INSPIRATA™ is the ultimate next-generation immersive reverb workstation providing you total acoustic freedom. With INSPIRATA, you can:
- Choose from a wide variety of real, acoustic spaces sampled in unprecedented detail. Iconic concert halls, theatres, places of worship, simple and natural domestic spaces and unique venues for postproduction.
- Move around your sound sources and listener position in the selected space until finding the sweet spot for your mix. Work as if you were physically in that room, positioning the sound sources, or instruments, where you want, and listen from where you want.
- Adjust real acoustic parameters that define the acoustic properties of a space and that truly matter to our hearing.
- Choose from a massive list of surround mix options up to 22.2, including Dolby Atmos® (available configurations vary between different Editions of INSPIRATA™).
- Place multiple sound sources in the selected space (maximum number varies between different Editions of INSPIRATA™)
- Automate parameters and even microphone and sound source positions in real time with smooth and artifact-free operation.
INSPIRATA™ is the culmination of many years of research and development by practicing acoustic consultants. The goal was to create a shockingly realistic and immersive sound experience that included tools and measurements previously only taken into account by acoustic professionals. From those years of research, data evaluation and testing comes INSPIRATA, the ultimate next-generation reverb workstation.
Vast content library for music and post production
From the pristine sounds of historic spaces, lush reverberant environments of medieval cathedrals to legendary music clubs, INSPIRATA comes with a growing library of real space content. Many are available for the first time in history and many of them have never been experienced in such detail.
Limitless positioning, smooth movement
Moving virtual sound sources on stage or adjusting the listener position using a sample-based reverb processor was not possible without limitations, until now. In a musical context, now you can move your sound sources and listener to find the optimum recording and mixing locations. Move an instrument slightly backwards on stage for a better balance, or move it closer for more clarity.
In post-production you can use INSPIRATA to automate the movement of your sound sources in every space, from close to far, left to right, as well as any of the acoustical parameters. The sound will instantly follow and sound the same as if you were in the space - only without the environmental noise. This unprecedented feature makes INSPIRATA a true workstation for spatial sound.
Revolutionary spatial controls
In INSPIRATA, we make it possible for you to control parameters that really matter to your ears - you can directly adjust acoustics and the sound of the space instead of the indirect properties that have no change to the sound. Gone is the time when you needed to bother with hall size, wall diffusion or decorrelation only to get different results in each space. You now have full and independent control on how wide your sound source is in the space, how much of the blended sound reaches you, and how much it envelopes around your ears. Spatial room acoustical parameters such as apparent source sound width (ASW) and listener envelopment (LEV) are controllable for the first time directly in any reverberation solution. In addition to these revolutionary controls, you can also adjust the orientation of your speaker feeds in space - facing your stereo or surround setup to any direction. And you can change and automate all of these in real time.
Direct control of sound clarity
In INSPIRATA, reverberation time and sound clarity are adjustable independently, in each space, using a single dedicated control for each. Despite these parameters not being totally independent, INSPIRATA pushes the limits and optimizes the reflections one-by-one to match the desired settings. The basis of the method of changing sound clarity (C80) has been published in an award-winning research paper by our team, and for the first time, it is now available in a real-time implementation.
Controls of the reverberation time
Reverberation time, the mother of all acoustic parameters is an important aspect of how long the decay lasts. But there is no single reverberation time in a hall, and no single number at a given frequency. In natural spaces, the reverberation time varies slightly location-by-location, and this is fully preserved in INSPIRATA. Not only is the variation reproduced to accuracy, but also the non-exponential nature of the decay of natural spaces to a dynamic range fully covering the theoretical possibilities of sound reproduction.
In real spaces, there is not only a spatial but also a frequency dependency of the reverberation time. Deep tones usually reverberate for a longer time while higher-pitched sounds fade away more promptly – due to, for example, the absorption of the sound of the air in large volumes. The frequency-dependent nature of the reverberation time directly affects the overall tonal footprint of your sound. By using intuitive controls for setting the reverberation time in a frequency-dependent nature or by tilting the controls to be more bass or treble-heavy, you can fine-tune how the space matches your mix with just a few clicks and achieve a level of warmth or brightness otherwise unimaginable.
INSPIRATA supports multi-channel audio by design. With INSPIRATA you can upmix your mono sound source to a wide variety of 3D surround configurations. The upmixing is done by the natural acoustic space itself. You can apply reverberation to surround audio or multi-channel audio for instruments or instrument groups, and deliver in any surround format that you desire with just a few single clicks.
System requirements and recommendations
Inspirata Lite and Personal editions: Intel Core i5 or equivalent or better
Inspirata Professional and Immersive editions: Intel Core i7 or equivalent or better
Inspirata is currently running on x64 CPUs, native ARM CPU support is not available at the moment.
Memory (RAM) and hard disk space
Inspirata Lite edition: minimum 4 GB RAM and 10 GB free disk space
Inspirata Personal edition: minimum 4 GB RAM and 140 GB free disk space
Inspirata Professional and Immersive editions: minimum 8 GB RAM and minimum 140 GB free disk space. Assume approximately 350 MB of RAM requirement per sound source.
Note that the room content can be installed on a separate folder and/or partition and/or hard disk than the plugin. The plugin itself requires 0.5 GB of disk space (Lite and Personal editions) and 4 GB of disk space (Personal and Immersive editions).
Windows 10 or later or Mac OSX 10.11 (El Capitan) or later. For Mac OSX 11 (Big Sur) please check the compatibility of your DAW before upgrading.
INSPIRATA will very likely run without problems on any operating system where your DAW is running without issues, such as previous versions of Windows or Mac OSX. Since we have not tested INSPIRATA on every operating system available, you can make sure your system is compatible by trying one of the trial versions.
INSPIRATA supports AAX, VST3, and AU formats supporting all major DAWs.
INSPIRATA can be downloaded using the IA Connect application which is available for both PC and Mac. Use the login credentials of your user account at www.inspiredacoustics.com to log in the IA Connect and then download both the INSPIRATA product and the Room Pack.
Once downloaded, select the Open Folder icon and navigate to the Windows or Mac installers.
Installation of the plugin software
The installers for both Windows and Mac are located in the Product folder.
The EXE file is for Windows platforms and the PKG file is for the Mac. On Windows you can install INSPIRATA as an AAX or VST3 plugin. On Mac you can install INSPIRATA as a VST3, AAX and AU plugin.
Installation of the room contents
Roompacks contain spaces that can be loaded in Inspirata. These spaces are stored in room files in the download folder defined in Inspired Acoustics Connect (IA Connect) downloader application. Room files do not need any installation process, they can be left at the download folder. If you wish to store them elsewhere than your download folder, you can copy them to another location like ordinary files, just don’t forget to add the new Path in Inspirata settings so that Inspirata can locate and load them from the new location.