I noticed in your theremionic culture video it’s says not meant for entire mix but you compare it to decapitator which you say use on everything, so do I use it like decapitator or not?
The bias seems to thicken the distortion, so at all the way to the left it seems to be the cleanest and starts to thicken going clockwise, I’m using it after console and tape and don’t want to over do it, just use it like decapitator for subtle saturation, is the bias all the way left at 1 best for this? you said counter clockwise equals dirty and clockwise is cleanest, it defaults at 12’o clock or the number 6, when I move it clockwise it thickens to the point of muting, 12 it’s thick and chunky so at 6 o’clock or the number 1 the distortion is cleanest. this is the opposite of how you described, and it threw me for a loop when you have it listed ‘not for entire mix’ but compare it as the UAD alternative for decapitator, I know I must be missing something?
Also could you please describe your opinion of the UAD studer tape types, i looked in the user manual but can’t find a clear description of the tape types, I know that calibration kind of follows as far as 250/+3 456/+6 900/+7.5 GP9/+9, I know this is not set in stone, but what I really want to know is what each tape type represents as far as sound it gives? I love your template as far as the ampex tape on the master channel and it has given my mixes a great amount of warmth and analog sound, but still trying to wrap my head on the studer, I’m using it on every track and would like to know what the tape types(250/456/900/GP9) represent as far as sound, I understand the IPS, just wanted to know your opinion?
I’m using a 1073 to studer to thermionic as my intial saturators but feel like I might be crunching things even and over doing it even when it’s just a subtle touch from each