Inspired Acoustics released Inspirata Lite, a $199 convolution reverb plugin that is free to download until January 31st, 2021.
Inspirata Lite is a free (for a limited time only) plugin based on Inspired Acoustics’ flagship Inspirata Professional reverb platform. Inspired Acoustics describes Inspirata as an “immersive reverb workstation” that lets the user position the processed audio track in a virtual acoustic space.
At its core, Inspirata is a convolution reverb. Like any other convolution reverb plugin, Inspirata uses pre-recorded impulse responses to simulate an acoustic space’s reverb characteristics.
Inspired Acoustics sampled various real-world acoustic spaces, ranging from large concert halls and cathedrals to small domestic spaces and postproduction studio rooms.
What sets Inspirata apart from most other convolution reverb plugins on the market is the level of control and customization offered by the plugin’s user interface. The user can customize the position of both the sound source and the listener in the simulated space.
The Lite and Personal editions of Inspirata can host up to two sound sources, whereas Inspirata Professional bumps that number up to sixteen. The paid editions of Inspirata also include more powerful controls (such as the Clarity control for adjusting early reflections without changing the decay time), multi-channel support, and a larger convolution reverb library.
Limitations aside, Inspirata Lite packs plenty of power for a free convolution reverb. You’re getting a stereo reverb plugin with a 9 GB library, an intuitive control layout, and a quick browser for choosing the virtual reverb space.
All of this looks excellent on paper. There’s one potential issue with Inspirata Lite, though, and that is the download speed.
I learned about the Inspirata Lite freebie offer three days ago, but I was holding off posting an article about it because I wanted to include a mini-review. Whenever possible, I like to test a plugin first before writing a Bedroom Producers Blog article about it.
However, the download speed for Inspirata Lite and its 9GB convolution reverb library is so slow that I wasn’t able to download the plugin as of yet. The one time the download seemed to have finished successfully, the actual downloaded file was corrupted (due to a download error).
Hopefully, you’ll have more success with downloading Inspirata Lite on your computer. If that is the case, please let me know how you liked the plugin in the comments section below.
I will update this article with a mini-review as soon as I’ve had the chance to test Inspirata Lite in my DAW.
Inspirata Lite is available in VST3, AU, and AAX plugin formats for digital audio workstation software on PC and Mac. Only 64-bit plugin hosts are supported. Inspirata Lite normally costs $199, and it’s available for free download until January 31st, 2021.
More info: Inspirata Lite (64-bit VST3/AU/AAX plugin format for Windows & macOS)