NRGUI is an easy-to-use graphical user interface for Nebula Renderer.
What is Nebula Renderer ?
It is a software tool, written by Nebula creator Giancarlo Del Sordo (http://www.acusticaaudio.com), which allows you to process/render a bunch of your audio files at once, without using your DAW/sequencer. Nebula Renderer is a command line tool with many parameters. They will be explained in detail later.
NRGUI makes things much easier for you with its user friendly interface. You can easily enter parameters, which are then passed to Nebula Renderer to do its job. These parameters can also be saved as 'templates'. Templates can be (re)loaded, modified and used again anytime later.
If you want to have, let's say, an S*L console sound in your project/mix, put all of your audio files in a single folder, run NRGUI, select/set appropriate parameters, including folder, S*L console programs etc., and finally push 'NEBULIZE!' button. Nebula Renderer will then process your files according to the settings entered in NRGUI. When renderer is finished, your brand new 32 bit Nebulized WAV files can be imported into your favorite sequencer. Go there and finish your Nebula powered S*L mix, then You can even assign a description to your S*L powered NRGUI template and save it for your next mix.
What is ACQUA ?
NRGUI also utilizes 'ACQUA' library. This library allows 3rd party developers to make Nebula/ACQUA powered programs, plugins etc. For example, NRGUI's program selector is created using ACQUA library. NRGUI requires you to set up an ACQUA XML file (see NRGUI settings) before using the program. Just select your Nebula XML file, found in Acustica VST folder and you are set!
Because NRGUI uses ACQUA and Nebula Renderer and they are both based on the Nebula engine, system requirements for running NRGUI are the same as for Nebula.
Software requirements: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 Hardware requirements: SSE2 for optimizations 2 & 5, a minimum Dual Core Processor with 2 Gig Ram is recommended. Quad Core and 4 Gig Ram and greater are highly recommended. Nebula will work on a PC with 1 Gig Ram and a single 2.4 GHz processor, but will be limited in number of instances and processing speed. CUDA-compliant video card for optimization 12,13,14 and 15 (optional).
NRGUI 1.01 under Mac OSX 10.6.2
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NRGUI 1.4 under Windows 7 x64
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