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noiseboyuk 02-18-2019 10:13 AM

What was the name of that apparently magical dialogue plugin?
 
My memory...

I think it was out last year, based on a rare or custom bit of hardware. Helps it sit in the mix, one of those "just sounds right" things. Someone recommended it to me a while ago, can't remember who that was either... sigh... does the DUC hive mind know what I mean? All my search attempts have failed...

reichman 02-18-2019 11:02 AM

Re: What was the name of that apparently magical dialogue plugin?
 
You might be thinking of McDSP's SA-2, based on Mike Minkler's custom hardware. It's not magic, but I own it and use it.

noiseboyuk 02-18-2019 11:38 AM

Re: What was the name of that apparently magical dialogue plugin?
 
Ah thank you Daniel, that's the one. Disappointed to hear it's not actual literal magic, but will demo it next week.

MIKEROPHONICS 02-20-2019 07:30 AM

Re: What was the name of that apparently magical dialogue plugin?
 
Guy - itís great. Highly recommended as the last layer of 800 sandpaper on your dials. Give ESV a call


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tom_lowe 02-20-2019 09:38 AM

Re: What was the name of that apparently magical dialogue plugin?
 
I got it and used it, but found even on its most gentle settings it turned S into F etc. What did I do wrong!?

Went back to Pro-DS

MIKEROPHONICS 02-20-2019 09:46 AM

Re: What was the name of that apparently magical dialogue plugin?
 
I donít treat it as as a de-esser. I have Sonnox (surgical), fabfilter (general) and SPL (best for drama as it is not a side chain compressor and does it with phase - which seems to hurt dial least.) on my channels for that.
The SA-2 is a gentle mastering compressor for any unevenness on my channel premix HF content - and just smoothes everything nicely, like a dB or two of bus compression does to my slightly compressed source channels. If it is all roughly good, then this is a very fine nice ironing process that allows you to tailor your Hmf and Hf.
Just my 2C.....


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philper 02-20-2019 05:22 PM

Re: What was the name of that apparently magical dialogue plugin?
 
The analogy to 800-grit sandpaper is right--it is a very nice tweak/secret sauce. You will make trouble for yourself if you try to use it as a regular heavy-lift de-esser....

Henchman 02-21-2019 05:05 PM

Re: What was the name of that apparently magical dialogue plugin?
 
I use a combo of TD Nova and Soothe.

tom_lowe 02-22-2019 02:20 AM

Re: What was the name of that apparently magical dialogue plugin?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Henchman (Post 2517397)
I use a combo of TD Nova and Soothe.

Is that on the bus or each track? I do like Soothe

tom_lowe 02-22-2019 04:09 AM

Re: What was the name of that apparently magical dialogue plugin?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MIKEROPHONICS (Post 2517226)
I donít treat it as as a de-esser. I have Sonnox (surgical), fabfilter (general) and SPL (best for drama as it is not a side chain compressor and does it with phase - which seems to hurt dial least.) on my channels for that.
The SA-2 is a gentle mastering compressor for any unevenness on my channel premix HF content - and just smoothes everything nicely, like a dB or two of bus compression does to my slightly compressed source channels. If it is all roughly good, then this is a very fine nice ironing process that allows you to tailor your Hmf and Hf.
Just my 2C.....


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Thanks Mike, that's good to know!


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