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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Thanks for all the flowers 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...