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cranesong hedd users - processor question
Old 29th August 2007
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cranesong hedd users - processor question

doing some research and getting a little confused with the various modes on the unit.

in a mix situation.. and the processor is attached to the A/D convertor..

are the triode, pentode and tape modes on the unit simultaneously present
when you make an internal offline bounce in the DAW?
or are they only present at the analogue and digital output stage?

thanks in advance-
Old 30th August 2007
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It doesn't work as a plugin, if that's what you're wondering. You can use it as an "all digital" unit, but you still have to output/input. Simply rendering the file isn't going to do anything.
Old 30th August 2007
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If using mastering that uses one of these, best not to use the effects at all. The AD is great, however.
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If using mastering that uses one of these, best not to use the effects at all.
Why?
Old 30th August 2007
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Why?
The effect used at tracking gets smeary with all the processing that happens down the line. The AD is "analog" enough and has no artifacts.

I see it used a lot in an DA AD loop on the 2 mix and it's just not helpful. My feeling is that it's best used at the very end, or not at all. If you use it lightly I suppose that would be okay, but it's really not necessary. The harmonics have a size that is broken even by eq processing. So I dont do a lot of touch ups ITB, just re run it.

The "tape" effect is more 'processing stable' than the triode/pentode for some reason, so maybe using that at tracking would hold up with more positive than negative. I have not done all the tests needed to be definitive ... that's a tough A/B.
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Thanks for breaking it down!
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