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Ross Hogarth

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URS Saturation Plug
« on: October 01, 2008, 02:57:24 pm »

http://www.ursplugins.com/ursSat.html

I have been trying to use the VST version of this for quite some time
with all the problems of the vst wrapper in pro tools ....BLECH
crashing my rig is not an option
it sounded great but VST ....not happening
so the plug went to the unused folder

recently while mixing a record
I called Bobby Nathan of URS to see if the RTAS version was ready
he immediately dropped the rtas link on my account
he said it was still in beta but please try it
well i have to say now that it has just been released to the public

this plugin is a winner
it adds harmonics and does a very unique thing
when used on a vocal it can bring out frequency's without needing eq or compression
on drums it can act as a transient designer
it is extremely versatile
there are 9 algorithms right now to choose from and each one has a very different response and curve
one very cool feature is the ability to mix or blend the wet to dry
so you can strap the plug across the channel and blend to taste
as an rtas plug i found it efficient (enough)
this plugin is well worth your time to demo and try
i do not think there is another out there right now that does what this does

check it out and let me know what you think
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Re: URS Saturation Plug
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2008, 04:54:39 pm »

So, nothing like Phoenix?
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Re: URS Saturation Plug
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2008, 06:46:30 pm »

bushwick wrote on Wed, 01 October 2008 13:54

So, nothing like Phoenix?

not really
the phoenix does what it does but i totally think that the URS is something uniquely different
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Re: URS Saturation Plug
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2008, 09:39:29 pm »

I bought it when it first came out, it's been my secret weapon for a while now. The new flavors only make it better.
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Re: URS Saturation Plug
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2008, 10:35:22 pm »

really nice to know.

I too ignored it because of the VST thing


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Re: URS Saturation Plug
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2008, 07:15:42 am »

wwittman wrote on Wed, 01 October 2008 21:35

really nice to know.

I too ignored it because of the VST thing





UA sent me all their plug-ins about a year ago with the VST wrapper and I've never had a problem with it, what gives?  Isn't a wrapper a wrapper?

On a side note... The UA's are first plug-ins I ever heard that didn't degrade the sound just putting it in the channel.  I think because they run 48bit on their own card. Anyway they were the first company to change my mind about plug-ins.

Have to check out the URS Sat Plug...

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Re: URS Saturation Plug
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2008, 01:32:00 pm »

I'm looking forward to trying this out. This is the exact plugin I've been looking for.
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Re: URS Saturation Plug
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2008, 07:11:13 pm »

Thanks for the heads up, Ross, about RTAS being available.  I couldn't get the wrapped version to work either.

Now after using it on one tune I'm almost ready to say this is as close to a magic bullet as you  can get regarding the whole analog/digital thing.  I'm using it to smooth and aerate a harsh vocal, add some mojo to a thin e guitar and give the whole mix a little more oomph.  It works like a charm, and is controllable with surgical accuracy.

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Re: URS Saturation Plug
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2008, 12:43:20 pm »

update
on my g5 (borrowed because Apple SUCKS, ...see old thread on that on my forum)
I cannot use the American Transformer due to lack of CPU power
the rest of the models work fine but the American transformer i guess is a cpu hog ...oh well
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Re: URS Saturation Plug
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2008, 10:54:01 am »

Really loving the new models with version 2.0

I've been a pretty avid user since this came out, mostly running drum submixes through the MotorCity model, but also using it to add a bit of grit or outright distortion when called for.

The new models open up a whole new range of possibilies.
I'm fooling around with running whole mixes through the 15ips model at the minute, and it's really good fun.
The 1951 model is a cool little dirt box when pushed.

The CPU usage of the American model is really spectacular.
I must try it on a master for a reasonably plugin-light session.
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Re: URS Saturation Plug
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2008, 10:25:08 am »

I DLd the demo yesterday to try.

I'm pretty impressed but one thing seemed to be strange when strapped across the 2 Buss- On higher settings it didn't sound like what i thought saturation should sound like, it sounded like broken code. This didn't do the same thing on merely transient material.

Eveything under 20% sounded "correct."


Anyone care to tell me what I'm hearing?

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Re: URS Saturation Plug
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2008, 11:05:48 am »

Quote:

Class A Tube Mic Pre Amplifier - MotorCity
This algorithm digitally recreates American tube mic pre amplifier saturation that was popular in recording studios during the 1960s Motown era. Setting the drive control higher will add desired harmonics and tube soft clipping for a much more pronounced effect.
Class A Tube Mic Pre Amplifier - German
This algorithm digitally recreates German tube mic pre amplifier saturation that was popular in European recording studios during early 1960s Beatles era. This type of tube pre amplifier is coveted for it's unique distortion, presence and authority in the treble ranges.

Class A Discrete Mic Pre Amplifier - British
This algorithm digitally recreates classic British console all discrete mic pre amplifier saturation. This vintage amplifier saturation was also present in the console's summing buss amplifiers. The added harmonics create the edge that is desired in both Rock and R&B music.

Class A Discrete JFet Mic Pre Amplifier - Modern
This algorithm digitally recreates modern JFet mic pre amplifier saturation. This type of saturation comes the closest of any discrete device to tube saturation. Although similar to a tube it has its own unique harmonic structure and sound.

Class A Tube Mic Pre – 1951
Digitally recreates American Tube Mic Pre amplifier saturation. The original Mic Pre were made by the same company that became famous for their Program Equalizers and were popular from the early 1950’s through the 1960s. The original Tube Mic Pres are coveted for their warm sound.

Class A Tube Mic Pre – Tape Deck
Digitally recreates Tube Mic Pre stauration included in early American Mono Analog Tape Recorders similar to those used by Elvis. The original Mic Pre amplifiers were popular from the early 1950s through the 1960s and are still popular today. Today the original Tape Machine transports are trashed only to keep the Tube Mic Pre electronics.

Tape Head Saturation – 15ips and 30ips
Digitally recreates classic Tape Machine Tape Head saturation. This type of non linear saturation particularly affects higher frequency transients and is most noticeable on drums and percussive instruments.  

Transformer Core Saturation
The Transformer American algorithm digitally recreates Vintage American transformer saturation found in high end recording consoles, tape machines and outboard gear. Try the Transformer American algorithm as a transient tamer. A great tool to fix poorly recorded clicky Bass and Snare Drums


Has anyone well versed in analog gear sussed what vintage units are being emulated here?

Thanks

JB

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Re: URS Saturation Plug
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2008, 12:06:27 pm »

Let's see here, I'll start with the easy brands... Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Class A Tube Mic Pre Amplifier - MotorCity
Universal Audio

Class A Tube Mic Pre Amplifier - German
Telefunken

Class A Discrete Mic Pre Amplifier - British
Neve

Class A Discrete JFet Mic Pre Amplifier - Modern
API

Class A Tube Mic Pre – 1951
Pultec

Class A Tube Mic Pre – Tape Deck
Ampex

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Re: URS Saturation Plug
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2008, 01:18:14 pm »

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Motorcity = MOTOWN
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Re: URS Saturation Plug
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2008, 01:25:12 pm »

Ross Hogarth wrote on Fri, 10 October 2008 18:18

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Motorcity = MOTOWN


Ah yes, sorry for my mistake.

Putnam/UREI... that was Chicago of course.

So, Motown... Quad-Eight, Electrodyne or what?
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