I’ve been fascinated by the impulse response technique ever since the beginning of the 1990ies and followed the development and improvements that this technique could offer in the reverberation aria ever since. I’ve used Pristine Space Light together with Impulse modeler since Pristine Space Light was first released. My impression is that the quality is outstanding and could compare to software solutions way up in the price list.
Let me give you an example: Lately there have been a release within a very big company (no names given) which combines what they call High definition impulse response together with traditional solutions for reverberation. I took a vocal track (dry) and added some HDIR and modified it to my taste. I spent about 4 hours (mostly because of curiosity) to get it right. This new software is in fact impressive.
Then I designed a room of comparable size with Impulse modeler and imported to pristine space light and applied it on my vocal track. I made adjustments of my taste and noticed that there is absolutely no modification restrictions in PSL compared to the very big company’s newly released product. When I was satisfied with the result, I made an A/B comparison.
Guess what? Pristine Space Light + IM sounded better, warmer and more natural. I tested the comparison on a few of my colleges and their opinion was the same.
It’s fair to give “the big company” credit in that I was not used to their GUI and have used PSL+IM for a while. It could be that I did not use the full capacity of the newly released product from the big company. But then again, it took me about 45 minutes (compared with 4 hours) to beat the big company’s quality reverb convolution. In my opinion, there is not that much to discuss.
This is in no way a scientific correct comparison between software solutions but one thing is without any doubt, the capacity to modulate impulse response is far better in PSL. And – in my view, you get better quality in terms of
1) Natural sounding
2) Realistic sound
Did I mention that the big company’s software costs around three times as much as PSL+IM together? But then again, this is not a fair way to compare software since the big company’s software is not able of modeling your own acoustic room. You are bound to use already made “standard” rooms or other solutions. So it’s fairer to compare PSL (solely) with the big company’s software. Then the big company’s software is about six times as expensive and not really any better.
My hat is of for Aleksey Vaneev.
Though I'm not a professional composer the music takes a big place in my life. With Analogflux plugins it has now new breath and dimension. It is especially pleasant considering my own work on its graphical interface design. I've noticed that people out there pay lot of attention to TapeBus, and I suppose that there are more great plugins than just TB.
For example Chorus is just the best of its kind! And the delay, has yet simple but unique sound I've never found with any other plugins.
I like this plug a lot. The ability to load IRs is a very nice touch. This amp sim is very very good at making outrageously distorted f'**ked up guitar sounds like Hendrix at Monterey, the Stooges or "I heard her call my name" by Velvet Underground. It's also capable of some very nice retro "dirty-clean" sounds.
It's perhaps not ideal for faceless hi-fi wall of distorted guitars like all those American nu-rock bands, but that's not my bag anyway.
BTW, there are some really nice speaker cabinet impulses over at http://www.noisevault.com
Voxengo Pristine Space Light:
fantastic absolutly fantasic !!!!
Une qualté extraordinaire à la disposition de tous, je n'en crois pas mes oreilles -ou mes yeux-
Les vieilles marmittes font les meilleurs plats!
A recomander sans modération.
Voxformer is my first call channel strip for vocals. I use a MOTU 828 MKII as the pre-amp stage for a Rode NT-1A and route it through Creamware Scope via ADAT into Cubase SX3 or Sonar 4PE and Antares Mic-Modeler. I generally create a preset for each vocalist and call that up for recording.
I cannot tell you how amazing this sounds. It sounds better than the UA-LA, Avalon and Focusrite hardware. Hard to beleive but the recordings are the proof. Amazingly, it does this for a ridiculously low price point by comparison. I have been skeptical that plug-ins could sound so great, but the proof is that the hardware sits on the shelf and when clients come in all I have to do is load up their presets and we're ready to go in a flash. I have also used Voxformer and Mic-Modeler to match recordings done in other studios with high end hardware. While this takes a bit of time it is amazing that a convincing match can be done with the software only.
I'm a music producer from new york.i always master my tracks at the studio with hardware.But When it's time to make the final mix/master and digitally edit the final track.
I only Use the best of the Best.And let me tell you.Since i started Using the Voxengo Mastering Plugins.My Tracks Just Keep Sounding Better/crispy And The Final Results Are Just Amazing.
When Mastering my Music At The Ny Studio.I used the "Voxengo HarmoniEQ" To make the track more superior and to boost out some hidden KHZ for really stunnin results.
i only used the best mastering plugins.and by that i mean "voxengo Mastering Vst plugins"...
One of the truly impressive features of PristineSpace is the ability to perform Serial Convolution. This is so useful I cannot begin to overstae it, so perhaps an example will be better.
Imagine if you will being able to load up to 8 different impulses, and feed the output of Impulse 1 to the input of impulse 2, and so on down the chain! This could allow you to use any combination you choose. Up to 8 in a chain for mono, 4 for stereo, or 2 for True stereo.
The possibilities are limitless.