STN - A-American/N-British Gain Stage

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STN - A-American/N-British Gain Stage

Post by rhythminmind » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:42 pm

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*Two classic American (312) & British (1272) gain/transformer stages.
*Stereo signal path/image.
*Captured @ 24/96.
*-20 & -18 calibration standards.
*7 Kern programs.

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Quality/Kernel limited DEMO program – A_N_STAGE-DEMO.zip

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Re: STN - A-American/N-British Gain Stage

Post by blandry » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:40 am

Wow, cool!

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Re: STN - A-American/N-British Gain Stage

Post by scooter » Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:28 am

Input or output?
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Re: STN - A-American/N-British Gain Stage

Post by rhythminmind » Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:41 am

It's capturing the complete circuit, running thru both the input & output sections.
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Post by richie43 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:33 am

This is going to sound silly, especially with all of my analog experience, but where in a Nebula chain does one put just a transformer preset? I have my thoughts on it, but I am curious as to what other Nebula users think. I actually already purchased both of these; I always buy Rhythminmind's stuff without even trying the demos. It's always very cool, great sounding, and useful. And I have already found awesome uses for the presets. But if I wanted to remain "realistic" with an emulated analog signal path, how would these best be used? Thanks.
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Post by rhythminmind » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:41 am

Well being nebula these can be used at any stage.
In the hardware world the "A" is used almost always 1st in the chain. (312 mic pre). The N is used all over the place, the 1272 output stage is found in everything from the mic pre to compressors.
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Re: STN - A-American/N-British Gain Stage

Post by sneaky » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:57 am

...there goes my cap on neb presets ...
I always buy Rhythminmind's stuff without even trying the demos
... ridiculous: me too :D
[edit] got it.
Has anyone else been saved from impulse buying alexb libraries because his ordering process is so slow?

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Post by richie43 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:59 am

rhythminmind wrote:Well being nebula these can be used at any stage.
In the hardware world the "A" is used almost always 1st in the chain. (312 mic pre). The N is used all over the place, the 1272 output stage is found in everything from the mic pre to compressors.
Thanks. That's what I thought. And it's cool that since it's Nebula, things can be put wherever the ears say so! But it's fun to try to keep it realistic sometimes, just as an experiment even!
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Post by cps418 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:57 pm

sneaky wrote:...there goes my cap on neb presets ...
I always buy Rhythminmind's stuff without even trying the demos
... ridiculous: me too :D
[edit] got it.
Has anyone else been saved from impulse buying alexb libraries because his ordering process is so slow?
I actually got saved due to a long thread based on his no comp demos. I was a nebaholic, but now I have cut out buying "just because". I still check every day, and if something different came up I'll buy (fairchild) maybe, but there are only so many different slots to insert effects, after that it's just overkill. I am happy with my mix, and mastering chain now so I'm breaking the habit like linkin park.

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Post by richie43 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:39 pm

I don't really buy EVERYTHING from every developer. I was partly just being supportive, not a blind consumer! 8-) But when I like the unit that has been sampled and it's from an awesome developer, I have never bothered with demos and have never been disappointed. When CDSM came out with the new TubeBooster, I knew that it would be great (and it is, in my opinion). I hold Rhythminmind in the same high regard that I trust their work. That's really what I meant. And I agree that it can get crazy just adding libraries; it get's to the point that too many tools can slow down the work.
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Re: STN - A-American/N-British Gain Stage

Post by CoolColJ » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:17 pm

British sounds better

quite a different, bigger, sound to the U21 Transformer program

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Re: STN - A-American/N-British Gain Stage

Post by blandry » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:26 am

I love placing the N British before and after Molot (with it's saturation turned off) and that new free Portico EQ emulation (www.j1000.in.rs).
Makes a very hardware-like sound, but with the ease (and fun) of the vst's controls.

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Post by Barendse » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:19 am

blandry wrote:I love placing the N British before and after Molot (with it's saturation turned off) and that new free Portico EQ emulation (http://www.j1000.in.rs).
Makes a very hardware-like sound, but with the ease (and fun) of the vst's controls.
It's a great program. I even use it sometimes in my mastering chain.

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Re: STN - A-American/N-British Gain Stage

Post by RJHollins » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:47 am

ok ... you guys MADE me go listen to this :?

tested out the demo ...

Bought the N-British module. :shock:
:mrgreen:

Still, there is something confusing to me ...

the Freq-Graphs for the A and N units ... are these
correct ??? or are they reversed [mislabelled] ?!?

anyway ... interesting sound. Dropped it on a classical piano recording ... interesting ... kinda liked what I heard.
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Re: STN - A-American/N-British Gain Stage

Post by marcpinol » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:58 pm

RJHollins wrote:piano recording ... interesting ... kinda liked what I heard.
I still don't get what this program does. Yeah, I have read about, but still don't get it :-)

In which way is changing the piano sound, for example?

I have read some posts above that you can load it before and after a compressor (Molot), but I don't know exactly how this actually affects the overall sound of a track.

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