C254-E Compressor & Limiter - Cupwise Release

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Re: C254-E Compressor & Limiter - Cupwise Release - With Free Demo Programs!

Post by abuzaynab » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:02 pm

Cupwise wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:36 am
emilieitor wrote:
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Other library of the Ne*e 22*4, the are two libraries more of this hardware. I´ve been waiting libraries of some fundamental compressor like E*pirical Lab* Distress*r about 7 years ago.
i'm really not sure that would be any different even if i were still an official 3rd party developer either.
Hi Tim! Just thinking out loud here:

I see Acustica Audio getting more and more popular every day, Dave pensado and Greg Wells are talking about the plugins online etc. And with the developments in the tech the cpu and workflow is getting better all the time making plugins easier to use which I think will mean it is inevitable that the rest of the audio world will eventually catch on and AA will only increase in popularity.

In light of that i think that being onboard the "official" boat would give developers a great platform/springboard for their products, a better reach into the audio market. And probably a better return.

From what I gather, when you are "officially" onboard you have access to the new tech that gives you the ability to create Acquas with Nebula, as we see with the current "official" libraries.

And as for doing a Distress*r, i know everyone and their grandma has a version now, but as you know they probably won't sound as good as something done with Nebula. Certainly within this community it would be popular, but if it done right i can only imagine word would spread.

I see requests a lot for the Distress*r and also the La2a, 1176 and lots of other classic pieces of gear that already have a ton of algo versions, but that AA themselves don't want to touch for whatever reason. For me because there is a demand for these units, it is an opportunity for folks.

Anyway I don't know the ins and outs, i don't know if this is any of my business, like i said, just thinking out loud here based on what I'm seeing and hearing. Best wishes.

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Re: C254-E Compressor & Limiter - Cupwise Release - With Free Demo Programs!

Post by Cupwise » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:25 pm

thanks for the consideration abuzaynab, and yeah there are a lot of 'ins and outs', and i've actually kind of considered it lately but some aspects aren't up to me.

on another note- there's a tiny update to the C254-E skins:

i saw a couple of little bugs in the skins for c254-e, while working on a skin for a new compressor... so i fixed them and made an update.

this is a simple little update- it fixes a few tiny little 'glitches' in the vu meters in all skins. honestly you probably won't notice the difference. one of the issues is that a few frames of the meter weren't being used, in the area where low amounts of compression are happening (around 3db of gain reduction). so this update adds a bit more resolution (2 frames) in that area. another is that the preamp n4 skin had a misaligned input level vu meter.

both are barely noticeable if you know what to look for and probably not noticeable if you don't. so it's up to you if you want to bother downloading them! all you have to do to install them is replace the old skin files with the new ones. you don't have to worry about any of the other skin related files (the .xmls), or anything else- just replace the old .n2s files with the new ones.

emails were sent out with the download links, to all customers.

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Re: C254-E Update

Post by Cupwise » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:10 am

Pretty major update to this library. I've just sent out the emails so if you bought it, you should have the email for the update

The main thing here is the addition of 48khz and 88.2khz versions of the programs! Here’s what’s updated:

*added the limiter to the compressor ratio control (turning the compressor’s ratio to the max setting now gives you the limiter). This also means you can get settings in between the limiter and the max ratio setting (6:1) on the compressor. This isn’t possible with the hardware because the compressor and limiter are entirely separate modes.

*lite versions of comp and limiter had a bump around 200hz which is now gone.

*lite versions now work just like the full version, just without harmonics. in the past they used the ‘old’ method for compression which wasn’t quite as good and produced artifacts with bassy inputs but also used much less CPU. so yes, that means CPU use for lite versions is now increased a bit, but they also have more accurate attacks just like the full/shq versions (meaning the lite versions should sound very very close to the full versions now).

*previously, when installing this library, you had to choose between two different sets of programs, depending on whether you were using the skins or not. now there is only one set, making the library (and this update) install much simpler. this also required both N3 and N4 skins to be updated to allow this.

*limiter knee has been improved, made more accurate.

*A very minor ‘ripple’ that appeared in the low bass frequencies (mostly below 60hz) in the SHQ programs and the pass-through is now gone. it only affected the SHQ and pass through programs. the 44.1khz version of the SHQ program also had an even more minor ripple in the upper freqs approaching 20khz, and that’s also gone.

*N3 skins were all redone to accommodate the new sample rates. now each rate has its own separate skin.

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Re: C254-E Compressor & Limiter - Cupwise Release

Post by Shibata » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:11 pm

The new update, take the comp to a whole new level! Much better compression now. And Navy2 sent to the scrap.
If you'll take to that level all youre comp's - it would be awesome, Tim!

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