Re: Software FX and Hardware Character
Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 3:09 pm
Oh, nice find Martin. I've just had a quick shufty at a few youtube videos and I really like what it does to the sound.
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Eddy Deegan wrote:Oh, nice find Martin. I've just had a quick shufty at a few youtube videos and I really like what it does to the sound.
Martin Walker wrote:Zukan wrote:With regards to achieving 'colour' in software form I tend to use pres.
What pres do you use Zuke?
I've recently fallen in love with Kazrog True Iron for adding colour - the GUI is huge on my screen ( abit too big actually, but a smaller one is promised in a future update) yet very easy to read. The difference is subtle (as it should be), but the combined extra transformer-like 'dimension' and 'depth' you get even just pasting in the default preset into each channel of a mix has amazed me. It's low CPU as well.
The demo version is frustrating because it fades out periodically, making it difficult to judge results on a multi-channel mix, but I bought it a few days ago and am well pleased with the full version thus far.
Here's a representative before/after audio demo (not quite level matched, but I think you can still clearly hear the improvement in separation):
https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/video- ... self-y5jrd
I understand it takes more coding but when someone like this http://www.alexhilton.net/A1AUDIO/ can give true scalability on free stuff i don't think the bigger companies have much of a leg to stand on in regard to cheaping out on their interfaces.
Eddy Deegan wrote:I've gone ahead and bought True Iron ... now all I need is some time to play with it. That's a little harder right now :D
Martin Walker wrote:I've already spent some time tweaking the output levels of all the supplied presets so that they are within 0.1dB of the input level, for much more valid A/B testing, and have already created seven of my own presets that highlight aspects of the plug-in that I don't think are currently being promoted.
Give me a shout if you'd like zip file of these, and Ill happily send it over.
Out of curiousity Martin, do you use this as well as or instead of Console 5? Or just as the mood takes you?Martin Walker wrote:Sent - enjoy! :thumbup:
And when you get time, do let me know if any of my presets turn out to be useful for your purposes ;)
blinddrew wrote:[Out of curiousity Martin, do you use this as well as or instead of Console 5? Or just as the mood takes you?
Martin Walker wrote:blinddrew wrote:[Out of curiousity Martin, do you use this as well as or instead of Console 5? Or just as the mood takes you?
Console5 benefits from the mix buss peaking close to 0dBFS to achieve the most noticeable improvements - I'll shortly post a page on my web site giving my Console 5 tip and tweaks, along with audio demos).