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Re: VIOLET discussion topic

Post by fastersound » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:15 pm

Thinking of using Violet on the 2buss, just wondering if anyone knows if it compresses in dual-mono, or is it stereo-linked? I couldn't find any info on this. I'm hoping it's dual-mono, as I would like to compress the left and right channels independently. If not, any recommendations for ITB dual-mono mastering compressors?

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Re: VIOLET discussion topic

Post by botus99 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:10 pm

fastersound wrote:Thinking of using Violet on the 2buss, just wondering if anyone knows if it compresses in dual-mono, or is it stereo-linked? I couldn't find any info on this. I'm hoping it's dual-mono, as I would like to compress the left and right channels independently. If not, any recommendations for ITB dual-mono mastering compressors?
Don't quote me on it, but IIRC Violet is stereo. At least in Reaper, there is a '2 in / 2 out' button (maybe a 4 instead of a 2) in the top right portion of the plugin window that allows you to only process one side of audio, instead of both. If your are using Reaper, it should be a matter of loading 2 Violets, clicking the in/out buttons, and setting each Violet to contrasting sides.

Like I said though, I may be completely wrong on Violet being stereo. Anyway, that's how you can force dual mono operation with a stereo compressor in Reaper. Hopefully that helps someone reading this :lol:
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Re: VIOLET discussion topic

Post by fastersound » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:29 pm

botus99 wrote:Don't quote me on it, but IIRC Violet is stereo. At least in Reaper, there is a '2 in / 2 out' button (maybe a 4 instead of a 2) in the top right portion of the plugin window that allows you to only process one side of audio, instead of both. If your are using Reaper, it should be a matter of loading 2 Violets, clicking the in/out buttons, and setting each Violet to contrasting sides.

Like I said though, I may be completely wrong on Violet being stereo. Anyway, that's how you can force dual mono operation with a stereo compressor in Reaper. Hopefully that helps someone reading this :lol:
Good to know, thanks!

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Re: VIOLET discussion topic

Post by Djani » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:40 pm

Guys I've read on FB Audiofile group that violet can be made as standalone easy using all the ingredients we got inside N4 Acqua folder it comes with dark red skin.
Did anyone manage to do this successfully on Mac for AAX platform?
I have tried to copy all Violet files to plugins folder and to make aax plugin renaming latest engine but protools is crashing soon as I try to insert the Violet plugin. Would be nice to have it standalone since it is a go to bus compressor from day one.
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Re: VIOLET discussion topic

Post by markgalup » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:20 pm

Hey folks,

I’m trying to use Violet in a mastering project today. Wondering a few things @giancarlo is this compressor in Insane mode by default? I see no button/option.

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Re: VIOLET discussion topic

Post by mathias » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:48 pm

hi mark, are you using it in N4?

Edit: in N4 it has a prog rate of 1.4 ms here, so not as fast as those "insane" compressors were set at. if you use moderate attack times it should not make a difference
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Re: VIOLET discussion topic

Post by markgalup » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:45 am

Thanks for responding, mathias - I am using it as a standalone Acqua. Any thoughts on that? Edit the xml? I am using it on slowest attack but I’d like it to sound as good as possible as I’m using it on master.

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Re: VIOLET discussion topic

Post by Support » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:33 pm

You can not edit this parameter value in an Acqua Effect plug-in, use Violet Acqua Library for N4.
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