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Waves NLS

Postby Yllet » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:55 pm

I've beeen using waves NLS for quite some time now, I have all the nebula consoles as well ;)

What's your opinion on waves NLS? Does it stand a change to nebula consoles?
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Re: Waves NLS

Postby Mercado_Negro » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:14 am

No. In fact, I think it sounds pretty bad. In my opinion it can't even compete with VCC or SatSon, which are like 2 or 3 steps below Nebula in the accuracy ladder (again, in my opinion). I was very disapointed when I heard NLS, I think it is, along with Nomad Factory Magnetic, the worst plug-in I've heard so far.

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Re: Waves NLS

Postby lordnielson » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:37 am

They had to bring something out to face the competition. Thought it sounded cloudy and harsh.
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Re: Waves NLS

Postby yr » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:58 pm

I have a different impression. I think it sounds ok as long as you ignore the internal metering (which is plain wrong) and try to stay off the drive knob. Also, you should never go beyond -3dBFS or so, because you'll get ugly distortion.

As long as you use moderate levels, the E*I & N**e consoles actually produce less saturation then most Nebula consoles at the same levels. There is something I don't like about the HF with the NLS, but to put that in perspective- I really don't like downsampled Nebula consoles either (96kHz to 44.1kHz or 48kHz)

The nice thing is, that once you sample this plugin using NAT you can get really amazing results.
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Re: Waves NLS

Postby cpwade » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:03 pm

Agreed. I'm getting great results as long as you mix into them from the start. When I first tried the demo, I slapped them on a finished mix and had horrible results. Staged correctly, I get a nice glass and "compactness" of a console. Easy on the CPU as well.
I found that the overall image suffered until I discovered that I was pushing through them too hard.

As a mac guy 64 bit is a big plus too.
A great compliment to the Neb kit.
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Re: Waves NLS

Postby dacaveprods » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:33 am

Mixing into NLS from the start is the way to go...Soundwise not really better or worst, just different!
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Re: Waves NLS

Postby dpclarkson » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:40 am

I think that I can achieve the same results
with a plugin that generates 3rd order harmonic
distortion an and a couple of filters.
It's not dynamic, so you'll never get the
same weight out of them.
The same goes for Decapitator; it's nice, but only nice.
It's not 'holy crap!'
And with 'weight', I'm talking about CDSM's 1084,
T*****t, and Alex B's MBC and CLC.
That really adds something heavy to the signal,
as long as you know how to use them properly.
I'm a firm believer that analog consoles appeal
to a certain style/sound/song.
Waves NLS will sound great on everything,
because it will be doing the same damn static
thing over and over again.
Waves-hater?
Yes, because their claims are unjustified.
'The Analog-button....'
Ehrr...dynamic harmonics?
'No, dude, white noooize'
Oh.

-End rant.
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Re: Waves NLS

Postby kcearl » Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:29 am

Has anyone tried the Slate console collection? Theyre on sale at $124 for September....thats over 50% off
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Re: Waves NLS

Postby mpodrug » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:03 am

You should better take a look at Satson and Stripbus. Both cost less than 40$ each, and are able to crap on the expensive ones like nls or vcc.
I've had a blind shootout and Satson and Stripbus sound even on par with nebula and OTB.
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Re: Waves NLS

Postby kcearl » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:16 am

Ive heard good things anout satson, first ive heard of stripbus, just went through their site just now..thanks for the heads up
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