I'm used to having a lot more control over parameters for vocal verbs, and I'm quite limited at the moment as I'm usning the free version until (hopefully soon) I can get local server version for au.
I don't see as many people discussing it, but as far as I'm concerned, the vnxt bx20e is the holy grail guitar spring ITB solution I've been searching for for over a year. Really excited to see some more springs done this way too.
I'm still in the process of working out the rather major workflow changes that need to be made to make this work, but I'm loving the sound.
Yeah, it's best to apply the whole sound trip as it emulates every stage of the Console.
I don't use it for groups that much. So just line and master buss for me.
There's a render program as well, where you can apply those changes faster.
Don't know about the Mac...
There is a lot of work but the sound you'll get...
Everything gets glued somehow. It's crazy..
Eq's are beyond anything else I have tried. And I have UAD and others...
OMG i bought the flex eq bundle, no words to describe how good these eq sound compared to others plug-ins, i got the emt 140 plate reverb just amazing, i tried to get the same results with IR reverbs with no luck, not even close. Now i understand why nebula users talk about 3D in the mixes. Fate compresor is really good too. Hope to get soon some of the alexb consoles.
I have been playing with nebula, Im really liking it.
Here is a track im testing nebula with. It just a static mix, took me like 1 Hr ( counting the freeze time in logic ). It alot easier to mix with the tape simulation on each track, everything glues. Hope you like it, i did not have time to check the sub bass , NS10 user here. Im getting a sub woofer soon, hope it improves my mixes.
If I could only get one alexB library, which should I get...
... looking for some mojo, but also can't dull everything too much or anything like that since I'm looking to blanket everything. Looking for the best all-arounder.
So far, looking at maybe mammoth, emt plate, and one of the alexB offerings
Also, I know things are changing rapidly in the compressor department.
... anything recommended as a best desert island comp? I think I'd prefer a bit more mojo than an ssl buss type. Looking to comp mainly vocals and stereo buss (maybe I need 2?)... Not really sure which direction to go. Maybe more like vari-mu or even api... open to suggestions. Running at 44.1 if that matters.
The 1968me comp programs will do, the Vari mu is a little tricky to adjust.
I was looking at some of the manuals for the alex b consoles, and they're all basically just graphs o each channel emulation's response.
I'm a bit confused as to what the buss channels are exactly. It shows a "drum" channel, a "guitar" channel, etc, and the freq characteristics are different.
Am I to assume they are not simply console buss channels then? Are they channels from that console, but with the eq's and such tweaked? Are they patched with inserts for those purposes? If it shows whats being emulated there, I must have missed it.
So... Any other opinions on which console for an all-arounder? One that does mojo, but doesn't kill all the sparkle, etc?
Alex B MLC is the only one I use. I have heard examples of quite a few others and compared them and MLC is great for a modern, tight, punchy sound. It's not warm and 'valvey' like some but it has a very clear and upfront sound.
Perfect when your using valves/tape in the recording chain. I also have the MLEQ that goes with it and all I can say is WOW - 3D!!!
That's a shame as Alex B has been easy to deal with here.
I read a lot about r2r & tape booster. But I put it off for a while because it is much more expensive than other things for nebula.
GOD I'M GLAD I GOT IT!!!! r2r is simply THE plugin for phattness!
Analog-in-the-box Eq's are very good too. I think my favourite EQ is MLEQ but I often use the bass of FATE EQ. Doc fear or FATE EQ for treble. MLEQ for low-mid and also FATE EQ for that crunchy Neve middle. Massive Passive filters for warm cuts and MLEQ filters for more transparency.
For Mastering GMC EQ for bass (similiar to FATE Bass) & treble and massive passive for middle and filters.