yr wrote:Interesting thread. Hard to say how much closer to Nebula you can get with Slate without actually testing it. In any case, if you like supporting small developers and don't miss looking at spinning reels, ReelBus and ToTape2 are good options. Below are a couple of files I made from the original drum sample:
But but but... For the realism I need to admit that Nebula is my favorite but I need to admit that I'm now using both of those plugins, I used Slate Digital VTM for the mixing and Nebula for mastering. I love both for different reasons !
I've not been using Nebula much recently because I'm working with tight deadlines and have to mix as I go.
I've bought slate VCC and VTM as I can just add them and keep working,whereas with Nebula I have to get into mix mode, i.e. up my buffer sizes and be 100% certain all my parts are finished and nothing needs adding.
Unfortunately with my current projects I don't have that luxury and this is where nebula's workflow doesn't fit with the mix as you go necessity.
I'm finding I like additional saturation placed after Slate VTM, so a couple of instances of tapebooster and/or metric halo softsat on the mixbus sounds great. Will leave and re-visit in a few days to see with fresh ears if its a little too much but like it in initial testing. I think a similar feel could be achieved with just nebula but I find the linked input/output to be so useful. I am in agreement with the above - where time permits Nebula is king but sometimes speed and inspiration is more important than getting an absolutely optimum sound for every source in terms of the best finished product.
I have never heard anything in Nebula that did not impress me in some fashion, however I really like the Slate GP9 half-inch @ 30ips. I also really like the GUI. The 456 tape and slower speeds don't appeal to me.
edbilleaud wrote:I have never heard anything in Nebula that did not impress me in some fashion, however I really like the Slate GP9 half-inch @ 30ips. I also really like the GUI. The 456 tape and slower speeds don't appeal to me.
Actually, I was mixing a project that was rather thin sounding, and the 456 tape at 15 ips was just perfect. So, I stand corrected, there are uses for all the emulations in the VTM, it depends on source.