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I was wondering ig the technology of this plugin is the same as in the Little Labs IBP: http://www.littlelabs.com/ibp.html


PHA-979 is very close to IBP in the idea.  However, since IBP is an analog box, it is not linear-phase and thus it may add some additional 'analog' coloration, it may also shift some range of frequencies more than the rest (I have read it has a lo/hi switch for this).  This may or may not be good.  PHA-979 is neutral in this respect.  When applying PHA-979 you can be sure nothing is destroyed in the process.

I have an IBP as well.

It is different in that you cannot start at 0 Phase and dial in a change like you can with pha-979.

The ibp has a "phase curve" that starts with a 25 degrees shift @ around 400hz according to Jonathan at little labs.

The other end of the curve is actualy very close to 0 degrees shift though so i sometimes start from there.

There are 2 all pass transformers of which you can use one or both depending on how much shift you want.

It's also a great DI and guitar line buffer.

A great box overall.

But i love this pha-979 because i like to double check stuff in the daw and sometimes the ibp is not available for the tracks i need it on.


There is a thread with the maker of the IBP going on about the plug vs hardware over on the gearslutz forum.

http://gearslutz.com/board/showthread.php3?s=092dc576a945a327fc0a8e956e1c718a&threadid=15660&perpage=15&pagenumber=2

Douglas Hise


I'm replying there now.
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