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Analog in the Box EAR Questions

Postby bharris » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:01 pm

Hi Everyone,

I am finally trying to install and authorize the EAR libraries I purchased from AITB. I have a few questions, though - hopefully someone could help me:

1) I installed the 96kHz files, rather than the 44.1 kHz, figuring if I had the opportunity to do this once (given that they are closing) I may as well install the more detailed library. However, the 96kHz files are much bigger. Is there any audible advantage to installing the 96kHz library over the 44.1kHz library?

2) When trying a few of the programs I experienced crackling at the end of the sound. This seemed to disappear when I turned the "liquidity" knob all the way up. Is this normal? Is this a bad thing? Would turning my CNV rate up to 9000 be better than increasing the liquidity?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Analog in the Box EAR Questions

Postby harmonik » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:21 pm

If changing CNV doesn't work, try PROG>EDIT>GLOB and change SMOOTH to LINEAR.
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Re: Analog in the Box EAR Questions

Postby richie43 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:18 pm

I don't remember the setting offhand (I am not at my DAW), but find a manual for the VNXT reverb libraries, they have the recommended setting in the mast page to help make the tails better.
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Re: Analog in the Box EAR Questions

Postby zabukowski » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:45 pm

From the manual:

If You want to limit CPU, you have to limit program – that means limit tail ( in NEBULA go to KERN page > change FREQ D parameter and click SAVE) or limit kernels (KERN page > KERNELS parameter change from „0 Max” to „1 Clean” or „2 <1st>” ).

If You don`t hear full tail lenght go to Nebula MAST page and check *L FREQD parameter (increase it), click SAVE and reload Nebula.

If You have any problems with loading programs when You are not working 96khz – go to MAST page and change increase RATE CNV to min 6000 (i suggest max 9000).
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Re: Analog in the Box EAR Questions

Postby dagovitsj » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:33 pm

Hi!
I had the same problem. In addition to all that's already written, this is what really solved the problem:

<DSPBUFFER> 8192 </DSPBUFFER>

Yes, you have to raise the DSPBUFFER really high! Then I experienced no crackling or strange sound other that the lush sound of EAR ;)

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Re: Analog in the Box EAR Questions

Postby bharris » Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:06 am

Thank you everyone for the quick and helpful replies!
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Re: Analog in the Box EAR Questions

Postby mathias » Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:45 am

dagovitsj wrote:Hi!
I had the same problem. In addition to all that's already written, this is what really solved the problem:

<DSPBUFFER> 8192 </DSPBUFFER>

Yes, you have to raise the DSPBUFFER really high! Then I experienced no crackling or strange sound other that the lush sound of EAR ;)

Good luck!


there was a comment from niklas from aitb a while ago, where he stressed the importance of the mentioned dspbuffer setting for nebula reverb.
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Re: Analog in the Box EAR Questions

Postby mtalavera » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:18 pm

dagovitsj wrote:Hi!
I had the same problem. In addition to all that's already written, this is what really solved the problem:

<DSPBUFFER> 8192 </DSPBUFFER>

Yes, you have to raise the DSPBUFFER really high! Then I experienced no crackling or strange sound other that the lush sound of EAR ;)

Good luck!


I was having a terrible time with the Acustica reverb library presets in that my CPU would just spike out of control when using the reverb dll and any presets that had a FREQD setting above 2000 ms. I just tried changing the DSPBUFFER setting as suggested by dagovitsj and now my CPU barley moves at all even with a reverb preset that has a FREQD setting in the 4000 ms range. :D


I couldn't do 8192 as I'm using Nebula inside Pro Tools (actually inside Nomad Factory MAGMA inside Pro Tools) and the delay compensation was outside of the maximum range Pro Tools can handle. I scaled it back to 4096 and Pro Tools is happy.
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Re: Analog in the Box EAR Questions

Postby dagovitsj » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:54 pm

Great to hear!
EAR is such a great library, too bad that AITB has stopped business.
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Re: Analog in the Box EAR Questions

Postby mtalavera » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:49 am

I have read throughout this forum how great a library EAR is, and I'm sure I'm not alone in hoping it is available again soon.
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