Hmmm Steven, so now we enter subjective territory.
Do you feel like picking them out in a blind test?
I'll work just a little bit more on the settings and post you 4 sets which has your files already posted and some Vintagecompressor and Supercharger slipped in?
Can so the same test as you did 3 days back? i've got your files already.
The reason why I've chosen the brightest files of your test is because when I had my SSL Superanalogue it did a lot of things, but it didn't brighten up tracks, I could be wrong there, or my or your unit are broken I don't know my unit has been sold nealy a year ago, since i got my NAIL. so had to settle with a trip on memory lane To be completely honest about your test:
heard 4/4 differences
1A/2A/3A/4B sounded a bit "better" overall, but were just a bit too bright to my liking compared to the source file and the bass was more "pronounced" but less dense/weight.
Hence I guessed that the opposite would have been the hardware (1B/2B/3B/4A) but then again maybe I just liked Grey better, who knows?
All I know for sure so far is that i could seperate all files consistently via WinABX, but yes might have found Grey more appealing, again who knows...
All I did with VintageCompressor and NI Supercharger (I just took the "rock" preset on both) was to provoke a discussion, which has been proven now everyone avoided as the plague. I didn't even compare just dumped the files on there see who bites, no one did
To be honest, not sure how close i can make them to match, might give that another go. would you be up for a blind test though?
Originally Posted by Steven Slate
Hi, appears you missed my post. Here it is, addressed to you again:
Ok, so I think I've solved the problem here. Unfortunately, it will lead us to another issue with your credibility.
You claim that your files using the Steinberg Vintage Compressor and the NI Supercharger Compressor sound the same to my VBC.
Well first of all, based on your guesses, you don't seem to be certain which of the files that I posted ARE the VBC's FG-GREY.
Next, I just took a listen to your RAVEN mixes using the Steinberg Vintage Compressor and the NI Supercharger. I compared them to BOTH the SSL compressed mix and the VBC FG-Grey compressed mix. If you consider these to be VERY CLOSE, then I would respectfully suggest that you improve your monitoring.
The NI Supercharger has a completely different frequency response, and a lot less low end. The kick is much thinner than both of my examples, and there is clearly more top end in the Supercharger which is very audible on the vocal. The Supercharger has less thump and more sheen. I didn't mind it, but I certainly missed all the low end and midrange mojo from my examples. Very different.
But not as different as the Steinberg Vintage Compressor. Compared to my examples, this is very pumpy, and the kick drum really squashes the entire mids every time it plays, making a weird affect on the vocal and guitars. The upper mids are pretty mangled.. this is not a pretty sounding buss compressor. This is not even in the same ballpark as my examples.
So if you believe that these two plugin compressors sound like the VBC, then we shall stop any correspondence right now because we are hearing vastly different things.