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Re: Nebula vs Hardware EQs - any tests?

Postby Mercado_Negro » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:10 am

SWAN wrote:Mercado - have you ever done a A/B mix 44.1 vs 96k?


Yeah, I did some comparisons when I switched to 96kHz about a year and half ago. There are differences but when I compared programs converted with Nebula's SRC to algo plug-ins they still sounded much better :)
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Re: Nebula vs Hardware EQs - any tests?

Postby AlexB » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:07 pm

Just to clarify one thing guys, as written in the original 73eQ topic.

The 73eQ is a vintage N**e 1073 pulled out from the console and refurbished with original electrolytic caps by Philips BC (hard to find and expensive). So, the unit sounds exactly as it sounds when it was new. If you compare these well refurbished units with the "old" ones that you can find in some studio, it's evident some difference in sound. The old unit have old electrolytic caps, old electrolytic caps become slow and fat up the sound (i.e. slow transient response) but loose the bandwidth, space, harmonics and giving some phase issue. Top studios demand a well refurbished units.

I prefer to release vintage libraries with real "vintage" sound, not an "old" sound, or modern sound by clone, and it's a matter of taste so you can choose and use all the palette that Nebula 3rd Party offer 8-)

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Re: Nebula vs Hardware EQs - any tests?

Postby Mercado_Negro » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:36 pm

AlexB wrote:Just to clarify one thing guys, as written in the original 73eQ topic.

The 73eQ is a vintage N**e 1073 pulled out from the console and refurbished with original electrolytic caps by Philips BC (hard to find and expensive). So, the unit sounds exactly as it sounds when it was new. If you compare these well refurbished units with the "old" ones that you can find in some studio, it's evident some difference in sound. The old unit have old electrolytic caps, old electrolytic caps become slow and fat up the sound (i.e. slow transient response) but loose the bandwidth, space, harmonics and giving some phase issue. Top studios demand a well refurbished units.

I prefer to release vintage libraries with real "vintage" sound, not an "old" sound, or modern sound by clone, and it's a matter of taste so you can choose and use all the palette that Nebula 3rd Party offer 8-)

Cheers

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That's very interesting, Alex. Thanks! I would've never known that was the cause of this "thin" sound in your programs. I'm pretty sure these guys haven't refurbished their units in years so yeah, that must be it :)
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