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Re: It's Here! OPTO3a Levelling amplifier!!!!!

Postby darkskar » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:39 pm

Hi there, nice compressor! I have already purchased it.
Some questions for Tim:
What are the differences between version 3A and 2A(L2)?
And between clean an no clean versions?

(Perhaps clean version are without color/harmonic behavior added?)

Cheers!
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Re: It's Here! OPTO3a Levelling amplifier!!!!!

Postby Tim Petherick » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:50 pm

2a= la2a attack

3a= standard presets

Clean=no harmonic kernals
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Re: It's Here! OPTO3a Levelling amplifier!!!!!

Postby darkskar » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:57 pm

Tim Petherick wrote:2a= la2a attack

3a= standard presets

Clean=no harmonic kernals


Thank you! :mrgreen:
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Re: It's Here! OPTO3a Levelling amplifier!!!!!

Postby pleplo » Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:32 pm

Very nice compressor! love it very much. perfect for finishing the mixing of my new record :)
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Re: It's Here! OPTO3a Levelling amplifier!!!!!

Postby mrmonk » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:16 pm

Simple to use but beautifully sounding especially on bass and drums love it. Keep up the good work
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Re: It's Here! OPTO3a Levelling amplifier!!!!!

Postby Tim Petherick » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:37 pm

Thanks for all your positive feedback guys!

The introductory price will end later today.


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Re: It's Here! OPTO3a Levelling amplifier!!!!!

Postby darkskar » Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:31 pm

Tim Petherick wrote:Thanks for all your positive feedback guys!

The introductory price will end later today.


Tim


Really good compressor, go for it guys!

Tim:
Maybe 2a attack is better for vocals and 3a is better for bass and guitar?
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Re: It's Here! OPTO3a Levelling amplifier!!!!!

Postby Tim Petherick » Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:48 pm

darkskar wrote:
Tim Petherick wrote:Thanks for all your positive feedback guys!

The introductory price will end later today.


Tim


Really good compressor, go for it guys!

Tim:
Maybe 2a attack is better for vocals and 3a is better for bass and guitar?


yes could be....

I general both 2a and 3a comps are great for vocals because of the way the release follows the gain reduction. The way it recovers over a wide gain reduction stops that over crushed sound that you would otherwise get from a static style release.

2a may sound a little more natural but for example rap vocals 3a may work better to capture the quick changes.

For drum bus it sounds more like a compressor and a limiter together. You get the first stage release working with the transients and the second stage controls the overall level
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Re: It's Here! OPTO3a Levelling amplifier!!!!!

Postby darkskar » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:30 pm

Thank you Tim!

Tim Petherick wrote:For drum bus it sounds more like a compressor and a limiter together. You get the first stage release working with the transients and the second stage controls the overall level


With this you mean using two nebula 3a instances one with the compressor and another one with the limiter? Using only 3a or a combo with 2a comp and 3a limiter for example?

How do we configure it to work with transients or with the overall level? Using 2a and 3a? Same gain reduction in the two?
Some of them in pararel compression?

Sorry for to much questions, just to now is the filosofy of this presets..
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Re: It's Here! OPTO3a Levelling amplifier!!!!!

Postby Tim Petherick » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:43 pm

No sorry,
A misunderstanding. What I mean is each preset has a two stage release character like the hardware. Faster release (stage one) is good for capturing peaks. Stage two is a longer pd release that controls the overall signal.





On drums you'll hear this easier because of the the louder transient, then the quieter parts are more controlled by the second stage.



You only need to keep it simple with one preset.

Fast attack use 3a

Slower attack use 2a

I think just play with it and see what you like.
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