Quick AG by United Plugins

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El°HYM
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528 posts since 21 Nov, 2015

Post Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:59 pm

...is this a joke?
Although it looks easy, mixing acoustic guitar, ukulele or mandolin is a very hard job. So many things can go wrong. That's why we created Quick AG - the shortcut to the perfect and natural acoustic instruments sound.
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Halonmusic
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Post Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:02 am

Joke or not, it's pretty cool though.
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soulone82
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979 posts since 16 Aug, 2010 from almost everywhere...

Post Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:15 am

El°HYM wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:59 pm
...is this a joke?
It is, just like the whole plugin business.

jens
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20269 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Post Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:41 am

El°HYM wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:59 pm
...is this a joke?
Why on earth would you think that? If you ask this question I assume you never work with (real recordings of) the Instruments it has been developed for. And then it just totally isn't for you. It's basically like a bald guy asking if hairspray is a joke... :shrug:

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El°HYM
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Post Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:26 am

Unfortunately this is true, as I am mostly recording Air.
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fese
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1437 posts since 14 Sep, 2004 from $HOME

Post Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:06 am

Well, mixing acoustic instruments can be really hard, especially if played and recorded by someone like me...

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El°HYM
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Post Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:39 am

Also very true. I actually once had to mix a Guitar - player in a Live situation, that Dude was blind, so he couldnt tell where the Mics exactly are & also moving around, away from them the whole Gig. That situation was kind of meant for disaster, as I couldnt really figure out a setting that would work... so I decided to 'ride' the faders while & with his Play, until we somehow connected & which made a fine performance. He just came to me after the show & respectfully shook my hand, which was a cool gesture. :phones:
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Soundplex
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257 posts since 22 Sep, 2015

Post Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:10 am

Funny the united plugins crew now inbreeds to create new "brands" :oops: but at least they kept the melda style of selling - discount, discount, discount. The sound examples on their website are not that convincing, especially as the effected version introduce artefacts.

jens
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20269 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Post Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:21 am

El°HYM wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:39 am
Also very true. I actually once had to mix a Guitar - player in a Live situation, that Dude was blind, so he couldnt tell where the Mics exactly are & also moving around, away from them the whole Gig. That situation was kind of meant for disaster, as I couldnt really figure out a setting that would work... so I decided to 'ride' the faders while & with his Play, until we somehow connected & which made a fine performance. He just came to me after the show & respectfully shook my hand, which was a cool gesture. :phones:
Acoustic guitar is rather simple to record in comparison with things like uke, mandoline, autoharp and what not - and still it can be quite hard to mix, especially in combination with electric instruments if they're recorded in an untreated room, as most of us here probably do most of the time... a mandoline can require a lot of effort under the same circumstances.

sometimes having some experience but not enough to see the full picture can make you presumptous.

I don't trust Melda very much, but the idea behind the plugin is certainly applaudable.

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El°HYM
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528 posts since 21 Nov, 2015

Post Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:45 am

Melda actually does have some very useful tools, too.
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MirkoVanHauten
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Post Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:05 am

El°HYM wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:45 am
Melda actually does have some very useful tools, too.
Depends on who you ask.

Anyways back to topic: the with all knobs turned off the eq boosts the signal by 6dB, the eq didn't work for my guitar recording (that's the problem having it "automatic" and predefined), the transient control creates artefacts and pumping, reverb didn't catch me and the max amount of 40% is was too little when working with short room or plate. Don't know I also found the UI to be fairly clutteted. Not my coup of tea.

ElevateAudio
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60 posts since 16 Mar, 2020

Post Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:31 pm

I tried this and it isn't doing anything better than included plugs in most DAWs. Your $$ would be better spent elsewhere.

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Burillo
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Post Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:05 pm

IMO if we're talking overly specific plug in designed around a specific source, I feel like Audified's ToneSpot series basically murders this, and just about the only bad thing about ToneSpot is that the GUI is frickin tiny and cluttered even with maximum size. Otherwise, it has all of the strengths of Quick AG (tailored to a specific source and with predefined starting points for everything) but without the weaknesses, and it has more features. If you're interested in this plug-in, I suggest checking out ToneSpot as well.
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SharksFin
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140 posts since 6 Nov, 2003

Post Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:20 am

i like it
its handy

hotmitts
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446 posts since 27 Nov, 2003 from UK, Polegate

Post Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:16 pm

Sounds good, saves time, handy presets that do the job.

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