been geeking out all day on this, discovered quite a lot. listening on decent system using benchmark dac1.
i have souped up my doc fear eq (last no protection version update with 90ms clean kernal) to have full TIMED 90ms kernals on clean and 10ms TIMED distortion (max they can, same length as original in FREQD) all in TIMED, no FREQD allowed!
difference is **amazing**, these tweaks are far too big to stay hidden on this thread. its like getting nebula 4 for free!
measured sine wave at 1k in span on EQ programs and there seems to be no increase in aliasing switching to TIMED! (unlike preamps) On preamps switching between FREQD and TIMED increases aliasing quite a bit, but the results are always under 100dB.
read a post by andy, programmer of the glue, saying aliasing NEEDS to be under 100dB to be good quality, down to 120dB for very best. of course switching nebula to 96k reduces aliasing quite a bit, but that's not happening for a while with these TIMED tweaks.
also switching to ENV 17 improves the dynamics even further than switching to TIMED.... on eq's!?
i would conclude saying TIMED is SO much better than FREQD that i have no interest in FREQD anymore, going to get a new PC asap
Bit concerned about the preamp distortion kernals seeming to go a bit aliased/messed up in TIMED. can this be improved?
i had no idea nebula EQ's were effecting the dynamics so much until i did todays listening tests. just switching on Doc Fear with no actual EQ in FREQD = reduction in transients and makes the sound more cloudy/grainy. switching the ENV to ENV 17 restores a lot of the transient/dynamics, switching to TIMED on all kernals totally sorts out dynamics and drastically increases fidelity!
someone posted they had problems modding EQ's? could they elaborate, seems fine on doc fear and the alexb pultec one.
gian, how optimised is TIMED? could it be programmed to use the INTEL acceleration libraries like FREQD is?
i was listening for too long i think, does anyone agree or disagree with my finding, maybe i lost it somewhere? got to stop this obsessing!
In my original post I said that moving to evf17 improved everything but now i'm not so sure .
Rms17 sounds very good for saturation programs it has good texture. Evf has good dynamics in eq's .Evf17 has a more compressed sound on eq's and pre's ,it seems to limit the dynamics and transients. I was looking at transending musics compressors and he uses peak on the evf page on the green , and avr on his new one . So selecting a correct evf is quite important to the original hardware, Like Bob says .Bob's libarys I think are under rated , He's compression libarys sound great as does vcult!
Yes, I can't use freqd player anymore , I've been using these tweaks for about a year now. The funny thing is It states these in the manual but its not that clear .So its no real secret!!
I don't think it's wise to turn off smoothing when you are using the presmps/tapes, because you will get clicks/artifacts whenever kernels are switched. Many EQ presets are not using smoothing because they are not dynamic/multilayered.
yes, yr (who seems to be becoming quite the nebula expert ) is right. programs will look cleaner in something like vstanalyser if you turn off smoothing, but it can lead to artifacts with dynamic programs.
Well, that might be, but if you use SPLITH mode SMOOTH will be turne to off.
From the manual: "5 – SMOOTH This parameter represents the smoothing algorithm. This mode is useful for minimizing distortion and aliasing for the H1 kernel. There are 21 different algorithms available. When activated an additional kernel player called S is instantiated. The player is shared with Split-hybrid, so the two modes cannot be active at the same time."