TB Barricade V4 - Thoughts on the Input Models?

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KVRist
51 posts since 22 Aug, 2008

Post Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:48 pm

Hi All,

I've been looking to get a hard clipper recently, and after trying a few I remembered that there's one in TB's Barricade V4 (which I already own). So I gave it a shot and it seems really good! So now I'm wondering about the other models - any gems in there or ones that are particularly useful? Although the manual describes them briefly, I'm interested in how others have found them and are using them.

Cheers,

Chris

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KVRist
423 posts since 10 Jan, 2017

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:52 am

"Mild Saturation" gets a lot of use here - can help to gel things in a mix that are a little too dynamic

KVRAF
1642 posts since 14 Sep, 2004 from $HOME

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:32 am

I rarely use them. The tape option can be nice, but you really need to mix into it, slapping it on an existing mix bumps the low frequencies way to much imho. But if you put it on the master bus from the beginning, you can compensate for that.

KVRist
71 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:51 am

I use the soft clipping model quite frequently on individual tracks. It provides a quick and visual way of rounding off transients and reducing peaks.

KVRAF
2071 posts since 15 Feb, 2006 from Berkeley, CA

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:35 pm

fese wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:32 am
I rarely use them. The tape option can be nice, but you really need to mix into it, slapping it on an existing mix bumps the low frequencies way to much imho. But if you put it on the master bus from the beginning, you can compensate for that.
That’s exactly how I use the Barricade 4 Tape Saturation input model, I haven’t found anything I like more for the purpose, including TB ReelBus. Barricade 4 Console and other input models occasionally get used here too.

KVRist
92 posts since 24 Sep, 2019

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:02 pm

fese wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:32 am
slapping it on an existing mix bumps the low frequencies way to much imho.
Just notch the lows a little with an EQ preceding it (-0.5dB @ 110hz - preferably for the mid only ; +0.5dB @ 8000-9000Hz - preferably for the side only) and you're good to go. you gain a solid 1-4dB (depending on your transient content) before you hit the limiter.

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KVRist
42 posts since 7 Apr, 2012 from Stockholm

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:38 am

- mix console

is getting a lot of use lately

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KVRian
1423 posts since 10 Jul, 2008 from Orbit Sol III

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:02 pm

tape saturation and console.
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