Originally Posted by kevaquarian
Hmmmmm...... Crysonic... Funny bunch.
I've bought loads of plugins from these guys over the years when they've had super cheap deals. Words mean different things to different people, but I'm not sure they are "shady". I don't think they are "on the take" or some kind of con outfit, as has been suggested by one or more GSs. I don't use RTAS so I haven't been paying attention to that angle. It does seem like a major oversight, but I bet they don't even notice it on their ads and website etc - they probably put it there right at the start when they perhaps intended to support that format and then forgot to update all the blurb etc. Shabby, and nowhere, but, I would suggest, not a scam to draw in punters and then not deliver. Has anyone emailed them and told them about the RTAS thing?
Overall, I have come to think of them as a very small group (perhaps even one person??) of programmers, who are totally chaotic when it comes to running the customer service/business side of things.
I have never had a "no delivery" of plugz I've bought, but more often than not I have to hassle them for activation codes, and delivery of download links. They are super slow, but they "get there in the end". It seems you have to be prepared to "remind" them about your purchases!
They do "over hype" with their emails, and I find that mildly irritating. However, like one other GS put it, if you can put up with a bit of irritation and slow service, you get a bunch of colourful plugins at very low prices that can prove to be useful for work.
However, if you're not up for it, then best leave well alone I'd say.
So well put. Since my Demo of Cytomics "The Glue" expired before I gave it a real go, I guess my fault I only used it twice. I had bought one of Crysonics recent bundles and after getting the DL's and auth codes and finally had them all running, but this took more time than I would like. Nonetheless I will share now what my initial impressions are of them in use.
is pretty straight forward and does have some color, warm but in a nice way and not muddy. I can see using it quite a bit.
At first I need to really figure out the GUI. No manual, no ballpark presets(like all their plugs),
but after spending quite some time with it(so far just on the Mix Buss)
I am starting to get my head around it.
What is weird is I can't see/hear what the Lim button does. Also not on their site's pic of it there is a missing button "soft, 3 of them on the actual plug. Clicking on them does not engage or turn anything on. I am going to try support and ask about the above. We will see if I get answer although they did reply on one issue in a timely manner and I got it resolved.
I am not familiar with their "Steep 24 dB/Oct crossover filters" and guess will have to think this one out while in use.
Sound. Totally different that C2 as it is a little more cleaner and not as warm
but there is so much to tweak you can screw things up fast or like I finally did. get great results and when comparing on and bypass, Big difference for the better while on and tweaked appropriately. I like it.
SpectraLiveVision is a stream lined SPectralive. I was frustrated with 3.5 GUI.
Good for some applications but here again you can ruin things real fast. I did really mess around with it quite a bit, and have found that this enhancer/exciter type of plug can be used at times. I set the Vitality mix knob down quite a bit. On one mix it sounded like I took the blanket off and without messing much with the levels or unaffected tone. I'll use it once in awhile when my EQ attempts are not quite enough for some sheen and bass enhancement.
Transilate. I tried on some drum material and when a compressor wasn't doing it, sometimes using Transilate was a better approach. Here again tweaking and experimenting helped me. I like this one over Stillwell "Transient Monster. Good to have this tool to use once in awhile.
NewB64, jury is still out, I messed with it some but not enough to see if I would use it much.
Bottom line. When you FINALLY get your products installed and authorized
they are remarkably useful, sound good and dirt cheap. Yes I'll demo the "Big Boy" demos, but will do so after using this Crysonic bundle and know how and when to use their certain plugs.