EL8-PREAMP-Nebmanual

“EL8 DE-STRESSOR Preamp Collection” for Nebula Pro

    Library Creator: Michael Angel, www.CDSoundmaster.com

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    Installation

    For PC Users:

    Use the included installer to select your NebulaTempRepository Folder to install
    the collection there. Or, you can simply copy all "n2p"files to your
    Nebula "Programs" folder and copy all "n2v" files to your "Vectors" folder.

    For Mac Users:

    Copy all "n2p" files to your Nebula "Programs" folder and copy all "n2v" files to your "Vectors" folder.

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    The Programs


    “EL8 DE-STRESSOR Preamp Collection” for Nebula Pro is a collection of 36 programs, all sampled at 96kHz and tested to retain accuracy at 44.1kHz and 48kHz sample rates with the latest version of Nebula3 Pro.

    You must be using an updated version of Nebula Pro Commercial for this collection.

    It is designed to be used with the “Reverb” instance of Neb Pro.

    Program Description:


    “EL8 DE-STRESSOR Preamp Collection” for Nebula Pro is installed to the “EL8” main category.

    Under this category, there is the sub-category “PRE,” and under this the “CLN” category.


    Program List


    EL8-1-1
    EL8-1-1 CLN
    EL8-10-1
    EL8-10-1 CLN
    EL8-2-1
    EL8-2-1 CLN
    EL8-20-1
    EL8-20-1 CLN
    EL8-3-1
    EL8-3-1 CLN
    EL8-4-1
    EL8-4-1 CLN
    EL8-6-1
    EL8-6-1 CLN
    EL8-A-DST2
    EL8-A-DST2 CLN
    EL8-A-DST3
    EL8-A-DST3 CLN
    EL8-A-HP
    EL8-A-HP CLN
    EL8-A-HP-D2
    EL8-A-HP-D2 CLN
    EL8-A-HP-D3
    EL8-A-HP-D3 CLN
    EL8-BRIT
    EL8-BRIT CLN
    EL8-D-A-BND-HP
    EL8-D-A-BND-HP C
    EL8-D-A-BND-HPD2
    EL8-D-A-BNDHPD2C
    EL8-D-A-BND-HPD3
    EL8-D-A-BNDHPD3C
    EL8-D-BND
    EL8-D-BND CLN
    EL8-NUKE
    EL8-NUKE CLN


    EL8-1-1
    This program provides you with the EL8 at a ratio of 1:1 using 11 Kernels of distortion. As it is defined in the hardware manual, 1:1 warms up the signal with low order harmonics without intentional compression.

    EL8-1-1 CLN
    This program is the same as above without any harmonic distortion. The “CLN” stands for “Clean” mode.


    EL8-10-1
    This program provides you with the EL8 at a ratio of 1:1 using 11 Kernels of distortion. As it is defined in the hardware manual, 10:1 uses a separate circuitry to emulate the oldest “light controlled” devices like the LA-2A.

    EL8-10-1 CLN
    This program is the same as above without any harmonic distortion. The “CLN” stands for “Clean” mode.


    EL8-2-1
    This program provides you with the EL8 at a ratio of 2:1 using 11 Kernels of distortion.

    EL8-2-1 CLN
    This program is the same as above without any harmonic distortion. The “CLN” stands for “Clean” mode.


    EL8-20-1
    This program provides you with the EL8 at a ratio of 20:1 using 11 Kernels of distortion.

    EL8-20-1 CLN
    This program is the same as above without any harmonic distortion. The “CLN” stands for “Clean” mode.


    EL8-3-1
    This program provides you with the EL8 at a ratio of 3:1 using 11 Kernels of distortion.

    EL8-3-1 CLN
    This program is the same as above without any harmonic distortion. The “CLN” stands for “Clean” mode.


    EL8-4-1
    This program provides you with the EL8 at a ratio of 4:1 using 11 Kernels of distortion.

    EL8-4-1 CLN
    This program is the same as above without any harmonic distortion. The “CLN” stands for “Clean” mode.


    EL8-6-1
    This program provides you with the EL8 at a ratio of 6:1 using 11 Kernels of distortion.

    EL8-6-1 CLN
    This program is the same as above without any harmonic distortion. The “CLN” stands for “Clean” mode.


    EL8-A-DST2
    This program provides you with the EL8 in “Audio” Mode with the “Distortion 2” Mode engaged. This provides you with the EL8’s “emphasized 2nd Harmonic,” using 11 Kernels of distortion.

    EL8-A-DST2 CLN
    This program is the same as above without any harmonic distortion. The “CLN” stands for “Clean” mode.


    EL8-A-DST3
    This program provides you with the EL8 in “Audio” Mode with the “Distortion 3” Mode engaged. This provides you with the EL8’s 3nd Harmonic Increase, using 11 Kernels of distortion.

    EL8-A-DST3 CLN
    This program is the same as above without any harmonic distortion. The “CLN” stands for “Clean” mode.


