I believe he is telling us that he is sampling the hardware unit for us to use in Nebula, as opposed to taking his time to sample a software comp to convert to another software comp. He is giving us the "real deal". Thanks Alex, by the way.
Right. The point is "This emulation will be better than (or compare very well to) the Waves emulation."
Either that, or he's telling us that he's sampling from the exact same hardware unit that Waves used? (!!)
Comparing any emulation to hardware is the gold standard, but it's fair to say that if this is better than other emulations out there, that is quite an achievement. Maybe Nebula can stand up to the hardware ... ?
The Duende Native Bus Comp (which is really good btw), is based on the G series compressor, so that would also be a fair comparison. The Glue is supposedly a "combo of E & G series," so that may be a less appropriate comparison.
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Stolle wrote:The only thing missing from the audio examples would be the original hardware. That would complete the picture. How close are we to the hardware?
Hardware comparison will come when the library will be finished and available. This is the 1st audio test, not the topic-promotion to sell the library... Some things in Nebula should be improved before the final release.
1 - I sample the real hardware, the channel compressor and GComp from the console (4000E). NOT the whole auto path with the console but the single elements isolated, so we have the REAL sound.
2 - the comparison with the Waves GComp is the only possible and right since Waves emulates the 4000E GComp (Duende emulate the 4000G GComp).
3 - at this time I can't do the comparison with Nebula-Hardware since my system is busy for sampling (I'll do it later) but I think that is not so important, because you can choose between Nebula and other plugins and not between Nebula and a real Console (and this isn't my goal, of course).
4 - I'm busy with sampling so I can't read the topic in real time.
5 - don't worry, this isn't an hybrid "Plugin-Gyraf GComp" library... You'll see it from the real harmonic saturation and hearing the sound