I love the Neold V76U73 and use it all the time so I’m demoing the Big Al saturator. How do I make this sound good? What’s it good on other than distorted drums?
It just sounds like a softer, less crunchy Vintage Warmer to me. It’s not fully plastic like Black Box or 2D like Phil’s Cascade but honesty feels like a Plugin Alliance Vintage Warmer with simpler controls.
Big Al isn’t subtle like a Fuse plug. I can’t imagine the build up of this sounding great like the vpres. The closest is the 2C pushed into crispy territory but the 2C is not nearly as warm and of course is easier to use.
Post by deaconblues on Jun 10, 2021 14:23:31 GMT -6
I dunno, I've had great luck with it. From subtle to very extreme I was able to add a lot of interesting saturation to a variety of sources in a way I've struggled with some of the other saturators. I really like the low and high adjustment on it as well as the basic patching for quick changes. I also read the manual and adjusted settings in the way they recommended. I like things pretty weird and gritty and Big Al felt like a different color than what I'd experienced with Phil's Cascade by the same team. In general, I'm always looking for new variations on scuffing up clean sounds and I get results pretty quick from Al that don't feel like THD glued on top of the existing audio (like the way the elysia karacter plugin sounds to me).
And maybe it's just that "old and cool" and "old and gross" can be flip-flopped depending on your ears. One man's Weiss is another man's Behringer. etc.