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The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« on: September 04, 2008, 03:20:46 pm »

Occasionally, there is a plug in that makes me think I'm working in the other realm. No, they aren't the same and I'm not talking simply GUI emulations I'm talking about funky, usually inexpensive plugs that do things I miss from the world of tape.

The first one is Dischord 2 by Audio Damage. No, it's not a 910 or 949, it's a bit different but i actually have found it indespensible for "Eventidewidening" and getting thise vari-speed double tricks that fall outside of the monitors.

http://www.audiodamage.com/images/products/screenshot/discord2_SS.gif

More later...

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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2008, 03:53:22 pm »

This is a killer EQ.
Notice anything?
No numbers!
You have to use your ears to eq!
Sounds as good as the UAD Pultec EQ, without the automatic 1.5db bump in volume.
I've seen your posts in the past about not liking to look at the DAW screen and thought you'd really like this.
Using your ears never felt so goooood, ITB!

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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2008, 09:47:20 pm »

i was going to keep this one to myself, but, in the spirit of things, here is my latest favourite plugin

http://www.crysonic.com/nxtasyv2.html

there's a LOT of power under the hood of this baby

it is a very intuitive way to add various order harmonics to the source material

i wish i had this on my guitar amp...

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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2008, 11:53:23 pm »

Hey guys, before I do any editing on this thread, please read the guidelines for the forum in terms of what we're looking for for "reviews."  Simple shout outs, and links to websites will be deleted.  So if you have anything you want to say about something, say it in a way that let's us know about your user experience, etc.
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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2008, 02:40:12 am »

Speaking of 910's

Have you guys tried the Eventide 910 plug?   One of the few I like.  It does not sound analog  but it does sound cool.-j

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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2008, 10:20:13 am »

J.J. Blair wrote on Thu, 04 September 2008 23:53

Hey guys, before I do any editing on this thread, please read the guidelines for the forum in terms of what we're looking for for "reviews."  Simple shout outs, and links to websites will be deleted.  So if you have anything you want to say about something, say it in a way that let's us know about your user experience, etc.


"The first one is Dischord 2 by Audio Damage. No, it's not a 910 or 949, it's a bit different but i actually have found it indespensible for "Eventidewidening" and getting thise vari-speed double tricks that fall outside of the monitors."

It does not function in the same way the analog units do, it's actually better in some ways than it's analog cousins and as usual the audio snobs who live up on a mountain road looking down at the rest of us will say it lacks "magic" or some other intangible term which usually correlates directly to "broken" or some other real condition that was a direct flaw in the design or the build.
As a closet luddite I find the Dischord 2 plug as an amazing tool that is as deep or as plug and play as one would like in a unit of this style. It goes beyond the realm of the original hardware units which makes for a processor that can be as clear or as "broken" as one would like. What is especially worthy of note is the routing and mix values throughout the processor which give an immense amount of sonic control even without the weight and messy cabling involved in hardware.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I did a free beta test run of the Audio Damage bucket brigade plug in because I love their stuff and wanted to be a part of developing a BB style plug that brought me back to the days of noisy tempermental pieces of shit worth of a date with my audio.
In closing, tis understood how incredibly unhip it is to talk plug ins on the internet; especially when people are watching that might be able to further my career in some transformer embracing esoteric movie pitch kind of way.
Next weeks essay will be on how to control Asian call girls with a 250k potentiometer.
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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2008, 11:57:43 pm »

Fibes wrote on Fri, 05 September 2008 10:20


Next weeks essay will be on how to control Asian call girls with a 250k potentiometer.



Please be explicit and specific regarding your personal experiences or JJ may delete your post.

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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2008, 01:41:43 pm »

It might help later searches to have one product per thread. The obvious exception is direct comparisons of products used for same/similar purposes.

Just a thought........
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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2008, 01:22:13 am »

Fibes wrote on Fri, 05 September 2008 10:20

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In closing, tis understood how incredibly unhip it is to talk plug ins on the internet; especially when people are watching that might be able to further my career in some transformer embracing esoteric movie pitch kind of way. ...




It's incredibly useful to talk about plug ins.
who DOESN'T want to?

just about all of us USE them, to one degree or another (except Albini, I guess) right?


it's DUMB, in my opinion, to pretend that they are in any way "analogue" (and worth noting that nobody makes an analogue box that attempts to "sound digital") but that shouldn't really be the point.
"analogue-like' is a marketing slogan.

it either sounds good or it doesn't. It's either useful or it's not.

but, do you guys find one plug in pitch shift/ddl really sound that much different from another?
I have to admit, i don't.


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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2008, 09:54:05 am »

wwittman wrote on Thu, 11 September 2008 01:22


...but, do you guys find one plug in pitch shift/ddl really sound that much different from another?
I have to admit, i don't.




There is one delay out there that is different. Extremely flexible - comes with filters(cut-off frequency, resonance), it's own spring and plate reverb that is surprisingly good when the delay feeds these reverbs and sounds really, really good. The PSP84/42

I find it a bit clumsy in terms of adjusting feedback times and feedback gain , but, PSP Audioware claims that they wanted to keep the delay absolutely faithful to the original analog counterpart.

If you haven't tried it, give it a shot.
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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2008, 09:58:10 am »

Oh, they do have downloadable demo's which, imo, is really, really important.

I wanted to check out the Dischord2 plug-in that Fibes mentioned, but, Audio Damage said, "they don't do demo's. Instead they have a no questions asked, money back guarantee."

Fine.

I haven't tried it. I'm not that interested to have to chase down money after I've paid it.
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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2008, 10:06:57 am »

Hopefully I'm missing your sarcasm as much as you missed mine.

Either way thanks for helping to solidify my sentiments.

IMO this plug does sound different although it may sound different in NYC or in LA.



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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2008, 12:03:45 pm »

Hi,

I've used the Nomad Factory series of plugins for almost two years now. I really like the newer ones, the Analog Signature Pack.

Those really can bring a dull, lifeless instrument or even mix back to life.

The fact you can add varying amounts of tube saturation, is wonderful. And also you can either twist the knobs, or set the knobs via the digits under them, is really useful.

My only gripe with them, is that occasionally when saving or accessing presets via their own plug in saving scheme, they sometimes (1 or 2 times out of 10) do crash. So now I'm used to saving right before saving a preset.

Cheers

PS I am not endorsed, no do I work for Nomad Factory. I just feel they could have more exposure.
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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2008, 02:59:41 pm »

Fibes wrote on Thu, 11 September 2008 10:06

Hopefully I'm missing your sarcasm as much as you missed mine.

Either way thanks for helping to solidify my sentiments.

IMO this plug does sound different although it may sound different in NYC or in LA.







I didn't miss your sarcasm, and was basically agreeing with you!

wanna fight about it?


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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2008, 04:29:22 pm »

wwittman wrote on Thu, 11 September 2008 14:59

Fibes wrote on Thu, 11 September 2008 10:06

Hopefully I'm missing your sarcasm as much as you missed mine.

Either way thanks for helping to solidify my sentiments.

IMO this plug does sound different although it may sound different in NYC or in LA.







I didn't miss your sarcasm, and was basically agreeing with you!

wanna fight about it?





Heh.

I dig the PSP 42/84 too.

And Dave I can guarantee you won't need to chase down your money even if you decided to "return" the item.




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