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foosnark
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4335 posts since 9 Jan, 2003, from Saint Louis MO

Postby foosnark; Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:45 am Re: New things from Unfiltered Audio

martinjuenke wrote:IMO Unfiltered Audio presets are poor stuff. Similar to u-he UHBIK presets. Rarely useable, cryptic description, over the top.


I think this is more of a reflection on the nature of the plugins than the quality of the presets, though. Spec Ops can be very complex, especially with modulation. In a lot of cases, settings are going to be highly dependent on what you feed it -- the frequency ranges, timing, how much space there is in your track in general, etc. I see the presets as just demos.

I use a modular synth and unpatch 100% between recordings, so let's just say I'm not a big preset fan. But I still found a few Uhbik presets useful.

Presswerk actually has some of my favorite presets, which seems surprising on a compressor. There are a couple of them that "just work" for me as a last step in mastering, literally without adjusting anything, and I always A/B compare to see if either of them automatically improves my sound.
thelizard
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1105 posts since 6 Jul, 2004

Postby thelizard; Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:07 am Re: New things from Unfiltered Audio

Well, everyone will be happy to know that we've hired a preset designer through Plugin Alliance who will create about 150 or so more traditional presets. So far, I've created nearly 100 that barely use the modulation system, so they're all quite straightforward.

People are really into making BYOME presets, which is a great sign. Ivo submitted over 70, ignatius provided over 40, etc. We're spending a lot of time organizing the presets and making them all NKS-friendly, so I think that this will be our most immediately usable plugin by a mile.
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martinjuenke
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1788 posts since 28 Dec, 2015, from Germany

Postby martinjuenke; Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:20 am Re: New things from Unfiltered Audio

thelizard wrote:Well, everyone will be happy to know that we've hired a preset designer through Plugin Alliance who will create about 150 or so more traditional presets. So far, I've created nearly 100 that barely use the modulation system, so they're all quite straightforward.

People are really into making BYOME presets, which is a great sign. Ivo submitted over 70, ignatius provided over 40, etc. We're spending a lot of time organizing the presets and making them all NKS-friendly, so I think that this will be our most immediately usable plugin by a mile.

Thanks! Good message! :clap:

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Hez
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446 posts since 10 Dec, 2013

Postby Hez; Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:56 pm Re: New things from Unfiltered Audio

dangayle wrote:
Mushy Mushy wrote:
dangayle wrote:I'm still trying to understand the fondness everyone has for SpecOps. I love glitching stuff out, but SpecOps just seems to smoosh everything out, like the smudge tool in Photoshop. I really need to hear it in context.

The glitchy top line starting at 2.43 is all SpecOps. It was simply a high passed drum loop into an automated SpecOps.
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Cool. I can definitely see the use in that. I do appreciate that style, although I make techno more around 124bpm :)


If you make techno you should be in love with SpecOps - it's a one-stop techno powerhouse! I do lean more to the dusty dub techno side of things though where all the little glitches/artifacts/transient smearing are desired rather than a byproduct to be suppressed though.

One of my main use cases for SpecOps is adding vaguely related harmonic information in different parts of the spectrum. I usually run it on a parallel layer and eq quite heavily just to get the additional spectral content I'm after. Got a cool drum loop with a nice rhythm but not quite enough sub? SpecOps, abuse the various pitch shifting algorithms, experiment with window size until you've got a good balance between transient retention & not too much of the 'comb filter'/tonal type artifacts you get from small window sizes. Likewise if you're looking to add some high end clarity or dirt.

I usually follow up with the usual kind of processing (saturation, compression, filtering etc.) to glue the new layer to the original sound.
Ah_Dziz
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Postby Ah_Dziz; Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:31 pm Re: New things from Unfiltered Audio

Byome is the jam.
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dangayle
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577 posts since 29 Mar, 2014

Postby dangayle; Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:34 pm Re: New things from Unfiltered Audio

Hez wrote:
dangayle wrote:Cool. I can definitely see the use in that. I do appreciate that style, although I make techno more around 124bpm :)


If you make techno you should be in love with SpecOps - it's a one-stop techno powerhouse! I do lean more to the dusty dub techno side of things though where all the little glitches/artifacts/transient smearing are desired rather than a byproduct to be suppressed though.

One of my main use cases for SpecOps is adding vaguely related harmonic information in different parts of the spectrum. I usually run it on a parallel layer and eq quite heavily just to get the additional spectral content I'm after. Got a cool drum loop with a nice rhythm but not quite enough sub? SpecOps, abuse the various pitch shifting algorithms, experiment with window size until you've got a good balance between transient retention & not too much of the 'comb filter'/tonal type artifacts you get from small window sizes. Likewise if you're looking to add some high end clarity or dirt.

I usually follow up with the usual kind of processing (saturation, compression, filtering etc.) to glue the new layer to the original sound.


That's really cool to hear, I never thought about using it that way. I was just sticking a drum loop or a synth into it and flipping through a ton of presets at 100% mix.
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martinjuenke
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1788 posts since 28 Dec, 2015, from Germany

Postby martinjuenke; Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:57 am Re: New things from Unfiltered Audio

Maybe that‘s my fault when judging the presets as well: I used them too wet...

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phoneyk
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Postby phoneyk; Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:35 am Re: New things from Unfiltered Audio

Presets are meant to be used as they are, otherwise they would make different settings.

That's my opinion anyway
Mushy Mushy
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Postby Mushy Mushy; Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:37 am Re: New things from Unfiltered Audio

phoneyk wrote:Presets are meant to be used as they are, otherwise they would make different settings.

That's my opinion anyway

Presets are merely the plugin equivalent of serving suggestions.
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