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by kinger
Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: new tape sat plug in - anyone tried it yet?
Replies: 6
Views: 2076

I gave it a try for sh*ts and giggles. It didn't really impress much; not that it's not good, it just doesn't do anything new or different in the saturation plugin field (IMHO). I don't think it'd be a contender if you already have Decapitator or another quality saturation plugin.
by kinger
Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Valhalla Shimmer Reverb
Replies: 16
Views: 6948

Well, whatever you're doing, they both sound awesome and are an absolute steal at the price!
by kinger
Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Valhalla Shimmer Reverb
Replies: 16
Views: 6948

joninc wrote:seems kind of a lot like http://www.audiodamage.com/effects/prod ... ?pid=AD023 (minus the nice GUI)
Both algorithms were written by Sean Costello (or maybe you knew that and the subtle humour flew over my head :wink: ).
by kinger
Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Favorite compressor plugin for vocals? CLA classic comp?
Replies: 36
Views: 6844

He's said Mac is coming next week, but Stillwell stuff does sound great!
by kinger
Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Favorite compressor plugin for vocals? CLA classic comp?
Replies: 36
Views: 6844

Right now I am trying to fix this mix with some of the aformentioned stillwell plugs. The newest version of his neve-alike eq now has a narrow switch. Which is great for trying to tame the peircing upper mids and muddy lower mids. Sorry to re-direct for a second, but you may want to check out this ...
by kinger
Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sample rates query
Replies: 29
Views: 5438

I've been reading about this quite a bit lately and one interesting thing that's come up is that a lot of plugins tend to alias (generate distortion not harmonically related to the source signal) less at higher sample rates. I've done some testing with plugs I own and found this to be true. I don't...
by kinger
Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sample rates query
Replies: 29
Views: 5438

I've been reading about this quite a bit lately and one interesting thing that's come up is that a lot of plugins tend to alias (generate distortion not harmonically related to the source signal) less at higher sample rates. I've done some testing with plugs I own and found this to be true. I don't ...
by kinger
Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ART VLA / VLA II
Replies: 28
Views: 8381

I have a handful of the old Levelars and a Tubepac and use them constantly for tracking vocals and bass. I've owned both the VLA I and II and I preferred the original, mostly for the auto attack and release. I think they're all great units.
by kinger
Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Favorite compressor plugin for vocals? CLA classic comp?
Replies: 36
Views: 6844

Have you tried the PSP Oldtimer? It's cheap, really easy to dial in and IMHO sounds very good on most vocals I've tried it on.
by kinger
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Favorite soldering equipment?
Replies: 15
Views: 4165

I was a bench tech for almost a decade and can strongly recommend Pace; not the cheapest, though...
by kinger
Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: anyone know about these plugins? reviews?
Replies: 2
Views: 916

They make nice stuff and the devs seem really cool. Plus, they give you unlimited 60 day demos of all their plugins so you get a real chance to put them through their paces. I've tried the limiter and it sounds pretty good but it's not really something I need. I liked their preamp quite a bit too bu...
by kinger
Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tape Saturation Plug-ins
Replies: 32
Views: 7792

i own or have demo'd most all of the saturation plugs and for my money - the Decapitator just kills em all. it is really versatile and can totally thicken and distort in such a nice way. distortion seems to be the hardest thing to emulate in dig - not many other plugs i have heard do it well AT ALL...
by kinger
Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: On the verge of quitting
Replies: 48
Views: 8165

No room treatment or anything like that. I haven't listened to your clip yet, but you really need to address your room before you worry about anything else. Treating my mixing/recording space was the single biggest difference for me and when I finally started turning out mixes that sounded "pro", w...
by kinger
Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tape Saturation Plug-ins
Replies: 32
Views: 7792

You may want to check out Soundtoy's Decapitator. It doesn't do "tape", though I don't think anything does, but it's really vibey and sounds more "real" by a long-shot than anything else I've tried. Be warned though, it's a CPU hog and it's easy to over-do it with this plug.
by kinger
Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Announcing HYSTERICAL AUDIO
Replies: 55
Views: 9309

casey campbell wrote:...and on a thread where everyone is making goofy jokes that doesnt matter. you immediately accuse me of being a bigot without knowing me...
Hey, are you accusing my jokes of being goofy? I'm offended...