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Old 8th January 2020
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I'm actually not entirely against this as a concept, but I realize the difficulties in implementing it.

In addition to what's said already the question has to be which console to emulate, and to what degree. Because there's going to be a difference between a vintage Neve and a new API or a vintage SSL or any number of others, and since it's all really about adding it all up I think the workload to get that sound is pretty significant. I mean, look at the UAD-2 88RS for example;

Assuming for the sake of argument that it's done "the right way" there's the emulation of

- A gate/expander
- A compressor/limiter
- An EQ
- Cut filters
- Presumably transformers in the circuit

I think that's a pretty tall order if done right, but I also think that slapping one of those on tens of channels will indeed give you a sound. Whether or not it's "enough" or "worth it" or "nice" is a different matter.

Originally Posted by Liquidaudio View Post
Even an old Soundcraft will kick the sh*t out of any console emulation.
Originally Posted by jjdpro View Post
Speaking of those console plugins. I'm not impressed I own most of them, and they perform like an afterthought.