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Re: Which Nebula libraries do you use for dance music?

Postby faun2500 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:58 am

Some do slam back a bit, but not as much as other vst, thats true. Using a side-chain with a HPF on is best for Nebula compressors.

What Neb compressors are you using?
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Re: Which Nebula libraries do you use for dance music?

Postby CoolColJ » Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:00 pm

faun2500 wrote:Some do slam back a bit, but not as much as other vst, thats true. Using a side-chain with a HPF on is best for Nebula compressors.

What Neb compressors are you using?


All the presets and some STN ones -
Stripe 76, DME 1968, VM-Comp/Limiter


plus all the various demos out there. Half of which are bus compressors, so not to my liking as is, and something I don't use.

For bus compression, tape and valves are better :mrgreen:


My Compounder, and Distressor in the past slam into your face, so I it's what I expect from my compressors. I use them for creative purposes, not just for dynamics and snap.
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Re: Which Nebula libraries do you use for dance music?

Postby CoolColJ » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:55 am

As far as the AlexB console go I found the audio files he had for comparison hard to get a feel for, especially with the vocal dominating and the overall dark and non percussive sound


So what I did was make a small instrumental cut, which loops nicely, still at the 24bit 96khz, then you can load em all up in your audio editor in loop play and switch ebtween them quickly


All zipped up
http://download659.mediafire.com/v00ezz ... onsole.zip


So what I found was - the original sound decent, nice and even

WBC - adds a low mid bass, and sounds flattering, but on close inspection sub bass are down, and mid range sounds a bit boxey. Drums sound "slow"

MLC - better, not nothing really special either

CLC - good bass and subs, punchy drums, but mid range a bit flat and boting, sterile

VBC - upper mid emphasis, sheen, bottom end subdued as a result

MBC - good bass, but a bit murky in definition, euphonic mid range, sweet top end, decent punch on drums

So they all have their points - but for percussive electronic music and dance, it would be between the MBC and CLC for me. MBC has more valve like colour and sweetness so I went for that


Off course all the various preamps can be used as "consoles" too
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Re: Which Nebula libraries do you use for dance music?

Postby CoolColJ » Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:57 pm

Not the best comparison - but this will show you how coloured the MBC is on dance material. It adds a lot of bottom end roundness to sound that makes the mix sound huge.


Not always a good thing though, especially if you combine it with 15ips tape


MLC on the other hand adds a little more air, glue, punch, 3D, but doesn't go overboard.

Good if you want to keep the original tone, but add some extra mojo. Like if you already using a lot of analog synths and drum machines etc

It's probably the most neutral of all the consoles.
On a more Stereo mix it's more obvious, but there are more staturated programs in MLC that have a more obvious sound.
Doesn't have the grit of CLC though, but it retains more lower mids compared to CLC



Original
http://download853.mediafire.com/y4c9rg ... iginal.mp3

MLC
http://199.91.152.95/j98nwbfm82qg/alm8x ... 09_MLC.mp3

MBC
http://199.91.152.151/72iy7yq2z1hg/raa0 ... 09_MBC.mp3
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Re: Which Nebula libraries do you use for dance music?

Postby Guest » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:44 am

Whatever works. Almost every EQ can be useful for dance stuff. I'm more into punch, glue and tone. Been going through some older tracks, to remaster them and at the moment STN LEvel Up is a real winner to me! Early in the chain it makes every decision easier afterwards. Less limiting, EQ etc. Very great program. (Thumbsup Eric!!)

As mentioned in another thread, NAG tape is another winner. Doc Fear for low shelf, Mammoth for upper mids. Modern White EQ works great in general.

Every thing else is up to taste and the track of course ;)
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