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SILK EQ

Post by Tim Petherick » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:51 pm

The SILK EQ Nebula Library is sampled from an vintage EQ that has become very popular in recent years. The hardware is known for it’s rich low boost, smooth top end and broad sound… so boosting in large amounts with this library is not a problem!
I sampled the low and high shelf in one program, which gives you better results by cutting down on instances and creates better band interaction (plus cutting down on conversion in’s and outs) . Basically the EQ is fully emulated using two instances of nebula and the Low/High Shelf and Mid boost/cut programs.


I came up with a new sampling technique to ensure more accuracy on the transient. This new sampling method greatly reduces the smear and harshness that sometimes occurs during the sampling stage, preserving the highs much better than ever before (it also means that I had to edit around 700 samples manually to complete the library!!). The original unit was serviced here at the workshop by one of the finest analog engineers (ex Peter Gabriel) prior to sampling!!!!




You can buy the library in 4 sample rates-44.1 , 48 , 88.2 ,96 (that’s NOT re-sampled!), every sample rate is the real deal.. the same as my TNT Dynamics and Cal Dl1656 libraries.
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Kernal’s;3k
High and Low shelf; Low -15 , -12 , -9 , -6 , -3 , 0 , 3 , 6 , 9 , 12 , 15
High -15 , -12 , -9 , -6 , -3 , 0 , 3 , 6 , 9 , 12 , 15
Mid Peak; Freq 700 , 1000 , 1500, 2300 ,3500 ,5600
Gain -8 , -6 ,-4 , -2 , 0 , 2 , 4 , 6 , 8
Sample rates available; 44.1 , 48 , 88.2 & 96khz.
Converters used; Mytek 192 and lucid 88192
The Demo is low/high shelf and restricted to -6 /+6 on each band.Demo is now in all sample rates Plus New version updated 24/07/13 (demo is Nebula commercial only)



The silk v3 now ready for download.

http://www.timpetherick.co.uk/downloads/silk-eq-259b/

silk's low end and mid band has been improved for v3 and aqua.
Feedback has been wonderful.
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Re: NEW RELEASE! SILK EQ by Tim Petherick

Post by Metalblast » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:03 pm

bought it- the 3rd Siemens after CDS & AITB.
I still hope in this life for a Drawmer, Crane song Ibis or Ear master...

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Post by Tim Petherick » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:33 pm

Indeed it is but this does offer it's differences :)

I will be concentrating on more retro gear before any of the one's you mention. Some very nice things are going to be released sortly!

Although I would love to do the Cr*nesong!!

My small list is something like this.

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Some great mini releases too

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Post by tyrrell » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:30 pm

the demo sounds great!

How much better would it be for me to buy multiple sample rates rather than just buy the 96 and use it for everything. I know it's already cheap but i am planning on buying a few other libraries soon too and it all adds up. Especially when your recording your own band for free(free to them anyways)

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Post by Tim Petherick » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:21 pm

I'll make a 44.1, 48 , and 88.2 Demo's tonight ;-)

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Post by ngarjuna » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:44 am

One of the things I love about Nebula is having multiple high quality libraries of different units of the same make and model. Not that anyone is ever going to discern that level of detail from my work or derive happiness from it, but I will! The way the price rises on these old Siemens the chances that I'll have 3 of them (1 would be super!) in my rack is very small. Can't wait to kick the tires on this one.

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Post by Tim Petherick » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:39 am

I've updated the demo to all sample rates, so you can a/b.
tyrrell wrote:the demo sounds great!

How much better would it be for me to buy multiple sample rates rather than just buy the 96 and use it for everything. I know it's already cheap but i am planning on buying a few other libraries soon too and it all adds up. Especially when your recording your own band for free(free to them anyways)

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Post by vicnestE » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:16 pm

Nice, thank you for updating the demos. I was testing older version with initial settings in low output level.

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Post by Tim Petherick » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:44 pm

vicnestE wrote:Nice, thank you for updating the demos. I was testing older version with initial settings in low output level.
Hmmmm, I wonder why it was low level?! Maybe I didn't save the demo properly. I tested and saw it was at the correct level. I guess Nebula might of been saving to ram and I had duplicate instance up at the time of testing.....

Oh well it's ok now which is the main thing.

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Post by Mercado_Negro » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:16 am

Wow! I never saw this coming... another unit of my favorite EQ for HS boosts :)

Though I don't know if I should smile or cry :) :(
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Post by SWAN » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:16 pm

I tried the demo - not sure if it was just me but there was a big volume drop...
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Post by richie43 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:02 pm

Another awesome release for this community! I love the simplicity of this library....2 instances is all you need. Fantastic job on this Tim!
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Post by Tim Petherick » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:53 pm

Thanks ,

Many hours of sampling went into sampling this library.
700 samples,editing and testing takes a lot longer than you may think and I only had a couple weeks to sample it. 15 hour a day sampling session's can be painful. :lol:

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Post by Henry Olonga » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:59 pm

timp wrote:Thanks ,

Many hours of sampling went into sampling this library.
700 samples,editing and testing takes a lot longer than you may think and I only had a couple weeks to sample it. 15 hour a day sampling session's can be painful. :lol:

Only 15 hour days........... ;). Nice one Tim. I am sure to get this soon.

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Post by Tim Petherick » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:02 pm

Thanks,

Looking forward to the Beatles related release's from you ;)


Henry Olonga wrote:
timp wrote:Thanks ,

Many hours of sampling went into sampling this library.
700 samples,editing and testing takes a lot longer than you may think and I only had a couple weeks to sample it. 15 hour a day sampling session's can be painful. :lol:

Only 15 hour days........... ;). Nice one Tim. I am sure to get this soon.

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