Need advice. Fabfilter vs Ableton's Audio Effects

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Re: Need advice. Fabfilter vs Ableton's Audio Effects

Post by login » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:11 pm

Tlacuache wrote:
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philipc wrote: I've got the Fabfilter bundle, a couple of U-he synths and the ValhallaDSP reverbs. I've not seen a plugin I've wanted in a year or more. These lot together cover pretty much everything I could want to do.

I would go with Valhalla Ubermod (multitape delay) and Valhallaroom (reverb) first to compliment live effects, they are cheap and they bring a a whole new flavour to the table. And then Saturn which is quite unique in the plug in world.
I have got 2caudio (aether, B2, Breeze).
Don't know about Valhalla, is it better?
I'm still trying fabfilter trials, still got 'till august 1st.
All your tips have been really helpful. :D
As of now, I see Ableton's EQ, compressors and limiter with more or less the same quality as fabfilters products (sound) .
It will be about ease of use, future possibilities, CPU usage, or even the possibility of a softube emulation like Guy smiley mentioned, for a different flavour.
Check valhalla reverbs http://www.valhalladsp.com/ Room and ubermod are excellent. but you already have reverbs.

If you are finding Live's native effects decent then I will focus on something Live doesn't have or Unique: Fabfilter Saturn, that one is really special IMO.

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Re: Need advice. Fabfilter vs Ableton's Audio Effects

Post by Tarekith » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:01 pm

IMVHO, when it comes to the EQs and Compressor, both Fabfilter and Abletons are more than good enough. Better than that really, they're both some of the best options out, so either will be all you need for quite some time.

When it comes to limiting however, Live's limiter is merely serviceable. It's simple to use and works well for simple limiting duties, but as a final end of chain mastering limiter it can't even come close to Pro-L. For me it's the best limiter ever made.

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Re: Need advice. Fabfilter vs Ableton's Audio Effects

Post by Steve Ballmer » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:33 pm

I've used both Ableton's and Fabfilter's "pro" effects extensively, and I realize now (and don't take this the wrong way) that I don't give a shit. I can produce great sound mixes/masters with both and that's about all you really need to know.

SO. Live's ones win this one thanks to their lower cost and familiar interface.

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Re: Need advice. Fabfilter vs Ableton's Audio Effects

Post by antarktika » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:03 am

Tlacuache wrote: I have got 2caudio (aether, B2, Breeze).
Don't know about Valhalla, is it better?
I think you're probably pretty well set with the 2caudio package.
*edit* if your cpu can handle it :P

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Re: Need advice. Fabfilter vs Ableton's Audio Effects

Post by UnCL0NED » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:58 am

... Have you considered DMG Audio products? Maybe demo them too, for comparison :)
EQuality (the EQ) doesn't add much to Live's native EQ8 imo, but COMPassion (the compressor) is a pretty sweet deal! You can add/make mods to simulate all kinds of different flavors of compressors... And the build in Transient Shaper and Peak Limiter, you get as a bonus, which are both pretty nice. Oh yeah, you can also use it as an Expander!
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Re: Need advice. Fabfilter vs Ableton's Audio Effects

Post by tintala » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:10 pm

Yep I use em all Fabfilters quality is second to none, they are quite detailed and theres more to each plugin than "Compressor", "limiter", etc.. they actually can do more than the name implies. and the tutorial vids are of a very sophisticated quality and Dan Worrels presentation is very keen.. I love em, just got the PRO L on sale. I have all I need now... Fabfilters quality is amazing and with the PROq you can see before/after eq spectrum .

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