Who makes your favorite Analog Emulations?

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Nigel Maus
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8 posts since 17 Oct, 2018

Post Fri May 13, 2022 10:03 pm

jamcat wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 5:08 pm and 1 plugin from Waves.
Do tell...

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jamcat
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2071 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Fri May 13, 2022 10:06 pm

SSL EV2.

I use is specifically for the preamp modeling. It’s an all around excellent model. Sorta a shame it’s from Waves.

I would be using Brainworx exclusively if they had modeled the preamp.
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Frankie.T
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69 posts since 24 Mar, 2021

Post Fri May 13, 2022 11:12 pm

My vote goes for Acustica Audio. I still need to try Fuse Audio Labs product i've heard good stuff for their products

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Harry_HH
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4527 posts since 4 Aug, 2006 from Helsinki

Post Fri May 13, 2022 11:23 pm

jamcat wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 10:06 pm SSL EV2.

I use is specifically for the preamp modeling. It’s an all around excellent model. Sorta a shame it’s from Waves.

I would be using Brainworx exclusively if they had modeled the preamp.
Scheps 73 and EMI TG1234 are very good Waves products. Don’t own SSL EV2.

Winstontaneous
KVRAF
2217 posts since 15 Feb, 2006 from Berkeley, CA

Post Fri May 13, 2022 11:29 pm

cantaloupe wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 5:07 pm I also like Goodhertz, despite not making exact emulations. They tend to nail the pathos of analog (whatever that means).
Haha, great description! I feel like Goodhertz really captures the "unreliable narrator" aspect of analog gear in a controllable way. :wink:

mholloway
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1984 posts since 11 Jan, 2009 from Portland, OR, USA

Post Fri May 13, 2022 11:42 pm

Softube.
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Junolab
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64 posts since 1 Jun, 2020

Post Sat May 14, 2022 12:23 am

Softube... But in the end all out there can do the job. With the quality today many users should make sure to focus on the ease of use and not just sound-only. Many top producers still use more than a decade old Waves plugins and yet most of us in these communities are splitting hair over yet-another-eq... Acustica makes great sounding plugins but I still wonder why anyone want to go that direction with so many issues including CPU power. I can understand it if it's mastering, but there's simply too many good low-cpu options out there which can still make you win an Oscar for best sound production ;)

jinotsuh
KVRian
587 posts since 31 May, 2008 from Australia

Post Sat May 14, 2022 4:09 am

Waves, Softube, IK, OVERLOUD, PA, Nembrini, Eventide

TIMT
KVRian
936 posts since 8 Mar, 2009

Post Sat May 14, 2022 5:26 am

Algorithmic: UAD, Sknote, Tone Projects,and Korneff Audio has been impressing me a lot lately. Oh, can't forget Bootsy either

Dynamic Convolution/sample based: IK Multimedia, Acustica Audio, specifically the Tim Petherick and Cupwise libraries
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cryophonik
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8039 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Sat May 14, 2022 5:38 am

TAL and Synapse

wuworld
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204 posts since 7 Nov, 2009 from DC

Post Sat May 14, 2022 6:35 am

What makes softube good? Never tried any of their stuff. Plugin Alliance I figure I can get cheap buying the individually.

vitocorleone123
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1142 posts since 30 Jun, 2014 from Pacific NW

Post Sat May 14, 2022 8:54 am

I'd add Kush audio - not emulations of specific classic hardware, but in the character of analog devices they're in the top list without a doubt.

I don't really like PA stuff overall, having tried most of it, and still having lots of it (uninstalled). That said, Lindell Audio is the best of the bunch when it comes to sounding and behaving "analog".

mholloway
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1984 posts since 11 Jan, 2009 from Portland, OR, USA

Post Sat May 14, 2022 8:58 am

wuworld wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 6:35 am What makes softube good? Never tried any of their stuff. Plugin Alliance I figure I can get cheap buying the individually.
You gotta try their stuff out and see for yourself. Start with their Juno-106, the free 'saturation knob' plugin, Tape Echoes.... their modular system is not very fun to use, but man does it *sound* good.
https://michaelarthurholloway.bandcamp.com/ - Noir-themed Dark Jazz
https://tvhwy.bandcamp.com/releases - classic IDM by TV HWY
www.dwifh.com - old-school industrial music by DEAD WHEN I FOUND HER

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kidslow
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556 posts since 26 Aug, 2019

Post Sat May 14, 2022 9:27 am

If I made a matrix of overall delivery, including price, customer experience, all the small stuff (release notes, versioning, installation), support (including upgrades), but more importantly sound, and usability: Fuse Audio Labs and Audiority both deliver on every measure. I haven't tried every vendor, but have quite a few, and in my opinion those two stand above.

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4damind
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5604 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Sat May 14, 2022 10:05 am

The most analog emulations in the portfolio (that I like) has Softube. Unfortunately, they are sometimes very expensive when they are not on sale.

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