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Julio Di Benedetto

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Exponential Audio's new Nimbus Reverb
« on: September 27, 2016, 03:36:53 PM »
Fall seems to be the time for reverb sales and new releases.



I have their Phoenixverb, its a beauty.

Michael Carnes, the man behind this software had much to do with Lexicon reverbs.

The upgrade path is attractive at $99 for a short while

Link: http://www.exponentialaudio.com/nimbus
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Re: Exponential Audio's new Nimbus Reverb
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2016, 07:54:17 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up, Julio.  I think I may pick Nimbus up based on the recommendation from Bob Olhsson alone.  He did the mastering work on a lot of the Hearts of Space releases and did a great job mastering my Gongland album.

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Re: Exponential Audio's new Nimbus Reverb
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2016, 09:02:24 PM »
Uh-oh.  This might be a deal breaker:

"All Exponential Audio plugins require the iLok2 software protection key. This USB dongle is available from any music retailer."

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Re: Exponential Audio's new Nimbus Reverb
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2016, 05:01:05 AM »
Hi Forrest,

Personally I have never had issues with ilok,  Mine is on some usb hub and I never need to unplug it.  The ilok manager is really very intuitive and the whole process has become simpler and more invisible over the years. 

Or put another way I will deal with the inconvenience so to speak if it means I get to use software that truly enhance my music.

That is a good quote by Bob Olhsson....I did not know he mastered Gongland 8)
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Re: Exponential Audio's new Nimbus Reverb
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2016, 10:32:01 AM »
I've had occasional problems with iLok (which I bought for the Lexicon verbs, which I've ended up only using occasionally as I prefer the Valhallas) so I would never use an iLoked product that needs the dongle live - but they're fine for the studio. Some products can work without the dongle and since I'm not switching computers regularly, that's acceptable.

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Re: Exponential Audio's new Nimbus Reverb
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2016, 02:47:19 PM »
Uh-oh.  This might be a deal breaker:

"All Exponential Audio plugins require the iLok2 software protection key. This USB dongle is available from any music retailer."

Deal breaker for me as well. I have an old iLok that has waves plugins on it, I am not going to buy a new iLok2 for anything. At work we have like 16 of them on various workstations and they are always causing issues.

Another issue is it requires OS 10.8 or higher, I'm stuck on 10.6.8 with no plans to upgrade in the near future. It makes it a lot easier to ignore all these new plugins for me.  ;D
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Re: Exponential Audio's new Nimbus Reverb
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2016, 03:17:31 PM »
I do have a iLok license manager, but that is software-based.  I don't get why they can't just use that instead of a hardware dongle.

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Re: Exponential Audio's new Nimbus Reverb
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2016, 09:57:15 PM »
Uh-oh.  This might be a deal breaker:

"All Exponential Audio plugins require the iLok2 software protection key. This USB dongle is available from any music retailer."

Deal breaker for me as well. I have an old iLok that has waves plugins on it, I am not going to buy a new iLok2 for anything. At work we have like 16 of them on various workstations and they are always causing issues.

Another issue is it requires OS 10.8 or higher, I'm stuck on 10.6.8 with no plans to upgrade in the near future. It makes it a lot easier to ignore all these new plugins for me.  ;D

Hi Loren,

Im running a dual boot  17" Macbook Pro as of a few weeks ago....OSX 10.8.? & El Capitan which is on an external SSD.

It was Adobe photoshop CC that forced my hand.  I had it a year or so ago which ran on OS X 10.8 and then dropped it.  About a month ago I realized how much better it was than PS CS4 which I have so I jump back in....not possible, Adobe PS CC no longer supports OS X 10.8  >:(

So Im slowly migrating my whole music production over to OS X 10.11.6.  When I need to go and do design work on cd artwork I go back to the other drive that has my Adobe Suites software CS4. I should mention Im about to go over to Logic X, now that I can.

Its really working out very well as so much software that was not accessible for me suddenly is and its all on the same computer.

If the iLok system helps keep these audio software companies health and some what protected from piracy then I feel its worth supporting even if its a little bit of a hassle....honestly when I need to locate the ilok2 dongle, well its no bigger the a flash drive I have a hard time finding it among the spaghetti junction behind my laptop....that says more about trying to running a studio from a laptop ;D

With so many variations in Hub configurations, USB, Thunderbolt, Firewire I feel there's really no reason for concern.

This has been my experience and I respect that it maybe different for others.
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Re: Exponential Audio's new Nimbus Reverb
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2016, 01:38:22 PM »

Its really working out very well as so much software that was not accessible for me suddenly is and its all on the same computer.

If the iLok system helps keep these audio software companies health and some what protected from piracy then I feel its worth supporting even if its a little bit of a hassle....honestly when I need to locate the ilok2 dongle, well its no bigger the a flash drive I have a hard time finding it among the spaghetti junction behind my laptop....that says more about trying to running a studio from a laptop ;D

With so many variations in Hub configurations, USB, Thunderbolt, Firewire I feel there's really no reason for concern.

Well one of my real concerns is also hardware, I have audio cards, UAD2 firewire, Powercore, Kyma system, etc that i still use. If I upgrade to a new Mac then I loose all this stuff that I have built up over the years. And I'm not ready to spend thousands of dollars more to get back to where I was, it all still works fine for me.
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Re: Exponential Audio's new Nimbus Reverb
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2016, 05:25:36 AM »

Its really working out very well as so much software that was not accessible for me suddenly is and its all on the same computer.

If the iLok system helps keep these audio software companies health and some what protected from piracy then I feel its worth supporting even if its a little bit of a hassle....honestly when I need to locate the ilok2 dongle, well its no bigger the a flash drive I have a hard time finding it among the spaghetti junction behind my laptop....that says more about trying to running a studio from a laptop ;D

With so many variations in Hub configurations, USB, Thunderbolt, Firewire I feel there's really no reason for concern.

Well one of my real concerns is also hardware, I have audio cards, UAD2 firewire, Powercore, Kyma system, etc that i still use. If I upgrade to a new Mac then I loose all this stuff that I have built up over the years. And I'm not ready to spend thousands of dollars more to get back to where I was, it all still works fine for me.

For sure the hardware aspect of our systems can be an anchor to the software world.  You still have powercore.....I so wish I could get my hands on TC electronics VSS3 reverb.  My favorite reverb.  I had it on a powercore pci express card a while back.  The algorithm is probably in their Reverb 4000 unit.

Wasn't there talk of Universal Audio releasing TC electronics software on the UAD-2 platform?
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Re: Exponential Audio's new Nimbus Reverb
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2016, 08:51:52 AM »

You still have powercore.....I so wish I could get my hands on TC electronics VSS3 reverb.  My favorite reverb.  I had it on a powercore pci express card a while back.  The algorithm is probably in their Reverb 4000 unit.

Wasn't there talk of Universal Audio releasing TC electronics software on the UAD-2 platform?

Yes VSS3 is in the Reverb 4000 and also the M3000, although I usually use the VSS4 in my 4000 instead. Yeah, I still use my powercore a lot.  I heard that they were going to add them to the UAD-2 but I think after behringer bought TC they killed that off.
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Re: Exponential Audio's new Nimbus Reverb
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2016, 09:13:25 PM »
A limited time freebie--an EQ from SoundToys (Sie-Q):

http://www.soundtoys.com/product/sie-q/


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Re: Exponential Audio's new Nimbus Reverb
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2016, 09:23:08 PM »
Hey Thanks Forrest....I did try earlier but the site was down.....Heavy traffic no doubt.  Worked now1
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