FAC Alteza also comes with factory presets to provide you a source of inspiration to satisfy your needs in any situation you might require.
The preset button provides common management features: loading, organization, and saving. The left and right arrows allow fast navigation shortcuts among all the presets (factory + user), a short press on the center label provides a detailed list of all the available presets, select the one you want to work with. On the other hand a long press (hold) provides contextual operation. For factory presets it's possible to save the current preset to a user preset, for user presets it's possible to rename, save and delete the current preset.
FAC Alteza - AUM
FAC Alteza - NS2
FAC Alteza - Garage Band
FAC Alteza - Beat Maker
Check out what musicians think about FAC Alteza
It sounds absolutely amazing!! I love the sound and diversity of it! I have Meris Mercury7 pedal, inspired by the Bladerunner soundtrack. Your app is going into that direction too. So I’m already sold!!
It’s immersive! I swam around in that vast effect for a good hour and never got tired...but certainly got inspired
With reverb like that I could play a chord, have a bath, have dinner, have 40 winks, watch a bit of telly, come back and it'll still be running
Fred Anton Corvest is simply genius. All his plugins are totally off the any scale, and this one is no different
I got a big sky for my birthday last year and love all those amazing algos but you FRIGGING NAILED THE SHIMMER MAN!!!!! I haven’t heard the Big Sky coming close, it’s crazy sir!!!
This effect is incredible, and is practically an instrument all by itself!