mastering with tape

Tips & tricks, working results, technical support

Re: mastering with tape

Postby RJHollins » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:51 am

Hi Scopus.

I mentioned the 'timing' thing only because I heard about an issue mentioned regarding another effect, and this was quite some time ago. Plus, I have never personally tested a 'send' to Nebula other than reverb.

I'm not exactly following what it is you're hearing that is too much. As for the sonic 'character' from the tape, well, much of that would be inherent ... however, a major 'user' influence would be INPUT level. To that, you could try lower your 'levels to tape', and then makeup the gain afterward. But again, not sure what the 'too much' is.

Really need more info from you, and what library and preset you're using. If you can describe what a particular preset is doing that you like or not. Tell us about it. We can all learn from other's perceptions and conversation.
i7-5820k, MSI X99A Plus, 16 GIG Ram, Noctua NH-D14, Win-7 Pro [64-bit], Reaper-64

NVC [Nebula Virtual Controllers]
Beta Tester
Beta Tester
Posts: 2538
Joined: Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:53 pm

Re: mastering with tape

Postby scopus » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:46 am

thanks ive never used any effect as send with nebula other than reverb as well and just got word from Michael that he doesnt recommend doing this and " It is something that wouldn't work on the real tape machines as well and most likely it will reveal the tape machine's shift in information too much compared to the unprocessed signal" so think prob best leave this idea alone. when i said too much meant because of spectral reasons, meaning it changes the high mid or low frequencies too much. I use r2r and apex library, example would be like the more colored atr102-15 beautifull sounding program but as insert the overall sound is effected or "darkened" too much for my taste and some 30ips programs "brighten" too much for my taste on certain tracks where might want just want little of its flavor , neways imma try more cleaner tapes/options and diffent input levels like you suggested , thanks :)
User Level I
User Level I
Posts: 19
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:37 pm

Re: mastering with tape

Postby emilieitor » Fri May 17, 2013 12:00 am

Use a tape emulator like these then, the ANM overall:

http://www.alessandroboschi.eu/html/ale ... ors_fx.htm

Or the tape simulator of Henry Olonga:

http://www.nebulapresets.com/?product=h ... -8-192-khz

It´s a good idea. You keep the tapes recorder Nebula presets for the mix and the mixdown.

The mastering enginners use analogue emulations and aural exciters for work in the harmonic content and get a greater sound, more warm, bright and louder at your ears.

One of the gear that the enginners most use to make this is the Crane Song Hedd 192. It have three type of emulations:

-Triode: triode tube emulator

-Pentode: pentode tube emulator

-Tape: tape emulator

You can translate this with Nebula libraries:

-Triode: Modern Tube Preamp (Alessandro Boschi)/ Tube Booster (Cdsoundmaster)

-Pentode: Thermionic Culture Vulture (pentode preset) (Trascending music)

-Tape: Tape & Saturator FX (A. Boschi)/ Tape SIM (Henry Olonga)
User Level X
User Level X
Posts: 132
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:22 pm


Return to Working with Nebula

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests