This is a 4 kernel, 96khz compression program from my Purple Audio MC77. Ratio, attack and release are all preset so there's only threshold and makeup for you to manipulate.
The reason for this is that Nebula is still quite challenged with regards to compression, so I thought it better to find settings I like and then try to capture those (The less variables the less issues for Nebula to handle).
This program uses the settings : Ratio 4:1 Attack 1 Release 7
This is an 1176 comp so the above translates into slowest attack, fastest release. Poplular setting for percussive material, but not limited to it.
I've been having a riot with this. There are issues there of course, but you can really hear how much Nebula is gonna change the game once the compression gets sorted properly.
Holy cow. If this is what we're waiting for, I hope it won't be too long...I liked (more or less) all the other comp-programs, but this is probably what it sounds like when the real bigtime players are being sampled. Don't like the real MC-77 that much actually, so it surprises me even more. I guess it's just the contrast to all the other software comps around. Can't wait how a real 1176 will sound like in nebula...
tumburu wrote:Sounds interesting, do you think it replicates the dynamic behavior of the unit? It doesn't pump like a 1176 even with the threshold down.
I think quite a lot of the original is in that program. Nebulas compression is a bit iffy. Especially the release sounds somewhat off. This is the other reason I deceided to start with the fastest release possible.
Obviously the threshold doesn't work like the original unit. You just can't dial in that sorta hell-on-earth compression. To me it sounds as though anything more than 3-4 db compression is somewhat useless because the makeup gain will bring noise and low sounds up too much while you still can't attain super heavy compression.
But listen to the attack man. Beautiful. Devoid of vst plugin smallness and grainy haze. Also the center stage of the sound doesn't get clogged up but stays open.