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UAD Luna Neve Summing on a mix compared to Sonimus Britson Summing
Old 2nd May 2020
  #31
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Care to throw AO NCAR into the mix?

https://www.patreon.com/posts/ncar-35428355
Old 6th May 2020
  #32
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It was easy to spot B was the flat file. So with that set to the side, I was eyes closed going between A, C and D.

I honestly couldn't tell which was which. I don't own either plugin (interested in the Britson since I own Satson) so not entirely sure how I would guess identifying them - so it just came down to "OK well which one do I like the best?". I decided I liked C best but also happy with D.

Then I scrolled down and saw both of my favs were the Britson. Happy to know that!
Old 21st May 2020 | Show parent
  #33
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Originally Posted by koenichsound View Post
Well, I rendered the three stems from this thread for the Britson vs. Neve Summing comparison flat out of REAPER and flat out of LUNA. Can you hear any difference?
(I do, but I have been into curfew for maybe too long)
Which engine is behind file A or B?
Think I can hear a difference as well though they're very close... Would prefer Version A, somehow the drums sound more direct to me - just installed LUNA, hope it's it?
Old 23rd May 2020 | Show parent
  #34
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Also needed Slate VCC in comparison.
So that this thread will get ultimate vote analysis of best Summing plugin!
It has been due since ages and with UAD's Neve this got interesting.

Please do on a new fresh sample:

Slate VCC Neve vs Lindell 80 vs Britson(Fat,Normal) vs UAD Luna.

Respective owners having Lindell, Britson and VCC can pass file through them as guided for calibration accordingly.
Old 24th May 2020 | Show parent
  #35
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Think I can hear a difference as well though they're very close... Would prefer Version A, somehow the drums sound more direct to me - just installed LUNA, hope it's it?
You already have the answers on the last page.
Old 25th May 2020 | Show parent
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You already have the answers on the last page.
No, I was referring to the two examples of pure DAW summing - one in Reaper, one in LUNA - not the Neve summing. @ koenichsound added them later in the tread
Old 27th June 2020 | Show parent
  #37
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Originally Posted by b0se View Post
Update: Ended up buying Briston. Did some blind AB testing on my own stuff via HOFA and preferred it on a couple of tracks.
So did you end up using it on both channel and busses (with routing), or only on busses?
Old 27th June 2020 | Show parent
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So did you end up using it on both channel and busses (with routing), or only on busses?
Just busses. KONSOL or Lindell 80 for channels.
Old 2nd July 2020
  #39
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This is the comparison i was looking for. Thanks very much for sharing.
Old 15th July 2020 | Show parent
  #40
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It's interesting to see how cautious everyone's responses were initially before the reveal, and how certain they are after the reveal...

I did my own blind testing with Satson and a bunch of nebula console programs. I could TOTALLY tell how nebula had that "3d edge"....until i blind tested.

I think I tested about 8 programs or combinations of programs across a range of source material and normally i picked one of the nebula first but Satson was always up there and I think overall averaged highest.

I love Nebula and can't mix without it but for console emulation with similar quality and no freezing I often just reach for satson. The filters are a major bonus.

Picking up Britson right now!
Old 17th July 2020 | Show parent
  #41
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Hi all!
Really interesting thread. I'm missing NLS from Waves in the comparison . I offer myself to bounce the track through it if you guys want.

I haven't been able to test Luna yet but personally, comparing the summing from NLS and Britson, I though the Sonimus plugin added more cohesion and harmonics to the mixes. Specially in Fat mode.
Old 29th July 2020 | Show parent
  #42
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In case anyone is interested, Sonimus Britson is on sale today!
Only $28!
https://sonimus.com/products/britson
Old 25th November 2020
  #43
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It's hard to tell the difference between A,B and D. Very similar.

C sounds the most "Neve" to my ears and has more obvious saturation. I have no idea if it's the sonimus or UAD emulation though.
Old 26th November 2020 | Show parent
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It's hard to tell the difference between A,B and D. Very similar.

C sounds the most "Neve" to my ears and has more obvious saturation. I have no idea if it's the sonimus or UAD emulation though.
It is the Sonimus Britson in FAT mode.
Old 3 weeks ago
  #45
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Really enjoyed this shootout - thanks koenichsound!

Blind listening with my limited skills and cheapy earbuds, my best guess was:
A - Favorite, would be so thrilled if it was Britson but I assume it's Neve, because Neve.
B - Flat. Guitar is noticeably less lively than the others.
C - Close second, there are an occasional snare or guitar stab that sounds nearly-but-not-quite as good as A. Guessing Britson.
D - Britson Fat.

Overall, impressed myself a bit with how close I was. Neve being A makes sense, flat being B is no great surprise, although still something that took me several listens to really be confident about. That said, I was really surprised that I mis-judged which of C or D was set to Fat! Sounds to me like Britson Fat is closest to Neve, though Neve does still have the slight edge. I'm okay with that - a few extra $100s buying someone who really cares about it a marginal gain on every 8th snare or guitar hit is no skin off my back and probably won't make the difference between a tune I'm proud of and one I'm not.

I'm definitely gonna check out Britson!
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