Flucti-Mew Tube Compressor/Limiter (BIG UPDATE)

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Re: cupwise release- Flucti-Mew Tube Compressor/Limiter

Post by babiuk » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:33 pm

Tim,

I caan not see HQ setting button on N4 skin as you said but it was on another N4 skin version?
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Post by Cupwise » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:49 pm

no, it's only in the n3 skin. we can't put it in the n4 skin.

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Post by drezz » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:37 pm

Dipped back into this library after not really using it much after my initial purchase. Don't know why, i guess there were a lot of releases back then and a lot of beta testing, so it fell by the wayside...............but have to say, the new skin is awesome, and the sound of this library is very good indeed. Stuck it on a master bus, and it was a big smile that came across my face after slight tweaking. Sounds really cool.........
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Re: cupwise release- Flucti-Mew Tube Compressor/Limiter

Post by leckel1996 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:41 pm

Just bought this. How are you all using it? I'm finding it pumps a lot if there's a transient peak. Any suggestions on how to use this? Loving the color, but struggling to set up the compressor.
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Re: cupwise release- Flucti-Mew Tube Compressor/Limiter

Post by rossharvey » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:33 pm

leckel1996 wrote:Just bought this. How are you all using it? I'm finding it pumps a lot if there's a transient peak. Any suggestions on how to use this? Loving the color, but struggling to set up the compressor.
It's a mastering compressor - use it lightly on a source for some magic. Use something else to tame dynamics.

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Re: cupwise release- Flucti-Mew Tube Compressor/Limiter

Post by andiw » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:39 pm

Cupwise wrote:Just sent out emails for a new update to the library. Jpn wanted to do a new N4 skin so I took the opportunity to make a few improvements to the programs as well. The N3 skin is also updated. If you didn't get the email get in touch with me!
Hi Tim,

I didn't get the email about N4 skin update. In mid December I wrote you an email about that and didn't get any response.

It would be nice to get the N4 skin update ;)

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Re: cupwise release- Flucti-Mew Tube Compressor/Limiter

Post by Cupwise » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:07 pm

ok. well. just email me again. usually i reply to my emails, not sure how i missed that one. but i can't do it over the forum. so you'll have to email me again.

edit- just got your email. i checked and i *had* replied to the email in december where you said you hadn't got the original update email. then i checked and saw that i *had* actually sent the original update email too! i'm only posting this because i've noticed lately that it seems like most of the times i get people posting on the forums (or even emailing me) about not getting an update email or a reply, or at *least* half of those posts/emails, i look and it turns out i did send an email. and honestly, posting in the forums doesn't help you get what you need. you need to email me until you get a reply, or check to see if you already had and may have missed it.

i'm not angry or anything, but just saying, if i send the email and it goes in your junk folder or gets overlooked or something, that's out of my hands. but it doesn't really make sense to email me just once, then if i actually somehow miss you or you miss my reply, post in the forum. i have to get you an email to remedy the problem. i want you to have the updates, that's why i make them. so just keep emailing me.

again, i'm not angry, and i hope this isn't coming off as rude or whatever, but for some reason this has been coming up more than usual lately. :)

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Re: cupwise release- Flucti-Mew Tube Compressor/Limiter

Post by Cupwise » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:29 pm

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leckel1996 wrote:Just bought this. How are you all using it? I'm finding it pumps a lot if there's a transient peak. Any suggestions on how to use this? Loving the color, but struggling to set up the compressor.
It's a mastering compressor - use it lightly on a source for some magic. Use something else to tame dynamics.
yeaaah probably the fact that the flucti's fastest release time isn't really all that fast (i forget what it is, something like ~300ms?), is probably what's causing what you're experiencing. the 'real thing' is like that also. so i wouldn't grab flucti for something like smashing drums or things like that. but for some subtle compression on a drum buss it could maybe still provide something nice. it's good for mastering but i think it can work well as a bus comp, on various types of stems, and probably also well on some vocals, where a slower release is ok, for some subtler dynamic sculpting and tone. try with anything where you don't need a fast release.

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Re: cupwise release- Flucti-Mew Tube Compressor/Limiter

Post by andiw » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:29 pm

Cupwise wrote:ok. well. just email me again. usually i reply to my emails, not sure how i missed that one. but i can't do it over the forum. so you'll have to email me again.

edit- just got your email. i checked and i *had* replied to the email in december where you said you hadn't got the original update email. then i checked and saw that i *had* actually sent the original update email too! i'm only posting this because i've noticed lately that it seems like most of the times i get people posting on the forums (or even emailing me) about not getting an update email or a reply, or at *least* half of those posts/emails, i look and it turns out i did send an email. and honestly, posting in the forums doesn't help you get what you need. you need to email me until you get a reply, or check to see if you already had and may have missed it.

i'm not angry or anything, but just saying, if i send the email and it goes in your junk folder or gets overlooked or something, that's out of my hands. but it doesn't really make sense to email me just once, then if i actually somehow miss you or you miss my reply, post in the forum. i have to get you an email to remedy the problem. i want you to have the updates, that's why i make them. so just keep emailing me.

again, i'm not angry, and i hope this isn't coming off as rude or whatever, but for some reason this has been coming up more than usual lately. :)
OK, thanks for looking into it. But again, I did not get an email from you. So you get my emails but I don't get yours. I send you an email with an alternative adress ... (and yes, I checked the spam folder, my email server is working, I get many emails a day, I don't know where the problem is ...)
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Re: cupwise release- Flucti-Mew Tube Compressor/Limiter

Post by xenoform » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:43 am

I have a question to actual owners of Flucti-Mew, who also had a chance to test new Magenta4.
It's all about limiter mode especially, cause i don't find it quite enough agressive in Magenta, so i wondering how it sounds in Flucti-Mew comparing to M4.

