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Eusebio Rufian-Zilbermann

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  1. JRR had a bad crash some time ago and "lost" a bunch of records. You may want to ask support, they may be able to reinstate the info. If you have the emails it will probably make it easier.

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  2. 2 minutes ago, Starship Krupa said:

    I'm trying to find where he lists them.

    Phoenix (and its successors, Nimbus and Stratus) Reverb is the best sounding reverb I've yet to hear.

    He is not listing them, you can see them in the daw screen at various points

    Because of how Pro Tools abbreviates the names, I am not sure if "phoenixd" is Phoenixverb or something else, the 3D reverbs by exponential audio would have been stratus or symphony, not pohoenixverb so I don't know where that "d" could be coming from (but I don't know either other plugins with names that start with phoenix)

  3. 7 new plugins that I'll get because they've been added to Mercury. 4 of them in my "wants" list, 3 in the "if they're cheap" list. Updated scalable UIs for a few plugins that I regularly use. A lottery ticket for more new plugins added to Mercury over the course of a year.

    I'll bite.

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  4. On 5/7/2023 at 8:12 AM, Aaron Robinson said:

    you can also set the loudness type to RMS or Peak (or True Peak) instead of LUFS. I’ve been thinking about adding some kind of hybrid mode to use both simultaneously. But that’s just an idea so far, haven’t started digging into it. 

    Interesting idea. Maybe a 3-stage compressor limiter, first stage RMS for fast "color" compression, second LUFS for slow "leveling" compression, finally true peak for limiting? And maybe add detection of lowest input frequency and show where the separation between slow and fast compression should be

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  5. 5 hours ago, Doug Rintoul said:

    Curious as to how you generated your list of plugins...

    I used the vst inventory tool that was posted in these forums quite a while ago, I think it was written by @scook

    The latest version of the inventory tool is available from https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eiVH_I1clbbRtWFh4-3Mo7HANjCxR8SwqHJtYXy19gw/pub

    (in the Utilities section towards the end of the page)

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  6. I came across this video where Trevor Horn shows his DAW session for the Yes track "Owner of a Lonely Heart" . Of course, the choice of plugins did catch my eye. Soundtoys, Altiverb and many Waves, (Puigtec 660,  Puigchild MEQ5, Vintage compressor, C4, SSLComp, L2, Kramer HLS, RVox), and a phoenixd that I'm not quite sure what it is (phoenixverb?)


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  7. 19 hours ago, Brian Walton said:

    And just like everyone else here (myself included), their opinion is worthless since they have never actually used what they purchased.


    We can provide valuable opinions regarding what are good acquisitions for a plugin collection

    My collection is getting close to level 6 🤪 (see list in signature)


  8. Since it is an open source project, you may want to try compiling it for macOS and see if it works (it's quite possible that the developer didn't make a macOS version simply because he didn't have a macOS machine, so if you get it working maybe you can send the update to the original developer)

    Nowadays that chatgpt is "smart enough" to make VST plugins, maybe it can add a macOS build to existing plugin code ?


  9. It was a tongue-in-cheek comment. I have the "2023 new plugins bundle" (and so far it looks like it's going to end up a pretty good deal for $224 after vouchers, PA is keeping their promise of frequent new releases). Earlier in the year getting it applied was more confusing, but I like how they do it now, showing a $0 price

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  10. I never expected Audrey & Kate (Japanese rocksmith youtubber girls) to be reviewing plugins but...


  11. I've been playing around with it. The workflow is similar to iZotope Ozone and Neutron. You let StudioVerse "listen" to the track and then it comes up with a list of suggested plugin chains that you can tweak.

    Some differences with iZotope are:

    • Instead of one chain, it presents many possible chains, and you can easily one-click-switch from one chain to another and listen to the difference (but note that this switching can sometimes get very CPU intensive)
    • The chains have "macro" knobs, to easily tweak the main parameters instead of having to dig into each plugin to tweak the settings (similar to how presets work e.g., in Analog Lab and many other synths)
    • You can refine the "AI Listen" results using tags, name or id. You can also skip the "AI" part and just search in the whole collection.

    Sure, if you don't have many Waves licenses and/or have crossed out Waves from your list of plugins to use, this will be of little use to you but, if you have a large collection of their plug-ins (Mercury, etc) this is a really nice freebie.

    This is the "AI version" of the "make your mix sound like Chris Lord-Alge/Greg Wells/Tony Maserati/etc" that Waves has been marketing for years

  12. Somewhat lost in the noise of the subscription-only-fiasco, Waves announced the new StudioVerse for using AI techniques for creating plugin chains. After the "both subscription and perpetual" was announced, I've been waiting to see how much they asked for StudioVerse and, pleasant surprise - It's free!

    From https://www.waves.com/studioverse/about


    StudioVerse opens from the Waves StudioRack plugin chainer. Get StudioRack as part of a Waves Creative Access subscription (try first 7 days free), or download the demo (including all Waves plugins) from Waves Central. Or, if you already have a StudioRack license, you can simply update it in Waves Central, even without a new subscription or demo.

    StudioRack has been a free-of-charge license for quite a while. If you don't have it (or have an older version), it's price still seems to be $0, but the purchase functionality at waves.com seems to be a work-in-progress and not functional yet

    Note: Like many other plugin chainers, you need to have licenses for the plugins being chained. If you don't already have a good collection of Waves plugins, StudioVerse will probably be of limited or no use.

  13. 14 hours ago, Brian Walton said:

    $34 per plugin is more than retail and this assumes each and every plugin added is one you would have bought.  

    I personally just don't see it as a value proposition.  


    Oh, I know and that's why I haven't purchased it at $34/plugin. But, suppose a typical WUP sales at 25% off ($180 cap), and 3 new plugins between now and when that happens. Then it would be $18 per plugin, that's why I'm saying "it's getting close".

    My point anyway is - do the numbers instead of flat out dismissing it (as I see people often doing). Price per plugin is just an approximation. When a new Arturia collection comes out, I assign a value to each of the new plugins for how much I'd reasonably like to pay, and then compare the total to the cost of the upgrade. If it's good then I get the upgrade, if it isn't then I wait. For WUP it's the same process, what do I get and how much is it worth to me.

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