Soothe 2 vs Gullfoss vs DS-EQ

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Post Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:20 am

highkoo wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:52 am
What does a sidechain on Gulfoss even do...?
It makes room on a beat for the vocals for example.
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KVRAF
3621 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:27 am

Markonian wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:16 am

Imho, no. I tried the demo twice and can't see the point. It gets raved about but I don't know why. They might be very good at publicity.
That's my concern. I bought it "used" but haven't tried it yet.
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well maybe you should try it and make up your own mind then?
In my opinion it's worth it, but not if you already have Soothe2 or TEOTE.
(Or if you wanna be flexible with what it does)

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Post Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:50 am

Ploki wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:27 am
Markonian wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:16 am

Imho, no. I tried the demo twice and can't see the point. It gets raved about but I don't know why. They might be very good at publicity.
That's my concern. I bought it "used" but haven't tried it yet.
well maybe you should try it and make up your own mind then?
In my opinion it's worth it, but not if you already have Soothe2 or TEOTE.
(Or if you wanna be flexible with what it does)
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I plan to. I don't own any of the others. I have read very good things about Gullfoss which is why I invested in it. However, I'm new to mixing and mastering which is why I'm soliciting advice from people with more experience.

KVRAF
3621 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:54 am

Markonian wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:50 am


I plan to. I don't own any of the others. I have read very good things about Gullfoss which is why I invested in it. However, I'm new to mixing and mastering which is why I'm soliciting advice from people with more experience.
Maybe buying plugins from the get-go is not the best way to start mixing/mastering.

I've used gullfoss with great results, but i prefer TEOTE for the duties I delegated to it on master / bus tracks, and prefer Soothe2 for duties of cleaning up stuff.

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KVRAF
32587 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:08 am

Smoothing everything out can made things sound very bland.

If you have problems with all your tracks, maybe it would be a good idea to revisit them instead of finding ways to 'fix it in the mix'.
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Post Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:26 am

Ploki wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:54 am
Markonian wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:50 am


I plan to. I don't own any of the others. I have read very good things about Gullfoss which is why I invested in it. However, I'm new to mixing and mastering which is why I'm soliciting advice from people with more experience.
Maybe buying plugins from the get-go is not the best way to start mixing/mastering.

I've used gullfoss with great results, but i prefer TEOTE for the duties I delegated to it on master / bus tracks, and prefer Soothe2 for duties of cleaning up stuff.
Point well taken. I did do it backward.

KVRAF
3736 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Post Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:44 pm

Aloysius wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:08 am
Smoothing everything out can made things sound very bland.

If you have problems with all your tracks, maybe it would be a good idea to revisit them instead of finding ways to 'fix it in the mix'.
Yep - have to be careful too as even the -4.5db slope of modern radio music can still be too bright. Try "correcting" a quiet piano with this mindset (conforming to pink/brown noise) and you will increase a lot of background hiss. So best to play with the ranges.

That said, this plugin truly is magic in digital form - it's total voodoo and has that exquisite Voxengo quality and transparency to it. Love it. I don't have Gulfoss or DSEQ but I don't know if I need them. Soothe interests me for de-resonating guitars, though.

Forgive me for being a dummy but how do you set it so it only cuts, instead of both cutting and boosting?

EDIT: I'm talking about TEOTE
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KVRAF
32587 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:47 pm

As far as I remember, TAME is what you're looking for.
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KVRAF
3621 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:36 pm

MogwaiBoy wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:44 pm


Forgive me for being a dummy but how do you set it so it only cuts, instead of both cutting and boosting?

EDIT: I'm talking about TEOTE
set "Boost T" knob to 0

its not super surgical as soothe, but can get the job done

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