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UHBIK Effects released (highly recommended !!!)

UHBIK Effects released (highly recommended !!!)

Postby Airmann » Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:59 pm

Hi guys,

I did a lot of search for good plugins (effects and instruments) during the last weeks and came across at a very new and very decent effect bundle from Urs Heckmann called UHBIK.

See http://www.uhbik.com/

If you ever were looking for serious decent replacements for e.g. the native effects of Renoise do yourself a favour and have a look at this bundle. Honestly, I love Renoise, but these effects make Renoise effects look like toys (especially the ambient processor).

And the best thing: at the moment the bundle (which IMO is worth 400€)
only costs 99$ introduction offer

BTW: Urs Heckmann is the Author of the famous Zebra2 Softsynth, which was used for the last Batman Movie "Dark Knight".

Last but not least:
I was not paid for writing this stuff, I'm just enthusiastic about it :-))

Very last and not least:
I'm doing a remake of a well-known (?) demo song by Red Sector from 1988 at the moment. This song uses among other things UHBIK effects.

Here's a prerelease of it:
http://forums.sdcompo.com/viewtopic.php?p=4013#4013

Greetings
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Postby chunter » Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:49 pm

How CPU-heavy are they? As an example, Kore uses 50% of CPU when I play two notes at once or use one effect.
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Postby Airmann » Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:36 pm

Hi Chunter :-),

oh I have to check if Kore consumes so much resources in my system, too.
Would be interesting to find out, whereas I have to say that Kore
is cool but also pretty expensive - my budget is in the basement atm ..
had already some serious discussion with my wife ... argh ;)

@UHBIK effects:

I find them pretty fast for the quality. In my upcoming demo song I use nearly 10 of the effects and the CPU is 50% idle.

BTW: I use an 3 years old AMD Dual Core 1,9 Ghz. Not the fastest.

But I don't know how it works on laptops. You can try out the demo:
it's fully functional, but sends crackles from time to time.
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Postby chunter » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:41 pm

I may, just to see.. when I use my home PC more often I may upgrade it to a dual core CPU but for now I'm still using single-core stuff...

My "Kore" is the free "Kore Player," I'm pretty sure the shout link came from you.

My criticism of Kore is that too many of its sounds seem only useful as one-offs, that is, once I used the sound I'd never want to use it again in a future song. I have a similar problem with most of the samples in the Christmas loopmastes pack, although there are about eight of those loops that are so good I don't want to edit them.
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Postby Airmann » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:24 pm

regarding dual core: this really pays off when using renoise. E.g. when I switch off one core the performace decreases about 30-50%.

As far as I know even Quad shall bring more performance. Only
Octo-Core seems to bring not more performance for Renoise
There's a thread in Renoise Forum where they discuss this.

Yes the link was from me. What I like about the Kore player
its simplicity and a bunch of nice sounds. You know I own Kontakt2,
but the problem with Kontakt2: it's almost too mighty. I used only 5% of
the features so far. And you have 200+ Knobs, and most of the time one
is just looking for a good sound and this is delivered by Kore.

But I think I know what you mean: I recognized that most of the instrument factory presets are just too good.
Often they used a lot of reverb and delay to make it sound better in solo mode so that you buy the stuff.

But in a production you seldom need sounds and loops with reverb. Instead you need dry stuff.
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Postby chunter » Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:34 pm

Some of your experience with Kontakt confirms something that we already know to an extent: that our proverbial artist's palette is much too large and that we often must place deliberate limitations on ourselves to keep our work from becoming too complex. Like anything else, in time I'm pretty sure you'll learn what all the knobs are for and it's okay if you don't use them all, all of the time, that's not why you get something that powerful. Maybe I should consider some packs for Kore Player...

...after I have some more bills caught up.

Thoughts on Massive and Urban Assault?
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Postby Airmann » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:41 pm

yeah to limit oneself is not so easy. There are so many toys out there :-).

But I agree: I think it is important to keep things as simple as possible and as complex as necessary. I would need a second life to dig into all those stuff ;-)

Regarding Massive:
I wanted to check out, but couldn't download the demo so far.
Maybe something wrong with NI Homepage.

And Urban Assault: never heard of it. Will check it out.
Thx for the hint.
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Postby chunter » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:04 pm

That's where the overcompressed piano in the kore player pack comes from... it's a cliche but like a 909 or 303 it's a cliche that can be used a lot and be able to make it not sound tired. If the whole pack is like that, I'd spend the money, just to know it's there if I feel like I need it.
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Postby organic io » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:00 pm

... Speaking of limitations. I have a friend who I met back in the height of the Impulse Tracker era (1997), we used to share songs back & forth. These days, he is actually a renowned & professional electronic musician on some major labels... But he still uses Impulse Tracker. He says he likes the limitations of it..

So it just goes to show that it's not the tools you use, but what you do with them
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Postby Airmann » Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:11 pm

ThatsS interesting that he still uses this tracker.
Please tell your friend that there is Renoise now ;-) !

I guess that he uses other tools in addition ?

But I fully agree: it depends on how you use stuff. You could even
produce hits with Gameboy, IPhone or MS SongSmith ha ha :-) !

BTW: e.g. I still love my first simplest guitar more than my new one.
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Postby Airmann » Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:14 pm

chunter wrote:That's where the overcompressed piano in the kore player pack comes from... it's a cliche but like a 909 or 303 it's a cliche that can be used a lot and be able to make it not sound tired. If the whole pack is like that, I'd spend the money, just to know it's there if I feel like I need it.


Ah I see !
If you buy those kore player sutff, I'd like to hear your experiences.
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Postby organic io » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:11 pm

Airmann wrote:Please tell your friend that there is Renoise now ;-) !

I guess that he uses other tools in addition ?


I did about 3 years ago, and that's when he told me he likes the limitations of IT. I know he uses some mastering tools, and I'm sure a bunch of other stuff
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