STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

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Re: STN - VM-Comp Public BETA

Post by Mplay » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:39 pm

I only just had some time to really give this one a proper spin. I have to say this program is pretty amazing. I've never seen a live V-MU but this program adds a lot of character that feels very familiar. I can see why the V-MU is so highly regarded. Can't wait to add the full version to my Nebula arsenal!

ps. How is it possible this file is so tiny? Are we using microkernels without even knowing it? :D

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Re: STN - VM-Comp Public BETA

Post by Bsharp » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:24 am

Mplay wrote:
ps. How is it possible this file is so tiny? Are we using microkernels without even knowing it? :D
I know, huh? And it says 5 kernel too :D

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Re: STN - VM-Comp Public BETA

Post by rhythminmind » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:31 am

The full ver is a great deal larger. Down-sampling via NAT creates these oddly small programs.
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Re: STN - VM-Comp Public BETA

Post by Barendse » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:58 pm

rhythminmind wrote:The full ver is a great deal larger. Down-sampling via NAT creates these oddly small programs.
Speaking about the full version...I would love to play with it...

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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Post by fclef » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:46 am

Hi All...
It's been released and it's only $15 (just bought it) a great deal. Just letting You know. I love this guys compressors.

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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Post by Bsharp » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:17 am

Thanks for the heads-up! Just ordered it. Playing with it. A little figuring out, but so far I am really impressed.

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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Post by Tim Petherick » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:58 am

Hi, I bought this.

I'm having trouble with the threshold ,no gain reduction until -37db.What is causing this?

Don't see anyone else with this problem.

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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Post by rhythminmind » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:26 pm

It's actually compressing much earlier, your just not hearing it pump until extreme thresholds. Vari-Mu's are very smooth & are best for controlling "macro dynamics". This is why they are so often the go to for mastering/2-bus.
One Example - they are great for controlling a loud "chorus or break" & then smoothly backing off for a quieter passage. The compressor doesn't clamp down instantly on 1st impact of the louder part, It allows the initial impact to pass & then smoothly compresses.
Maybe this video can help explain better.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UglzfteyUnk&hd=1
In a mastering context only 2-6 db of Vari-Mu compression before a digital brickwall limiter can go a long way.
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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Post by Mplay » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:19 pm

The sidechain program for the V-MU is in the attachment. :D
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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Post by fclef » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:35 pm

Thanks Mplay !

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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Post by Bsharp » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:51 pm

thank you

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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Post by Tim Petherick » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:51 pm

rhythminmind wrote:It's actually compressing much earlier, your just not hearing it pump until extreme thresholds. Vari-Mu's are very smooth & are best for controlling "macro dynamics". This is why they are so often the go to for mastering/2-bus.
One Example - they are great for controlling a loud "chorus or break" & then smoothly backing off for a quieter passage. The compressor doesn't clamp down instantly on 1st impact of the louder part, It allows the initial impact to pass & then smoothly compresses.
Maybe this video can help explain better.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UglzfteyUnk&hd=1
In a mastering context only 2-6 db of Vari-Mu compression before a digital brickwall limiter can go a long way.


Ok,


Thanks for your reply,
I checked again and it does behave the way your describing .
The same in the vid :) .Maybe nebula's threshold control is not suitable for all programs.
The threshold control gets very quick at once its goes over -1db to -10db in the reduction meter,which starts at about -38db .I guess its not a linear control in nebula ,Plus it goes all the way to -48db as standard?
I understand that its normal to master beyond -2db,So its cool .Just wanted to be sure that My setup was correct .

By the way it does sound great .Don't want to seem like i'm nagging when its a bit of a bargin really!! :)

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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Post by rhythminmind » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:08 am

Not at all, I welcome any & all questions. With a slow release it's easy to question if anything is being compressed.
I wouldn't trust the gain reduction meter. Your better off with your ears & what your DAW/console level is telling you.
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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Post by trickster » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:50 am

Damn, this is an interesting beast. Definitely another colour - just need to figure out where it shines. Programs like this really test my amateur skills as the quick play I had on one source told me it didn't suit but I knew it would probably really work on other (more dynamically cohesive?) material. Maybe I need to try it out on the 2-buss as I'm mixing to get a feel for it. Looking forward to some more reports from people who are using this program. 8-)

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Re: STN - Variable MU Tube Compressor/Limiter

Post by faun2500 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:03 am

Let the testing begin! :D
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