Originally Posted by Red Baron
HI Greg, I mix ITB and use shelving filters (with hardware simulation plug-ins) when high frequencies sound too "digital", but now I wonder if Clariphonic is able to reduce that digital sound adding it´s hardware characteristics.
The Clariphonic is 8 million times smoother than any plugin eq I've ever heard, if your only experience with high shelving is software then your ears are in for a shock when you hear a good analog filter for the first time.
Imho, as big as the gap is between the best hardware and software compression, the gap between the best hardware and software equalization is 10x greater. The more 'correction' you need to do a source, the greater the gap. I can fix things with a good analog eq and have it sound way better than when it started. I can fix things with a plugin, but it doesn't sound better, it just has fewer problems.
When the source tracks are all amazing and just need a little shaping, plugins are fine. For those of us whose lives and tracks aren't picture perfect, hardware is a godsend and there simply is no digital substitute for what it brings to the table.
Gregory Scott - ubk