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GMD and 4KD are usless for track with a lot of bass

Postby zeyoung » Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:14 pm

hello,
i try to mix a song with GmD and 4kD,and when it put a nebula compressor on a track like bass or percussion bass
i have bad distorsion!!
i contact Alexb and he said that it a issue of nebula not his library.
is there a solution to avoid this kind of distorsion?
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Re: GMD and 4KD are usless for track with a lot of bass

Postby giancarlo » Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:52 pm

use sidechain and filter the control signal using an highpass filter
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Re: GMD and 4KD are usless for track with a lot of bass

Postby zeyoung » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:51 pm

i already try,
it decrease the distortion but it still there and more if the release is small.
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Re: GMD and 4KD are usless for track with a lot of bass

Postby Definity » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:24 pm

what i do is cut the bass before nebula and then boost it after
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Re: GMD and 4KD are usless for track with a lot of bass

Postby yr » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:36 pm

Generally speaking, Nebula has problems dealing with high amplitude low frequencies. How much of a problem depends on many things- preset type, levels of THD (in the preset), the way it is edited etc.

There are some general things you can do to minimize/avoid the problem. For instance, you can use more moderate levels since most presets will rarely distort when the peak levels are lower then -12dBFS. You could also consider using a steep HPF set to 20Hz on problematic tracks/presets, or use the LS cut/boost trick as described by Definity.

I don't have/use these libraries, but I remember that with the 4KD demo preset, changing the smooth type to LINDB seems to help (after loading the presets go to PROG/EDIT/GLOB/SMOOTH). It does change the behavior of the preset.

You could also consider using a "clean" vst compressor prior to Nebula on tracks/presets that distort.
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Re: GMD and 4KD are usless for track with a lot of bass

Postby Definity » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:02 pm

would it be possible to get current compressor programs and cobine a HPF with it and then render it agian? so it will only compress bass above a certain freqencie?
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Re: GMD and 4KD are usless for track with a lot of bass

Postby zeyoung » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:35 pm

thanks a lot for your answsers.
i will try to change the smooth parameters and try to cut and boost after.
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