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Re: Henry Olonga releases five new products!!!

Post by sneaky » Wed May 09, 2012 9:01 am

anybody posting before & after examples of their productions with the tape sim and or the buzzard?

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Re: Henry Olonga releases five new products!!!

Post by prosodio » Wed May 09, 2012 11:35 am

I´m not sure if anamod (hard), being more tweakable than nebula, is better sounding than the R2R+tb++vtm combo... doubt it....

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Post by lipa » Wed May 09, 2012 2:17 pm

Im sorry guys, havent the time to do such comparisions at the moment.. besides, one mans' good is another man bad.. in this area one wants more of tape "effect", another just rolling out some hi-end, another wants some compression.. and so on.. different tapes/machines/presets for every one. I don't own full r2r package yet.. (have one otari preset sent me to try) only tape booster and vtm-m2.. also have rhytminmind studer and nagra..and all other free tape presets floating around this forum.. and I find Henry's tape sim FOR ME working better than others, but I use it all the time with tapebooster and vtm. I could easily use 3 or 4 instances between (one on tracks, one on groups and one on master) and it comes out veeeery good.. in comparision rhytmmind nagra sounds good too, but sometimes one instance is even more than enough for me.. see.. I like pretty transparent stuff to use it gradually. tapebooster also works better if I apply 3 "Low/Mid" instances instead of one "HI".. but hey.. Henry's lib is just 5 pounds! it's not expensive.. try it yourself guys! it costs less than our time for doing scientific comparissions and endless discussions.. :P

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Re: Henry Olonga releases five new products!!!

Post by lipa » Wed May 16, 2012 12:47 pm

Henry.. it's wednesday already.. we're waiting for a second volume of tape sim!! :D Also.. I've done some testing/comparing tape programs and seems that I've been partly wrong.. Henry's tape isn't transparent at all..but it "takes" more from sound then it adds.. it DEcolors/make more pleasing.. tracks instead of making them harsher sounding which most nebula tape presets do.. soundwise it reminds me of roundtone/roundtape - forgot the name (tape vst plugin) but it's richer/deeper in tone. Also it changes phase more then other tape presets do.. but again in much more pleasing way. I feel like others are rather tape "preamp color presets" (sometimes very good indeed) and Henry's tape sim is the first one I feel actually WORKING like tape. Anyway 7.5 ips roll out highs in such a beautiful way.. mmm.. :) and 15 ips is the best all around tape (as I said sometimes doing my tracks 2/3 times through it)..Henry.. I can't wait for the next one!

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Re: Henry Olonga releases five new products!!!

Post by indelible » Thu May 17, 2012 1:42 am

This question is for Henry or anyone who knows the right answer.In the tape pdf you say that is better to work at -6dB peak level.Is this only for the incoming signal or when the sound hit the next instance of nebula I have to stay around -6dB?How you people deal with different peak settings in libraries from different developers?For example AlexB says to work at -18dB.

Great work Henry.I have already bought the Buzzard and the Tape library.The buzzard works good on kicks and sub bass and now i'm loving the tape programs.Great work.

P.S:it will be a great thing If you bring to us a 44.1 programs in the next release

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Post by Henry Olonga » Thu May 17, 2012 2:22 am

Hi Lipa - it's been one of those crazy weeks so I am behind. Going away for a few days again. I will hopefully have Volume two up before I leave tomorrow afternoon. That's the goal at this stage...... :D .

Looking at the waveform plots you would see that these are in no way transparent.

Stereo samplings of course and the two channels on the hardware I used were anything but matched throughout the range. Of course anyone who wants to offset this somewhat can go into the kern page and change the setting to mono and then save.
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Post by Henry Olonga » Thu May 17, 2012 11:06 am

Sorry for the slight delay..... :cry:

Henry Olonga releases Tape Sim Vol 2. First machine but different tape emulation.
Tape sim is a series of eight packs aimed at simulating the sound of tape. Sampled at 192 khz and 96 khz it gets you there without the hassle.
URL: http://www.nebulapresets.com/?product=h ... -2-192-khz

Any issues let me know. Best wishes. Henry

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Post by lipa » Thu May 17, 2012 1:27 pm

Yeah! ordered and downloading.. so.. when we can expect the next volume? hehe.. :mrgreen:

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Post by Henry Olonga » Thu May 17, 2012 3:29 pm

You crack me up Lipa :D . Will drive home from a gig tonight to start the next one - Perhaps - after the weekend - especially just for you. May happen sooner but don't count on it.

