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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2008, 04:34:58 pm »

Something very telling about the PSP 42 plug. Lexicon lets him put the Lexicon brand on it. They feel it's as close to the real thing as possible, so they're OK with it. No Lex logo on the 84, since it isn't a recreation of a physical Lex piece. I believe it has the same delay algorithms as the 42 with expanded capabilities (and 2 delay lines).
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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2008, 07:32:03 pm »

Speaking of "almost analogue" plugs, probably my most used plug in over the years has been Steinberg's Magneto. I wouldn't say that it sounds like any tape machine I've used, or that it "warms up" the sound, but what I love about it is that it brings out midrange detail in mixes in a pleasing way. On individual tracks it can add a tasteful amount of subtle overdrive. One of it's strengths is not that it sounds analogue, but that it doesn't sound digital. And it's very easy to use.
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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2008, 10:30:31 pm »

I've actually become a very big fan of the Crane Song Phoenix.  Not the same as tape, but goes a long way to de-digitize things.  
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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2008, 06:35:13 am »

jetbase wrote on Fri, 12 September 2008 00:32

Speaking of "almost analogue" plugs, probably my most used plug in over the years has been Steinberg's Magneto. I wouldn't say that it sounds like any tape machine I've used, or that it "warms up" the sound, but what I love about it is that it brings out midrange detail in mixes in a pleasing way. On individual tracks it can add a tasteful amount of subtle overdrive. One of it's strengths is not that it sounds analogue, but that it doesn't sound digital. And it's very easy to use.


I miss Magneto a lot. I wish I could buy it as a stand-alone plug-in and use in Logic.

It did something awesome to vocals. Put them way up-front and made them sound as if the singer had been working the mic a lot harder than in reality. I have never come across another plug-in that sounds the same.
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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2008, 11:40:49 am »

J.J. Blair wrote on Thu, 11 September 2008 22:30

I've actually become a very big fan of the Crane Song Phoenix.  Not the same as tape, but goes a long way to de-digitize things.  


Another happy user of Phoenix here. It just seems to "improve" whatever I use it on.

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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2008, 05:17:57 pm »

for doing what the Phoenix does, I find  that the Massey "Tape Head" plugin starts off where the Phoenix "Dark Essence" leaves off.  ie:  even more crunch/mush.  goes almost all the way to stomp pedal.

In case you are looking for more of that flavor.

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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2008, 02:26:18 am »

The PSP Vintage warmer is great for drum buss. Adds balls. The Sonalksis suite is gentle (read - analog-like) and is great for adding a few dB's.

Some of the emulations in Focusrite Liquid Mix are usable - especially the API EQ and the SSL master comp.

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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2008, 05:39:04 pm »

Knastratt wrote on Mon, 15 September 2008 02:26

The PSP Vintage warmer is great for drum buss. Adds balls. The Sonalksis suite is gentle (read - analog-like) and is great for adding a few dB's.

Some of the emulations in Focusrite Liquid Mix are usable - especially the API EQ and the SSL master comp.

Be well - P
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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2008, 03:50:30 am »

Bill_Urick wrote on Mon, 15 September 2008 23:39

Knastratt wrote on Mon, 15 September 2008 02:26

The PSP Vintage warmer is great for drum buss. Adds balls. The Sonalksis suite is gentle (read - analog-like) and is great for adding a few dB's.

Some of the emulations in Focusrite Liquid Mix are usable - especially the API EQ and the SSL master comp.

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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2008, 06:07:25 am »

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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2008, 09:48:02 pm »

Another plug for the plug Magneto!  Had another Nuendo guy tell me about it and didn't really put it to play for several months after.  Big mistake...once I did use it, I found all kinds of application.  It's nice to find a good toy in the Cracker Jack box every now and then!

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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2008, 06:02:41 pm »

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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2008, 09:28:05 am »

Worth checking out, is the Massey TD5 delay plugin. I've yet to find a software delay that sounds as good and is as fun to use.

Analog? I'd say it comes pretty damn close to my ears, but I don't have too much experience with hardware stuff. I have used the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo and various stompbox analogue delays, and while the Massey doesn't sound 'just like' them in, I'd say it holds its own, and you can definately hear a similar character. It has a nice tape warble in vintage mode, and it'll freakout with feedback like a tape delay if you want it to. It even adds hiss to the signal (not a problem with proper gain staging).

Driving the input knob can dirty things up nicely, if you're after a grittier, tube-drive type of sound.

It also has a "Modern" mode, which gives you a nice clean delayed signal, and eliminates the tape hiss. Much less warble too.

There's also a bit of an "EQ" in the form of a "Dark, Normal, Bright" switch, so you can make further adjustments.

I've had great success with it on just about every possible source. My favorite thing to do lately, is to take a mono sum of a drum kit, and delay it by around 30ms, add some dirt to it in vintage mode, and blend it subtly with the dry drums. Gives the effect of a distant room mic with lots of character. And.. It's spectacular on vocals.

Highly recommended.

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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2008, 07:52:35 pm »

I was going to listen to the Eiosis air EQ demo but I noticed that it requires a "Syncrosoft dongle" whereas I am using the ilok dongle.  Does this mean I have to buy another dongle?
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Re: The thread dedicated to "almost analog" plug ins.
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2008, 05:33:16 am »

Does anyone like the Eventide 910?  plug?


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