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How do you guys feel on sonalksis and emulation plugins such as URS.
Old 5th November 2005
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How do you guys feel on sonalksis and emulation plugins such as URS.

Im running my tube mic through solidstate pre amp ( i feel like too much tube sounds nastiy unless its $$$ gear). But i want a lil analog emulation via plug in. Right now im demo'ing urs eq's and want a nice compressor plugin to go along. i know bout the uad but i wanna use all native using cubase sx 3.
Old 5th November 2005
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the Sonalksis SV-517 is my go-to ITB EQ. It just sounds good. it reacts like an analog EQ, you can really drive it like a console EQ. i also prefer the Sonalksis SV-315 Compressor for similar reasons.

you may also want to check out Hydratone from
its a convolution EQ with API 550b, Amek 9098, Focusrite ISA, and Avalon 737 convolutions.
i prefer its 550b to the URS A-series. it uses more CPU but i think its the best way to get an analog sound in the box.
Old 5th November 2005
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Sonalksis and Tritone Digital are my 2 favorite brands as well. They are relatively affordable and they sound good.

... I also use Samplitude 8 Pro plugs which are also very, very good.
Old 5th November 2005
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I haven't tried everything mentioned above, but the URS eq's are the best I've used in a DAW. And DSP friendly too.
Old 6th November 2005
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Ima give that hydatone 1 a shot.
Old 6th November 2005
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what sample rate.

What sample rate r u guys using to get the best of these plugins.
Old 6th November 2005
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24bit/48k and sonalksis and urs are second best to using high end quality outboard eqs.
the only wish i ever had, was having the sonalksis eq with more bands (10 bands), than it would smoke waves q10 instantly.
Old 6th November 2005
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im gonny try using 88.2 or 96k to see the power of the plugins. So sonalksis and urs it is. Anywho what bout mono compressors i see the sonalkis is stereo. I just wanna make sure my eq's and comp r on point b4 i start. As far as the samplitude im gonna give that a try. Ive messed with 7.2 sumthing but not enuff to review on it but i'll give 8 a run.
Old 7th November 2005
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I like the Sonalksis quite a bit and it's one of two or three in the box EQs that I actually use.
Old 7th November 2005
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I would check out the new URS 1970 & 1980 Compressors (although they're not cheap). The URS plugins are high quality other than getting the UAD which you don't want.

I use the Kjaerhus GCO-1 (very nice compressor) and the PSP Mastercomp. Check the new Voxengo Marquis compressor (very handy versatile and sounds good).
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