Ribs

VST, AU, AAX, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion
KVRist
104 posts since 31 May, 2017

Post Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:09 am

Love this thing so much.

Is there a technique to minimize the intense bitcrush/alias effect? Outside just lowpassing it away i mean.

Would love juts a slightly cleaner sound than i'm getting.

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KVRian
725 posts since 21 Nov, 2015

Post Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:26 am

You could try to throw some kind of Tape-emu on it, for a smooth High-end roll off, the #airwindows ToTape or Tape work pretty good for these kind of Tasks. But there are lots of others, which can also do the Trick. :phones:
The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.

KVRAF
2991 posts since 21 Mar, 2020

Post Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:31 am

Just downloaded this and haven't a clue what it is like yet but thank you anyway. :tu:

KVRian
1079 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Post Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:34 am

Use a desser and or a tape plugin, and as somebody mention AirWindows has a few plugins for this task.
cantaloupe wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:09 am
Love this thing so much.

Is there a technique to minimize the intense bitcrush/alias effect? Outside just lowpassing it away i mean.

Would love juts a slightly cleaner sound than i'm getting.

KVRist

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226 posts since 29 Apr, 2012

Post Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:54 am

cantaloupe wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:09 am
Love this thing so much.

Is there a technique to minimize the intense bitcrush/alias effect? Outside just lowpassing it away i mean.

Would love juts a slightly cleaner sound than i'm getting.
Not ideal but better than nothing: sort of dynamic lowpassing. You can choose the simple or resonant filter, set it to lowpass and set the filter cutoff proportional to the playback speed. It'll sound a bit like a vinyl record. You can also slightly increase the internal error param to mask bitcrushing with noise.

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KVRist
414 posts since 21 Jan, 2007

Post Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:28 am

How would you use Ribs in a music project with a fixed sequence? Or is this for performance mostly?

Reason I ask is that the buffer starts refilling after a stop/play action is made on the transport, so the results may be random.

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KVRAF
5264 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:27 pm

overhishead wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:28 am
How would you use Ribs in a music project with a fixed sequence? Or is this for performance mostly?

Reason I ask is that the buffer starts refilling after a stop/play action is made on the transport, so the results may be random.
You don't like random results???? (I love them, or life is boring...; - )
If yes, simply avoid stop/play, especially random stop/play...
Or bounce the result...

KVRer
29 posts since 9 Sep, 2019 from Vancouver

Post Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:53 pm

Has anyone had any trouble installing this on Catalina with Ableton? I’ve dumped the vst in the right folder and installed the font. When I run a scan in Ableton I get the security pop-up when running apps from unknown developers, go into security to allow it to open, but it doesn’t pop-up until I hit cancel. Then it pops up again, I click open anyway but it’s still not showing up in Ableton. The AU shows up but doesn’t actually load when I drop it onto an audio track.

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KVRAF
5264 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:39 pm

Its not notarized. There are ways to get it running, but for exactly that sort of problem I avoid Catalina for at least some more years. Its not worth the hazel...

KVRer
29 posts since 9 Sep, 2019 from Vancouver

Post Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:50 pm

Tj Shredder wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:39 pm
Its not notarized. There are ways to get it running, but for exactly that sort of problem I avoid Catalina for at least some more years. Its not worth the hazel...
Got it working. Dumped the vst into a different folder, went through the prompts after scanning in Ableton. Then I move the file to a different folder and it worked. No idea why.

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KVRAF
5264 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:09 pm

Mass Ev wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:50 pm
Tj Shredder wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:39 pm
Its not notarized. There are ways to get it running, but for exactly that sort of problem I avoid Catalina for at least some more years. Its not worth the hazel...
Got it working. Dumped the vst into a different folder, went through the prompts after scanning in Ableton. Then I move the file to a different folder and it worked. No idea why.
Could be a permission problem...

KVRer
27 posts since 7 Oct, 2019

Post Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:30 pm

I just downloaded Ribs for Mac and I'm trying to figure out how to load and save presets. I looked in the manual and can't figure it out from the GUI. Any help would be appreciated

KVRer
3 posts since 17 Jul, 2011

Post Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:21 pm

Hi, RIBS newbie here, this is a remarkable piece of software, two days with it so far, is there any way a) to flush a chosen buffer and/or b) to flush all buffers at once? At present I'm having to fill / overwrite an existing buffer with silence, which is slow. Help or better workrounds much appreciated!

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