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by biomuse
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Requests
Topic: CUDA-->OpenCL AMD conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 2509

CUDA-->OpenCL AMD conversion

Given that the new MacPro is going with two monster AMD GPUs as standard, it would be fantastic were the CUDA elements of Nebula to be ported to the AMD side. AMD provides this helpful resource that makes the conversion sound not-so-bad: http://developer.amd.com/resources/heterogeneous-computing/ope...
by biomuse
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: 3rd party libraries (Nebula Libraries)
Topic: Rayphlex Mk II (update)
Replies: 92
Views: 28117

Re: Cupwise release: Rayphlex 661x2 A stereo compressors

Cupwise wrote: i did get lucky with that- the fact that the H1 impulses came out so short, which is almost certainly because of the extreme transparency of the units. so as far as these comps go, i don't see any 'tradeoff', since i didn't have to sacrifice anything to do it. but i guess the 'tradeo...
by biomuse
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: 3rd party libraries (Nebula Libraries)
Topic: Rayphlex Mk II (update)
Replies: 92
Views: 28117

Re: Cupwise release: Rayphlex 661x2 A stereo compressors

I tried the community version and yes, it compresses like an algo compressor. Congrats Tim! Playing devil's advocate, though, I need to ask what tradeoffs are occurring here, if any. My guess is that it's no accident that you chose a relatively clean compressor to sample for this release. Am I corre...
by biomuse
Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: 3rd party libraries (Nebula Libraries)
Topic: Nebula Compressors
Replies: 83
Views: 15969

Re: Nebula Compressors

Yes, Henry's Mojo series is hi-res harmonic distortion from dynamics processors, but with no dynamics.

If you're restricted to clean donationware compressors, other than vladg's stuff (Molot, Limiter No 6) there's also Slim Slow Slider's C3 multiband compressor and MeldaProduction's MCompressor.
by biomuse
Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: 3rd party libraries (Nebula Libraries)
Topic: Nebula Compressors
Replies: 83
Views: 15969

Re: Nebula Compressors

Caveat: if you need to just flatten the crap out of a track, don't bother with Neb's compressors; go algo for that.
by biomuse
Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: 3rd party libraries (Nebula Libraries)
Topic: Nebula Compressors
Replies: 83
Views: 15969

Re: Nebula Compressors

On the issue of which algorithmic comps to pair with Nebula comps in order to compensate for Nebula's difficulty with transients, I would say: none, because what you want is something that fills in Neb's weak point and then gets out of your way. That's not a comp but, instead, a limiter, saturator o...
by biomuse
Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: 3rd party libraries (Nebula Libraries)
Topic: Nebula Compressors
Replies: 83
Views: 15969

Re: Nebula Compressors

The answers to all your questions are in Enrique's Understanding Compressors Tip of the Month thread, the link to which is itself in the thread I link to above.
by biomuse
Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: 3rd party libraries (Nebula Libraries)
Topic: Nebula Compressors
Replies: 83
Views: 15969

Re: Nebula Compressors

SWAN - see: http://www.acustica-audio.com/forum/index.php?f=13&t=6003&start=0&rb_v=viewtopic You've got the general idea - Nebula isn't very good for substantial, predictable compression, and it does not handle transients well at all. Ideally you want to use a clean, fast algo compressor, limiter or...
by biomuse
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: 3rd party libraries (Nebula Libraries)
Topic: Console and tape emulation at 88.2--is it worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 4308

Re: Console and tape emulation at 88.2--is it worth it?

if you see a 'flashing arrow' next to the samplerate display on the main Nebula GUI ... then you know the conversion failed. And thus better to just avoid any kind of Neb Src at all if possible. No. Conversion failures are nearly always due to the fact that Nebula didn't have enough time to convert...
by biomuse
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: 3rd party libraries (Nebula Libraries)
Topic: Console and tape emulation at 88.2--is it worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 4308

Re: Console and tape emulation at 88.2--is it worth it?

I like to upsample everything to 96k (if it was not already recorded that way) using Izotope at highest quality setting, then mix and/or master, and output a 96k file, then downsample again using Izotope. After many A/B comparisons, on my system, this gives the best sound over any other conversion ...
by biomuse
Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: 3rd party libraries (Nebula Libraries)
Topic: Console and tape emulation at 88.2--is it worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 4308

Re: Console and tape emulation at 88.2--is it worth it?

From even the 'less stellar' converters, the rate change from 88.2 to 44.1 is about as simple as it can get, with minimal conversion induced issues. A 2:1 conversion. Now when we convert 96 to 44.1, the conversion becomes a 2.17687075 ratio. This has no uncomplicated conversion process. Can a signi...
by biomuse
Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: 3rd party libraries (Nebula Libraries)
Topic: Console and tape emulation at 88.2--is it worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 4308

Re: Console and tape emulation at 88.2--is it worth it?

Methinks you have all lost your minds. :shock: Any difference will be perfectly inaudible in a final mix, and you're instructing the OP to go through major inconvenience to get it.
by biomuse
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: 3rd party libraries (Nebula Libraries)
Topic: Console and tape emulation at 88.2--is it worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 4308

Re: Console and tape emulation at 88.2--is it worth it?

Just so you know, it is not a case of it's all going to end up a 44.1 anyway, it's a case of once all the audio files a mixed together at 96khz and sound better so then will they sound better at 44.1khz. I think you and others have misinformed the gentleman. It's of course true that working at a hi...
by biomuse
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: 3rd party libraries (Nebula Libraries)
Topic: Console and tape emulation at 88.2--is it worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 4308

Re: Console and tape emulation at 88.2--is it worth it?

Oh gosh I would think that the difference between 88.2 and 96 would not be worth it at all. It's all getting downsampled to 44.1 at the end anyhow, I assume? You'll get 99.9% of the goodies you're after just letting Nebula downsample to 88.2 (which it does well). Not worth it.
by biomuse
Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: 3rd party libraries (Nebula Libraries)
Topic: Exactly what is possible with Neb3 and what is not?
Replies: 18
Views: 3995

Re: Exactly what is possible with Neb3 and what is not?

My guess is that you can't formally capture in Nebula what MaxxBass does because MaxxBass synthesizes genuinely new harmonics algorithmically from the fundamental, which is not something Nebula is capable of. I also would guess that the reason that TM, Yuval etc. have been able to make Nebula patche...