"Q8 444X EQ/CONSOLE COMBO"
The "Q8 444X EQ/CONSOLE COMBO for NebulaPro" consists of 36 programs.
About the "Q8 444X EQ/CONSOLE COMBO"
The "Q8 444X EQ/CONSOLE COMBO" For NebulaPro brings this classic, vintage, completely authentic film console to NebulaPro. It requires the latest version of NebulaPro and is optimized to run in the "Reverb" version of NebulaPro. It has been sampled at 96kHz and will convert to any rate directly within the NebulaPro engine. When used at 96kHz, it uses the maximum sample size and length, and because it is sampled at this rate, loads very quickly and takes the largest amount of computer resources (unless using a higher rate than 96kHz). If used at 48kHz or 44.1kHz, the programs will take a little longer to load, but once loaded, use a smaller amount of computer resources. In fact, at lower rates the programs use the same resources as they would if sampled directly at the same lower rates. All programs have been tested for these three rates and remain extremely accurate.
About the "Q8 444X EQ/CONSOLE COMBO".
The analog hardware device that this collection is inspired by is a completely custom, top-of-the-line 1970's Film Console. It was built by Quad-Eight Electronics. Quad-Eight is named after a film processing system developed to allow four strips of 8mm film to be processed on a single professional 35mm film strip. The clever name symbolizes the revolution of combining multiple channels of variable impedence sources into a single routing system, which we now know of as the audio mixing console. The entire signal chain, from transformer to op-amp to eq to make-up gain op-amp, is sampled in each program. If you have heard of Electrodyne, Sphere, Quad-Eight, Reichenbach, the AM10, API 2520, Jensen 990, John Hardy 990C, then you have experienced the heritage of this amazing original vintage device. To describe the sound, think Pink Floyd's "The Wall", which was recorded on four interconnected Quad-Eight's usng this preamp!
The eq section was originally installed into a custom Quad-Eight film console, made special order to upgrade the standard eq to the 444X, or Super 444. The 444 is the next generation of the earlier 333. It is quasi-parametric, meaning that variable "Q" is provided by the choice of narrow, wide, and shelf band choices. The very few 444X eq's, also known as the QE PE 444X, that are in existence, were made to add more features and editing options while making use of what many consider the best sounding operation amplifier to date, the AM10. The 444X was installed in this single custom console for a brief time and was only in active duty for a brief time. This makes it one of the most priceless examples of a practically new old stock original QE console channel strip, or as it was originally called, the line input module.
We hope that this amazing classic
channel strip will become a regular part of your mixing process,
and bring a unique new sound to your projects.
God Bless You.