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Postby Henry Olonga » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:54 pm

Happy new year everyone. :D

http://www.henryolonga.net/Blog/?p=1956

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.

http://www.henryolonga.net/Blog/?p=728

I was selling this in my shop but took it down because I am moving to a new shop soon. You can have it for free as a welcome to 2012 gift. Do give me some feedback.
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Re: Free Valve distortion preset

Postby nino » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:13 pm

thank you
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Re: Free Valve distortion preset

Postby cpwade » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:46 pm

Hey Henry!

Thank you for the nice treat! Hope to play with them today..

Happy New Year's to you as well! :D

Cheers,

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Re: Free Valve distortion preset

Postby richie43 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:03 pm

Thank you so much!I have the perfect project to try this on. I have (I think) ALL of your presets Henry, and LOVE them. You have an interesting story to your life too. Thanks again!
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Re: Free Valve distortion preset

Postby himhui » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:08 pm

Thanks so much

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Re: Free Valve distortion preset

Postby ericus » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:52 pm

Henry and his nice little gems... :mrgreen:

I still use the drum reverb you gave us a few years ago.

Thank you for sharing!

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Re: Free Valve distortion preset

Postby richie43 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:51 pm

ericus wrote:Henry and his nice little gems... :mrgreen:

I still use the drum reverb you gave us a few years ago.

Thank you for sharing!

Eric


OMG. Henry's "intimate" drum reverb is on 99% of my drum busses. It is my drum sound.
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Re: Free Valve distortion preset

Postby elam » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:38 pm

Thanks a lot H.
Very generous gift.
How's your Reaper transition doing ?
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Re: Free Valve distortion preset

Postby vicnestE » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:43 pm

Thank you and happy new year 8-)
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Re: Free Valve distortion preset

Postby Henry Olonga » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:45 pm

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. :D
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