A industry standard modern vari mu leveler. the classic ratio changing gain reduction was captured giving a more subtle compression character on low gain reduction. On High gain reduction it is still has less obvious compression than your average compressor. This makes the Sum 100a very easy to use. Sounds fantastic on vocals as well as giving great ambience lift to drums etc. Presets come in all sample rates within one pack, 44.1, 48, 88.2,96 I recommend using a higher buffer for these presets 1024 and 1.0ms ahead time in the master page.
This is V1, so a good chance that this library will be updated in the future, which also means a price increase later. Of course if you get it now, you will get free updates.
This is one of the magical pieces of hardware that we have been told for years that Nebula "can't do". Tim nailed it, this is really nice. I will try to post some samples soon, and also try to say more than "it's awesome". But for now, I can say that it is super smooth and does the La2a "thing" quite well.
richie43 wrote:This is one of the magical pieces of hardware that we have been told for years that Nebula "can't do". Tim nailed it, this is really nice. I will try to post some samples soon, and also try to say more than "it's awesome". But for now, I can say that it is super smooth and does the La2a "thing" quite well.
well yes... there are a lot of developments later...
giancarlo wrote:well yes... there are a lot of developments later...
Maybe so, and there is always room for multiple versions of similar hardware, we have always seen that in Nebula. But right now, (TODAY!!), Tim Petherick has a stunning 100a V1 Leveling Amp library that Nebula users should know about. Tim has been one of the leaders in terms of quality for a long time now, and I hope users are aware if this and support his work. Too many small businesses can't stay afloat when not enough attention and support is funneled their way. I am sure the new Acustica products will be awesome, and surely there will be threads of great praises here. Until then, I am loving this compressor library!
Wow! This thing is fantastic! 9£ is a steal. Just tried it on a very dynamic vocal and it just grabs it and controls it without any artifacts as far as I can hear. Great quality. Gonna try it on other instruments.
@ Tim: Could you please say some few words about the different programs? There is no info in the zip-file or on your web page AFAIK. Does 'FB' mean 'feed backwards'? What is 'sum'? I read through the manual on the summit page, but couldn't find anything about this.
Programs in 44,1 kHz: Sum 100a - 1 kernel Sum 100a Clean - 3 kernels Sum 100a FB - 5 kernels Sum 100a Sum FB - 7 kernels