Trying to use this Stripe 76 compressor (4:1 fast) on a drum track and getting clicks all over the place. Even using when using a hipass with the sidechain program. Is there a setting in MAST page that I need to change? Forgive my newbie-ness. This is the first time i've used a Nebula compressor.
to reduce clicks on first miliseconds of transients You have to increase AHEAD parameter.. go to EDIT/GLOB and set AHEAD to at least 3,5 ms (better go somewhere between 4 and 5 ms to get rid of clicks completely). Beware though compressor can start to sound a little bit less "alive"..if you go more than 5ms. Second way to do it is to make a sidechain with the same material (track) copied and moved left (forward) by 3 ms (works even better, cause compressor reacts a bit faster).
Second, and totally different issue is Alex B compressors buzzing/cracking all the time (not only on attack transients) on bass heavy tracks (bass guitar, bass synths, bass drum etc). To get rid of these artifacts go to EDIT/GLOB and set SMOOTH parameter to somewhere between POW7 and POW9 (instead of default PARAB). It really works! I suggest setting all alexb comps to POW7 by default. (other developers mostly set comps to POW5 by default and they`re ok with this issue).