Yep! A great trick indeed.Stab Frenzy wrote:A trick I use a bit to get softsynths sounding a bit more real is to bus them out to an BBD delay with the feedback set to 0 and the mix to 100% wet. Adjusting the delay time changes how lofied the signal gets, but you have to remember to move the track back into time after you record it back because the delay causes the signal to be delayed, surprisingly enough. If you don't have an analogue delay try it with some other effect. Guitar pedals are great for this kind of stuff.
Another pedal trick is to send the track to a clean boost pedal that is pushed, then to a transformer DI and then into your mic pre of choice. The effect can range from subtle to colored, but it is never sterile.