1st i don't know how much i agree that it has to do with the prog rate vs tempo. maybe it does but i'm just not sure. are you making sure that the consecutive tones aren't falling within the release times of the previous one when you adjust the tempo, where they weren't before you did?highvoltage wrote:Its not the amount of Gain reduction that matters. Its the program rate versus the actual tempo of the beats.
Nebula will hit and miss the Attack part, based on the program rate.
I have posted these images a few times already. This happens with all the compressors in nebula. The reason people say you should apply less reduction, because the artifacts wont be that prominent that way, and nebula will impart the characteristics.
You can see that each consecutive hit has different shape depending of the timing. You get some sort of interference between the prog rate and the tempo.
Maybe on smoother applications you wont notice anything, but on transient heavy material, it will be very inconsistent. Too bad, cause the vibe is there.
2nd, i hate to look like i'm trying to derail this thread to promote my own stuff, but i don't know if i think it's fair to say that all neb compressors do this. i just tried this myself with the free comp i released the other day, and the attacks all come out pretty much the same. i did get one case where they came out different, but it was with a fast tempo and i removed every other tone, then they went back to being the same. so i don't think it's so much the tempo itself, as it is that when you adjust it to go faster, the tones are now still affected by the previous tone's release envelope. and if the tones aren't the exact same distance from each other, then the release from the previous tone will affect each next tone's attack differently. and what i'm describing here will happen with a real hardware comp or even a basic software one.