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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Postby Mplay » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:55 am

Lol, I might add that to my c.v.
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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Postby ngarjuna » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:29 pm

Thanks for the update! I really like this program.
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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Postby tbentley » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:09 am

Any Tips on using this. I know its compressing. But can't see gain reduction. When i put the threshold lower you can hear the compression but its too much.
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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Postby elam » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:32 am

Oh,I didn't read you properly :oops:
That what happen when you wanna help in the middle of the nite.Forget about what I said and check what's mentioned below.

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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Postby Barendse » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:42 pm

tbentley wrote:Any Tips on using this. I know its compressing. But can't see gain reduction. When i put the threshold lower you can hear the compression but its too much.


Threshold must be set very carefully with this one. To my ears it sounds nice when the GR meter shows about 0.5 - 1 dB.
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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Postby ngarjuna » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:27 pm

Barendse wrote:
tbentley wrote:Any Tips on using this. I know its compressing. But can't see gain reduction. When i put the threshold lower you can hear the compression but its too much.


Threshold must be set very carefully with this one. To my ears it sounds nice when the GR meter shows about 0.5 - 1 dB.

Just to add to this, I would say it sounds best when the GR meter shows no more than 0.5-1dB; but you get some very nice results when the GR meter shows 0.000. It lies, though; you can hear the detector kicking in.

But yeah, setting the threshold just right seems to be the trick to getting good results with this program.
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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Postby rhythminmind » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:26 pm

The GR meter isn't an accurate indication. I'll share one of the best pieces of advice I was told by a mixer mentor of mine. This advice is even more applicable when working with plugins.
Stop mixing by numbers or habits without listening. It's very easy to think your at the "perfect setting" only paying attention to dials/meters, but not your ears.

Pay great attention to what goes into a device & what comes out. Ignore meters/setting, dial it in to sound right.


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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Postby kelu » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:37 pm

ears is the best tools;even can be upgraded for free by some exercises ,btw great bank and yea use your own organic setup:ears!!!!!bypass ,put it on ,comparison,that is a basic thing when you work, you can hear the difference with a decent monitoring setup(room+speakers).The rest is education and if possible comparison to hardware for those who can rent some!

my 2 cents (maybe unuseful) :mrgreen:
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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Postby cpwade » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:14 am

Useful indeed. Thank you.
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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Postby mathias » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:09 am

this program does a very good job as parallel compressor.
this way you can go to deeper thresholds and avoid the jumpy behaviour.
how the comp kicks in is much softer and the little highfrequency-boost brings out some nice details.

set it up in parallel, go to deep thresholds, lower the output to something inbetween -5 to -12 db, attack and release to taste - voila.
if you want some thick and fat lowend, set the drive higher... 8-)

strongly recommended!! :D

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