Originally Posted by Rundom
Thank you for this very informative thread.
I'm intrigue by the whole concept (especially the interaction between channels of StripBus) but wonder if and how can I justify using StripBus/Satson
as an owner already of PSP Vintage Warmers (& Micro Warmer & Mix Pack
) + Waves (Kramer) HLS-Pie-MPX
+ Renaissance bundle
(which after all these years I still find highly useful!).
Would like to hear from some of you folks who have as much experience with the talked about plugins. Considering my plugz (working in Pro Tools 10 and Ableton) StripBus or Satson then?
Also - can someone please explain me the CrossTalk
As a reference, here is one of my latest mixes: Get Up - For A Season (mixed by Tom E Run) 2012 by RunDoMusic on SoundCloud
(wasn't able to embed it in Gearslutz for some reason...)
The interchannel dependency is really great since you can crank up the input gain and push your virtual console really hard while turning down the volume so you don't get digital clipping at the masterfader/keep you gain staging. When you do this even though you are pushing just the kick, the virtual console has an algorithm that effects all the other channels, think of it like a powersupply in a real console. If you pushed a real console your headroom on the channels you weren't hitting hard would decrease because your boards powersupply has only so much juice it can give and so all the channels on your ssl would be effected. This is also true for strip; however, there is a virtual headroom control that allows you to have a "bigger" virtual powersupply. That is really cool.
Personally, I don't use the crosstalk function on strip and I also don't use the noise function. I really like bus on my individual channels since it's 1176 and La-2a is fabulous.
Satson I use more for input gain staging and filters, but the satson bus modern mode is currently my favorite for mixing, it's an SSL 9000 emulation.
The eq on strip can be useful for small things, but I tend to still use my normal plugins for that. Still, it can be very useful, but what make stripbus great is the ability to really hear a difference in the 4 input stages and the is great because it helps you mold the sound you want faster. I sometimes won't use it on some channels because it changes the sound to much and creates to many harmonics, this is mostly for already groovy/pushed vocal takes.
Do I need stripbus? No, but it does make mixing itb more fun :D