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Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Darren@dixondigital.com, Jan 10, 2002.

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  1. all I think as a "digi guy" (digi user would be better) is that withoutplug-insbeing ready for the new system, no pro will be able to upgrade, period

    I had a chance to talk to some plug-In Developers at Namm. Some that work closely with Digi are already available and some just have to do a couple of tweeks to get it ready for upgrade.

    Currentplug-insShipping
    All of Digidesigns
    Access: Virus
    Drawmer: Drawmer Dynamics
    Focusrite: d2 and d3
    Waves: Allplug-ins Aphex: Aural Exciter, Big Bottom Pro
    Line 6: Amp Farm and Echo Farm
    Wave Mechanics: Allplug-ins McDSP: Allplug-ins Bomb Factory: Allplug-ins
    Sony Oxford eq is on its way probably this quarter. Others in line for Q1 or Q2:
    DUY: All TDMplug-ins Cuan: Wide:R
    Dolby: Surround Tools
    AnTares: Auto-Tune, AMM-1
    Waldorf: Q TDM Synthesizer
    Metric Halo: SpectraFoo, Channel Strip

    There are many others that will be available soon I believe. From what I understand the HTDM is not that different than other software solutions and will not take much coding to get going. The TDMs will be close behind.

    It seemed like there were some people concerned with the availability ofplug-ins and being able to get the job done with the limitedplug-insthat work. I think there are plenty for starters. I'd like to know what otherplug-insyou all are using that you "have to have". All input welcome.

    Thanks

    Darren
    http://www.dixondigital.com
     
  2. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

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    Originally posted by Darrendixondigital
    I'd like to know what otherplug-insyou all are using that you "have to have".

    For anybody doing mixes in PT, or using PT as a quasi-tracking machine, that set includes any plug in they have ever used on a mix. 1 - for any mix that might need to be recalled, 2 - for any client who needs to have "that sound you did on my last mix".

    To have a better understanding of the situation, practice saying the following: "Sorry, I can't give you the same sounds as before. See, I upgraded." Don't worry if it sounds a little more asinine each time you repeat it, that's normal.
     
  3. sjoko

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    Very true Ang, well said.
    Add to that the fact that working methds have changed considerably over the last couple of years.
    In the "old days" I used to be in lock-down with a band / artist, for weeks and sometimes months in the studio. You went in with nothing - came out with a finished album.
    Now (at least my) working methods have changed. Artists I work with often work on their material at home as well, and their time here in the studio is spread, a week here, couple of days there, sometimes even an hour here and there, until its time to mix, and then well do that in lock-down timespan. This makes work interesting, and ensures a constant workflow (even during the night!).
    Essential for this kind of work - system consistancy. Without it, forget it.
    Apart from that, people do expect certain high endplug-insto be available, and in addition some otherplug-insare simply essential to our methods of working.

    Darren - I don't mean this in a negative way, but you have succombed to the marketing hype. Many of theplug-insyou list as available for HD now are simply NOT available as yet.
    I could take them one by one, but lets take my 2 most important suppliers, TC (earliest the end of June - if everything goes ok) and Waves (8 weeks if we work our asses of and all the testing goes without a problem, but it might be longer).

    This is simple fact, reality, stripped of the hype.
     
  4. Sjoko,

    Darren - I don't mean this in a negative way, but you have succombed to the marketing hype. Many of theplug-insyou list as available for HD now are simply NOT available as yet.
    I could take them one by one, but lets take my 2 most important suppliers, TC (earliest the end of June - if everything goes ok) and Waves (8 weeks if we work our asses of and all the testing goes without a problem, but it might be longer).

    Which ones are not available that I said was. I was just going by my product information given to me by Digidesign. Usually they are pretty close to right. Maybe you didn't notice I had two categories the released and shipping and the release 1st Q and 2nd Q. Maybe I just didn't make it very clear what I meant.

    Waves is one of the companies I talked to at Namm, they said it would shipping in a couple weeks at 96k. I'm not sure about the 192k, I don't think anybody is going to be rushing out to do a full project in 192 very soon, just because of storage. I didn't get a chance to talk to TC so I don't know.

    I was just curious whatplug-insspecificaly everybody has to have. For one reason, If I don't sell it I need to! :D Who did you talk to at Waves?

    Darren
    http://www.dixondigital.com
     
  5. Maybe you didn't notice I had two categories the released and shipping and the release 1st Q and 2nd Q. Maybe I just didn't make it very clear what I meant.

    ...Ugh.. or ... well maybe I just can't remember what I previously posted..

    sorry sjoko ... I'll catch up here in a minute :)

    Darren
    http://www.dixondigital.com
     
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