STN - A-American/N-British Gain Stage

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

Post by rhythminmind » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:14 pm

I still don't get what this program does. Yeah, I have read about, but still don't get it :-)

It simply adds the "A" or "N" character to your audio. A large part of the signature sound from discrete analog hardware is generated from the transformer & or op/amp stages.
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Re: STN - A-American/N-British Gain Stage

Post by richie43 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:23 pm

And remember, these presets, like some others from rhythminmind, are not in your face effects, but rather very deep and subtle emulations that impart an awesome analog flavor to your audio.
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Re: STN - A-American/N-British Gain Stage

Post by marcpinol » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:01 pm

richie43 wrote:And remember, these presets, like some others from rhythminmind, are not in your face effects, but rather very deep and subtle emulations that impart an awesome analog flavor to your audio.
So, for example (just guessing), a good chain would be this one?

R2R > TB+ > Gain Stage > Console Input/Pre > Gain Stage > Compressor > Gain Stage > Console

I'm usin nrA enhancer and I put it on busses just after the compressor, and yeah, it's definitely subtle, but I like the way it sounds. Maybe this Gain Stage is another secret weapon :-)

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

Post by rhythminmind » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:12 pm

More authentic paths would be.

Tracking =
Mic Pre, Console/Stage,(optional compression/eq), Tape.

Mixing =
Tape, Console/Stage, (optional compression/eq), Console/Stage, Print.

But honestly I find it a bit overkill to work like that.
I insert the processing as needed, not by default. Example - If I'm wanting to hear some A*I flavor I'll insert the "A stage" as needed.
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Re: STN - A-American/N-British Gain Stage

Post by elam » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:47 pm

marcpinol wrote:Yeah, I have read about, but still don't get it
Take your time to learn.Put some headphones on.Load some unprocessed/minimally processed instruments/synths then some Nebula emulation and listen.

A/B.If you still don't get it,it's normal.Like everything,ears need time.They will educate themselves with time.
If it's not now,soon you will start to ear the differences between "A" and "N","S" and "UA","L" and "Q8" and you'll start to chose what you need when you need.

In the meantime make music and don't worry,it's a journey...

EDIT: f6&*cking "quote" button :lol:

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

Post by marcpinol » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:04 pm

elam wrote:In the meantime make music and don't worry, it's a journey...
I know this feeling so much... :-)

I'll take a listen carefully, that's for sure!

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