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Vintage Wamer Tips?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Doublehelix, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    After hearing such good things about the PSP Vintage Warmer, I picked one up a couple of months ago.

    I really haven't spent a lot of time with it yet, but was curious how others are using it.

    Any comments, tips, suggestions?

  2. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    I love this little devil.
    Besides beta testing it, it has done wonders to my mixes. I have been using it iserted on:
    a) Bass guitars
    b) Kick rums
    c) Electric guitars
    d) Overheads
    e) Many times it beats C4, TC MAster X.
  3. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Thanks ACB... :)

    So tell me, what is a kick rum??? Must be a Brazilian drink, eh? :D Hehe...

    Thanks for the response, but I have a few more questions:

    How are you using it on the individual instuments you listed, as a MB compressor, or single-band?

    Have you used it on the 2-track as a mastering tool?

    How are you using it on overheads???

    Any specific hints for the bass guitar?

    Thanks again!
  4. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    ahahahahaaa. I dunno why, but I think I type too fast and do not reread what I post. What a moron.

    Kick Rum is a drink that as long as you drink after midnight, it kicks ya to your home. No taxi needed.lol

    If you wish, I can send you some templates I myself created. Generally I have been using it as a multiband tool.

    I have a new song here I used the VW on kick drums, overheads, bass and electric guitars.
    It sounds huge, not squeezed.

    For junior mastering, I have used it with:

    (a) Q10 > Vintage Warmer > Power Dither > PAZ
    sometimes using TC Master X limiter with a ceiling of -0.1 with all the other functions disabled.
  5. falkon2

    falkon2 Well-Known Member

    This old man came rolling home.
  6. Pez

    Pez Active Member

    Here's another tip - try Magneto and compare the results before deciding on VW. No fancy window dressing with Magneto but I like the sound.
  7. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Who does Magneto?
    RTAS Also?
  8. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Magneto is a tape simulation plug-in from Steinberg that is included with Nuendo, and now added to Cubase SX 2.0. I am pretty sure it is only VST...
  9. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Thanks Double. In fact I have never used Nuendo.
  10. Pez

    Pez Active Member

    Sorry, I just realized that I changed the subject of this thread. :( Let's get back to the original topic. Hints for the use of Vintage Warmer.
  11. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    ya wellcomed John.
  12. Daddy Cool

    Daddy Cool Active Member

    I love the Vintage Warmer too. I try though not to use it on too many tracks since it colours quite allot.

    I use it mostly on a group channel for my drums, with the mix ratio about 60/40 or so.

    I never use it on the Master because of its colouring.

    Too much of the Vintage Warmer will make the sound to harsh and messy!!

    The right amount will make it sound punchy and warm ;)
  13. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Yes. No extreme settings. Here I go with 70%, mostly multiband but altering the factory eq/drive knobs a lot.

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