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Sound City Studios (Users' Thread)

MiR

New Member
Thanks to all for helping me understand this plugin.
I'm not quite there with it either.
A little boomy and strange phasing/imaging problems but brilliant on most dead sounds.
 

rodd

Hall of Fame Member
Has anyone found a good use for the remic mode? Every time I try it, it’s too much and I go back to reverb and blend it. I’m sure there are good uses for it, and I’d like to try but have struck out so far.

edit: I’ve used remic on OWS many times, SCS just seems different.
 

Bear-Faced Cow

Hall of Fame Member
Has anyone found a good use for the remic mode? Every time I try it, it’s too much and I go back to reverb and blend it. I’m sure there are good uses for it, and I’d like to try but have struck out so far.

edit: I’ve used remic on OWS many times, SCS just seems different.
i’ve used the remic feature in OWS for drums. Admittedly, it was more of a rescue situation than anything else. I might be tempted to do the same with SCS as an experiment.

jord
 

rodd

Hall of Fame Member
i’ve used the remic feature in OWS for drums. Admittedly, it was more of a rescue situation than anything else. I might be tempted to do the same with SCS as an experiment.

jord
That’s the thing I can’t figure out. It does work in OWS, but every time I try in SCS it’s too much. I’m not sure what I should expect, but it’s dramatically different.
 

Bear-Faced Cow

Hall of Fame Member
The only thing I can think of is that if it is too much, perhaps not all of it is needed if it is needed at all. It’s hard to say, without actually hearing what is going on. Perhaps post some before and after.

Jord
 

MiR

New Member
Is ReMic mode better of more useful in OWS?
I never had UAD and SCS is my first plug but always wondered about OWS.
What is the honest comparison from users of both?
 

UniversalAudio

Official UA Representative
Is ReMic mode better of more useful in OWS?
I never had UAD and SCS is my first plug but always wondered about OWS.
What is the honest comparison from users of both?
Remic Mode in OWS is for sure more "hifi" and less about color and more about the sound of the highend mics that are modeled.

I personally love it and use it all the time.
 

David MacNeill

Established Member
But if you're looking for vibe, grit, personality, SCS will be your jam.
This is my first impression of SCS as well. It's all about various shades of glorious Rock, and that's mostly what we do.

I'll admit that a lot of the manual was over my head, but when I read through the preset descriptions, I could see how this plugin could solve lots of little problems in just about any of our mixes on a track by track basis, so this is where I'm heading first. When an acoustic or electric guitar is not muscular enough, or a vocal just won't grab the attention it deserves, or a piano goes tinkle-tinkle-tinkle instead of BOOM-BOOM-BOOM, I'll slap SCS on the track and run the relevant presets. Maybe string sections, synth pads, and background vocal stacks could benefit too?
 

MiR

New Member
Re-Mic on Drums is proving very difficult no matter how dry I make the samples. The phazing is just too much when collapsed to mono.
What I'm curious about now is why there are so much "Drum" presets that are set at Re-mic mode. Is it for Drum machines DI rather then anything acoustic you think?
 

chrisharbin

Hall of Fame Member
Has anyone found a good use for the remic mode? Every time I try it, it’s too much and I go back to reverb and blend it. I’m sure there are good uses for it, and I’d like to try but have struck out so far.

edit: I’ve used remic on OWS many times, SCS just seems different.
I can't speak for OWS but when I was using this plug, I liked remic best. You have to really play with the mics/distance IIRC, but the other way sounds a bit.....thin to me.
 

Wiz

Active Member
I would love to hear some examples of remic mode with it being bypassed so we could hear the “dry” and effected drums or even other instruments….. I have not gotten one usable sound out of remic. Reverb is on every song I have done since getting the plug in


cheers

Wiz
 

chrisharbin

Hall of Fame Member
I'm sure someone will help you with that. Currently, I don't have it installed. I just found that I got better results using reverb for something like drums better. I also did not like the interface, seemed like I had to work too hard to get to certain views.
 
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hotspot

Venerated Member
What I'm curious about now is why there are so much "Drum" presets that are set at Re-mic mode. Is it for Drum machines DI rather then anything acoustic you think?
The dose makes the poison. What works for me on acoustic drums is to send individual tracks - sometimes OHs only - to a SCS bus. I don’t care about remic or reverb mode that much, it’s just another option to play with.
EQ after SCS most of the times, at least hipass or up to something like the ‚abbey road curve‘.
I use the fader of that SCS bus to mix it back in, always double check to not overdo it, less is more.
 

MiR

New Member
The dose makes the poison. What works for me on acoustic drums is to send individual tracks - sometimes OHs only - to a SCS bus. I don’t care about remic or reverb mode that much, it’s just another option to play with.
EQ after SCS most of the times, at least hipass or up to something like the ‚abbey road curve‘.
I use the fader of that SCS bus to mix it back in, always double check to not overdo it, less is more.
Yes. On an AUX you have a better chance. I had to create another AUX with Dry Drums Mono'ed. And blend that in so the Drums don;t fall apart when Mono'ed. But still have a Phaze being too Audible. I'm learing les is more for sure. Would love a little more though...
 

DanButsu

Administrator
Forum Admin
Moderator
Just chiming in here to say that I have been using on the mixbus (live gtr PA in reverb mode), just to add a touch of it to the whole mix and it sounds lovely. Adds a real superb and subtle depth! I'm mixing an electro album and it's doing wonders adding a new type of glue for the mix!

I also have been using it on instrument subgroups individually in reverb mode again (i.e.: drum bus, bass bus, gtr bus and vox bus).

I freaken love this plugin. I haven't been this excited in a plugin in 5 to 6 years, if not more!
 

DanButsu

Administrator
Forum Admin
Moderator
I would love to hear some examples of remic mode with it being bypassed so we could hear the “dry” and effected drums or even other instruments….. I have not gotten one usable sound out of remic. Reverb is on every song I have done since getting the plug in


cheers

Wiz
Greetings. I can try to find the time to do this as I have it in Re-Mic mode on a project that I am mixing with "bedroom" drums ;)
 
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