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Postby darren » Wed May 20, 2015 6:43 pm

Hello

I wonder, after all this time and experimentation with Nebula, if anyone has got a handle on the basic optimal settings for various duties? And also if there is some best mid-ground that will suit all duties well?

Here is what (I think) I know so far, please feel free to correct or expand..

1) Ghost Mode should be showing '0'
2) Rate Cnv should be ramped to maximum (9000.00ms)

Thats not exactly a big list, but believe me, I have explored a lot of settings across Nebula and have not really arrived at a conclusion. I've definitely been down the 'oh yeah, thats much better' road - but then found that I was kidding myself. Thats old news - done a lot of that with Nebula settings!

I'm going to assume one thing:
1) We want Nebula to sound as good as it possibly can, regardless of loading time, latency and CPU hit.

Is it that Nebula *needs* to be fine-tuned to each library/preset in order for it to be as close to the sampled gear as possible?



Okay.. so, in summary then ..

What is the current thinking on user-settings for various applications?
Maybe I've missed a thread that properly sums this up .. if so, sorry for that, maybe you could link to it .. theres so much searching and fragmented advice :)


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Re: Best setting for Compressor Vs EQ Vs Etc Etc etc-ad naus

Postby RJHollins » Wed May 20, 2015 9:44 pm

Is it that Nebula *needs* to be fine-tuned to each library/preset in order for it to be as close to the sampled gear as possible?


It comes from the Dev 'factory' ready 8-)

The RateCnv is but one adjustment.
The other would be the DSPBuffer size. I've an older machine and can deal with the added latency for mastering, so I usually double the factory setting.

Experimenting: TimeD is the other area. Sometimes I like, other times not.
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Re: Best setting for Compressor Vs EQ Vs Etc Etc etc-ad naus

Postby darren » Wed May 20, 2015 9:56 pm

Is there some information anywhere (that you know of) about the DSP Buffer Size setting and it's effects upon audio quality?


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Re: Best setting for Compressor Vs EQ Vs Etc Etc etc-ad naus

Postby RJHollins » Wed May 20, 2015 10:17 pm

DSPBuffer does not directly affect 'quality' ... it affects plugin performance.

They are set as 'Block Sizes' ... i.e.: 512, 1024, 2048, etc.

Larger buffers increase possible number of plugins you can use, but also increase latency.

As to 'quality' ... well, if audio starts studdering or general breaking up, DSPBuffer can help in certain ways.
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Postby doubtingtom37 » Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:03 pm

When I checked today on various 'recommended' 3rd Part products, some had a short list of Guru changes in their Read Me txt. Is this often the case? Are these saved when entered initially, so they are not required again?

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