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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Postby Bsharp » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:17 am

Thanks for the heads-up! Just ordered it. Playing with it. A little figuring out, but so far I am really impressed.
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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Postby Tim Petherick » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:58 am

Hi, I bought this.

I'm having trouble with the threshold ,no gain reduction until -37db.What is causing this?

Don't see anyone else with this problem.

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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Postby rhythminmind » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:26 pm

It's actually compressing much earlier, your just not hearing it pump until extreme thresholds. Vari-Mu's are very smooth & are best for controlling "macro dynamics". This is why they are so often the go to for mastering/2-bus.
One Example - they are great for controlling a loud "chorus or break" & then smoothly backing off for a quieter passage. The compressor doesn't clamp down instantly on 1st impact of the louder part, It allows the initial impact to pass & then smoothly compresses.
Maybe this video can help explain better.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UglzfteyUnk&hd=1
In a mastering context only 2-6 db of Vari-Mu compression before a digital brickwall limiter can go a long way.
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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Postby Mplay » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:19 pm

The sidechain program for the V-MU is in the attachment. :D
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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Postby fclef » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:35 pm

Thanks Mplay !
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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Postby Bsharp » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:51 pm

thank you
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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Postby Tim Petherick » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:51 pm

rhythminmind wrote:It's actually compressing much earlier, your just not hearing it pump until extreme thresholds. Vari-Mu's are very smooth & are best for controlling "macro dynamics". This is why they are so often the go to for mastering/2-bus.
One Example - they are great for controlling a loud "chorus or break" & then smoothly backing off for a quieter passage. The compressor doesn't clamp down instantly on 1st impact of the louder part, It allows the initial impact to pass & then smoothly compresses.
Maybe this video can help explain better.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UglzfteyUnk&hd=1
In a mastering context only 2-6 db of Vari-Mu compression before a digital brickwall limiter can go a long way.




Ok,


Thanks for your reply,
I checked again and it does behave the way your describing .
The same in the vid :) .Maybe nebula's threshold control is not suitable for all programs.
The threshold control gets very quick at once its goes over -1db to -10db in the reduction meter,which starts at about -38db .I guess its not a linear control in nebula ,Plus it goes all the way to -48db as standard?
I understand that its normal to master beyond -2db,So its cool .Just wanted to be sure that My setup was correct .

By the way it does sound great .Don't want to seem like i'm nagging when its a bit of a bargin really!! :)

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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Postby rhythminmind » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:08 am

Not at all, I welcome any & all questions. With a slow release it's easy to question if anything is being compressed.
I wouldn't trust the gain reduction meter. Your better off with your ears & what your DAW/console level is telling you.
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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Postby trickster » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:50 am

Damn, this is an interesting beast. Definitely another colour - just need to figure out where it shines. Programs like this really test my amateur skills as the quick play I had on one source told me it didn't suit but I knew it would probably really work on other (more dynamically cohesive?) material. Maybe I need to try it out on the 2-buss as I'm mixing to get a feel for it. Looking forward to some more reports from people who are using this program. 8-)
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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Postby faun2500 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:03 am

Let the testing begin! :D
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