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Re: Ultramarine (mid/side vintage compressor)

Postby giancarlo » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:57 pm

release date: 22 jul both for a trial version and a presale.
Product will be released on 3rd august. Trial version will be a full working product, so it is possible we'll send it to new customers even before.

Trial version will not be compatible with commercial version.
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Re: Ultramarine (mid/side vintage compressor)

Postby ctechdx » Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:03 pm

:D :) :lol: :o :shock: :P :!: :!: :!: :roll: :lol: :ugeek: :mrgreen: :D :) 8-) :lol:
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Re: Ultramarine (mid/side vintage compressor)

Postby RE301 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:51 pm

Thanks Giancarlo for the explanation of what's under the hood with Aqua (as I understood it : essentially a Nebula library with an advanced skin) - very interesting indeed!

Also that was good to hear the information about what will occur with future keys should the 'unthinkable' ever happen - this was a question I had been wondering about but would never have dared ask!

In preparation for the arrival, I'm dusting off a bottle of 1945 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Jeroboam.... live the Ultramarine life! :-)


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Re: Ultramarine (mid/side vintage compressor)

Postby nonstandardryder » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:12 pm

The calm before the storm.
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Re: Ultramarine (mid/side vintage compressor)

Postby giancarlo » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:35 am

lol
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Re: Ultramarine (mid/side vintage compressor)

Postby ctechdx » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:26 pm

Any news? hehehe :shock: :D
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Re: Ultramarine (mid/side vintage compressor)

Postby giancarlo » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:46 pm

ok, just forecasting the future, the trail version should be out today, otherwise tomorrow.

Please note:

1) test the trial version as soon as it is out. "Try before buy". We'll not accept refunds just because you "don't like it".

2) trial version does not feature the "control link" feature. So you cannot link knobs for tuning left and righ channel easily. Commercial versione will feature it. It is a "green" control, similar to a control located on the original device

3) There will not be a "stereo link", like in most of legacy versions. It is a dual mono compressor.

4) keep in mind conventions coming from old times: LAT is not side but it is the MID channel. VERT is the SIDE. So as usually, left channel is the MID/mono control, and right channel is the SIDE/stereo control

5) time control is also program dependant, high values are based on a "dual capacitor" envelope follower.

6) user manual for trial version is just a quick guide.

7) trial version will NOT be compatible with commercial version. Do NOT use on important project, BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!! IT EXPIRES AFTER 10 DAYS AND WE CANNOT DO ANYTHING.

8) there will be a "live" commercial version, so a zero latency release

9) the POWER button does NOT turn off the device BUT the preamp. Anyway even if you disable it completely you'll see magnitudo response is not flat. So you are just disabling a bit of harmonic distortion coming from input transformers

10) preamp is located as input module. It is sensible to input trim. The sound is amazing. You can tune loud harmonics if you need them.

11) the original device is a 40000 eur device, well serviced. The sound is incredible. It is clean but it can be dirty. CPU is not ligh so TRY BEFORE BUY.

12) aliasing is pretty good. You can test it. Lowest settings for time constant are a BIT faster than the original device, like we did for aquamarine/murano. We decided to improve it a bit, but not so much. This device is not for mastering, so there is no any need for a long look-ahead,which would turn it to a different thing. We like the original tone. Look ahead is just 2 milliseconds for lowest setting, and it is disabled quite immediatly.

13) final price is 299 eur. Anyway this time we'll feature an incredible discount for the trial period, 20%. Considering the technology, the price of the target gear, and the unique sound of this device AND the release of a contextual trial version so you can test it before buying I would say it is a fair price.

14) time constant affects both release and attack times

15) disposition of gui elements is a bit revolutionary compared with emulations coming from other developers. This IS are revolutionary device. Just to be clear, first releases for betatesters had the CLASSIC disposition of gui elements. We decided to make a product with a different gui, we LIKE it. So do NOT ask to me a different skin, if you want a different skin buy a product from an other developer. This is Acustica.
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Re: Ultramarine (mid/side vintage compressor)

Postby beingmf3 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:05 pm

Just asking: is "LAT" not the side channel and "VERT" the mid channel? As it would be in disc cutting?
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Re: Ultramarine (mid/side vintage compressor)

Postby SWANG » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:18 pm

getting close! any idea how long the presale will last?
ok, bye!!!
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Re: Ultramarine (mid/side vintage compressor)

Postby giancarlo » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:18 pm

At the beginnig I though it was wrong
Than beta team reported it was correct that way....
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