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Novation Nocturn - Hardware Controller for Plug-Ins

Postby RJHollins » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:14 pm

Novation Nocturn - Hardware Controller for Plug-Ins.

Just a general inquiry ...

Is anyone using a controller to physically control plug-in settings ??

How 'bout this 'Nocturn' unit ...

Can this be used with NEBULA ??? are these things more 'host' dependent ??? WaveLAB ???

If they do ... for $100 ... experience regarding the quality [or lack there of] on the build and usage?

Nebula is awakening the beast that lived in the era of the 'knob'. :shock:
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Re: Novation Nocturn - Hardware Controller for Plug-Ins

Postby enriquesilveti » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:17 pm

Is anyone using a controller to physically control plug-in settings??


Me
Can this be used with NEBULA


YES

experience regarding the quality [or lack there of] on the build and usage?


Well, working OK here.
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Re: Novation Nocturn - Hardware Controller for Plug-Ins

Postby enriquesilveti » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:28 pm

Confirmed! Acustica Audio Acqua Engine is compatible with Nocturn
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Re: Novation Nocturn - Hardware Controller for Plug-Ins

Postby RJHollins » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:39 pm

per chance ... do you use WaveLAB host? Or might know that it does work ?

Thanks again!
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Re: Novation Nocturn - Hardware Controller for Plug-Ins

Postby himhui » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:32 am

It supports all hosts which support vst/vsti. Nocturn let you select any vst\vsti to create copies dll files .
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Re: Novation Nocturn - Hardware Controller for Plug-Ins

Postby enriquesilveti » Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:43 am

do you use WaveLAB host?


No, we switch to Samplitude PRO, but works into Reaper and Pro Tools LE/HD too.
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Re: Novation Nocturn - Hardware Controller for Plug-Ins

Postby RJHollins » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:10 am

himhui wrote:It supports all hosts which support vst/vsti. Nocturn let you select any vst\vsti to create copies dll files .


Thanks for the replies gang!

If I may indulge ... how is it to work with? Does it feel like a toy, or is it solid?

And more ... I use Nebula inside of a VST Chainer ... can you describe the workflow, how one plug gets changed over another? Is there any data 'feedback' to the Nocturn, such as gain or freq values?

When you DO make changes, how responsive ... is there fine-tuning available?

I know ... lots of questions, but I'd certainly appreciate the opinions from those that actually use the unit.

Thanks for any additional details :)
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Re: Novation Nocturn - Hardware Controller for Plug-Ins

Postby himhui » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:00 am

The knob is a bit light but it's still accurate and touch sensitive. You can set the scale of the knob to match parameters of those plugins, there are normal mode, step mode, toggle mode and reverse mode to choose. I don't have vst chainer but it should be the same. First of all, you need to open up the nocturn "launch server" and click the "plugin manager" to select those plugins that you want to control with. It will scan the vst directory (more than one directory is allowed) and thus create dlls which are also vst files with (automap) shown after the name of the plugin.


In 3.41 version, you can add "Automap UI To Plug-In" from Plug-In Manager. There will be a red "A" button shown at the bottom of the plugin, you have to press that button of the plugin that you want to control with nocturn. In v3.5, the automp UI to plugin was removed, I have no idea how it works now cause I am still with v3.41.


Hope it helps!!

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Re: Novation Nocturn - Hardware Controller for Plug-Ins

Postby RJHollins » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:38 pm

OK ... thanks for the info & and NEB mapping.

My Nocturn just arrived this afternoon ... getting ready to install and check it out first hand !

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Re: Novation Nocturn - Hardware Controller for Plug-Ins

Postby RJHollins » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:34 am

Ok ... finally found a little extra time to install and test out this NOCTURN unit.

First, I'm must say, its' a decent little build on this unit [for $100].

With only so inially testing ... was not getting anything working with WaveLAB ... at least to start. Then I tried it out with REAPER, and the unit hooked in and was working nicely.

I went ahead and bought the 3.5 Pro version of Automap, and now it started to work [somewhat] in WaveLAB. Still a couple of issue to figure out.

Especially ... if I have 2 or more instances of NEBULA up, Nocture does NOT seem to change over to the 'focused' plug. Not really sure what the problem or setting is supposed to be.

Now I read 'HIMHUI' post about the 3.4/ 3.5 software change. :| hmmm ... wonder if that is the problem, of if the focus setting is somewhere else ... :roll:

Oh well ... tomarrow hope to have more time to sort this out.

Gotta say ... having spent so many years twisting and turning knobs ... it was really nice to be able to do this with software plugs. It may sound crazy, but I felt I could listen and adjust like before... but now in front of a computer monitor. More about this later ! :)

early morning to do ... until later!
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