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NTP 182-150

Postby hopsing » Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:40 pm

Hi All

This is my first attempt to sample an eq in Nebula.
I thought, since quite a few of those european EQs are already out there, I will deliver another classic. The NTP 182-150.
It is fully discrete, with the famous NTP-100 opamps. It is not for subtle eqing. 3 dB steps on bass and treble, 2 dB steps on the midband.
By design a clean EQ with low distortion and very low noise.
The 60 Hz Band is very punchy, great for kickdrums.
It is sampled with the NAT-preset: Equalizer switched 3 Kernels smooth. The sine through the flat EQ was leveled at -18 dBfs which is 0VU on the fireface 400, which was used for sampling.
That is the link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/45336197/NTP-182-150.zip
Thanks for testing and sharing your thoughts
Tobias
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Re: NTP 182-150

Postby himhui » Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:43 pm

Thanks for your sharing!
I'll try later today.....
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Re: NTP 182-150

Postby Barendse » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:04 pm

Thanks!
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Re: NTP 182-150

Postby tumburu » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:09 pm

I love it!

Can't believe it's free :shock:
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Re: NTP 182-150

Postby Mercado_Negro » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:20 pm

tumburu wrote:I love it!

Can't believe it's free :shock:


Me neither! This is top notch, thanks hopsing. Congratulations on your first release!

All bands sound sweet, very smooth. The low cut is just perfect for vocals groups and the 10kHz high shelf sounds nice at low gain boosts (3dB or 6dB).

Two thumbs up sir! :D

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Re: NTP 182-150

Postby futur2 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:17 pm

this is a very nice first post, better than all my 161 posts together :mrgreen:
thank you!
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Re: NTP 182-150

Postby hopsing » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:50 pm

Thanks for all the flowers :oops:
Actually it was quite a lot more work than I anticipated. I am sampling on a windows bootcamp partition on a mac, and had some problems to get a smooth sweep without spikes. It took me a few attempts and very precise watching of the meter until I got it right. Otherwise there would have been a small notch in the frequency response and distortion around that notch would have been very wrong. Strange behaviour...
It might have been a problem of the unit itself, I don't know.
Actually I sampled it, because my second unit just broke and I need it stereo and they are a bitch to repair. (Those Opamps are pretty much unobtainable and if you are lucky and find one, they are really expensive)
Getting the distortion right is still a mystery to me. This Equalizer is pretty clean (second and third harmonics around -85dB with a 0dBU sine at 1k)and the one kernel programms sound good, too. The distortion on the 3 kernel programm is roughly like the unit with -12dBfS RMS level, but the dynamic behaviour is different, more pronounced in nebula than in the Original. Maybe you can trim it somewhere in NAT or the plugin, I have no idea. Any help woud be appreciated.
Anyway, that is theory, in use this nebula programm sounds very much like the original, hard to distinguish in a blind test and a few guys with good ears on a good monitoring couldn't say which one sounds better, the samples or the original, funny that.
Impressing plugin...
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Re: NTP 182-150

Postby Mimi » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:02 pm

Thanks for Divide your library...
I'll use to mix some music... And then, I'll tell you the results.
a big hug my friend.

I made a preamp, take a look there :mrgreen:
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Re: NTP 182-150

Postby Mercado_Negro » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:03 pm

Thanks for all the detailed info here hopsing, really appreciated. So you'd say we'd get a better sound out of it if we keep our levels around -12dBFS?

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Re: NTP 182-150

Postby Mercado_Negro » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:20 pm

Hey guys, for those using REAPER, here I added new chains for the NTP 182-150 ;)

http://www.acustica-audio.com/forum/ind ... =viewtopic

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