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Old 11th November 2009
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Hardware Saturation For ITB mixes?

I'm trying to smooth out digital harshness with saturation while mixing ITB. Would it be better to pass individual tracks through a hardware tube device like an LA2 or to use a tube emulation plugin?

I'm sure most will agree that hardware sounds better, but to use it ITB, the signal has to pass through DA/AD. Will this smooth things out or will the track still have digital harshness because of the conversion?
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I have to say that looks juicy.
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I have to say that looks juicy.
It flushes the word "digital" down the toilet.

It actually brings back what digital loses forever.
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I'm trying to smooth out digital harshness with saturation while mixing ITB. Would it be better to pass individual tracks through a hardware tube device like an LA2 or to use a tube emulation plugin?

I'm sure most will agree that hardware sounds better, but to use it ITB, the signal has to pass through DA/AD. Will this smooth things out or will the track still have digital harshness because of the conversion?
The harshness in your ITB mix is not because it's digital but because you are making some mistake. Saturation will make your mix just dirty. Clean up your mix first!
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