TC Electronic Assimilator - anyone having experiences?

Discussion in 'Software Reviews and Tutorials' started by phloopy, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. phloopy

    phloopy Rock Star

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2011
    Messages:
    2,145
    Likes Received:
    497
    Location:
    Home
    I guess the title says it all!!??!!



    Cheers
     
  2.  
  3. SineWave

    SineWave Audiosexual

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2011
    Messages:
    1,729
    Likes Received:
    727
    I often use TC plugins, but I'm generally not impressed by their audio quality. However, they are easy to use with good enough sounding results. Kinda like Waves. I often use Fabrik C Studio compressor/deesser/limiter/EQ and Fabrik R Studio reverb, but not Assimilator. For the purpose of copying and applying the frequency response of some other mix I would still use Voxengo CurveEQ.

    But I must say that I found it rather useless. It sounds better to just use a good quality EQ, speakers, and your ears to make a mix sound better, because what works for that mix you like, usually doesn't not work for yours. :wink:
     
    • Interesting Interesting x 1
    • List
  4. Manta

    Manta Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2013
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    15
    I used it as a guide, and tweak other EQ (iZotope, Fabfilter ) to approach the same setting, now its not necessary as iZotope or CurveEQ does the same in 64bit.. Assimilator is 32
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Interesting Interesting x 1
    • List
  5. stefodis

    stefodis Ultrasonic

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2015
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    27
    I've used it some years ago. It's a good tool to see your mistakes, and to point the direction you have to take your mix to (it's not magic, so it won't make you instantly sounds like your favorite record...whatever maketing says...:no:). To me, it's kind of a "enhanced" reference track to point "goods and wrongs" when comparing the original and the processed mix.

    There are some other options, like the "match EQ" option in Ozone's equalizer, or the old BIAS RepliQ (only 32bit if i remember correctly).
    There's also the Alliance DSM, which is quite a good matching plugin in term of results, but a little different beast as it works on multiband dynamics (opposed as the static eq for the other ones that i mentionned). Worth giving a try IMHO.

    As for any tool, it won't make a poor mix sounds great, but it sure can help when you're a little lost, or when your hears are too much used to your own mix, and no more able to critically listen to it.

    Hope it helps!
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Interesting Interesting x 1
    • List
Loading...
Loading...