I like it better than amplitube's version but I haven't compared it to others. It's more "finished" and the vox honk didn't overpower like some sims, but it's somewhat on the darker side and you'll need to turn up the treble and turn down the cut a little more than you're used to if you've used the real thing.
How's the CPU load compare between the two (if it's even noticeable for a newer system, lol)? I'm fine with AT5, but I wouldn't mind having something a little lighter just for quick tracking before I start committing tracks down.
Post by yewtreemagic on Nov 16, 2021 11:59:31 GMT -6
I bought Transgressor 2 in the sale, and it's an absolute bargain at $29. I was really impressed by its Detector function, as you can solo it while adjusting the filter and threshold settings, to quickly home in on the only sound you want to change before tweaking its Transient and Sustain portions.
The supplied presets also gave me a very good idea of how capable this plug-in was, and while I would mostly use it on individual tracks or stems, if you're careful I reckon you could even use it in repair mode to correct a single sound within a stereo mix
Post by yewtreemagic on Nov 16, 2021 17:44:18 GMT -6
I also love the Boz Pan Knob, and use it all the time (perfect for extreme pan positions that also work under headphones without turning your head inside out). Shame that one isn't in the sale
While you're at the Boz web site though, let me plug (see what I did there?) their freebie Bark Of Dog 2, which is a really versatile low end manipulator - I use it all the time for its low end roll-off (with a variable resonant peak if you need one), but you can also switch to an effective Pultec Bass boost/attenuation, or use it in Mid or Side modes. Really handy!
mattbroiler, yewtreemagic, would you please explain how a pan knob can be better. I use Logic. The pan works exactly as I want it to, but I'd love to know what an improved pan knob might accomplish.
The secret with the Boz Pan Knob is that it has a built-in variable frequency crossover, below which it doesn't pan.
For extreme pan settings I generally set this to around 150Hz - sounds still get placed in almost the same 'physical position' when you're listening through loudspeakers, but you avoid the one-ear weirdness when listening under headphones (as so many people do nowadays).
Boz Pan Knob also includes a useful pan extension to 120% L & R using the Haas effect, for more extreme positioning. I think I paid £10 for it in a sale, and have used it loads during the last year or so. Oh, since you mention Logic, Boz Pan Knob also offers Linear, -3dB, -4.5dB and -6dB Pan law options, so you can match it to your DAW.
Maybe I should try that Boz Pan Knob again - It got too complex for me at the time I got it - was a few years ago (I do use Boz free Panipulator plug on the mix bus every time to check mono and revere Left/right channels.
OK - yewtreemagic - I tried the Boz Pan knob again just now at Default Natural setting (150 Hz crossover 'balance' mode) I set pan law to -3 (was -6 by default) I'm liking what I'm hearing - sounds more articulate separation. Glad you mentioned this plug!
Post by mattbroiler on Nov 21, 2021 7:12:17 GMT -6
yewtree already covered the main technical explanation of how the plugin works a little differently with the lo freq crossover and pan law options. You can set the pan law option in most daws to begin with this is something I have not looked at much until recently.
I get a smoother panning action and perhaps a little better control of the placement with the big pan knob.
I don't use if for set it and forget it channel panning but when some panning movement is called for I'll use the Boz plug because my midi controller works better with it and the action is much smoother than the pan knobs in cakewalk.
Anything on Plugin Alliance? Setting up this new computer...didn't realize my beloved MusEQ was...ahem...a really long trial. But I'm not spending $150 on it.
It seems hit and miss on their website. They sent me a couple notices today on some items. I did not see a discount on MusEq from them. Also, audiodeluxe.com keeps up with quite a few deals. Meanwhile, I suspect Plugin Alliance will post more deals tomorrow, etc.
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