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Post by goddfodder » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:09 am

Im considering buying Nomad Factory plug ins? anyone out there had any good or bad experiences? or are familliar with them and would push them or else favor an alternative? using C6 64 bit.

It would just be really helpful to have some reliable opinion on them as they look great, get good reviews, but I'm not overly familiar. :?:
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Post by neilwilkes » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:17 am

Whilst they will not be to everyone's liking, I personally like them.
Best bet is to try the trial versions & see what you think.
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Post by Eddie Stealth Studio » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:57 pm

i got a lot of the no-brainer deals from audiomidi.com.
my summary; analog channel sc226 compressor/eq is excellent.
oilcan delay; excellent.
magnetic; excellent.
british channel eq; excellent.
british channel compressor limiter; can't make it do anything useful or reliable!
analog trackbox; ok but a lot of work to get it sounding good.
on average i paid about £15 per plugin. at these prices it's worth the gamble.
the sc226 is worth around £100 i reckon...
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Post by goddfodder » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:17 pm

Just to say ive been using Nomad's All Tech EQ.


Blown away by this as it goes. Great little tool and very high quality. plus it looks Bad Ass

I also tried the Blue Verb but im not rating this as highly as i do REVerence. Based on this good experience with the All Tech EQ i'm definitely gonna try some more.
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Post by Freddie H » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:08 pm

Nomad Factory!
http://www.nomadfactory.com/

I can personally recommend it. One of the best EQ and plugins in the Software's business. Sure better the UAD or Waves plugins... Check out Nomad Blue Tube Series-
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Post by forgeaudiodesigns » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:28 am

I'll second the praise for the SC-226. A really good plug-in. I got it for the $15 no-brainer on audiomidi.com a while back.

I presume this enquiry is related to the current $15 liquid bundle no-brainer? I'm considering getting it but have only heard mediocre reviews. May have to download the demo...

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Post by goddfodder » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:32 pm

Actually started this thread about some of the bigger name plug-ins, which ive been trying out and by now am very impressed with. Studio Channel SC-226 is, as pointed out, of the better models. Found a lot of use for it and ive been told by a mate its a kind of must have tool for vocals but I haven't had that pleasure as of yet. The All Tech EQ (As mentioned above) im also very happy with. Outstanding for drums and im quite happy with the acoustic guitar sound ive got coming through it.

About to spend a little time on the Pulse Tech demo version.


Honestly, and I guess this is down to taste,.... but for me these plug-ins are not ones to have instead of a Waves or UAD bundle. The Best of them though are of excellent quality & are increasingly popular among my tools of choice. Got some real and genuine enthusiasm for them. :geek:
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Post by Eddie Stealth Studio » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:13 am

i've been using the sc226 instead of my usual uad la2a/pultec combination on some songs.
it easily compares for me at least... but i still use my uad plugins a lot too. just depends on the singer and song.
magnetic has been getting good reviews at £100. i got it for about £40. love these audiomidi guys!
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Post by neilwilkes » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:32 pm

Eddie Stealth Studio wrote:i've been using the sc226 instead of my usual uad la2a/pultec combination on some songs.
it easily compares for me at least... but i still use my uad plugins a lot too. just depends on the singer and song.
magnetic has been getting good reviews at £100. i got it for about £40. love these audiomidi guys!
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Completely different compressor type there - LA2A is an Opto style, and the SC226 is based on a tube design.
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Post by Eddie Stealth Studio » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:01 pm

doesn't matter what type it is. what matters is that they are both compressors and sometimes i prefer one or the other. like sometimes i like an apple instead of an orange, even though it is an apple and not an orange but still fruit!
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Post by neilwilkes » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:22 am

Eddie Stealth Studio wrote:doesn't matter what type it is. what matters is that they are both compressors and sometimes i prefer one or the other. like sometimes i like an apple instead of an orange, even though it is an apple and not an orange but still fruit!
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Nice analogy, if somewhat twisted, but still nice!
All I was trying to say was that opto, FET & VCA compressors all sound totally different in character - not that any are right or wrong. The right one is the one that sounds best at the time.

Back on thread though, I really like some of the Nomad Factory stuff. Whilst it is not what you could ever call precise in most cases, that is not their point - they are all very much "colourful" or "character" designs and the Blue Tubes bundles do this rather nicely. Doesn't suit everything but when it does suit, it can be really good.
Their "Analog (sic) Signature Series" is also well worth the price you can get them for. The SC226 you mention has an almost unique sound quality to it I have not heard in anything else, the LM622 has a nice touch to it as well but FairChild it is not, despite the look of it. This is not a problem as it again has a very nice sound with little effort required to make it sound very musical & smooth.
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Post by Eddie Stealth Studio » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:39 pm

right you are neil. if ua released the sc226 but with a "name" badge on it they could get £300 for it and people would buy if they thought it modelled something rare!
at the prices offered by audiomidi, jrr shop etc they are a steal.

offtopic now but the worst plugins i ever got were the crysonic. an audiomidi no-brainer but in this case i wish i had a brain and kept my money.
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Post by goddfodder » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:01 pm

Got the LIquid bundle from AudioMidi.


Out of interest, you said prices at 'JrrShop' and mentioned an 'etc'..?


Where else can i find deals such as Audio Midi or are they pretty much the best? Just that waiting for the right deal to come around may be a long and drawn out affair. Gutted i missed blue verb which must of just happened.

