Complex v2 and Complex expander/gate released!

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Complex v2 and Complex expander/gate released!

Post by Tim Petherick » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:52 pm

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The long awaited v2 complex comp/limiter

Now, In all in one presets. Super fast response, extended compression range. This slams hard at long attacks! could be the most aggressive sound yet!

-Ratios 1.75,2,3,5,20
-Manual release version comes with two presets, frequency dependent and and side chain filtered
-3 attack selection approx 0.25, 2.5 and 25ms
-new auto release
-Limiter
-n4 and n3 jpn skins
-New preamp

Free upgrade to those who bought before!

Product page here

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Expander/gate section of the Complex

- Variable ratio expander and seperate gate
-Release and hold feature
- Range control
- 3 attack selection approx 0.25, 2.5 and 25ms
- n4 and n3 jpn skins
- preamp (note this is the same preset as in complex Comp v2)


Product page here

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Re: Complex v2 and Complex expander/gate released!

Post by karl » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:32 am

Thanks for the update! I loved the first version of this on drums. At first listen, I'd say the update makes the comp more musical without losing any of the stupefying smack. It's great to have it all in one preset. That enables me to use them fancy N4 skins in N3 :lol:

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Re: Complex v2 and Complex expander/gate released!

Post by jbates » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:24 am

THIS is the one I’ve been waiting for. Thank you so much!!! And the gate/expander is the cherry on top. Such a great library. Nothing else smashes drums like this one. 🤤

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Re: Complex v2 and Complex expander/gate released!

Post by antago1 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:13 am

Wow! I just came across Yish's YouTube video about your Tim P libraries. I noticed that I didn't have complex comp, didn't know what it was based on, so I did some research and was ready to purchase. 2 days later, you release the update with your improved tech! I can't wait to try this thing out!

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Re: Complex v2 and Complex expander/gate released!

Post by tomheavybeats » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:09 am

Hi Tim, if I have the TNT dynamics expander/gate will this new complex expander/gate be doing anything different?
Cheers

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Re: Complex v2 and Complex expander/gate released!

Post by Tim Petherick » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:12 pm

Complex expander has a hold, the ratios are more subtle. The action is better imo.
I’m gonna update tnt this week hopefully with some more refinements, not sure this will affect the expander though

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Re: Complex v2 and Complex expander/gate released!

Post by tomheavybeats » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:55 pm

Thanks Tim, Its a nice price so will pick it up anyway

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Re: Complex v2 and Complex expander/gate released!

Post by tomheavybeats » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:07 pm

Wow just bought complex compressor, that thing smacks hard, I love it! Pre after comp best in a chain?

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Re: Complex v2 and Complex expander/gate released!

Post by Tim Petherick » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:58 pm

I usually say after is best. Glad you enjoy it

many thanks

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Re: Complex v2 and Complex expander/gate released!

Post by Will The Weirdo » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:24 pm

I have to say after a bit of time using Complex 2, it is officially my 2nd favorite Tim P comp!! Opto 3A is still my favorite but Complex 2 is right there and smacks so hard.... great work as always Tim.
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Re: Complex v2 and Complex expander/gate released!

Post by SWANG » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:36 am

echoing your praise, will. used this on a stereo synth track today, and it was absolutely perfect for it. adding the pre after sounded even better. will pick up the expander/gate addition next week.

tim, you done it again!

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Re: Complex v2 and Complex expander/gate released!

Post by Synonym Music » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:34 pm

Same, the auto-release in particular is exceptional.

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Re: Complex v2 and Complex expander/gate released!

Post by Shibata » Sat May 12, 2018 5:19 pm

Hi Tim,
Thank's for awesome update! Finally, ADR works just as well as other you're comp's)
Tim Petherick wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:52 pm
-Manual release version comes with two presets, frequency dependent and and side chain filtered
What a difference, between frequency dependent preset and without? Both have a HP filter.

And, you sampled a original vintage unit or reissue by Q2 Audio?

And, why is only mono!?.. The first version has a stereo presets and they were fantastic)

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Re: Complex v2 and Complex expander/gate released!

Post by Tim Petherick » Thu May 31, 2018 8:19 pm

its a vintage unit, the vca version.

Ok The freq dependent version won't bypass the lows completely on gain reduction. It will use the filter to actually create frequency dependence. The normal comp will bypass some of the lows completely ( like the vast majority of comps)

I will post some graphs to make this a bit clearer in the future.

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Re: Complex v2 and Complex expander/gate released!

Post by ryancost » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:53 pm

Wow I just picked this up and I'm amazed, its what I've been looking for with that indie-folk sound - Complex, Opto3a, and LBus are such a perfect combo

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