Blew it, missed the intro price. I wanted to put one of Tim's EQs on a remaster I'm working on...not to worry I pulled up Acqua Silk v2 to bring up some vocal sibilance that Amber was having trouble with (no EQ can do everything - right?). Right on the money, Thanks Tim for that High Shelf.
Well, I must say that I think this is a fine, fine EQ. Very CPU heavy though! No way this could be used on a full song without lots of bouncing. Bouncing sucks.
It's beautiful though.
I did a few comparisons of this to the CDSM N-TEN-AT4 (because of the common N**e lineage) and this compared quite favourably. The CDSM EQ gets much grittier and richer in overtones and harmonics, but I found that this EQ was able to bring things forward in the mix with very nice detail effortlessly. It brings great dimension to elements it touches in addition to being very smooth and tight. It's pretty wonderful.
It's actually a nice compliment to the N-TEN-AT4 since the stepped frequencies are very different (for instance, this EQ does not have a step anywhere from 240 to 700 and this is a pretty critical area to find muddy areas for slight cutting I find).
This will definitely find it's way onto my mixes. I am very happy that I picked this up.
This isn't a N**e but shares some of the character and design of the later Neves. It's Class AB not Class A like a 1084 or 1073 but more like a 1081 shall we say. The Curves are all bell type too, With small rise from the transformer in the highs.
Ok well try the new n2ps above too. You could run those into one instance of the regular versions. The sound quailty is still very high on those cpu saving presets but maybe the dimension is not quite the same. Also try find a sweet spot for the buffer first. I didn't cut any corners on sampling the gain, the total amount of samples is quite high because of this.
Yes I'm always working on new ways of doing things. I just updated those n2p's and even that makes a difference!
It's amazing that the better things get the more you hear into where you can improve things and that's after 3000 hours of nebula this year . A little like the realisation we know very little. The more you learn, the more you realise how little we know. It's always dangerous to assume we know everything and believe me I've seen that a lot. More to the point that's when things never really get any better.
I do feel we have a very special eq here and really mean that.....It's unlike anything else in nebula you'll end up mixing differently because of this. The S presets are actually tighter. Mix it up!