New EQ for nebula from CDSOUNDMASTER.COM – Focal Point 115HD EQ.

The best nebula developer has just released another smashing success guys. The rare Focal Point 115HD EQ. It is a very very good tracking eq with a unique character. Check it out here. This is Michael’s best so far IMHO. Smooth, creamy – hmmmmmmm awe just go and buy it…

New Q-clone libraries

All my presets are now here

Just posted a short ten minute tutorial on using q-clone for those interested.

Q-clone tutorial from Henry Olonga on Vimeo.

Demo of samples

I have updated my Webstore
with a few new Q-clone libraries including a whopping with all my libraries. About five and half thousand presets in total to cover almost all colour additive mixing conditions. Used with a regular high quality eq for notching like the Sonnox eq you should be able to create very analog like sounding mixes. Used in conjunction with nebula, your mixes will just shine.This is a generous £40 for all my presets which is a 20 % discount.

I also have also added another six products A subtle Neeve eq, Colour mix pro which is an expansion of my original free set to 2000 presets.Two Pooltechs, Silky mastering and mixing shelves a Passive eq and my original Smooth and Superlative eqs remain.


Mammoth EQ from ANALOG IN THE BOX!!!

Well guys – it is finally here. The most anticipated release of 2010 in the nebula community is here – it is called the Mammoth EQ and it is released by Analog in the box. This EQ is the nuts and it is the sweetest thin I have ever heard in the box if I may so. I have been beta testing it and it is the best emulation/sampling bar none that I have ever heard of this make of eq. Never harsh and always respectful of the audio.
If you own nebula and are a mastering/mix engineer who works ITB – this is a no brainer – in fact – at 15 Euros, it’s a steal.

Long live Nebula!!!!!! What are you waiting for go and buy it…… you won’t regret it.

The best Nebula producer on the planet

Hey guys – just thought I would let you in on a little secret that is well known in some audio circles. There is one developer out there who stands head and shoulders above the rest in the sampling world and his name is Michael Angel. he is one of the nicest chaps I have had the pleasure of dealing with and his stuff is absolutely first class. Don’t waste money on buying inferior products for more cash. This guy makes the best libraries for Nebula and you can support his amazing work here at his website. . He also happens to be a man of great faith which I admire greatly.

His libraries are the best value in the whole world of pro audio and once you get your head around nebula it is just hands down the best software effects machine period. It does eqs, compressors,reverbs and much more and costs a pittance.

Smooth Eq Q-clone expansion pack by Henry Olonga


All my presets are now here

‘Smooth eq – expansion pack for Waves Q-clone’. The smooth mix….

Demo of samples

Get the DEMO here

I am very excited to offer the second expansion pack of this nature available anywhere to my knowledge.

This package is modelled on an EQ that has true NEVE pedigree. The man himself made this one in other words. It can be described as well – smooth and sweet perhaps – never harsh and never really shrill it has a pillowy sound that works well when you do not want a hard sound. This release works well in tandem with my first release Superlative EQ . Superlative Eq is a slightly harder sound, glassy perhaps or diamond topped as they say.
This package took me five days to put together so I hope you will appreciate the time and effort put into making this a tool for your super fast mixing.

