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Re: Cupwise Updates- Smooth 609A Buscomp and YoureiB

Post by greekpeet » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:17 pm

Hmm, so I'm a pretty big fan of the sonic quality of Nebula in general but am very underwhelmed with the 609A.

Tried it on a ton of different sources, didn't seem to jive right on anything (including the master bus). I know about gain staging etc but the demo didn't convince me enough to want to purchase it.

Strange as this and even the Rayflex get a ton of love here, but didn't see the Rayflex as useful as well. Glad the 609 wasn't as confusing as the RF is (way too many options), but both are not for me.

Bought the RF based upon the reviews too. Kik, snare, basses, guitars, synths, etc makes them sound worse. These are great with a digital algo based plugin using the harmonics, etc, but as a compressor, pretty lackluster, sucking the mojo and transients out (in a wierd funky way).

CDSM's TDC and his new library are full of awesome sauce compressor and tone wise, so I know its possible with Nebula.

Maybe I simply wouldn't like the hardware?

Still want to give this library some hope as I love the UAD version. My buddy has it and put it on the master and mixed through that with amazing results.

This, not so much.

Could someone maybe shed a little bit of light on how they use it on the master and or group busses?

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Re: Cupwise Updates- YoureiB

Post by Cupwise » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:15 pm

i've just made another update to yourei B:

this one replaces the 2nd pass-through program, which i decided was practically identical to the 1st one and didn't really offer anything different. so i sampled the unit again. this time i made sure to set the two switches on the back of the unit to different positions than what were used for the 1st pass-through program (there is a switch that changes impedance for the input transformer, and another that adjusts input sensitivity). i thought i did that when i made the original 2nd pass through, but looking at it i think i goofed up and somehow used the same settings as i had for the 1st one. so this new one should actually sound a bit different. also it has the filters still on, but out of audible range, whereas the 1st one has them bypassed. and finally, the unit was hit with a pretty hot signal for this new one. you won't get super high-levels of saturation out of the program, but i think it does sound different from the first one now, at least.

as always, anyone with the set should be getting an email with update links.

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Re: Cupwise Updates- YoureiB

Post by david1103 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:54 am

Is this update working for everyone? It's not showing up in Nebula 1.3.505 for me! (I have tried everything)

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Re: Cupwise Updates- Pioneer SR-60 Analog Delay/"Reverb"

Post by Cupwise » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:26 pm

Resurrecting this old, general cupwise updates news thread to announce an update to a pretty old library of mine, the Pioneer SR-60 Analog Delay/Reverb. I think it was the first nebula reverb (at least 3rd party) to offer sampled adjustable controls in a reverb program. One of the first at least. Here's the info!

* Updated some program settings to be more like my recent reverbs/delays. I think this improves the dynamic behavior.

* Removed all of the programs that were set up as insert style effects, leaving only send style programs (only real difference is that the send programs load with 'dry' control dropped to minimum setting by default). Reduces clutter in the Nebula program select menu.

* Removed most of the various programs with different kern amounts, leaving only 2 options. Renamed these 'lite/clean' and 'full'.

* Fixed some issues with the dynamics in the actual impulses. Really, I did lots of editing to the samples that fixed several various issues but I can't even remember them all to list here. Lots of little things that I think add up to the programs just being nicer (one example I can remember is that the levels are more consistent as you adjust any sampled controls in the programs that have them).

* Greatly improved the dynamic response with fast inputs like drums. Could sometimes sound glitchy in the old programs, sound great now, nice and smooth.

* Removed lots of the harmonic impulses. There were just too many, and removing them improves performance. Quality was not hurt. Also removed most of the upper kerns for harmonics altogether. The impulse .wavs actually had harmonic content in most of them, going all the way up to 10k, but in actual use those upper harmonics come out at around -150dB. It kind of blows my mind that they look so loud and clear/well above the noise floor, in many of the upper harmonic samples, but yet they're somehow still so quiet in actual use. I would expect them to be below the noise floor in the samples. It's kind of a mystery to me but it is what it is, so I removed them. They're impossible to notice at those low levels. All of this lowered CPU use and load times.

* Some dry (non-delayed) signal existed in some of the impulses. Fixed/removed.

* Some impulses had the two channels out of phase with each other (inverted). This is how the hardware works, but it's not good because it makes the delay effect not be mono compatible. If reduced to mono, the delay largely disappears (not completely). I inverted one of the channels to fix this.

* Bionic Duet C had some phase inconsistencies between settings on the tune control fixed. Bionic Reverb C had phase and delay length inconsistencies fixed, so now the EQ control functions much smoother, as intended.

* Moved the library to the same category inside Nebula as my recent Super Time Tube release. That release also includes some samples from a unit very similar to this Pioneer, so having all of those analog delay effects in the same place makes for a more convenient user experience, in my opinion.

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Re: Cupwise Updates- YouRei HP/LP filters

Post by Cupwise » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:54 am

Just updated YouRei HP/LP filters. Probably still my most popular HP/LP filter release.
I've sent out update emails so if you own this and didn't get one (some of the emails are bouncing due to accounts that have been shut down), get in touch with me (contact form at my site or direct by email).

Here's the updates:
* Re-edited all impulses. Shortened the harmonic impulse lengths greatly (in the HP and LP programs, not combo), which lowers cpu use, load times, RAM use. Made a few other very minor improvements here.

* Reduced the HP and LP programs max kern amount down to 8k.

* Improved headroom in the HP and LP programs. In old programs the signal would kind of break up if you had an input signal starting to get over around -16dbvu. Now you can push it several dB further with most types of audio signals. Some inputs sound better than others when driven this way.

* Dynamic behavior updated to be like how I've been doing my latest programs.

* Removed most of the extra variations, leaving only two new versions- a lite/clean and full. Lite/clean has no harmonics.

* Fixed a slight issue with the level of the harmonics, which were too loud in the past.

* Simplified the harmonic structure for the combo program in a way that drastically reduces the sample count for the full version of that program, meaning shorter load times, less cpu and ram use.

* Moved the library to a different set of categories inside Nebula- 'CM4' and 'CM9', for 'cupwise mixing filters' 44.1khz and 96khz respectively. Three releases in my Mixing Filters series is already located there, so if you have any of those, you'll be able to have access to a lot of HP and LP filters all in one spot (so you can try different ones out quickly).

* Removed the liquidity control.

* Renamed 'drive' to 'dist' as I've done in all of my programs in the past several years.

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