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I used this for my first time on Saturday (with a guitar that is). Plugged in the guitar, selected a preset and I was VERY impressed. I've used Guitar Rig in the past and loved this, but I found Nigel instantly gratifying. I wasn't expecting much as I rarely read anyone bigging it up.

I'm not a regular guitarist and have never really got into mic'ing up cabs and amps, so maybe I'm non the wiser.

I simply enjoyed the sound, with minimum of fuss and found the sound inspiring, which is what it is all about.

Nice one UA :D



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I agree, I even used it once for a vocal treatment :oops: :wink:


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I agree i use the Preflex section a lot, on vocals and synths. Don't know if it sounds real but it sure sounds good.

Ben Logan

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The amp and cab models sound flat and fake to me. The individual effects, however, get lots of use from me: phasor, trem/mod/fade (especially this one), gate/comp, etc - these little guys are gems.

Glad you like it as a guitar-amp sim though. Each to his own. :)


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I wouldn't know how different the real deal would be, but I would expect it to be hugely different. For a freebie with the card and the fact I don't have heaps of cabs / amps taking up all my studio sapce (and the mic'ing of these up), it works a treat for getting down demos (or even full tracks, depending on taste) :D

Agree with you. Put some roland effects too for an amazing sound.
I'll be buying the roland plugs and the precision plugs as I mostly make electronic music. I have also had success mixing these with liquidmix eq's.
The Neve plugins don't do a massive amount for me yet - but I have to explore them more.
But yeah Nigel is really good as an incuded plugin.


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It's just another sound./

As I get older and dowdier I realise how much tastes change. I used to think my DX7 sounded great. Then it sounded like a toy. Now it sounds great again. Same with every piece of gear I've got from DanElectro to MXR to Electro-Harmonix to.... <whatever>.

MORAL: I shoulda kept every stinkin' piece o' crap gear I've ever bought (probably take some aircraft hangar.)

At some point, the sounds you think suck will turn out to be -fantastic-. Except it will be someone else who makes it happen, of course. :mrgreen:

Want an example? In 1977 if someone told me that the most important bass sound of the past 20 years might just be a straight SINE WAVE I would've laughed in his/her face.

So, yeah, there are some good things in Nigel. Just like -everything-, basically. Tough to figure out though---crappy GUI.


bulls hit said:
I've always though Nigel was the poor relation to the other 'free' plugs. I'll have to give it another shot


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In the end its what you do with it in the mix that matters. That's when you can define X to be superior to Y. Until then, its just a bunch of knobs.

Eric Dahlberg

Purveyor of musical dreams fullfilled.
The speaker emulation section is very cool. I just wish Preflex could be switched to native mode the way TC Thirty can in order to avoid the latency.


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tkingen said:
I've been using preflex to process DI'd bass. Sounds great!
+1 :wink:


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Fairlight said:
replicant said:
tkingen said:
I've been using preflex to process DI'd bass. Sounds great!
+1 :wink:
Thanks for this tip guys... I'd never have thought in a million years to do this :D
At least I've always found it easier to dial in that great bass sound with a dual EQ setup as in Preflex. 8)
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