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Hi guys , new to Nebula - Mastering options

Postby ged333 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:45 pm

I've been using neb 3 free for a few weeks and I am loving it - I honestly feel sorry for my old plugins now...

I am going to be purchasing neb 3 pro very soon and would like some opinions on the best nebula compressors for mastering purposes,
I am looking for thick sounding / transient smoothing compression
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Re: Hi guys , new to Nebula - Mastering options

Postby cps418 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:45 am

ged333 wrote:I've been using neb 3 free for a few weeks and I am loving it - I honestly feel sorry for my old plugins now...

I am going to be purchasing neb 3 pro very soon and would like some opinions on the best nebula compressors for mastering purposes,
I am looking for thick sounding / transient smoothing compression
I think after you purchase the neb pro, and buy some 3rd. party presets you'll have a better foundation with that question.
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Re: Hi guys , new to Nebula - Mastering options

Postby biomuse » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:28 am

I think the rhythminmind varimu compressor is nice on the 2 bus. I haven't tried alexb's white N**e comp but some like that for the same purpose.
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Re: Hi guys , new to Nebula - Mastering options

Postby faun2500 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:05 am

Obviously alex b newman mastering console and eq.

And then the massive passive for more options with eq.

DME1968 for keeping the bass.
Varimu for adding some sheen. (not both compressors at the same time though but you need more than one compressor for mastering)

R2R and tapebooster for gaining that volume.
Just some stuff I find excellent for mastering.
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Re: Hi guys , new to Nebula - Mastering options

Postby ged333 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:17 pm

Thanks for the replies,
does the Vari-mu comp "soften" the low end at all??
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Re: Hi guys , new to Nebula - Mastering options

Postby highvoltage » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:23 pm

i had some good luck with the Fate compressor VERY lightly on the master. It adds (sometimes even too much) punch and rounds the transients nicely.

Alexb's 4K Bus compressor also very good (and surprisingly transparent compared to plugin S*L's)on master channel.
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Re: Hi guys , new to Nebula - Mastering options

Postby cps418 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:48 pm

ged333 wrote:Thanks for the replies,
does the Vari-mu comp "soften" the low end at all??
I think the DME1968 is good at making the low end fluffy. I also say again, when you get the pro neb version and start mixing, you may find your transient request start to switch. Transient definitions with the other plugs differ from the neb definition. Like analog distortion vs. digital distortion, same word, but big difference. Distortion
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Re: Hi guys , new to Nebula - Mastering options

Postby faun2500 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:54 pm

ged333 wrote:Thanks for the replies,
does the Vari-mu comp "soften" the low end at all??


Mmmm, I'm not sure what you mean by soften?

For me the most noticeable thing about the vari-mu is the sheen/sparkle. Basically, its a bit like a tilt eq. Not to dramatic but can bring a dull/flat mix to life.

I think because of this it might soften the bass, but from bass-boost eq after it can restore that.
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Re: Hi guys , new to Nebula - Mastering options

Postby cps418 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:16 pm

faun2500 wrote:
ged333 wrote:Thanks for the replies,
does the Vari-mu comp "soften" the low end at all??


Mmmm, I'm not sure what you mean by soften?

For me the most noticeable thing about the vari-mu is the sheen/sparkle. Basically, its a bit like a tilt eq. Not to dramatic but can bring a dull/flat mix to life.

I think because of this it might soften the bass, but from bass-boost eq after it can restore that.
I don't think it softens the bass I think it may stiffen the bass, as well as cut it through the mix a bit. It crystallizes the whole mix. In mastering.
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Re: Hi guys , new to Nebula - Mastering options

Postby faun2500 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:01 pm

Soften, stiffen, fluffy, crystallize????!!!! :shock:

When I make music only the words: hard; heavy; aggressive; loud; banging; deep; hard and heavy are used! :twisted:





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