From: Steve Harris
Re: experiences and reflections from the UK part II
On Tue, Aug 13, 2002 at 12:15:37 -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> my brother commented that the swt plugins sounded very "digital" to
> him. i bluffed by saying that i think it all comes down to the
This is very true.
Its partly a matter of taste - I like the hard digital filter sound, I
think it makes a pleasant change from analogue filters warmth.
In addition I'm a modular synthesist at heart, so if it annoyed me I would
just bung a lowpass->valve sim->lowpass on the end (this is what most VST
plugins will do).
I think I tend to use, and think of LADSPA plugins at a lower level than
most people. This became obvious at linuxtag.
But, mostly, making plugins sound warm requires more work, and no-one has
requested it (up til now).
Steve, since you wrote this I have been doing a lot more work with the
ladpsa plugins and I tend to agree that the default sounds of a lot of
them are very hard.
Can you elaborate more on how and why you use "lowpass->valve
sim->lowpass on the end" to create a more warm sound?
Thanks. BTW. I think it would be a very good addition for the LAU FAQ so
I'll add this as it comes to light.
Patrick Shirkey - Boost Hardware Ltd.
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