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Re: Henry Olonga releases five new products!!!

Post by lipa » Thu May 17, 2012 5:19 pm

Ok ok.. didn`t mean to rush You really.. Have a nice concert and relax in the evening! I can wait. ;) After quick test I like this volume even more than the first one. So far I ran it on full mix and I'm getting even less harsh, more transparent highs and less muddy low-mids which is only good news! 8-) Sorry to be so excited about this libs.. I don`t know.. everybody seem to have abandoned nebula forums these days. I hope they are as happy as I am with latest libraries..for me it's like a miracle to be able to use Tape sim, Helios eq, Tube-Trek eq, but also Fenix, 76D compressors, Vinyl..and so on..reallly good stuff coming out almost weekly! :)

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Re: Henry Olonga releases five new products!!!

Post by trickster » Fri May 18, 2012 2:31 am

I'm with you Lipa ^^ - some really great stuff coming out.

I'm really loving Henry's first tape release and was hoping for some comments on the second - not that I really need much pushing to spend a whopping AU$8 on these. It is, as Henry mentioned, like putting a fine silk sock on your music; nothing like anything I have used ITB.

Thank you Henry, looking forward to more of this quality.

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Re: Henry Olonga releases five new products!!!

Post by mr.tele » Fri May 18, 2012 5:13 am

I bought Tape Sim #2 this morning. I am impressed and delighted! I found the first one useful, but still preferred the real tape libraries for most things. I replaced a tape setup I was using on a rock CD I'm mastering, just to to test the new library. It knocked my socks off! I was having a hard time getting what I wanted out of the mastering setup I was using on this job. When I replaced the tape setup with M1_T2_15_B-M_96K, I suddenly heard exactly what I'd been striving for! The bottom became warm, clear and punchy. The mids were fat and warm. Vox sweetened. I took off the EQ I was using to tame the highs, and it was perfect. It also added just the right amount of harmonic distortion, where you don't really hear it, but it just becomes more pleasant to listen to. Great job Henry! Thank you!!

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Post by Martinez » Fri May 18, 2012 10:32 am

Hi Henry

Is it possible at all that you might be able to break the titan into chunks fro downloading purposes?

I purchased it last night and this morning when I went into town to download it I discovered that it was a 2.7 Gig download which is almost impossible for Me to download in my current situation.

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Re: Henry Olonga releases five new products!!!

Post by lipa » Fri May 18, 2012 1:11 pm

Good to hear good comments.. I really started to think I'm the only one liking these libs.. I think they (especially tape sim) are THAT good! about that sock.. I thought Henry meant that we all have socks on our audio until we apply His libs.. hehe.. socks in or out it sounds much better with Tape sim. I too like Volume 2 15ips on master much more than any other nebula (or not nebula) tape!! really sounds tapey but punchy and pleasant. I only noticed that 192 libs don't convert good to 48khz. It's better to use 96 libs then. You can notice too much highs (almost like a constant hiss).. but that's the same with bootsified bass chain demo and so on. I think it's nebula src problem. Generally I think it's safer to use 96 programs all the time. Can't wait for Tape Sim Volume 3!! :D

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Re: Henry Olonga releases five new products!!!

Post by Henry Olonga » Fri May 18, 2012 2:43 pm

Hi guys - thanks for the positive feedback.

A couple of things - first of all - one more coming your way -

A NV summing mixer sampling. A brighter offering of the eightX2 with sixteen ins.

http://www.nebulapresets.com/?product=h ... ula-96-khz

Yes a whopping 2 pounds!!!!!!! :D

Secondly - I am in the middle of a really busy performance schedule so apologies if I delay in getting back to you promptly.

Martinez - sorry about this but can you wait until Tuesday :( - I am back home then and can make a special download for you in chunks? How big a chunk will work for you? Do you have a download accelerator? Is it a bandwith limitation or a cap on your downloads? I can send you a DVD if it is easier as long as you cover postage.

Thirdly - I may look at the calibration issues of the first tape library if I have time. The compressive behaviour thing mentioned earlier.

And finally - sample rates. I seem to gauge that people desire all major sample rates i.e 44.1 khz, 96 khz and 192 khz. It will be a long term project for me to add all the sample rates to all libraries but it will take a while but hopefully I will get there. And it will be an upgrade so sorry I cannot do it for free but it will be very cheap.I warn you that I have an ever expanding inventory so this will take some time.

Best wishes to you all and happy mixing.

Henry

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