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Postby North9 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:43 pm

I no you can use gear on any genre but what are some famous pieces of gear used in hip hop i need a library for 808s i need a console library and some really good eqs! for vocal hi end boost and something that can make my drums knock! can anyone help me out thanks!!
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Re: Hip Hop Libraries??

Postby botus99 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:39 pm

I trust you mean the more modern hip hop than the stuff from the 90's. First off, you can find 808's literally everywhere (and they aren't Nebula related, in case that's what you were guessing). Just search for some, you'll find them in many flavors and only you can decide what flavor you want. There's flavors from the crystal clear ones to ones that have been sent through a console and tape to the point of distortion. The choice is yours :mrgreen:

Regarding Nebula libraries, don't take what I say for gospel, but instead, please research these libraries and decide if they will make sense for you.

First, preamps. That one's obvious to me, check out AlexB's Preamp collection. You'll have more flavors there than you'll ever need to use!

Second, consoles. Again, AlexB's S*L consoles (Classic Logic and Modern Logic) are a must in my opinion. ESPECIALLY the Classic one, the Modern isn't very colored at all and adds a small sheen to everything, where as the Classic really delivers the punch! Also take a look at anything A*I. Really, there's a lot of great consoles out there, so don't stop looking at those two. CDSoundmaster and Henry Olonga both have some stunning conosoles.

Third, (and this should have been first) mics. Microphone emulations have been around a while in Nebula, but are often forgotten about. After buying several mic programs from Henry Olonga, I can't stop using them! Putting a u87 over whatever large-diaphram condenser you have is going to make the upper frequencies just sit in the mix much better! Take a look at other mics, there are also some free ones floating around somewhere too.

Fourth, EQ's. It's not an EQ, per se, but the nrA Enhancer from Signal2Noize is EXCELLENT for adding air. There are SO many EQ's out there now for Nebula, and they really are all better than any algorithmic EQ... just pick one :lol:

To make the drums knock, I love using A*I preamps into the Classic Logic Console!
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Re: Hip Hop Libraries??

Postby North9 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:55 pm

thank you so much botus!!! for the u87 emulation do you have to drive the gain in nebula or do you just throw it on and it emulates it?
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Re: Hip Hop Libraries??

Postby harmonik » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:31 pm

Top shelf 808 samples:

Goldbaby.co.nz
Samplesfrommars.com
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Re: Hip Hop Libraries??

Postby North9 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:56 pm

i got some good 808s i was wondering what nebula programs are good to process them?
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Re: Hip Hop Libraries??

Postby botus99 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:43 pm

North9 wrote:thank you so much botus!!! for the u87 emulation do you have to drive the gain in nebula or do you just throw it on and it emulates it?


You bet man 8-) You CAN gain-stage the mic programs, but to be perfectly honest, I'm not sure if (or how much) it affects the sound :oops: Maybe someone else knows that for sure?

As far as what programs out there are good for processing 808's... a lot of them haha. Unfortunately I could go off naming tons of libraries/programs that will make an 808 sound "better" but without knowing what "flavor" you're going for, my advice may not help you very much :mrgreen:
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Re: Hip Hop Libraries??

Postby emilieitor » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:30 pm

Loop Thru of a Eventide H3500:

http://rhythminmind.net/STN/?page_id=2573


A Akai MPC3000 pre:

http://rhythminmind.net/STN/?page_id=2701


The classic vocal doubler of a Eventide H3000:

http://rhythminmind.net/STN/?page_id=1433


A LA3A compressor "pre", very used in hip-hop productions:

http://www.nebulapresets.com/?product=h ... jo-192-khz


A*I 512 preamp for the 808:

http://rhythminmind.net/STN/?page_id=3882


Vinyl-taste effect:

http://www.alessandroboschi.eu/html/ale ... ylizer.htm


A article very interesting:

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/aug11/a ... t-0811.htm
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Re: Hip Hop Libraries??

Postby North9 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:39 pm

thanks emilieitor! alot of good ones there how about a good eq for kick drums?
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