Any subjective thoughts would be ok, since there is no limiter in Tim's demo, and i can't compare by myself w/o buying one.

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Re: cupwise release- Flucti-Mew Tube Compressor/Limiter

Post by emilieitor » Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:49 pm

There is two version of Manl*y Vari mu, the mix version and the mastering version. The mastering version is more agressive, so much that when the hardware appeared in 1994 was the sonic seal in mastering of California nu-metal bands of 90´s.

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Re: Flucti-Mew Tube Compressor/Limiter (BIG UPDATE)

Post by Cupwise » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:10 am

New, pretty big update for this library has just been released!
It's only free for customers who recently bought the library. Others have to pay $8. That's just how it is- sales are dropping and there's little financial reward behind me doing new releases let alone updates to old ones. There's also the fact that I put a lot of time into creating a whole new compressor for this update, similar to what I did with the C660 recent update. This new compressor was made from samples I took clear back when I sampled this thing originally, but just never used them, and it was also combined with other behaviors of another comp to create a kind of hybrid.

So if you own Flucti, you should be getting an email about the update. If you don't own it you might want to consider it, because it's one of my top comps and it only just got better.

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* there is a new compressor! it's called flucti-mew special. this one was sampled with the same hardware as the main flucti-mew, but with two **76 compressors driving it; one for each channel. at higher gain reduction levels, you're also getting some compression from the 76 comps. then to make it more interesting, i took the sampled attack/release behavior as well as the detection sidechain setup from another compressor release of mine- SmackVU. this really gives it a different sound from the main flucti comp. it also has much higher harmonic levels, especially at high levels of gain reduction, so you can use it to get an extra saturated sound. this new comp also has its own skins for n3 and n4. it's very unique and in my opinion actually has nice potential for use!

* amount of gain reduction possible (even for lower level inputs) has been increased and thresh control is much more responsive. this is a pretty big improvement.

* the sidechain used for level detection is now using mostly feedback signal for detecting purposes, making the compressor much more authentic.

* harmonics have all been rebalanced, getting a big increase in level. they're closer to the hardware, with a subtle enhancement to sound. they've also been optimized in the program coding, and a couple of kerns have been removed from the SHQ comp program because they really weren't needed, so now it only has 8k. both of these changes improve CPU use slightly.

* N3 and N4 skins have been updated- the number value legending around the knobs has been removed, and now there is a window that shows you the exact value, under each knob. i think this is a nice improvement for when you're making fine adjustments, especially with the attack control.

* gain reduction meter improved.

* all compressor programs are now found in new location inside the nebula programs menu list- COM then CC4 and CC9 for the 44.1khz and 96khz versions respectively. CC = Cupwise Compressors. this category also includes several of my other compressor releases now, which means you can quickly try out different compressors all in the same category instead of digging through the menu to find the others, if you have some of my other comps.

* pass-through programs are now only found in the PRE, then CW4 and CW9 categories (again, for 44.1 and 96khz). many of my other releases included preamp style pass-through programs and they are all found here, giving you many options for preamp style tone/saturation programs if you have some of my other libraries with these program types.

* manual updated to reflect all of the above changes.

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Re: Flucti-Mew Tube Compressor/Limiter (BIG UPDATE)

Post by Djani » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:16 pm

Thanks Tim! Installing at this very moment.
Not clear about only one thing:
In the N4 programs there are two folders, one marked "install these programs if you're not using the n4 skins" and the other "install these programs if you're using the n4 skins".
I'm not sure on which "N4 skins" your'e referring to?
Original N4 stock skins or Flucti-Mew N4 skins by JPN that came with this update?
Because if I'm gonna use the program in N4 isn't it logical that I would use JPN N4 skins?
I understand that simply some users don't wanna install new JPN skins and prefer to use stock N4 skins but its a little confusing.

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Re: Flucti-Mew Tube Compressor/Limiter (BIG UPDATE)

Post by KuulArt » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:34 pm

After not so long testing on master bus I really like how this clears things up and brings stuff forward. Everything has a bit more detail and space.
I somehow did not click with previous release because the threshold needed to be set really low, but this one is spot on.
Also tried to match those settings with M4 but could not get it to sound the same. M4 sounded a bit cloudier in mid mids and made it a little bit narrower. M4 Sounded dirtier, which in some instances is nice.
I need to dive deeper into this but so far this is a really great release, I can see this being a very good mastering comp for myself. The added ahead, and the different mix position with mix knob and the comp % makes it versatile.

A question for Tim - I think I noticed that make up increased gain reduction - is it FB somehow? I did not test this thoroughly but it seemed this way. :?:

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Re: Flucti-Mew Tube Compressor/Limiter (BIG UPDATE)

Post by Cupwise » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:45 pm

it means the n4 skins that i'm providing, made by jpn
if you don't want to use them install the programs for not using the skins

i know it can be a little confusing and i hate to have to do it that way, but it's necessary. it's because of how some of my compressor skins are using little windows under the knobs showing you the actual value, instead of having numbers drawn on the gui around the knob. the problem is that nebula always insists on also showing the (truncated) control name and unit type too, when showing the actual value. so like for release control, it will say RELEA, above the value, and 's' (for seconds) under it. but i don't want that to show because that part IS drawn on the gui (and better, since it can actually say the full 'Release'), already. so i had to make special programs for use with these skins, that actually don't show the name/unit type for any of the controls. but this means if you were to install those programs without using these custom skins, then you wouldn't see labels for what the controls are!

so i had to create two separate batches of programs. couldn't think of any other way to do it.

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while we're on the topic, thanks to jpn for making the updated flucti skin and the flucti special skin, which i think is really cool:
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