I second that. In my opinion, it is the BEST one out as a plug-in today. their other one is also pretty smoking, so either way your covered.
The licence to use the software is stored on the ilok (a USB dongle). This means:I wonder about the iLok technology.
Is it like the eLicenser Arturia is using where you can either use a dongle (for multiple machines) or software only if you only use one machine.
Hmm...Personally, I have made good experiences with the ilok, never had a problem with it - in fact, I currently use three, one ilok 2 for Waves Mercury and SSL, two of the older iloks for various other licences
I understand, this is one of those discussions which crops up repeatedly where opinions differ. In addition to the external express card HD and FW Audio inteface which are for me inevitable when running a notebook for audio use, a hub is not any real issue. In fairness, I have been using dongles since the 1980's, so have gotten to regard them as a "not-too-inconvenient inconvenience". I avoid system authorized software if possible, in part due to the reasons I mentioned, but particularly as I work on more than one system.This sounds exactly like the situation I'm trying to avoid . having a lot of usb-dongles. Since I'm on a lap top and need my usb:s to other things I really want to avoid having to use hubs. I used to have some dongles (Korg and Logic) and it was a relief when they weren't needed anymore. Don't want to go there again.
I could transfer more onto the mercury/ssl ilok, but prefer to keep the waves stuff seperate on its own. That is incidentally Waves' recommendation as well.I'm amazed you need three different iLoks. Why can't you use the same iLok-dongle for all of them?
Yes, you can. The old ilok holds around 115 licences (which means that it is not big enough for Waves Mercury/SSL), with the new one, I think it is around 500, so it is possible.I thought that was one of the main arguments for iLok. The possibility to gather all licenses in one place.
I believe so, Glenn. In my case, it came quite recently from Waves' support. I did have both Waves and other plugins mixed on one ilok for many years, never had a problem with that. As Mercury and SSL meant getting the new ilok 2 anyway, it was easy enough to keep them seperated.I remember Waves making the same recommendation to keep their auths separate but I've never had any issues (I don't remember seeing that warning with the v8 install-is it still in effect?).
Ah, Nomad factory. I remember having one of their plugins back inte PPC-days.This Vintage Style De-Esser is fantastic:
You can Demo it. It's about $80 from a Nomad factory dealership : )
Yes. You're correct technically. But in practise every deesser either hardware or software (and I've used a lot of them) without exception performs better as a deesser using the HPF in the side chain approach than using the narrow parametric or notch filter approach.That would create a broadband deesser (the whole frequency spectrum of the track would be attenuated). A true deesser only attenuated the range of the sibilance. Not that it's bad, just different.