Testing The VBC Pluggins from Slate Digital

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Pic represents settings used for all the tests above

Frequency Response

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Phase relationship

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Here we can see the phase rotation of that response, what this means really is that the emulation won’t create undesired phase issues.
(Emulations that do have undesired phase issues tend to look like an amateur mixer trying to boost and cut everything all together)

*Note that phase is really dependent on the FR, the more intricate the FR the more chances there will be phase problems.

THD & THD+N

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Alright what is this weird thing ? First note that killr in the graph is the analogy of distortion as opposed to no distortion in percent, analogue devices can go from 2% up to 50%. How can you tell just by that if this is analogue? It’s simple in the digital domain what you put in, you get out (as a general rule of thumb). Here though we can see the harmonics created and the noise-floor. The emulation has almost no noise floor. What this graph really tells us, is that the device qualifies as analogue, has a character smooth and rich (in the represented magnitude)! this comes from two observations, the most prominent harmonic is the 2nd order harmonic (2K), which qualifies as smooth and very flattering, yet the harmonic distortion spreads up to 20K which provides us with the ”richness”.

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Well hard knee bend, and a roughness due to the fr, that was to be expected.

Consensus
So there you have it, good analogue modeling!

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