With all the new versions of Nebula and the work that seems to be done to improve compressor's behavior, are there any tweakings in the parameters that can be done to improve previous comp libraries ? I discovered the Modern White Dynamics by AlexB and really love this comp but I once got a problem on a piano, like some light distortion (clipping) on the loudest parts. At the input (and the output), the max peak level was about -12dBFs... Can I improve anything in the XML ??
The most important thing for compressors is to sample the correct settings to begin with. I can vouch for the hardware accuracy of my D*x, THE Drum Compressor, and others- only settings that are exactly the results desired get released. Making changes or re-leasing doesn't change the goal in something that is accurate to start with.
The CL1B compressor collection is coming along beautifully- will feature much more than what the original is capable of.
The excellent work Giancarlo is doing with quicker response on some items and envelopes will widen the potential for other compressors that could not be represented accurately before- still needs to get much, much shorter for many of them. The other scenario is the actual fluid changing of program dependence. This isn't a linear thing or a variance thing- it is a separate category from what is being worked on, but again, it does not affect many compressors at all.
Items like the CL1B do not need anything different under the hood to achieve the brilliance of the hardware.