For all the Acustica audio’s nebula and Waves audio’s Q-clone users out there – you will already know that these are hands down the best software eq’s money can buy – period.They both have pros and cons to using them.
Nebula – wonderful as it is has some real issues.CPU,RAM usage and also the time required to sample hardware.It is highly tweakable based on how the emulations are sampled.Some of the best libraries out there from cdsoundmaster,Analog in the box and Alexb allow one to sweep through the eq just like the real hardware.
Q-clone – wonderful as it sounds you cannot tweak the settings.It is however light on CPU,RAM and samples in seconds.
So the best of both worlds is to use both in your sessions.Load up q-clone capture on a channel that has a digital out and return ( form a digital loop ) and after the q-capture plugin, load an instance of Nebula.Load up whatever you want to sample and using the q-clone plugin to get the snapshot of the eq settings.Done move on to the next track etc – soon enough you can eq your whole mix – capturing the sound of nebula and not suffering the ram or CPU hit.
Simples – good luck and hope this helps people with weak machines mix with nebula.You heard it here first…………