Opened this to separate topic from another thread where there was a request to attempt this kind of comparison.
I strongly believe that, since we are in the non-linearity realm, this kind of comparison is pretty “dangerous” about what conclusions can be deduced.
Especially because this is HW vs SW and a set of controls completely different…
So…take it at your own “risk”…
Here’s the link of some A/B on an excerpt of a track of mine mix (not master) released last month (title: Slop)
There is the untouched mix (file: Slop_MIX)
Then three kind of saturation which, referring to AH nomenclature, are:
• Clean Boost
I’ve tried to compare the harmonics characteristics with some TRASH2 algorithms (set to oversample, so behaving better), and I’ve choose the following:
• Little Popper
• Tape Saturation
• Mild Excitement
Even if I left the AH nomenclature on TRASH2’s files…
I tried to do my best in letting the two units to behave similarly, speaking of Peaks/RMS and Harmonics generations.
Forgive me for anything please…
I suggest you to download and import the files in your DAW and perform your comparison.
All files should be 44k24.
Let me know for any more info you would need.
This is, instead, a RenderToDisk of Ableton for the channel with AH plugin on it.
it is funny…and I never thought this could happen…weeeird!