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Something that can match Soundtoys Decapitator?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:54 pm
by dagovitsj
Hi!
I did a search for Decapitator in this forum and found a thread from 2010, talking about something new that was coming from TrancendingMusic, but the thread stopped (?).
http://www.acustica-audio.com/phpBB3/vi ... 523&p=4652

Was it VCult?
http://www.tmusicaudio.com/nebuladistortion.html

Anyone know if VCult is something similar to Decapitator regarding sound and easyness?

Re: Something that can match Soundtoys Decapitator?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:34 pm
by young.baws
I gues it was Vcult.

I have both. And the two are very VERY different.

It depends of what ur looking for.

You defenetly have a super nice analog modeling distortion using Decapitator.

I use nebula for its subtilness, and Decapitator for disto! (decapitator can be very soft if you want)

I hope this helps.

Re: Something that can match Soundtoys Decapitator?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:52 pm
by dagovitsj
Hi!
I'm thinking about using the Decapitator on vocals, to just lift them a hair or two in a mix, so they don't get masked in a busy mix.

cheers

Re: Something that can match Soundtoys Decapitator?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:28 pm
by musicgreator
You could give Gemini Audio's "KultComp Tube a try. It's also a tube distortion effect and can be used for subtle to more noticeable distortion.

Re: Something that can match Soundtoys Decapitator?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:46 pm
by dagovitsj
Right! I have Gemini Audio's "KultComp Tube2 on my list (together with his compr and pre!), but nice of you to point it out that it could be used in this way.

What is the Decapitator really doing, is it kind of a specific distortion in the mid band or something like that?

If I were to use the Gemini KultComp Tube, would you eq it to target certain frequencies for a male/female vocal to lift them up/out of a busy mix, to give them precence without sticking to much out?

Re: Something that can match Soundtoys Decapitator?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:55 pm
by Barendse
Maybe Y10 Vocal Saturator by Yuval will do the job.

Re: Something that can match Soundtoys Decapitator?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:57 pm
by prosodio
Try cupwise tube fm1 and fm4 (fm4 has a lot of distortion), they are pretty nice, you can use them in and aux/send and blend to taste or even as an insert if you want to go mad!!! Cupwise has great libraries, totally different to everyone else. You can listen some examples in his page.

http://www.cupwise.com/cup/tube-fm-4/

http://www.cupwise.com/cup/tube-fm-1/#more-9

Best regards

Re: Something that can match Soundtoys Decapitator?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:12 pm
by musicgreator
dagovitsj wrote:Right! I have Gemini Audio's "KultComp Tube2 on my list (together with his compr and pre!), but nice of you to point it out that it could be used in this way.

What is the Decapitator really doing, is it kind of a specific distortion in the mid band or something like that?

If I were to use the Gemini KultComp Tube, would you eq it to target certain frequencies for a male/female vocal to lift them up/out of a busy mix, to give them precence without sticking to much out?
I'd suggest to try the KultComp Tube demo, to see if it suits the voice.

Re: Something that can match Soundtoys Decapitator?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:30 pm
by dagovitsj
Thanks, to all of you! I'll check it out.

Cheers

Re: Something that can match Soundtoys Decapitator?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:31 pm
by dagovitsj
@Barendse:
You wrote:
Maybe Y10 Vocal Saturator by Yuval will do the job.
Sorry, but I can't find anything about this with Google. Is there a misspelling somewhere?

Best

Re: Something that can match Soundtoys Decapitator?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:57 pm
by Vando

Re: Something that can match Soundtoys Decapitator?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:44 pm
by dagovitsj
Aha! Thanks, I had forgot about these programs. A great list, I'll check it out.

Cheers

Re: Something that can match Soundtoys Decapitator?

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:44 pm
by jesse.nemitz
Wavearts Tube Saturator is a GEM of a plugin. Even today, it is a serious heavy load on the CPU... but not without the reward of very convincing analog saturation. Not a huge fan of their entire plugin collection, but that is a standout and not a lot of people know about it.

http://wavearts.com/products/plugins/tube/

they really went all out and made a great-sounding plugin instead of a "lite" plugin that runs fast. I use it parallel on vocals, guitars, drums whatever. I also have decap by soundtoys and just about every nebula library... it hangs with the best.

Re: Something that can match Soundtoys Decapitator?

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:11 pm
by dagovitsj
Thanks, jesse.nemitz! I haven't heard about that plugin before. I'll put it on my list of "check out"-plugins ;)

Cheers

Re: Something that can match Soundtoys Decapitator?

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:13 pm
by mpodrug
For light distortion i use Henry Olonga's Culture Vulture libraries (the Buzzard series).
For more distortions i like to use amp simulations, and i reaaally love this stock plugin from Studio One: Red Light Distortion.

Otherwise there is also Fabfilter Saturn, and Izotope's new Trash 2 looks very promising as well (half priced till 6th Dec). Those two are true versatile monsters in that area.