Secret weapon processing (plugins/hardware)

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Re: Secret weapon processing (plugins/hardware)

Post by Xomrys » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:29 am

Valhalla Delay RevPitch + diffusion 100%, maybe a bandpass filter on the send. like Shimmer but for me much more useful.

great for ghost harmonics/harmonic resonances.

sounds awesome/great quality but wish it were even more versatile. and not ITB. may look into some Eventide stuff? H3000?

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Re: Secret weapon processing (plugins/hardware)

Post by paperCUT » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:24 am

Misstortion 2 is rapidly becoming my favorite distortion in the box. It's very much on the extreme side and the controls interact in pretty random ways but there are plenty of sweet spots. The Clip filter is it's special sauce, can back off all the clipping and shape it quite nicely. The resonance section has the ability to destroy speakers too.

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Re: Secret weapon processing (plugins/hardware)

Post by JediDJ » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:32 am

For delays - external Roland RE-201 tape delay.
For dub feel, still no plugin can match.

In terms of virtual EQs and compression, Acustica Audio - is the BEST.
But eats CPU for breaksfast, and got superlong latency.
Around 1024 samples.
So there's no way to monitor through it without frustration ;)

Reverbs - Lexicon PCM70, Lexicon 300, Eventide DSP7000.

And the main keys are : the right arrangement, phase coherence, timing of the elements.
If the last three are missing, no other gear can help ;(

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Re: Secret weapon processing (plugins/hardware)

Post by James_Fredrickson » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:39 pm

MSpectral Dynamics in my mastering chain.

What is it: It's a like multiband compressor, but instead of analyzing the overall amplitude of a mix or of a selected band, it splits the audio into thousands of different bands. To manage the compression (or expansion) of an area you can use a pencil tool.

Example of use: In this track, the Zen Delay resonance in addition to the TD-03 resonance produced some nasty spikes from 1-4k around the 2:30 mark. I couldn't use a regular multiband to tame the peaks because it was squashing everything else in that range as well. The MSpectral dynamics allowed my to draw in a curve that affected the areas that needed reduction. You can hear that the resonance is still there, but it's not as spiky as you would except. Additionally, the compression is super invisible without any obvious pumping.

Cons: UI isn't the greatest, but it seems to be improving with every update :tu:

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Re: Secret weapon processing (plugins/hardware)

Post by slumberjack » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:56 am

Bought me a Drawmer DL 251 Spectral Compressor for and must say I'm very happy with it. It seems to be a very transparent compressor to me that really is freshing up the signal. I have uses a FMR RNC and JoeMeek MC2 but never was keen with what they do a sum/mix.

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Re: Secret weapon processing (plugins/hardware)

Post by PhineasFreak » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:07 am

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Re: Secret weapon processing (plugins/hardware)

Post by tron23 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:14 pm

Dbx 165a for snare processing. This thing got ridiculously expensive lately though as it is the case with many other things posted in this thread like the h3000's. Hope that someone might get better luck in their local market.

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