    EL8-A-HP
    This program provides you with the EL8 in “Audio” Mode with the High Pass filter engaged, using 11 Kernels of distortion.

    EL8-A-HP CLN
    This program is the same as above without any harmonic distortion. The “CLN” stands for “Clean” mode.


    EL8-A-HP-D2
    This program provides you with the EL8 in “Audio” Mode with the High Pass and Distortion 2 engaged, using 11 Kernels of distortion.

    EL8-A-HP-D2 CLN
    This program is the same as above without any harmonic distortion. The “CLN” stands for “Clean” mode.


    EL8-A-HP-D3
    This program provides you with the EL8 in “Audio” Mode with the High Pass and Distortion 3 engaged, using 11 Kernels of distortion.

    EL8-A-HP-D3 CLN
    This program is the same as above without any harmonic distortion. The “CLN” stands for “Clean” mode.


    EL8-BRIT
    This program provides you with the EL8 in “Audio” Mode with “British Mode” engaged, using 11 Kernels of distortion. British Mode is a special add-on modification feature to the EL8 designed to mimic the UREI 1176 “All Buttons In” Mode.

    EL8-BRIT CLN
    This program is the same as above without any harmonic distortion. The “CLN” stands for “Clean” mode.


    EL8-D-A-BND-HP
    This program provides you with the EL8 in “Detect” and “Audio” Modes with the Band and High Pass engaged, using 11 Kernels of distortion.

    EL8-D-A-BND-HP C
    This program is the same as above without any harmonic distortion. The “C” stands for “Clean” mode.


    EL8-D-A-BND-HPD2
    This program provides you with the EL8 in “Detect” and “Audio” Modes with the Band, High Pass, and Distortion 2 engaged, using 11 Kernels of distortion.

    EL8-D-A-BNDHPD2C
    This program is the same as above without any harmonic distortion. The “C” stands for “Clean” mode.


    EL8-D-A-BND-HPD3
    This program provides you with the EL8 in “Detect” and “Audio” Modes with the Band, High Pass, and Distortion 3 engaged, using 11 Kernels of distortion.

    EL8-D-A-BNDHPD3C
    This program is the same as above without any harmonic distortion. The “C” stands for “Clean” mode.


    EL8-D-BND
    This program provides you with the EL8 in “Detect” Mode with the Band engaged, using 11 Kernels of distortion.

    EL8-D-BND CLN
    This program is the same as above without any harmonic distortion. The “CLN” stands for “Clean” mode.


    EL8-NUKE
    This program provides you with the EL8 in “Nuke” Mode, which is the EL8’s brickwall limiter mode. using 11 Kernels of distortion.

    EL8-NUKE CLN
    This program is the same as above without any harmonic distortion. The “CLN” stands for “Clean” mode.

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    About the “EL8 DE-STRESSOR Preamp Collection” for Nebula Pro


    “EL8 DE-STRESSOR Preamp Collection” for Nebula Pro is designed to provide you the most authentic sound of the electronics signal chain of this contemporary legend.

    I recommend using your software compressor first, followed by your choice of EL8 Preamp Program.


    you can use these on their own for any general ‘tone/color’ option in your mix. The device makes a wonderful, subtle fix for a cold digital process, and part of what makes it unique is its feature set that creates 2nd and 3rd order harmonic distortion in addition to its compression settings.
    The following information is a revision from hardware manual. This gives you an indication of the full feature set and capabilities of the EL8. This includes information of its sound structue that is captured in this NebPro Program Library, and it also contains information on compression controls that are only found in the hardware, which you can use from a software emulated.
    The hardware EL8 is unique, in that it, in itself, is an emulator. It contains special features and circuit Modes created specifically to model the behavior of a range of analog devices.

    FEATURES
    Emphasized tube-like 2nd harmonic distortion in Distort 2 Mode.
    3rd order dominant harmonic distortion, similar to tape, in Distort 3 Mode.
    Side chain EQ with high mid band emphasis to reduce harsh, edgy guitars or vocals.
    Low cut side chain to prevent low frequencies from pumping the upper frequencies of source material.
    Eight unique curves, including 1:1 for use with the harmonic distortion modes, “Nuke” brickwall limiting, a 10:1 “Opto” ratio using separate circuitry to emulate “light controlled” devices like the LA-2A.

    The EL8 Nebula Pro Program Library provides you with full dynamic (volume) layers of spectral and harmonic distortion responses of the device at the specific settings found in the program name.

    When you use the EL8 for NebPro with a software compressor, you can get some great ideas for settings to use on our choice of compressor from the recommendations in the EL8 hardware manual. You can download the manual for ideas and for your own reference:
  • EL8 Hardware Manual

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    I truly hope that this collection adds to your enjoyment of Nebula Pro.


    Thanks and God Bless You.
    Sincerely,
    Michael Angel
    CDSoundMaster.com