Available for download, Exponential Audio Stratus from iZotope is an algorithmic reverb that can add depth, dimension, and even complexity to sound sources. The plug-in offers support up to 7.1 surround, and as such, you'll find it suitable for both music and post-production contexts.
Stratus provides comprehensive controls separated into tabs. Click the Early Reflections tab, and you can tailor the sound to your needs in highly specific ways. Click the Tails tab, and you'll find a whole new set of controls over the late reflections. You'll also see three sets of input filtering, providing high-, low-, and band-pass filtering on global inputs, early reflection inputs, and tail inputs.
A Warp tab lets you add compression and overdrive, and also facilitates other effects, such as bit-reduction for a vintage-digital sound. Lastly, a Balance tab is on hand to ensure you can tweak the signal for each channel independently. This section offers controls over levels and delays on a per-channel basis. Go into this tab when you want to create compelling soundscapes for surround-sound formats.
Whether you're looking for halls, chambers, rooms, plates, or exterior landscapes, Stratus has a reverb for you. Browse through them all by keyword, or click the magnifying glass in the top right of the GUI to dictate the terms of search. Over 1700 presets are provided in total, many of them for music, many of them for post-production, and many more suitable for both contexts.
This product is compatible with Mac and Windows platforms. It operates in AU, VST, and AAX formats. An iLok account is required for authorizing the plug-in, though an iLok key is not strictly necessary.
Key Features at a Glance
- Natural surround reverb with support up to 7.1
- Channel-specific control over reverb delay and gain
- Advanced control of reverb tail and early reflections
- Predelay and reverb delay adjustable by tempo
- Over 1700 presets (rooms, plates, halls, chambers, and more)
- EuControl support