Acustica Audio Nebula 4 - emulation list

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  1. Maciej

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    Hi,

    I'm trying to create a list of the original hardware names that are in Nebula 4. If anyone knows what hardware these emulations are based on, type below. Thanks. :wink:

    • N4 Pack 1 - Compressor (33 emulation presets).
    • N4 Pack 2 - EQ and Filters (73 emulation presets).
    • N4 Pack 3 - Preamps (73 emulation presets).
    • N4 Pack 4 - Time Variant (52 emulation presets).
    • Reverbs DONE - [https://www.patreon.com/posts/nebula-cpcl-n4-37937181]
      ̶N̶4̶ ̶P̶a̶c̶k̶ ̶5̶ ̶-̶ ̶R̶o̶o̶m̶ ̶R̶e̶v̶e̶r̶b̶s̶ ̶(̶2̶2̶ ̶e̶m̶u̶l̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶p̶r̶e̶s̶e̶t̶s̶)̶.̶
      ̶N̶4̶ ̶P̶a̶c̶k̶ ̶6̶ ̶-̶ ̶P̶l̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶R̶e̶v̶e̶r̶b̶s̶ ̶P̶a̶r̶t̶ ̶A̶ ̶(̶1̶2̶ ̶e̶m̶u̶l̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶p̶r̶e̶s̶e̶t̶s̶)̶
      ̶N̶4̶ ̶P̶a̶c̶k̶ ̶7̶ ̶-̶ ̶P̶l̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶R̶e̶v̶e̶r̶b̶s̶ ̶P̶a̶r̶t̶ ̶B̶ ̶(̶1̶3̶ ̶e̶m̶u̶l̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶p̶r̶e̶s̶e̶t̶s̶)̶.̶
      ̶N̶4̶ ̶P̶a̶c̶k̶ ̶8̶ ̶-̶ ̶H̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶R̶e̶v̶e̶r̶b̶s̶ ̶P̶a̶r̶t̶ ̶A̶ ̶(̶1̶4̶ ̶e̶m̶u̶l̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶p̶r̶e̶s̶e̶t̶s̶)̶.̶
      ̶N̶4̶ ̶P̶a̶c̶k̶ ̶9̶ ̶-̶ ̶H̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶R̶e̶v̶e̶r̶b̶s̶ ̶P̶a̶r̶t̶ ̶B̶ ̶(̶1̶5̶ ̶e̶m̶u̶l̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶p̶r̶e̶s̶e̶t̶s̶)̶.̶
      ̶N̶4̶ ̶P̶a̶c̶k̶ ̶1̶0̶ ̶-̶ ̶S̶p̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶R̶e̶v̶e̶r̶b̶s̶ ̶(̶4̶ ̶e̶m̶u̶l̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶p̶r̶e̶s̶e̶t̶s̶)̶.̶
      ̶N̶4̶ ̶P̶a̶c̶k̶ ̶1̶1̶ ̶-̶ ̶O̶t̶h̶e̶r̶s̶ ̶R̶e̶v̶e̶r̶b̶s̶ ̶(̶2̶0̶ ̶e̶m̶u̶l̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶p̶r̶e̶s̶e̶t̶s̶)̶.̶
    • N4 Pack 12 - Tapes (20 emulation presets).

    big shotout to keldy.
     
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  3. morris

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  4. dfox2

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    Regarding the Preamps included in Nebula 4, when loading them I hear no change in tone or the signal - is this happening to you?

    When adding Drive all the way up nothing changes (or even when applying a lot of Gain to it)

    It also happens in some of the Tapes.

    Is there anything I am missing in the configuration of the plugin? Opening all of the other presets (EQs, compressors, reverbs, effects) works fine and you can hear the change as you move the sliders.
     
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  5. Maciej

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    Glad I could help. I remember seeing more information about the preamps and remaining libraries on Gearslutz on the "Nebula Must Have" and other places. But I can't find the links
     
  9. Smoove Stack

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    Same here. I hear no significant changes in the sound.
     
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    No problem, just Report it, so we can easily find and delete it.
     
  11. Sinus Well

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    No, you aren't doing anything wrong. A Nebula Program represents a dynamic convolution result of the freq response, phase and harmonics that resulted when the sample was created. So if this sample was created at 0VU or less, you will get exactly this snapshot. More drive is not possible, only less. The Drive knob is more like a blend knob for the more static programs. Also, with tape pragrams you don't get tape compression.

    So with a high end preamp you get a very straight frequency spectrum, a clean stereo image and a low THD. However, some of the medium and low end preamp programs in Nebula have a lot of character! Some are static in their frequency response and harmonics and others react dynamically depending on input level and drive.
     
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    truth. I noticed that the most pre-amplifier programs for this bundle requires a reasonable amount of sound at nebula`s input in order to be audible. (maybe more than the classic nebula`s -18dB standard ` as required by AlexB programs` ).. anyaways, not that dark/dense mojo at all! For some really wild tubey change in sound: VCult Kernels from Trancending Music (nothing but Thermonic Culture Vulture)
     
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    @Sinus Well:

    Thanks - I see now. So what use would you give to these transparent/static amps (and tapes) - will they improve the signal in general if other processing is place before or after - what would be the gain and where should they be placed?

    Also I see Acustica is the closest to the real deal but I hear new plugins that sound great (e.g. Fuse Audio Labs) and for example Equilibrium set to analog (high quality) sounds pretty close to any other eq plugin out there. Which would be the very best libraries from Nebula that make it stand apart from any other plugin released by other companies that is not based on samples like Acustica? I wonder if using it (Nebula/Acustica) with its delay and slower workflow is really worthwhile with new released algo plugins.
     
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    Even the more transperent preamp/eq/comp/tape/etc programs can make a big difference across different channels throughout the project. But i would never use ONLY nebula or acquas. So not either nebula or algo... For me nebula works best as support for algo plugins. For example, you can use an 1176 algo plugin for the main work and then use a nebula 1176 program with little or no compression to generate the sound of the circuit. Or you can use your algo EQ first and then use Nebula to fill in the gaps. Or you use Nebula preamps after the first cleanup eqing of all your tracks and then print the result for a bit of mojo.

    The AlexB and TimP stuff is great. AITB is also pretty good. Some swear by the libraries of Henry Olonga...not my cup of tea...
     
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    i personally think you are doing something wrong if you can't hear the high end preamps
     
  16. Sinus Well

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    There are skins for all kinds of libraries that significantly improve the workflow in nebula.
     
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