Into the new year with a free new Valve distortion preset. This is the sampling of a compressor that sits on my two buss some of the time. Sampled at 24 bit 96 khz through Prismsound Orpheus, it is a faithful representation of the compressor's sound IMHO. 10 Kernels so you better have a beefy CPU!!!!! I have not sampled it as a compressor but as a pre. Not the most revered of Comps (T__eL) but gives your digital mixes a nice analog warmth. I replaced the ageing valves with valves from Watford valves. These were deep cryogenically treated and sound awesome on individual tracks and even full mixes for mastering (for adding a nice warm glow and slight lifting of upper mids). Sampled for use at 0 dbfs - within reason of course. The valves were Phillips Jan 12AX7WA. Nice enhancing to the mid range - slightly forward, it has excellent dynamics and nice oozing lows.A word on the high end. It gives a nice valve sheen but be careful on already bright stuff as it may get frizzy quick. Perfect for dull stuff needing a bit of a lift. Having said that do enjoy this Nebula recreation to help you attain true analog ITB sound. Depending on your source I am convinced that one instance of valve distortion followed by my Power distortion plugin will make you smile.
Hope you guys find it useful. I will be able to go into a few studios in the coming months to do some really good sampling. One of them is a very high end studio here in London and I am in talks with the studio manager to go through the inventory as long as they get what I sample. Good deal if you ask me. I will offer much of it for free but some of it will be on offer for as usual - loose change.
I need you guys to get onto Giancarlo's case to let me have NAT platinum. The studio has a Fairchild!!!!! By the way - Casey of Bricasti gave me the permission to sample the M7 as long as I make them available for free which of course I will do. Watch this spot as I will do this slowly.
Elam - got a way to go to totally move across to Reaper as a lot of my projects are in Sonar format. Gotta export everything - not funny when it is 50 songs.