Certain boutique hardware already has its niche in one spot of the frequency spectrum, and with Nebula's exactness we'd need go no further than Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer (a dll that loads into a host), which can load multiple Nebula instances within. In this case I loaded-up Nebula Programs that subjectively sound silky:
This is the beginning of many experiments to narrow further, not just to the flavor of appropriate hardware but dissect further to the octave it best does its thing!
In the near future I envision paragraphic Pultecs, Led Hendrix consoles... Oh this is too fun. The demos for Blue Cat are free and for Windows and Mac. FYI I'm not involved with Blue Cat. But a steep discount would make me happier
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It almost works with a eq , maybe I'm not using it correctly? If I insert a high shelf and boost , then have a mid range at 5.6k which means you need to get the filter up to about 10k to capture to get the entire curve of the mid, then I miss the bottom curve part of the high shelf. The filters need to overlap over a broad spectrum
One thing that is cool about this is your not travelling through the signal path more than once like you would from stacked instances.This is because its a multi band parallel filter. Strange curves though. But maybe I'm not using it correctly.
I've still got to go through the MB-7 to make sure the filter cutoffs are optimal. Not sure at the moment.
So many places to go with this, one being I'd like to make a faux, dream N*****n vocal preset (to me it's the way sibilance frequencies are dealt with that make a N*****n a N*****n) by blending anything I can get my hands on (working to get Henry Olonga's You67 ATM) with anything else. To my ears a U67 has a midrange to die for, and U87's top end is righteous for the way there's intelligibility yet not so much urgency as the U67, if that can be said. And then there's the U47... gotta have that in there somewhere
For those who claim hardware is better, this in the software realm still allows for planning unusual hardware combos that would take days of wiring-up.
I should call this combo Nebula 3D.
So far it's important to note: x64-bit of Reaper, Nebula & MB-7 runs more efficiently than the x86, no comparison.
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Speaking of x86, there's a free VST called Crossover: http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?id=950 It sends one band of frequency to up to 4 places. Now while this is x86, it might be a template to see if Reaper (x64) can take one of it's EQs as 4 bandpass filters, then the output of each of those goes to four waiting Nebulas.
Make it as a track preset. But I get dyslexic brainstorming, can someone figure this out?
As a Reaper user, I have been spoiled by the amazingly useful JS plugins included in Reaper, this is one of the cooler one's for sure. A bit different from the MB-7 (and UGLIER, like any JS plugin! ), but a great alternative if you already have it.