Satson vs Britson vs ReelBus vs Redline Preamp Demo Comparison

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BasariStudios
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1326 posts since 25 Sep, 2011 from New York

Post Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:17 am

As the title says, i did 5 MP3s of those 4 Plugins, 1 Bypassed.
They are all properly Gain Staged before processing at Input.
6 Tracks, all plugins in default Mode except Redline Preamp,
i used the British Modern preset on all instances.
I just wanted to hear some feedback:
Analog Consoles Emulation Plugins Comparison DEMO MP3s
Reality is a Condition due to Lack of Weed!

manducator
KVRAF
1807 posts since 10 Feb, 2007

Post Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:41 am

Would be interesting if the files were downloadable separately, so we could A/B them in a daw.

EDIT: Sorry for being dumb... They are separately downloadable...

RafaelMorgan
KVRist
201 posts since 14 May, 2008

Post Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:16 pm

Well, honestly, it's hard to judge by listening only to this short clip.

Anyway, in my opinion, Britson and Reelbus sound richer, specially in the high-end.

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BasariStudios
KVRian

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1326 posts since 25 Sep, 2011 from New York

Post Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:59 pm

Steven Slate VTM and VCC added, with VCC on Neve Setting.
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B.A.Tech.
KVRian
505 posts since 20 Jun, 2012

Post Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:07 pm

Good but why mp3? It's adding compression and reducing headroom.

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BasariStudios
KVRian

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1326 posts since 25 Sep, 2011 from New York

Post Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:31 pm

Actually they are all 24 Bit Wave files.
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hibidy
KVRAF
42530 posts since 21 Dec, 2005

Post Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:43 pm

Doesn't it have to be mp3 for soundcloud?

Anyways, a quick listen I like the slate best...........BUT that one seems louder to me.......so it could be that.

Always hard to tell in these tests.

db3
KVRAF
2696 posts since 22 Aug, 2012

Post Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:58 am

hibidy wrote:Doesn't it have to be mp3 for soundcloud?
Embedded comparison will be clouded by Soundcloud transcoding everything to 128 kbps mp3 for streaming. The original wavs should be available through the download option.

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BasariStudios
KVRian

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1326 posts since 25 Sep, 2011 from New York

Post Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:23 pm

Right DB3. Hibi, Slate Sounds Louder yes, its just the way it is
but i don't know if it sounds better. So far best i like is Britson
and Redline Preamp, Satson and ReelBuss are too bright.
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itneveris
KVRist
257 posts since 28 Nov, 2012

Post Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:37 pm

I was actually surprised at how ReelBus sounded, pretty good, but maybe it's hyping it too much.

I use Britson, and love the sound it imparts. But the Redline amp also sounded really good.

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KVRian

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1326 posts since 25 Sep, 2011 from New York

Post Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:09 pm

There is something about the Redline Preamp, it actually makes it sound
vintage, old, grungy, i don't know what other words to use, it warm,
it fits almost anywhere.
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hibidy
KVRAF
42530 posts since 21 Dec, 2005

Post Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:32 pm

itneveris wrote:I was actually surprised at how ReelBus sounded, pretty good, but maybe it's hyping it too much.

I use Britson, and love the sound it imparts. But the Redline amp also sounded really good.
Real buss is a fine product.

itneveris
KVRist
257 posts since 28 Nov, 2012

Post Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:34 pm

hibidy wrote:
itneveris wrote:I was actually surprised at how ReelBus sounded, pretty good, but maybe it's hyping it too much.

I use Britson, and love the sound it imparts. But the Redline amp also sounded really good.
Real buss is a fine product.
I know, I'm wondering if I'm trying to justify not having it :P

Anyone compare RoundTone to ReelBus? I enjoy Roundtone a lot, and was using ReelBus a bit before it.

OP would you be willing to email me the file you used so I can run it thru RoundTone, StripBus, and a few others as well?

itneveris
KVRist
257 posts since 28 Nov, 2012

Post Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:48 pm

And literally all I hear on the Slate one is a super hyped lo-end, and too much tape hiss LOL

Slate oil doesnt work on me, my Grandfather was famous for publicly shaming Slate Oil salesmen.

hibidy
KVRAF
42530 posts since 21 Dec, 2005

Post Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:00 pm

When I listen to something, what I hear is if there is any "pop" to it. I'll listen again in a minute to try and hear that hiss (which I obviously missed)

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