Neve EQ: Which plugin nails it?

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Obsolete462444
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465 posts since 15 Apr, 2020

Post Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:50 am

v1o wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:42 am
Kazi7 wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:41 pm
VOS NastyCS if you can run Windows 32bit VSTs.
Never heard of NastyCS. It's not on the VOS website. Do you reckon its still competitive today?
Yes, it nails the Neve EQ curves.

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KVRian
1187 posts since 11 Jun, 2019

Post Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:55 pm

Much has been said, but nobody has mentioned yet, that it is always inspiring to have an EQ or two more.

Junkyard Sam
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14 posts since 25 Jul, 2020

Post Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:19 pm

I can't speak to the actual hardware or even comparisons with different 1073 plugins... But I can say this -- when I got Scheps 73 by Waves, I didn't even know what a Neve is or was. I had no preconceived notions about this classic gear, and I have a TON of plugins. But Scheps 73 kept getting a lot of use because it had that magic combo of being easy to use while sounding great. It "just works." So I loved it without starting with a bias.

I had a similar experience with Scheps Omni Channel. What a plugin. Given my good experience with these two plugins -- and the great interviews with Andrew Scheps -- I'm inclined to "believe" in their collaboration enough that I haven't felt a need to look elsewhere.

I'm curious about how close it is to the actual hardware but since I'll never own that hardware (and certainly not enough for every channel!) then it's mostly curiosity.

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KVRAF
3001 posts since 5 Nov, 2014

Post Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:31 pm

v1o wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:42 am
Kazi7 wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:41 pm
VOS NastyCS if you can run Windows 32bit VSTs.
Never heard of NastyCS. It's not on the VOS website. Do you reckon its still competitive today?
https://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/20 ... sed-today/
https://vst4free.com/plugin/973/

v1o
KVRAF
3052 posts since 2 Oct, 2004

Post Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:06 pm

Passing Bye wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:31 pm
v1o wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:42 am
Kazi7 wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:41 pm
VOS NastyCS if you can run Windows 32bit VSTs.
Never heard of NastyCS. It's not on the VOS website. Do you reckon its still competitive today?
https://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/20 ... sed-today/
https://vst4free.com/plugin/973/
That's NastyVCS not NastyCS. They're different.
Orion Platinum, Muzys 2

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KVRAF
3001 posts since 5 Nov, 2014

Post Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:25 pm

v1o wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:06 pm
That's NastyVCS not NastyCS. They're different.
Lol I taught he swallowed a letter, first time I hear about this plugin (being OSX guy most of my music life), found some link with little Googling around, it's old free plugin, so I guess it's not as big deal to share it.

https://forum.cockos.com/showpost.php?p ... stcount=26

doesn't work in Bitwig, crashes the internal bridge...works with jBridge tho.

v1o
KVRAF
3052 posts since 2 Oct, 2004

Post Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:42 pm

Ok thanks for the link, will give it a test drive with jbridge.
Orion Platinum, Muzys 2

simon.a.billington
KVRAF
2143 posts since 12 Nov, 2014

Post Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:22 am

Junkyard Sam wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:19 pm
I can't speak to the actual hardware or even comparisons with different 1073 plugins... But I can say this -- when I got Scheps 73 by Waves, I didn't even know what a Neve is or was. I had no preconceived notions about this classic gear, and I have a TON of plugins. But Scheps 73 kept getting a lot of use because it had that magic combo of being easy to use while sounding great. It "just works." So I loved it without starting with a bias.

I had a similar experience with Scheps Omni Channel. What a plugin. Given my good experience with these two plugins -- and the great interviews with Andrew Scheps -- I'm inclined to "believe" in their collaboration enough that I haven't felt a need to look elsewhere.

I'm curious about how close it is to the actual hardware but since I'll never own that hardware (and certainly not enough for every channel!) then it's mostly curiosity.
That is a great plugin. As an alternative I also try boosting the output instead of the gain, you get a different color of harmonics. You can even blend the two and just reduce the input volume to accomodate.

I've got to say I'm also impressed with Arturia's and Lindell's offering. Though I still get alot of milage out of the old V-EQ3/4 & V-Comp. It has a certain aesthetic I still appreciate and its lighter on the CPU.

jochicago
KVRian
1021 posts since 26 Feb, 2018

Post Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:55 am

Junkyard Sam wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:19 pm
I had a similar experience with Scheps Omni Channel. What a plugin. Given my good experience with these two plugins -- and the great interviews with Andrew Scheps -- I'm inclined to "believe" in their collaboration enough that I haven't felt a need to look elsewhere.
These artist collaborations are some of Waves best work. It's like another layer of quality put on top of what Waves was going to do on their own.

The Scheps Omni is based on several hardware units (an eclectic mix of all the stuff Scheps likes), but it's primarily designed to work well as a proudly digital strip. They ignore all the limitations of hardware, and it's not trying to sound identical either, just in the spirit, short of investing too much CPU on unnecessary modeling. That's why they don't often talk about the hardware that is being emulated, because it wasn't meant to sound exact, it was more about borrowing some tasty EQ curves, saturation models, and vintage compressor character.

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gentleclockdivider
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4649 posts since 22 Mar, 2009 from gent

Post Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:10 am

The yamaha steinberg portico ( rupert neve desings ) plugins seems to be very good.
https://new.steinberg.net/rnd-portico/
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LoveEnigma18
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4306 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:50 am

For anyone using Lindell Audio 80 Series: How do you actually use the Buss plugin? Do you drive the input at the top or trim knob or both? I think the master slider is to be left untouched at 0dB and the out knob at the top should be used for gain matching?

Of course, whatever sounds good, but this is just to get some understanding and direction.

Stokely
KVRist
226 posts since 11 May, 2010

Post Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:21 am

Curious about that as well, I just picked this plugin up. Enjoying the channel mode but am not sure about the buss one.

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The Noodlist
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4427 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from South Yorkshire

Post Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:09 am

Acustica and Nebula seem to be highly regarded. Gemini Audio's Nebula libraries gets great reviews.
You could try the older BritChannel V4 for free. The new version was mentioned by bmanic
https://vst4free.com/plugin/3106/
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Everglide
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Post Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:16 pm

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Everglide
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Post Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:18 pm

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