It's Here! OPTO3a Levelling amp latest update 05/11/15

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It's Here! OPTO3a Levelling amp latest update 05/11/15

Post by Tim Petherick » Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:14 pm

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update 05/11/15
Transparency improved!

OPTO 3a is based on a classic levelling amplifier. Slightly more aggressive than the La2a. Some say this is a mix between la2a and 1176.

Program dependent T4 Cell style curves!!
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Features
4 samples rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96
Two stage attack and release (2nd stage Program dependent)
Limit/Compress mode
Extra La2 style Attack presets
more harmonics preset
3k and clean (for lower cpu) presets
Jpn skin with reduction meter

Attack and release times approx-

Release first stage 50-60ms
2nd stage between 250ms-5sec
Attack 1.5ms or less
2nd stage attack is long but very subtle

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Re: It's Here! OPTO3a Levelling amplifier!!!!!

Post by kindafishy » Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:28 pm

Bought!

Woohoo!

Now I can stop refreshing this forum 38 times per day...

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Re: It's Here! OPTO3a Levelling amplifier!!!!!

Post by sfabs » Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:43 pm

kindafishy wrote:Bought!

Woohoo!

Now I can stop refreshing this forum 38 times per day...

HAHAHAHAHA you stole my post!!!! I wish it was a joke too... i literally have worn out my refresh button waiting for this!

Cant wait to test, OH AND AN LA2A modelling as a bonus!!!!!!!

It's like Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by evaderod » Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:55 pm

Also been waiting, but now it's here. Thanks Tim for your hard work on this and a special thumbs up to jpn for great skin. :D

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Re: It's Here! OPTO3a Levelling amplifier!!!!!

Post by Tim Petherick » Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:08 pm

sfabs wrote:
kindafishy wrote:Bought!

Woohoo!

Now I can stop refreshing this forum 38 times per day...

HAHAHAHAHA you stole my post!!!! I wish it was a joke too... i literally have worn out my refresh button waiting for this!

Cant wait to test, OH AND AN LA2A modelling as a bonus!!!!!!!

It's like Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh yes I should mention! 2a presets are estimations, I don't have the hardware. The only thing I'm changing is attack character but you could find these very special on Vox for example
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Re: It's Here! OPTO3a Levelling amplifier!!!!!

Post by Dimzo » Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:24 pm

bought it, too 8-)

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Post by deehope » Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:41 pm

Is it bad that as soon as he announces something I work myself into a frenzy until it's released. Then the second I get it I'm ready to request another unit for him to sample and start the cycle all over again lmao

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Post by SWANG » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:08 pm

Tim, we asked, and you listened. Thank you so much for sampling my favorite compressor.

As soon as I get home tonight, it's mine at last!

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Post by hwasser » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:27 pm

I have not tried the la3. But I've heard many people like it for rock/metal guitars (mainly 1 db gr for color).

What about rock vocals?

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Post by Mercado_Negro » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:43 pm

The LA3A and TLA-100a are the best hardware bass compressors I've ever heard. I want to hear this, Tim! :D
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Post by richie43 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:24 am

It's awesome to see Tim getting some accolades, he deserves this (and deserves many sales). Pass the word!
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Post by Tim Petherick » Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:02 pm

Mercado_Negro wrote:The LA3A and TLA-100a are the best hardware bass compressors I've ever heard. I want to hear this, Tim! :D

You will!

hwasser wrote:I have not tried the la3. But I've heard many people like it for rock/metal guitars (mainly 1 db gr for color).

What about rock vocals?
La3a is much faster than 2a . That could be good if you want a bit more edge. 2a sounds fatter because of the longer attack times.

SWANG wrote:Tim, we asked, and you listened. Thank you so much for sampling my favorite compressor.

As soon as I get home tonight, it's mine at last!

Sorry it took so long. I made many versions of this over 8 months, usually starting, stopping, coming back to it again after a few months etc...Most of this was making a link up template in the background of nebula to make it work the way I wanted. Good thing is this template can be used for other releases. The actual sampling only a small fraction of that time but overall it's taken soo long.

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Post by myimo » Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:19 pm

This is top notch.You can really drive it and it stays together. Sounds great on Bass, Drums. Seems like a good all round compressor from what I've heard so far.
Plus the skin by JPN is the perfect visual compliment.
The OPTO3a has got a vibe of its own,very happy to have it.
Thanks Tim.

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Post by dsmusic02 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:02 pm

Sounds awesome! Thank you for that great comp.

But the Jpn Skin is buggy. After opening 19 instances, my DAW (Cubase 8) crashes every time. After choosing another skin, everything works fine and I can open 50 instances and more without any issues. Only "opto 3a.n2s" causes the crashes. Hope for an solution, because the skin looks great and I don't want to use the standard skins.

Sorry for bad english...

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Post by richie43 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:08 pm

dsmusic02 wrote:Sounds awesome! Thank you for that great comp.

But the Jpn Skin is buggy. After opening 19 instances, my DAW (Cubase 8) crashes every time. After choosing another skin, everything works fine and I can open 50 instances and more without any issues. Only "opto 3a.n2s" causes the crashes. Hope for an solution, because the skin looks great and I don't want to use the standard skins.

Sorry for bad english...
Well....maybe if someone besides me has an issue with some skins we can get it figured out.
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