Announcing the NVC-MAMMOTH virtual MIDI controller for the AITB 'Mammoth' Massive/Passive library.
NVC-Mammoth [main screen]
It is called the 'MINI' , as it is a complete redesign from, what was, my first experimental controller. This version is anything but 'mini'.
Functionally, it mirrors the hardware design .... but only on the surface. Under each of the 'flip switches' is a complete Nebula controller.
The 'MINI' design can use 5 Nebula instances to fully emulate the MP hardware.
Patch configuration is handled automatically via import of XML file from Zab's 'Nebula SetUps' app.
Not only is there 'intelligent' logic switching to bypass each Nebula in the signal chain, but this 'feature' has been expanded to include individual EQ GAIN bypassing, as well as global'. This allows for quick A/B evaluation of EQ.
Customizing the 'color' of the EQ is a powerful feature. Switching from 'multi-kernel' patches to 'clean' or any other related patch will maintain User EQ settings automatically.
Each sub-module includes a 'dual-fader' that accommodates Drive and G-DRV [if available].
[note: remember that NEBULA's main XML file needs to be edited to be MIDI aware].
At this moment I've posted a public-beta download link on the http://www.upallnite.us site. You are welcomed to check it out.
My personal gig and studio schedule is quite busy, and I look to available time to assemble and post documentation, videos, support files, etc as soon as time permits. Meantime, you have a chance to check it out if interested. If questions come up, post in this link, and I'll do my best to help where I can.
We've heard some future plans, which we look forward to ... but given the current architecture to work within, and a fairly decent computer, the NVC's transform from individual components into an interactive workflow that can be played like an 'Instrument'.... today
For my work, I cannot wait for something down the road ... and my 'old school' ways clashed with the fragmented workflow of single instances. I realized that I was not making the best eq decisions ... was too distracted opening, moving, closing windows ... and that was AFTER I found the correct Nebula plugin in the list
I want to concentrate on listening. That is what these NVC controllers allow me to do.
Is everything now purfect ... hmmm, I have my 'list' For my programming efforts, I wish for 64 bit, PC/Mac compatible. I wish Nebula had more controllers available along with discreet MIDI channel capabilities ... there's more ... but I have work to do now ... it can't wait for purfect
As always, for anyone serious about their working with Nebula, there is a 'setup curve'. It is much simpler than it may first appear. [really ... 5 minutes or less to set up a full chain [I use Reaper and build a default chain that loads all NEB's to INIT state. Once in a project, I configure the EQ however I want ... it's even fun to experiment, because I now can].
Vando wrote:Does anyone know if this thing works with 64bit Cubase and if it does, how to set it up? MIDI Routers?
Hi Vando, I did have a beta-tester [back some time ago] that had it running on his Cubase-64 system. I don't recall the details, but I seem to remember that he had linked 6 Nebula's to the original NVC-MP that was all 13 modules on display.
I think [thought' that Cubase might have a limit as to the number of FX slots available [??].
I've tested with 'chainer' plugins like, MetaPlugin and that worked. I've not yet tried BC's new chainer.
To help, I did write up a small utility plugin [VST] that filters MIDI Channels. I used that within MetaPlugin ... did exactly what was needed.
I can post that if you need.
Hopefully we'll get some DAW experts that know the easy way to do this routing. REAPER uses a BUS system which was handy. For Reaper, there are 2 support files that I have posted. One handles the BUS assign, and the other [which has been updated for 64-bit] handles the MIDI LEARN [which only needs to do one thing, and that is the BYPASS efx]. Of course, with Reaper, that same function could be done using the 'Parameter Modulation' directly, so the ReaMIDIRoute can be dumped.
From what I've seen, there are many different ways to approach this. For my work, I wanted everything on a single track [audio and midi]. Very straight forward in Reaper.
With other DAW's, it may be convienient to think of the NVC as a type of virtual instrument, or an external MIDI keyboard. The 'data' output from the NVC is pure MIDI, and that data is being sent to a rack of samplers or VSTi [Nebula].
The demos are posted ... check them out. hope that helped.