Hi ,signaltonoize, I bought your compressor, I liked the sound, I already used the hardware real, The sound of its library , is incredible... But i not I understood its methodology for Sale, most every manufacturer have your idea of trade... one thing that you could have included was a compression ratio 2:1 and you placed in ratio a 20:1 and 4:1 , with the hardware the ratio goes from : 1:1 / 20:1 , the ratio of 1:1 for my use not is important, but 2:1 is very important for me, in compressions of voices and Other segments that are soft. It's just a basic comparison, the fate compressor, offers this library with all presets possible in nebula with a price for a very smooth, and you works with two presets , Your work is wonderful it is indisputable, But I never imagined that you sell each preset separately...And I noticed the lack of an automatic installer, fortunately the installer of library AlexB, and other, serves in any library, and rode my installation folder. Sorry if I'm by being boring with you , more I speak as a consumer and friend. was my first purchase with you, and its quality is impeccable.
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Ok guys you need to literally follow Eric's advice with this: use your ears. The GR meter and parameters values are almost useless here because there is a strong correlation between the threshold, release and make up gain within this baby. This is not a common compressor (or at least it doesn't sound like one), its behavior is dependent on where the threshold is and how fast/slow is the release which makes it hard to dial in the right sound... but once you've found it you'll hear something hard to believe
For starters, as rough guide lines for the 4:1 program, use release values between 2.1 and 3.9 for smooth and almost 'transparent' though punchy compression with a moderate threshold (maybe -20dB for material peaking around -9dB or -7dB). Don't think -8dB or -10dB of GR are too much with this baby, this is actually where it starts getting interesting! The release is the most important parameter here, get to know it intimately because you'll need to tweak it a lot!
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1st off I appreciate your reply & I'm glad your enjoying the programs. Secondly your points are truly noted. I am currently researching a better purchasing system/store front. Audio engineer I am, Sales/Marketing web designer I am not. So please bare with me as it improves. In regards to the ratio choices I do have 2:1 & more gentle programs in the pipeline.
Thanks for the mini-review. With this initial release I have tried to focus on what I believe the 165a does best. PUNCH! These can do wonders on Drum & Bass guitar tracks. As you have noted a fast release can really smooth things out. Fast release times can create equal part saturation & peak limiting combined. Longer release times can emphasize the attack transients. Compression is a deep topic. Being the compressor freak that I am If anyone gets lost in the controls please let me know. I will try my best to clear any questions. I tend to un-restrict functionality sometimes to a fault. Like with the real hardware it can sound like bliss or like $%^( depending on setup.
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