ToneBoosters, I love your plugins

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Proteinshake
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Post Wed May 16, 2018 5:43 am

So the sound did change from Reelbus v3 to v4?

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Vortifex
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Re: ToneBoosters, I love your plugins

Post Wed May 16, 2018 5:57 am

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v1o
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1092 posts since 2 Oct, 2004

Re: ToneBoosters, I love your plugins

Post Wed May 16, 2018 10:09 am

Anyone compare to Softube and Blackrooster.
Orion Platinum, Muzys 2

.jon
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5484 posts since 9 Jul, 2002 from Helsinki

Re: ToneBoosters, I love your plugins

Post Wed May 16, 2018 11:33 am

Fantastic update to one of my favourite plugins. Thanks Toneboosters!

Winstontaneous
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1382 posts since 15 Feb, 2006 from Berkeley, CA

Re: ToneBoosters, I love your plugins

Post Wed May 16, 2018 11:38 am

gentleclockdivider wrote:
Bodhisan wrote:This also appears to replace/update Ferox.

Btw, I’m seeing, as I’m sure everyone is, a pattern here. Truly inexpensive 3’s, but now buying individual 4’s at $25 a pop. Thinking of what’s included in both bundles, that could be in excess of $300 with future 4 offerings...pure genius!

And so far, worth every penny.
I hope it doesn't replace ferox ,ferox is a charming low cpu plug .
IN reelbus 4 ,(ferox tape mode ) the compressor release setting is missing :cry: ,
And looking at screenshots I don't see a Feedback control for Echo/Delay which to my ears is a big part of the Ferox magic.

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Rockatansky
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Post Wed May 16, 2018 12:50 pm

So, um, obviously I upgraded right away.

But I too feel that somehow it's an uncanny valley thing with that paradox of the sterile 2D interface and the expected "deep analog 3D warmth" sound of a supposed tape plugin. The interface is so cold and digital, how can anything that comes out of it sound "real"? Has this "Ozone FX for cheapskates" taste to it, dunno. Receiving very mixed signals from that processor.

OTOH it made me install the EQ4 and Reverb4 demos, so I'm pretty sure I'll have to get those at some point.
Swings and roundabouts, I guess. :shrug:

I downloaded the portable non-installer zip, so maybe I'm missing out on a manual that's in the installer or something (found no downloads for one on the product page). But does anyone know what those processing modes are? Set to "Recorder" (default) it sounds OK, as "Insert FX" it's really muffled, and as "Send FX" it just goes dead. I thought they may have made it so that in "send" mode it expects a signal on all sorts of input channels higher than 1&2, and then it sums it down to output channels 1&2... but that doesn't seem to be the case. Pretty weird.
Confucamus.

mabian
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1591 posts since 10 Jan, 2005

Re: ToneBoosters, I love your plugins

Post Wed May 16, 2018 1:00 pm

The manual is well hidden in the website support page, "Contact" paragraph...

https://www.toneboosters.com/support.html

https://www.toneboosters.com/manuals/TB ... Manual.pdf

Hope it helps,
Mario

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Rockatansky
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229 posts since 3 Jun, 2017

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Post Wed May 16, 2018 1:12 pm

Yup, that solved the mystery, thanks.

Although your direct link doesn't work (your URL is correct, but just goes to TB front page) and the manual index isn't hyperlinked... sigh... scrollfest to page 92.
Reelbus manual wrote:
  • Recorder: in this mode, ReelBus acts as tape recorder simulator. All input signals are processed by the tape simulation effect.
  • Send FX: in this mode, ReelBus only produces echo and flanging output contributions, without outputting the original input. This mode is suitable for using ReelBus as bus effect to produce tape echo and flanging.
  • Insert FX: in this mode, ReelBus produces the original (unprocessed) input as output, plus any flange and echo effects. This mode is suitable for using ReelBus as insert effect to generate tape echo and flanging.
Confucamus.

mabian
KVRAF
1591 posts since 10 Jan, 2005

Re: ToneBoosters, I love your plugins

Post Wed May 16, 2018 1:20 pm

Strange, the direct link doesn't work indeed... go figure...

- Mario

acousticglue
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411 posts since 27 May, 2008

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Post Wed May 16, 2018 1:56 pm

Since says prelease likely will be updated, right?

Tappistry
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875 posts since 3 Aug, 2017 from San Diego, CA

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Post Wed May 16, 2018 3:09 pm

acousticglue wrote:Since says prelease likely will be updated, right?
I got an email offer for $23. I think that’s the going price for everyone right now.

bungle
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1564 posts since 12 Mar, 2004

Re: ToneBoosters, I love your plugins

Post Wed May 16, 2018 3:37 pm

Rockatansky wrote:So, um, obviously I upgraded right away.

But I too feel that somehow it's an uncanny valley thing with that paradox of the sterile 2D interface and the expected "deep analog 3D warmth" sound of a supposed tape plugin. The interface is so cold and digital, how can anything that comes out of it sound "real"? Has this "Ozone FX for cheapskates" taste to it, dunno. Receiving very mixed signals from that processor.
This post is a joke right ?
You aren't really suggesting that a plugins UI design somehow controls how it could possibly sound ?

The v4 UIs are superb, and. huge upgrade on the V3s
If your plugin is a C++ creation, please don't say so.
If it is, pop round Marcos, he has just bought you a Mac to port it.

chk071
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17017 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

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Post Wed May 16, 2018 3:46 pm

Yeah, love the GUI's. Not sure whether or not they have an effect on the sound though. :D

Tappistry
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875 posts since 3 Aug, 2017 from San Diego, CA

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Post Wed May 16, 2018 8:42 pm

bungle wrote: This post is a joke right ?
You aren't really suggesting that a plugins UI design somehow controls how it could possibly sound ?

The v4 UIs are superb, and. huge upgrade on the V3s
There IS a thread (that’s mostly a joke, I think) about which DAW sounds the best. :hihi:

I do like the new v4 UIs. But it seems that some features get left out from previous products that were nice. The colorized bands from EQ3 come to mind ... still haven’t made their way to EQ4.

kmonkey
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3868 posts since 17 Aug, 2004

Re: ToneBoosters, I love your plugins

Post Wed May 16, 2018 8:51 pm

I adore V4 GUI's. I can understand why someone not like them but they are right up my alley + oversizing YES!!!

I still can not believe how good these plugins sound for such price.

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