If the client likes the sound, leave it be. Later you can wow him with a new box.
As to the Airiane, I heard one which does nice things... lightly used. I've heard a double handful being driven to 'light all the lights' mode and they, as you'd expect, sound like hammered dogchut. The box has its uses, and also has - as do most of today's boxes - the potential to really hose up the audio. Depends what you do with it.
Maybe there's some device called "Airiane
," that I'm not familiar with. If you are speaking of the Ariane
on the other hand, I think you are mistaken in your judgment.
The Ariane is, by design, the "anti-hammer." It simply doesn't have the capacity to "sound like hammered dogchut!" "Hosing" the audio is not in its vocabulary.
Uniquely, the Ariane algorithm, even fully wound-out, is "looking" for opportunities to STOP the process.
Littlejohn, if you are going to the NAB, please visit our booth. You can play with an Ariane, and hear for yourself. Set it however you like...I challenge you to make it sound like "dogchut."
NAB booth N8724