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Post by Tim Petherick » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:37 pm

Thanks for all your positive feedback guys!

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

Post by darkskar » Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:31 pm

Tim Petherick wrote:Thanks for all your positive feedback guys!

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Really good compressor, go for it guys!

Tim:
Maybe 2a attack is better for vocals and 3a is better for bass and guitar?

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

Post by Tim Petherick » Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:48 pm

darkskar wrote:
Tim Petherick wrote:Thanks for all your positive feedback guys!

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Really good compressor, go for it guys!

Tim:
Maybe 2a attack is better for vocals and 3a is better for bass and guitar?
yes could be....

I general both 2a and 3a comps are great for vocals because of the way the release follows the gain reduction. The way it recovers over a wide gain reduction stops that over crushed sound that you would otherwise get from a static style release.

2a may sound a little more natural but for example rap vocals 3a may work better to capture the quick changes.

For drum bus it sounds more like a compressor and a limiter together. You get the first stage release working with the transients and the second stage controls the overall level

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

Post by darkskar » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:30 pm

Thank you Tim!
Tim Petherick wrote: For drum bus it sounds more like a compressor and a limiter together. You get the first stage release working with the transients and the second stage controls the overall level
With this you mean using two nebula 3a instances one with the compressor and another one with the limiter? Using only 3a or a combo with 2a comp and 3a limiter for example?

How do we configure it to work with transients or with the overall level? Using 2a and 3a? Same gain reduction in the two?
Some of them in pararel compression?

Sorry for to much questions, just to now is the filosofy of this presets..

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Post by Tim Petherick » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:43 pm

No sorry,
A misunderstanding. What I mean is each preset has a two stage release character like the hardware. Faster release (stage one) is good for capturing peaks. Stage two is a longer pd release that controls the overall signal.





On drums you'll hear this easier because of the the louder transient, then the quieter parts are more controlled by the second stage.



You only need to keep it simple with one preset.

Fast attack use 3a

Slower attack use 2a

I think just play with it and see what you like.

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Post by darkskar » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:04 am

I get it, thanks

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Post by sfabs » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:15 am

Great tips, thanks Tim

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Post by Tim Petherick » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:04 am

Yes, vocals is defiantly the first place I'd try this comp, it just handles it very well.

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Post by Dimzo » Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:11 am

oh yeah, tried it yesterday on vocals with the la2 style preset and well... i was very happy :mrgreen:

brilliant.

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Re: It's Here! OPTO3a Levelling amp ,HUGE update09/07/15!!!

Post by Tim Petherick » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:05 am

HUGE update 09/07/15!!!


1. First release stage improved! now super stable and upfront
2. I found a error in distortion kernals 44.1 now fixed
3. higher level dist kernals
4. better charge for second release time

Please download again if you have already purchased.
read me in the zip folder confirms you have the update

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Re: It's Here! OPTO3a Levelling amp ,HUGE update09/07/15!!!

Post by mtalavera » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:27 am

Tim Petherick wrote:HUGE update 09/07/15!!!


1. First release stage improved! now super stable and upfront
2. I found a error in distortion kernals 44.1 now fixed
3. higher level dist kernals
4. better charge for second release time

Please download again if you have already purchased.
read me in the zip folder confirms you have the update
Just downloaded the update. Thank you, Tim, for continuing to improve your products.

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Re: It's Here! OPTO3a Levelling amp ,HUGE update09/07/15!!!

Post by Tim Petherick » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:08 am

mtalavera wrote:
Tim Petherick wrote:HUGE update 09/07/15!!!


1. First release stage improved! now super stable and upfront
2. I found a error in distortion kernals 44.1 now fixed
3. higher level dist kernals
4. better charge for second release time

Please download again if you have already purchased.
read me in the zip folder confirms you have the update
Just downloaded the update. Thank you, Tim, for continuing to improve your products.

No, Problem. I use my own libraries so if I can improve them it's good for everyone!!!

I'm now finding I can use this on many tracks, It seems to work well on everything. The update makes mixing easier. It's even easier to dial in.

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Post by kindafishy » Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:03 am

Thanks Tim, grabbed the update. It sounded great to me before, and still does :). I just swapped in the new libs and played a mix that I already had completed. I already had everything dialed in exactly as I wanted it, and happily, it didn't change anything to a degree where I needed to do any tweaking.

Thanks for your ongoing efforts!

PS - I know we are all still basking in the afterglow of this release, but any hints on what is coming next? I have my fingers crossed for one of the most sought after 2 bus compressors (pie, S*L, N**e, A*I, etc)!

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Post by Tim Petherick » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:02 am

kindafishy wrote:Thanks Tim, grabbed the update. It sounded great to me before, and still does :). I just swapped in the new libs and played a mix that I already had completed. I already had everything dialed in exactly as I wanted it, and happily, it didn't change anything to a degree where I needed to do any tweaking.

Thanks for your ongoing efforts!

PS - I know we are all still basking in the afterglow of this release, but any hints on what is coming next? I have my fingers crossed for one of the most sought after 2 bus compressors (pie, S*L, N**e, A*I, etc)!

There is always a chance that I can. I have to see what comes my way. I need to update sum100a before anything. There Is a rather special unit that came in yesterday, In fact I have two different models. The release times are super long, curcuit is from the year 1954!


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Re: It's Here! OPTO3a Levelling amp HUGE update09/07/15

Post by SWANG » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:30 pm

thanks for the update, tim! :)

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