Nebula Pro (N4 Commercial or Nebula 3 Commercial Legacy Plug-Ins)
The N-MELBOURN CLASSIC CONSOLE FOR NEBULA PRO consists of 74 programs: You will find these in your CDSoundMaster category under CDS>MEL, all sampled at 96kHz and tested to retain accuracy at 44.1kHz and 48kHz sample rates with the latest version of Nebula Pro (N3/N4). They are designed to be used with the Reverb instance of earlier commercial Nebula versions.
The original console that inspires this collection is a one-of-a-kind, original “N” Melbourn, all discrete Class AB 12×2 with no sub/buss group. This is the classic 3114, discrete BA card path, all refurbished with original matching electronics, custom designed with 12 line, mic channels, no EQ, and matched summing from the original main buss out, featuring the lush sounding Belclere XFO’s.
This collection provides important options for line and mic direct outs and bussed to the mains. The variation of different gain staging, line-level direct inputs (DI), mic gain, and the mic’s -20dB PAD makes it possible to mix even large track number mixes with incredible variation according to the classic tone you want from track to track. I’ve provided visualization graphs below so you can see the variation of frequency spectrum from different volume amplification settings.
The Melbourn is known for maintaining the desired air and openness of the Class A “80” series consoles, with a little more drive slightly earlier in the gain staging. Still very high output clarity, but desired for its ability to slightly saturate the levels as desired.
The 12x2x2 and 12x4x2 side car variations sell for as much as $40-75,000 in refurbished conditions. I’m happy to own a final converted racked pair of two channels from the console. The Transformers are the finicky but remarkable-sounding Belclere originals with 3114 “BA” discrete amp cards+electronics.
The Mic electronics are wired in reverse polarity and the D.I. is in regular polarity, in keeping with the electronics wiring in this unit, so it is kept identical in the collection.
The N-MELBOURN CLASSIC CONSOLE FOR N4/N3 commercial