I know, I know. You can’t finish that mix until you get the sound of an old surveillance tower to pull it all together. But where to find one? Well you’re in luck as the impulse responses from theÂ Teufelsberg National Security Agency tower in West Berlin areÂ now available. Best of all – it’s a free VST plugin.
TheÂ TeufelsbergÂ security tower is a three-domed structure erected on a âdevilâs mountainâ of WWII rubble dumped on top of a half-finished Nazi military school. From this perch high above Berlin, the US government and its allies listened in on the communists of the Eastern Bloc and Soviet Union. It’s still standing, and you can add itsÂ cavernous sound to your tracks, thanks to Balance Audio Tools.
The plugin provides 6 different IR reverb sounds, all with fast, zero-latency convolution. There are only two controls, blend and gain, along with A/B compare and preset saving functions. Itâs available as a free plug-in for Mac, Windows, and even Linux, and itâs open source.
Have a listen to what it sounds like.
If you want to tour of the structure, check out the video below.