The NAT tip of the month (#21 - May 2012)

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The NAT tip of the month (#21 - May 2012)

Post by enriquesilveti » Mon May 07, 2012 10:11 pm

Testing NAT sessions for the best result.

Before run a long sampling session in NAT you might run several test and fail sessions in order to find the best session taking into account the quality and emulation preset size.

For an example in a preamp sampling:
. First you might decide which SMOOTH or STONE session you want to use, normally is a SMOOTH2 session. This setting can not be changed after the sampling process.

. Second you might decide how many kernels order you want (NAT > Sampler > Expert > Deconvolution). There no rule here but a corrupted kernel due the background noise could damage the entire emulation preset. So try first 3 kernels then 5 and after 7 or 9 depending the noise floor of the the gear.

. Third you might decide the DIR/FFT lengths (NAT > Sampler > Expert > Kernels). Normally 10/50 works OK.

. Fourth you might decide the numbers of repeats (NAT > Sampler > Expert > Tone > Dynamic). More repeats means less noise but the the sampling time increases.

. Fifth and last you might decide number of steps (NAT > Sampler > Expert > Tone > Dynamic). Normally 30 or 40 steps is OK but depends again of noise floor and the numbers of repeats.