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Planetary Convolution

MaxforLive Convolution Reverb


A set of thirteen Convolution Reverb presets based on planetary objects in our solar system, crafted using Live’s built-in reverb algorithms, re-sculpted into pristine impulse responses. Includes IR files in .aif format as well as pre-built Ableton Live Effect Racks, each with their own custom effects built especially for them.

Developer: PerforModule
Compatibility: Ableton Live 9.7.5+ | Live 10
OS: Mac & Windows
Min. Requirements: Ableton Live Suite 9.75+


Distinct flavors of reverb based on the astronomical theme of planetary bodies.

The Impulse Responses – Includes thirteen LR and one MS .aif impulse response which are used for the Planetary Convolution racks. You can feel free to use the raw IRs with any convolution loading plugin or DAW directly, or load up the custom racks in Ableton Live for extra functionality.

Shorter IRs:

  • Earth — 750ms
  • Eris — 430ms
  • Makemake — 209ms
  • Mars — 1.07sec
  • Mercury — 720ms
  • Pluto — 270ms
  • Venus — 770ms

Longer IRs:

  • Ceres — 1.87sec
  • Haumea — 4.19sec
  • Jupiter — 25.93sec
  • Neptune — 1.23sec
  • Saturn — 3.4sec
  • Uranus — 2.06sec

The Ableton Live Effect Racks – Expand Ableton Live 9’s Convolution Reverb capabilites in your production library beyond the built-in(s)  with thirteen new distinct flavors. These Audio Effect Racks automatically load their associated Planetary Convolution IRs upon being opened, with built-in macro mapping to key parameters as well as special effect controls which do something unique for each planet. Each rack has seven common controls, which include the essential dry/wet control, a tone knob which sculpts a different custom EQ curvature for each planet, distance, pre-delay, chorus, and stereo width. The custom effects, one for each planet, are…

  • Gravel
  • Dirt
  • Eccentric
  • Anger
  • Liquid
  • Interior
  • Scorch
  • Jagged Bloom
  • Oblong
  • Rings Twirl
  • Storm Swirl
  • Frost
  • Vapor

For Use In Other DAWs – The IRs were created by using Ableton’s built-in reverb with custom-crafted settings built from scratch for each planet, then further filtered and effected. Due to their digital source nature and lack of noise or gating, the decay tails of the these IRs are extremely smooth. In a way, these IRs may provide one with access to Ableton’s reverb algorithm (to limited extent) in other DAWs.

What Is Convolution Reverb Good For… And Why Planets? – Convolution reverbs can be ideal for imposing “the feel of a particular place” on an audio source. While effective at shifting the vibe of an ambiance, due to their lack of adaptivity, they do tend to impart a bit of a “cold” feeling. Since space measures very cold, and most of our planets (so far as we can tell) appear devoid of life, the feel of the cold, desolate, lonely void of space seemed like a perfect setting for convolution processing.


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PerforModule is the brainchild of Animus Invidious. Over the year Animus has collaborated with scores of artists from all over the world on songs appearing on various albums and compilations. He has mastering credits on about a dozen albums with his unofficial brand “Tasty Mastering”. Known for having sensibilities covering both acoustic as well as electronic music, he has mastered material by Astara Summers, Hopeful Heroines, Michael Garfield, Charlie Milo Trio, Phat Kid, StoneyBertz, Lil’ Flip and others.The most recent album mastered by Animus Invidious is “Face Our Own Reflection” by Joy Tru, which includes multiple songs that have achieved FM radio play reaching hundreds of thousands of listeners.As a Sound Designer Animus has assisted various musicians with tailored sound design tasks over the years (for example, he appears in the credits of the prog metal album Solipsism by the band Left Brain). In 2013, Animus started and began sharing clever and useful custom Ableton Live racks which he had crafted. Shortly thereafter, his “Vocoverb” device was featured on Ableton Live’s website and the rest is history.LINKS – WEBSITE

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