I have a weird question that I have wanted to ask for quite a while. Is it possible to manipulate the actual samples to make hybrid libraries?
Example: could you have the sound of one compressor but with the behavior of another? Or could you manipulate a pultec to have a hi or low shelf? It seems kind of strange that we are in the digital world, but we have the limitations of analogue.
I just thought it was an interesting question is all.
I'm thinking the same. Could not care less for authentic behaviour or workflow. The only thing that matters is the sound and once those samples are digitized one could create whatever he wants. The problem is the market, and those who believe if you mix with E*I stuff you get instant Beatles success. All these plugins recreating the same vintage gear are basically basing sales on well known names in the industry because of that. And Acustica is doing the same, and they are right to do so, I'm not blaming at all, they need money. But also I see an opportunity here, to make something new, something that never existed, to bridge the gap between a modern workflow and the perfect sound. I dream a modular workflow, a library of dynamic sampled individual components or stages, like various transformers, output stages, valves, gain reductions, op amps etc and having a modular frame (eg Reaktor) where you hook those together and create new toys everytime, you could swap the gain reduction of an 1176 with the harmonic character of a Fairchild, or even go further and create a completely new kind of compressor using all dynamically sampled components. Maybe I should just built it.