Post by sirthought on Nov 20, 2023 23:22:37 GMT -6
They took the overall concept of Ocean Way Studio and improved the design and functionality considerably. And even though it's deeper than Ocean way, I think the design of it makes it easier to operate...less confusing.
I think on both plugins the Re-mic function is really powerful for adding life to tracks. It can bring out bunches of dimension in ways you can't do with other tricks like chorus or microshift etc.
Post by gravesnumber9 on Nov 22, 2023 15:48:29 GMT -6
Very curious to hear some thoughts here. I won't be able to try this out for a few days.
This looks like a first-of-its-kind plugin. Assuming all the pieces are usable. Room emulation, EQ, one knob compressor, reverb all in one? Unique approach to a channel strip, feel like this plus SB plugin on the bus could be the new recipe for the classic "gimme 10 minutes and I'll bounce you something you can listen to on the way home."
I have a tall church ceiling with lots of treatment and it sounds fantastic for verb already. It does react great to extra whispers of these famous rooms but i find them false on dry signals unless I spend time blending, delaying and processing them maybe even using a real plate or a Tall Bird etc. It’s such an art, they can’t really just sell you a famous space and expect it to gel.
I don’t have the UAD rooms, but with Sunset I find things get boomy much faster than actual room mics in a world class room. So lots of filtering and blending typically ensues. The iso booths are nice sometimes because they’re less obvious sounding and thus easier to blend. But nothing ever beats getting what you need at capture. That said, I’m grateful (especially today!) for the amazing tools we have these days.
This (and the 175/176) are my first UA plugins. Not bad for $99.
I’m not convinced it sounds “better” than Reverberate or Valhalla Room, but it’s a promising concept. I do a lot of recording in a very dead space, so most things get a touch of room verb when I mix. Fingers crossed.