Post by viciousbliss on Jun 6, 2018 18:10:38 GMT -6
With the usual sale going on, I thought I would try some more of their stuff just to see if I could make more use of it than Cream. Envolution, Dynamics, and Dynamic Eq are some of the most useful and intuitive plugins I've ever used. Shoulda got these years ago. Inflator can still be really useful, but it seems like Envolution and Dynamics already have warmth knobs that do pretty much the same thing. I've been using the Weiss stuff in lieu of Oxford Limiter, but I decided to test Bx Limiter today and found that I liked using that after the DS1-MK3 instead of the MM1. So maybe I will have to try using the Oxford again. Envolution easily makes music have more excitement and ambience. Just by increasing the transients a few db and the sustain 1-2 db and leaving everything else at default unless I add some of the warmth. The paragraph-long hints that pop on each knob are very useful and make them that much more intuitive. The Dynamic eq is quick and easy to work with. It's the first one I've ever liked using. Dynamics is far better than I thought it'd be. I needed to gate some excess hiss off an old demo someone else recorded and mixed and the default setting reduced it enough without messing up the things every other gate plugin I've used seems to mess up with the highs. The compressor and limiter are both very useful and transparent. Warmth seems to produce about the same results as Inflator in certain settings. The eq can be helpful. It's something that can do a lot to transform a track or mix. I'm still needing to use Envolution on more individual tracks. The degree of control is so much better than on other transient shapers and the sustain increase does a lot more than spl drumxchanger's. Briefly tried Suppreser. It is transparent, but I vastly prefer the VLB902. Anyone know if there's big faults with these? Otherwise I think they're pretty top of the line.