This set of presets is sampled to the highest specifications such that the difference between the sampled hardware and the sample you use is in the magnitude of negligible. This is truly analog sound in the box with no compromises. This set is sampled using Orpheus by Prismsound and is considered by some to be among some of the best convertors in the world. I have used short DIY gold tipped cables to connect the hardware to the box so there is virtually no loss in quality.
Don’t settle for emulations costing far more and sounding inferior. Get great quality presets from my blog in the coming months.
Welcome to a new way of mixing. Basically I have taken the hard work out of your hands by spending hours studying recordings to find settings on my hardware that are generic enough to be used by a wide range of people on a wide range of instruments. But you might say – what if I don’t like your mixing decisions……don’t worry – I have given you plenty of wiggle room as each folder has numerous presets with subtle and also vast differences.
Next unzip the package and place the folder anywhere but in the Q-clone folder as it slows down the loading and the menu system is not that intuitive. I suggest you place them anywhere and use the load dialogue. On windows set the open dialogue explorer window to ‘list’ so that all the presets are visible without the need to scroll. The way to do this is to right click – go to view – and choose list. Not sure of a Mac.
The package contains 862 presets. They are grouped by instrument but please note that some instruments
from the same family differ so much in timbre that no preset is perfect every time. However because there are so many you will find that some presets overlap in their usability. A preset made for a piano may well suit electric guitars and those made for kick drum may well work on bass. There are no effective rules so please just go ahead and experiment with what sounds work for you.
At this point perhaps you may want to download my other free offering that compliments this library perfectly from my blog . This package you want to unzip- and place in your q-clone presets folder which is in the Waves folder in program files. This is because you want to have this available to you in the preset menu. This will come in handy when you like a preset but wished it had an adjustment somewhere such as less bass : in that case you could use the high end tracking eqs low shelf to remedy this or use the other eqs in Q-clone. Simply use the add feature in q-clone to add the adjustment using this high end tracking eq. And it also allows you to mix just with that particular eq and avoid my decisions altogether – but what’s the fun in that hey…..
You may also want my other presets library ‘colour mix’ which adds even more flexibility to mixing. . Some eye opening stuff there. Again – probably best not to place it in your q-clone presets as it is a vast library.
Once you have unzipped the ‘Superlative eq expansion pack for Waves Q-clone’ and placed it in a convenient location such as the audio drive you use, you will want to take this package for a test run………..q-clone is so simple that even a novice could mix with it………just click load, chose a preset and off you go.If you like it ….great – if you don’t, try another until you smile……..
I suggest you use these first in your chain on a track. Obviously the buss stuff is exempt but I find that with the tight kits for example – if I compress after the Q-clone preset with a good compressor like CL 1B or Sonnox dynamics, it sounds crazy good. The full mix and drum folders may help lift your mixes to give them a more polished sound. You may want to use these sparingly as the polished sound of the eq may begin to build up and you can go way OTT quickly and it becomes a harsh brittle mix quickly. So use if you have material that is dull or flat. But on the right material these can be incredible. Once in a while there is a bizarre bug in the plugin that may either make the volume 12 Dbs or – 48 Dbs. So if you get your head blown off or hear nothing – check the level meter. All of the presets were sampled at unity gain so simply get things back to zero and re-save the preset.
Also because of this please make sure you trim your track input by maybe 15 – 20 Dbs. In Cakewalk Sonar I just go all the way to minus 18.This is good audio gain staging anyway. There are also some really loud presets so please take care when loading them. Never run the plugin into the RED – it does not saturate so clipping is hard digital clipping that is very unpleasant. Please leave a comment on my blog if you enjoy the use of these samples and if you really dig them it will be of great encouragement to me to sample more stuff.

The other thing you could consider is sampling your own gear and sharing that too…..
Good luck mixing with this, it is my first Preset packaged eq for Q-clone and I hope it gives you absolutely first class results.
Best wishes.

Acustica audio’s Nebula sampling

In the coming months I will be starting to do sampling for Acustica audio’s Nebula.Not sure what I will start with but stay tuned.

Happy new year and more q-clone magic


All my presets are now here

NB: THIS POST WAS FOR A PROMO PERIOD THAT RAN OUT MANY MONTHS AGO. There are still some free samples to demo here.

Happy new year everyone and to start the year on a good note I thought I would surprise you with six new q-clone packages.About 2400 odd audio snapshots in total.
Enhance your investment with q-clone by adding these presets to your colour palette.The links are near the pictures at the bottom of the page.

Check out my first commercial release here for £10 in this post.

ALL PAYPAL purchases go here

Check out the Free High end tracking eq blog post

Demo of samples

The first is my colour suite.I have sampled lots of stuff in my studio and a studio I visited to make these babies.There is some Crazy good stuff here.Most of this is application driven whereas the rest are just settings snapshots with the odd application.Stuff I didn’t know q-clone could sample like short reverbs which adds a depth unlike anything I can describe.Check out the ‘odd stuff’ folder if you are into sound design.

Some will be useful to you in some situations and on others – walk on by.Remember there are no rules – guitar presets can work for vocals or synths etc.Experiment.As with all the previous samples I gave I suggest you add the files to a folder outside your Waves Q-clone folder as having them all in there slows it’s loading time.( only bummer is q-clone defaults to the last opened location ) The high end eq release is useful in the Waves folder in case you wish to add anything to your loaded preset like a cut/dip or boost.Overall however I suggest for you to use the open dialogue instead of the preset drop down menu.Up to you.

PLEASE note – there is a bug in Q-clone that sometimes has the volume go to either 12 dbs or -48 dbs.Just set the eq back to 0 and save it.Also because of this please make sure you trim your track input by maybe 10 – 15 dbs.You don’t want a nasty shock……………there are also some really loud presets so please take care when loading them.

Couple of suggestions………..
1st – suggest (again) to use the load ( open preset dialogue ) instead of downloading them into your q-clone presets folder.On windows set the open dialogue box to – right click – view – list.This will make all the presets visible.Dunno about mac.

2nd -obviously these are no good for tight notches and don’t work on everything so augment their use with your other eqs.An example may be that you like a preset but it is too bassy.Well simply use another eq to sort that out or remove resonance etc..

