An old Philco 6-tube amplifier has been extensively sampled to use as a unique tone-shaping tool in Nebula. Much time and effort went into making sure that the end results were faithful to the hardware, which sounds great, and was sold with several phonograph consoles (model G1708, for example) back in the 50′s. It was sampled in 3 different hardware setups (using Lynx Aurora), for 3 different flavors. For all 3, the unit’s bass and treble knobs were sampled so that Nebula could recreate the behavior of the unit across all possible combinations of the two. The ‘bass’ knob mostly acts as an adjustable high pass, and ‘treble’ as a shelf. Together they can also be used to create ’tilt-like’ eq setups (check the freq response graphs in manual to see what’s possible).
This is a vintage unit, not without it’s imperfections! We want those imperfections and unique tones though, so to fully capture them all 3 ‘flavors’ were sampled with dynamic behavior. Dynamics are at the very least rare (if it has even been done outside of this series) in Nebula EQ programs. This way, though, with every possible position/combination of the bass/treble controls, you are getting a complete representation of the amp for that setup- including it’s non-linear dynamic behavior. This requires more time to sample, but also results in much bigger and more complex programs. There are 5k and 10k versions for all 3 flavors. The 10k go up to 3000 samples, and will take a while to load on slower machines! These also tax CPU a little heavier than the other Nebula programs that you’re used to. That’s the price for a dynamic recreation of even a simple EQ such as this, but it’s worth it!