Ive had a few bad experiences with discounted download sites so i normally stear well clear. But if you guys know of any i can trust that do cheap Nomad id be more than interested .
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Post by Eddie Stealth Studio » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:21 pm

i think "don't crack" have good deals sometimes. ed
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Post by goddfodder » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:54 am

Cheers Ed. Ill keep an eye out.
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Post by forgeaudiodesigns » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:34 pm

tbh I want to see the Nomad Factory Analog Trackbox and Steven Slate Drums EX 'no-brainers' again.

I missed out on them originally.

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Post by Eddie Stealth Studio » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:45 pm

my opinion on the steven slate ex drums; at best just about ok. the hype they put up about their samples is way over the top. as a bfd2 user, i thought i'd try the no-brainer deal. so with a client working on some heavy rock stuff we swapped out bfd2 for the slate stuff. went back to bfd after a few minutes.
i suspect part of this for me is that i hate the use of kontakt player. each instrument (i.e. a single drum) takes up a lot of room. bfd2 much more suitable for drum editing and mixing.
even at $15 i'd say the slate is to be passed on.
analog trackbox can sound good but you'll need to work with it a bit. grab it if the no-brainer returns.
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Post by forgeaudiodesigns » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:10 pm

cool thanks for the tip. Yeah I used to use BFD1 and liked it. Would love to go to BFD2 and Geist but not in my budget at the moment.

What I would love would be a no-brainer for the Fabfilter Pro-Q and Pro-C!

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Post by Mr M » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:55 pm

Can't believe the coments about the Audio Midi Slate Drums No Brainer! This is one of the best deals I've ever gotten. The drums sound great and Kontakt is very easy to work with. Each instrument takes up a channel in Kontakt but this means the ultimate flexibility in processing each drum and customizing the sound. Jezz, it was $15 !!! ; thats a burrito and a drink where I live. Slate Drums are far superior to EZ Drummer which I think I paid $129 for.

I also got the Nomad Liquid bundle no brainner a few days ago. I haven't extensively used the plugs yet but have liked what I've heard so far and they seem to have low overhead
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Post by Eddie Stealth Studio » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:27 am

my comments about the slate drums are just a serving suggestion! of course it comes down to personal taste.
but for me, taking up an amount of space for one drum that would nearly fit the whole of sampletank is bad. and i can't even see a way to press the panel for an audition of the sound i'm editing.
this is a kontakt issue though (actually; it might be my fault since i don't use kontakt enough to know the ins and outs). it saddens me to see most sample libraries using "custom" (i.e. reskin the graphics) versions of kontakt. hate that interface, no matter how powerful it is.
i also tried to use the slate sounds in drumagog and again have found them to be spectacularly ordinary at best. at worst, they are just flabby, overly processed and ambient. ok if all your music sounds like 80s american style!
again, these are just the humble opinions (my arse!) of old ed!
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Post by Mauri » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:34 am

'Don't know about your 'arse' old Ed, but I like the no-brainer SSL drums plus the extra packs I ended up buying, good stuff in my humble opinion.

No need to get 'serious' here Ed, I'm not having a go at you at all :) .

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Post by neilwilkes » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:29 pm

Eddie Stealth Studio wrote:my opinion on the steven slate ex drums; at best just about ok. the hype they put up about their samples is way over the top. as a bfd2 user, i thought i'd try the no-brainer deal. so with a client working on some heavy rock stuff we swapped out bfd2 for the slate stuff. went back to bfd after a few minutes.
i suspect part of this for me is that i hate the use of kontakt player. each instrument (i.e. a single drum) takes up a lot of room. bfd2 much more suitable for drum editing and mixing.
even at $15 i'd say the slate is to be passed on.
analog trackbox can sound good but you'll need to work with it a bit. grab it if the no-brainer returns.
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I think I know what you mean about those drum sounds.
Again, it might be the awful Kontakt player you are forced to use, but I also found it hard to get great sounds via triggering with Drumagog - although SSD have now discontinued all WAV/GOG support completely since they brought out "TRIGGER" which I have to say is absolutely superb, drum sounds notwithstanding.
When triggering, you can get the Slate drums to sound good but it takes work. There are better libraries out there.
BFD2 is simply awesome. I love the way it plugs right into drumagog too.
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Post by Eddie Stealth Studio » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:57 pm

no offense taken. i'm waiting for arse upgrade 6.02. CubArse in fact!
p.s. will give the slate drums another and fairer try when i've got spare time.
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Post by Mr M » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:13 pm

Well, these are all opinions so by nature ,its subjective. I think the Kontakt interface is extremely powerful;thats why its used more than any by library developers. Its really worth taking the time to get to know. The player gives almoast infinite processing power to each drum . Its a polar opposite approach to Sampletank of course but does tons more. I'd personally trade space for editing flexibility any day. All that in the no brainer for $15

Again ,its all personal taste. I don't trigger drums
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Post by Guest » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:35 pm

Long time user of NF plug-ins here with a subjective opinion. :D

In general their Eq's really shine. The dynamics processors are very usable.

Favorites include:
EQ: Pulse Tech, EQ 9063B All Tech, EQP-4, and the Retro Film and Music Tone eqs.


Another vote for the previously mentioned SC-226 (which tends to be my "go to" plug-ins for drums and bass) and Magnetic.

I also like the CPS2-3 Compressor, the British Bundle and the AMT bundle.

UAD plug-ins are hard to beat, but NF or PSP provide an excellent range of native plug-ins.

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