3rd – I suggest use these first in your chain on a track.Obviously the buss stuff is exempt but I find that with the tight kicks for example – if I compress after the Q-clone preset with a good compressor like CL 1B or sonnox dynamics,it sounds crazy good.

The rest are high end EQs.Enjoy… and let me know if these help you mix better.

All my presets are now here





Some more interesting Q-clone colours



This here is a release that I have made from presets I have used and will use in my upcoming albums.
These are colour presets with the ability to really radically change the tone of your mixes so although some are subtle the colours are more on the side of tone shaping.

Demo of samples

If you haven’t already got my first preset pack go here to get a very nice high end eq indeed.

Q-clone IMHO is the best EQ in the world……oh and Nebula is even better………Anyway – I hope that you will enjoy this small library of mine.I have been saddened by the lack of q-clone libraries around the net and have decided to do something about it.I have been transferring some of the presets I have used in projects to presets I can share.

I have here assembled a set of presets that allow you to sculpt a mix easily and quickly to add colour.This in most cases is not your run of the mill set but one that can radically altar the tone of your instrument in many cases.It really is an adjunct to the tools you already own so you can shape the tone with q-clone and do any other surgical cuts and boosts as desired with a more precise tool.

Simply place the folder anywhere on your HDD and use the open function within q-clone.Personally,I wouldn’t add them to the waves folder as once the folder contains a lot of presets the drop down list becomes a pain.Trust me – I personally have more than 100 presets per folder!!!

I would advise that you add q-clone first in your effects bin and then add the rest of your signal path – but it’s up to you to go where the sound you desire leads.

This selection of presets is just a small sampling of over 2000 presets ( and growing ) of my passion for sampling analog gear.

I have access to great analog eq’s such as a Portico 5033,GML 2032,Mackie Onyx 1220 (Perkins EQ ),Millenia eqs,Pultec,High end digital eqs, and many other exotic eq’s at a nearby studio that allow me to build these presets.

More coming after Christmas 2009

Enjoy,God bless and have a good one.

Oh and do leave a comment on the blog if you like the stuff.

I may make the whole set available for purchase if I have the time to do so but that depends on demand – so if there is a demand for this then I will make the 2000 preset Library available as is but only if there is a demand.The library is about 350 MB right now and it may grow to a gig with all my additions to come.So let me know if it is feasible.

Q-clone presets in the pipe-line

All my presets are now here

Well I had a few days off this week and I spent about 30 hours creating tonnes of Q-clone presets .I have 1500 to date ranging from kicks to snares to bass – in fact I am trying to cover the bases of most requirements in a studio so I will be attempting to cover the spectrum of useful frequencies.
If I were to choose between Acustica audios Nebula and q-clone I would choose q-clone from a workflow perspective.It is faster,sounds as good has a tiny footprint,use so little CPU on my workstation and uses little ram as well.The problem is one needs access to high end eqs and these are not easy to come by.But Nebula has a vast library of these and they sound fantastic.
There are a lot of people who need to get a mix sounding great fast and the presets I am working on do just that.They sound amazing out of the box.

Anyway I have decided to make these presets available in the coming months for those who care and let me just say before I release anything – you will be blown away at what this plugin can do.It is not a one trick pony at all.In fact it can even sample subtle delays – yes you heard me.Don’t believe me? Well come back in a month or so and you will get them do demo.

I will also be making available a nice little neve box that I own.Amazing quality and the presets just shine.That’s for later though………..I may even have some available before Christmas.

I begin preliminary mixing on my next three albums soon.I reckon we are looking at a mid 2010 release for them.




I also want to give a plug to a wonderful group of developers who are sampling gear to the highest standards.Support these guys as what they are doing is revolutionary.

Free Q-clone impulse responses – High end eq

All my presets are now here

NB THE FREE SAMPLES I GAVE AWAY WERE FOR A LIMITED TIME. I do have lots of free samples on the site so look around.

For those of you who own Waves Q-clone it is surprising that the web has few and far between impulses of high end gear.As a user of the plugin and also Acustica Audio’s nebula I will be sampling gear to make available for free over the next few months.I will get the ball rolling with this high end eq and I mean high end.It borders on being transparent and it is ubiquitous in most studios around the world.Of course I could only sample at certain settings otherwise I would be here all year so I went for what I felt were the most useful to me. It is made available to you sampled via Prismsound orpheus convertors with my own DIY high quality cables.Hope these are useful as well.Just unzip and place in the q-clone presets folder.

Demo of samples

Check out my first commercial release here for £10.

If theses files are useful to you please leave a comment.


This is a picture of Graham Boswell – maker of arguably the best convertors on the planet – prismsound. He was at KMR when George massenburg addressed gear lovers in February of 2008.


My audio hero – just wish I could get my mixes to sound even a quarter as good as his – well time and experience hey………….and using his hardware must help..he he