wwjd wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:22 am
You get what I am talking about... have you noticed any FREEWARE that comes close to achieving the bass compliment I'm talking about? I use EQ (kinda obviously) but it just boosts what is there. Still needs harmonic excitement additions and or saturation, although I feel saturation is not the same pure tone. I lack the skill and tools to really examine the waves other than basic freq graph and my decent ears.
No freeware that I'm aware of even comes close. Every synth that I compared was payware, except for one I forgot to mention, which was u-he TyrellN6 which is freeware, and nope.
If you think about the many years and amount of effort that went into u-he's analog circuit modeling, I doubt many others would give that away for free.
As far as shaping the sound with EQ and other FX, I love the sound design potential of using excellent 3rd party FX to enhance the original sound, or to create completely new sounds.
But if the source sound is not the very best, it's sort of like putting lipstick on a pig. Sure, it's dressed up, but it's still a pig. You cannot put back what is not there in the original signal to begin with, no matter what you use after the fact.
And I generally use my ears too. Haven't bothered with a scope in a while.
Windows 10; instruments from AAS, Ableton, AIR, Ample, Arturia, Cakewalk, Cherry, DiscoDSP, Fathom Pro, IKM, Initial, iZotope, KV331, NI, PluginBoutique, PluginGuru, PreSonus, Surge, TAL, Toontrack, Tracktion, u-he, UJAM, UVI, Vital, Waves, XLN, others.