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by Brian
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Pink
Topic: Acustica is pleased to release PINK2 suite, the dawn of CORE12!
Replies: 95
Views: 14446

Re: Acustica is pleased to release PINK2 suite, the dawn of CORE12!

Pink 2 is very, very good. This one just feels "there". The last 3 releases have kind of set a new bar in my mind for the sonic potential of Acquas. With the cleaner transients and elimination of LF echo oddities, I'm really confident using these in mastering sessions. Being able to use the 5500 or ...
by Brian
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Ruby
Topic: Ruby - Dw Fearn VT-5 equalizer TBR 26 Jan 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 22765

Re: Ruby - Dw Fearn VT-5 equalizer TBR 26 Jan 2018

For what it's worth I really feel the Ruby lows are just as good as my Hendyamps Michelangelo or Buzz Audio REQ-2.2. Different flavors, same league. The top end is beautiful too of course. Combining it with Amber or Gold on vocals is a treat, too. People in Taiwan have generally overlooked Acustica ...
by Brian
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Crimson
Topic: Crimson is out! The first Dreamware Dynamic Overdrive
Replies: 122
Views: 18274

Re: Crimson is out! The first Dreamware Dynamic Overdrive

Finally got a chance to test this - floored. The compressor here really impressed me at first. Great on the mix or drums bus. After a bit of experimentation, the saturation proved to be really remarkable ITB and more usable than expected in a mastering context. FWIW I have used the HW a few times an...
by Brian
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: 3rd party libraries (Nebula Libraries)
Topic: L-bus released!!!
Replies: 185
Views: 30031

Re: L-bus released!!!

L-Bus sounds right to me. Great drum parallel bus! I was using Sand which also sounds great but sometimes brings cymbals too forward. The L-Bus tone and grab just do what I like. For mix bus use, it does remind me very much of the HW too, including the slight shrinking of width when you have loud ha...
by Brian
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Lemon
Topic: OUT!! Lemon, the first "true" delay in nebula/acqua land
Replies: 207
Views: 41981

Re: OUT!! Lemon, the first "true" delay in nebula/acqua land

Another tip - for anyone interested in traditional techniques and classic sound: Plate reverb was often used without pre-delay. When needed for better clarity or some rhythmic interest, it would usually come from a reel to reel deck at 15ips (or 7.5ips for a longer delay). In later years a good digi...
by Brian
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Lemon
Topic: OUT!! Lemon, the first "true" delay in nebula/acqua land
Replies: 207
Views: 41981

Re: OUT!! Lemon, the first "true" delay in nebula/acqua land

Lemon is excellent for giving soft synths and samples their own space just as a color processor too...100% wet, no delay (or have some offset LR delay for width), dial in character to taste.
by Brian
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Lemon
Topic: OUT!! Lemon, the first "true" delay in nebula/acqua land
Replies: 207
Views: 41981

Re: OUT!! Lemon, the first "true" delay in nebula/acqua land

The different colors sound nice and quite distinct - things really come alive when using the feedback path filtering though, very cool!

The magnetic and tape modes sure sound great for short stereo thickening and ambience. The digital feedback LPF is a winner for me too.
by Brian
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Lemon
Topic: OUT!! Lemon, the first "true" delay in nebula/acqua land
Replies: 207
Views: 41981

Re: Lemon, the first "true" delay in nebula/acqua land

Congrats on the release, off to try now...
by Brian
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Ivory
Topic: Ivory3 TBR on 12th-15th Sept
Replies: 161
Views: 45433

Re: Ivory3 TBR on 12th-15th Sept

giancarlo wrote:the expander can lead to very loud tones. So we are "subtracting" 10dB immediatly, and you could revert them adding makeup gain. This level should be safe for common expander usage (till ratio 3)
Got it - this should be mentioned in the user manual I think.
by Brian
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Ivory
Topic: Ivory3 TBR on 12th-15th Sept
Replies: 161
Views: 45433

Re: Ivory3 TBR on 12th-15th Sept

What's going on with the expander mode?

For example, switching the mid band to exp mode pulls all the mids out and needs 10dB makeup to be flat (even at 1:1 ratio)...
by Brian
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: 3rd party libraries (Nebula Libraries)
Topic: Opto3a v2 released
Replies: 69
Views: 21127

Re: Opto3a v2 released

These new updates (for 76 as well) are great improvements. Thanks Tim!

76 and Vari Level together on vocals sounds huge.

New opto with the 2a attack time is also a winner.
by Brian
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Ivory
Topic: Ivory3 TBR on 12th-15th Sept
Replies: 161
Views: 45433

Re: Ivory3 TBR on 12th-15th Sept

Fantastic!

Very pleased to hear the expander functionality is included too.

If the clipper is a success, that's a huge step forward also for the core technology.
by Brian
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Ivory
Topic: Ivory3 TBR on 12th-15th Sept
Replies: 161
Views: 45433

Re: Ivory3 TBR on 12th-15th Sept

Will this include the channel strip and MAC-3 multiband? Those dynamics boxes are top. More interesting than their EQs for me anyway, although those are certainly very nice as well. The multiband is special - it does a great job of taking some edge of highs at fast timings and lets you push a bit of...
by Brian
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: 3rd party libraries (Nebula Libraries)
Topic: Clippers!
Replies: 14
Views: 5345

Re: Clippers!

This would of course be of great interest. For now, I'm using Tim's Dualtech and Sta programs like you are. Otherwise, my absolute favorites are Kush's Omega and Cytomic's The Scream and The Drop (the Wasp filter is especially mental). Andrew's coding really just nails nonlinear dirt and filtering i...
by Brian
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Diamond Color Eq
Topic: Diamond Color EQ coming soon!
Replies: 174
Views: 58369

Re: Diamond Color EQ coming soon!

You can also use it for mixing it is not obligated for mastering only. This is important. Tools are tools. Trust your ears and use anything, anywhere it can help. Most things historically have been designated as "mastering" or "mixing" specific for marketing reasons, or to differentiate rotary swit...