The volume dip is present on most presets but I have explained it earlier in my Titan thread. It's a calibration thing and allows for headroom while trying to allow for internal processing without clipping. Just adjust using the input fader and as you push the level and it gets to the input limit it adds subtle distortion. Peaks at -6 db are ideal with my presets. This is so you can push your peaks into the 'virtual digital red' where the distortion lies and still come out around about 0 dbfs. Never a perfect science or calbration but that is how I have worked it out. Many record at -12 db I understand but my calibration is tied to the nebula input fader which offers 6 db gain.
I think you are seeing my imprecise stereo level matching during recording. I improved it in the libraries after the the first as I deliberatley level matched after the fact. I may do an update in the future to address the issue. It exists in the Buzzard library as well. Quick cure is to make the presets work in mono. Go into the kern page and adjust to work the presets in mono instead of stereo and it will be perfect.But you lose the right channel and it's subtle differences which make the stereo recordings sound more non predictive.
I sampled the tape sim a while back so this is my fuzzy memory. I sampled it with different bias settings and constant input levels. Just pushed into the red - a little. The bias settings are Lo ( normal - but it's too long a word for Nebula). This is the 12 o'clock position of the bias knob. Med - medium - 3 o'clock. HI - High is the 5 o'clock position maybe.
The library load issue is about right. Nothing odd there. It may slow workflow down but once you know your way around my libraries it becomes less and issue I hope .
Yllet wrote:* Just ordered "tape 1" and tried on a project. I really like it, Though the volume seems btw 3-6db lower depending on preset. (Im always working in 24/44.1 so Nebula have to resample for me. Sounds good to me anyway )
* When loading the presets on mono or stereo channels (Reaper 32) using Nebula reverb the output gets a little panned, depending on preset, some more than other, everything from 1-8% or something like that? Mostly 15/30ips
* Lo, mid and hi is how hard you have driven the tapes right? So Lo is cleaner than hi (that is much darker ofc)
* And one more thing: You said it takes time to load the presets? Well it takes like 1-2 seconds for me, something wrong here? I'm on i5 2500k and 8gb ram.
thanks for a nice tapesound.