franky4fingers wrote:About using or not Bidule In general, my suggestion is: try with parameter modulation first (as you’re doing), it’s quite easy to use and it may suite your needs. Then, if that’s too much of a compromise, or you’re thinking of wider workflow uses than the usual Eq thing, go try with bidule (again, you’re accepting to spend time to learn). Imo - depending on what you’re doing - that time should be gained back when working with those “wider range” Chains in your arsenal, but beginning can be hard, no lie. Still, if I can use my little experience to save you some time...
Awesome! Unfortunately, I'm too broke for any plugin purchases right now. But your last response may push me to get a copy of bidule and spend several afternoons questioning my sanity once I have the money haha. Thanks again Frank!
botus99 wrote:Unfortunately, I'm too broke for any plugin purchases right now
I understand, and am totally with you. I’ve been lucky they already owned it at the studio…
spend several afternoons questioning my sanity
Ha ha, yeah that’s exactly what I felt like! And in my case they were nights, so sanity was the first thing I lost in the way… as you can see…
By the way, let me say here that maybe I could have got you wrong when saying
the few that I've run have been incredible!
In my reply, I supposed you were talking about other people’s tools (as there are many cool ones on this forum!), if instead you were also talking about the ones shared by me, well, then really happy to know you can use them!
And also, everybody: sorry if bad English (I’m an Italian guy…), if information is a bit confused or videos are boring. I’m just new to all this…
Remembering the doubts I had myself in my first approach with Bidule, I’m hoping this could help you a bit:
What it is - Consider Bidule as an environment where you can handle parameters, that is placed between our Controller(GUI) and our target parameter (Nebula).
So, instead of making the usual one step link GUI--->Nebula which we’d do with Reaper’s PM alone, we’ll do:
GUI--->Bidule, and then Bidule--->Nebula
Signal flow - Inside Bidule, you work using the “bidules” (those rectangular boxes). There are many types doing different things (refer to manual), you can find them in the “Palette” menu. You build your signal flow (which is more properly a “parameter flow”) connecting these bidules through virtual cables. The signal flow will always begin with one bidule which takes the signal (parameter) from our GUI via Reaper’s PM, and end with another which sends the modulated parameter to Nebula (always via Reaper’s PM). So the first bidule lets us enter in Bidule’s environment, and we use the “Variable” bidules for this (you can find’em in the “Math” submenu). While the last one is our exit from Bidule’s environment, and we use “Parameter Modulator” bidules for this (“Modulation” submenu).
For more detailed instructions on how to link a GUI parameter to a Nebula’s one, passing through Bidule plugin, you may want to watch the first minutes of the Bidule Video. You’ll see you should do further (very boring!) links inside of Bidule, but DON’T MIND THEM if you’re using the Preset I’m sharing. With it, you’ll just have to do the two Reaper PM links I mentioned:
GUI--->“Variable” bidule “Param Modulator” bidule--->Nebula (how to do this is described in video)