Audiority Polaris v1.6.1 WIN & MacOSX

Audiority Polaris v1.6.1 WIN & MacOSX

Audiority Polaris v1.6.1 VST AU AAX
Size WIN // OSX 5 Mb // 9 Mb

Polaris is an echo/reverb plugin inspired by early hardware digital reverbs of the late 1970s (like the Ursa Major SST-282) and able to provide echo, ambience and reverb out of a single multitap delay line.

When hardware digital reverbs came out to the market they were really expensive. Most manufacturers were already exploiting chains of comb and allpass filters (smoother reverbs, but expensive in both resources and chips), there were other techniques involving the use of a single multitap delay line to create a reasonable reverb while keeping the cost affordable.

That idea is so simple yet powerful: you mix a bunch of unmodulated taps (Early Reflections) with the remaining modulated taps (Diffusion) to create a cheap but convincing reverb.

We extended this technique by making the Echo tap recirculating with the Diffusion section, allowing longer reverb tails. Furthermore you can easily edit all taps to create your own room responses, resonant combs, Karplus-like tuned delay lines, Chorus, Flanging, Vibrato and much more.

From v1.1 we introduced new features like Shimmer, internal Sample Rate reduction (useful to get a vintage digital sound) and Stereo Width (Ping Pong delay).

From v1.3 we introduced a Swell feature that will smooth the transients of the incoming signal, with its attack time automatically matching the delay time. This new feature works great for ambient guitars, intense endless pads and much more.

From v1.5 we introduced Pre-Delay, Modulation Boost and a 3 Band Feedback Equalizer on the new Echo editor page.


  • Single Multitap Delay Line
  • Pre-Delay (NEW v1.5)
  • Early Reflections (8 Programmable Taps)
  • Diffusion (16 Programmable Modulated Taps)
  • Echo (Ms, Sync, Tuned, Long)
  • Echo Modulation
  • Modulation Boost (NEW v1.5)
  • 3 Band Feedback Equalizer (NEW v1.5)
  • LFO (Sin/Tri/Rnd – Hz, Sync)
  • Shimmer
  • Sample Rate Reduction
  • Stereo Width
  • Swell



Windows XP SP3 or later
Intel Core2Duo 2GHz / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent
Screen resolution: 1024×768
VST2, AAX 32-bit or 64-bit host


OSX 10.7.5 or later
Core Duo 2GHz
Screen resolution: 1024×768
VST2, AU and AAX 32-bit or 64-bit host


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