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Re: Magenta 2 Out !

Post by tumburu » Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:02 pm

Lovely update. The unified interface is better than the sum of the previous two. I don't exactly know why and I didn't have the time to test it properly, but it seems to sound better than v1.

Patiently waiting for the (rare) buffer problem to be fixed so I can use it in mastering.

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Re: Magenta 2 Out !

Post by Mannymac » Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:14 pm

Agreed it sounds less harsh for some reason. Have you changed some of the high band?

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Re: Magenta 2 Out !

Post by giancarlo » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:06 pm

Mannymac wrote:Agreed it sounds less harsh for some reason. Have you changed some of the high band?
yes less interpolation bugs

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Re: Magenta 2 Out !

Post by HolB » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:49 pm

giancarlo wrote:
Mannymac wrote:Agreed it sounds less harsh for some reason. Have you changed some of the high band?
yes less interpolation bugs
1/ Why Magenta2 lowers the gain by few dB ?

2/ I made some tests (after matching the levels), Magenta2 seems to have a more "matt" sound, Magenta1 sounds more open in the high (more "air") than Magenta2 (I didn't touch the high freqs), why ? Is it the interpolation bugs which create a saturation in the highs fequencies ?
I use these settings below (screenshots)
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Re: Magenta 2 Out !

Post by giancarlo » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:14 pm

which frequency rate are you using?

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Re: Magenta 2 Out !

Post by HolB » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:17 pm

giancarlo wrote:which frequency rate are you using?
96Khz

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Re: Magenta 2 Out !

Post by giancarlo » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:46 pm

for 96 khz there is no improvement (ripple apart), so if you find a level issue just open a ticket

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Re: Magenta 2 Out !

Post by TranscendingMusic » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:47 pm

HolB wrote:
giancarlo wrote:
Mannymac wrote:Agreed it sounds less harsh for some reason. Have you changed some of the high band?
yes less interpolation bugs
1/ Why Magenta2 lowers the gain by few dB ?

2/ I made some tests (after matching the levels), Magenta2 seems to have a more "matt" sound, Magenta1 sounds more open in the high (more "air") than Magenta2 (I didn't touch the high freqs), why ? Is it the interpolation bugs which create a saturation in the highs fequencies ?
I use these settings below (screenshots)
Regarding point 2: it depends on how you look at it. From one perspective it is rounder and fuller sounding. I just made audio to add to my shootout thread.
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Re: Magenta 2 Out !

Post by giancarlo » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:49 pm

tumburu wrote:Lovely update. The unified interface is better than the sum of the previous two. I don't exactly know why and I didn't have the time to test it properly, but it seems to sound better than v1.

Patiently waiting for the (rare) buffer problem to be fixed so I can use it in mastering.

Good job.
yes we'll start working on it very soon

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Re: Magenta 2 Out !

Post by flipnautold » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:05 am

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flipnaut wrote:hmm thank you... i made that folder again (deletedt it before) but it does not do it... :?

I made a ticket already.
You might want to re-download your auth file from your dashboard and put it in your Acustica64 file where your vst is.
tried it but with no excess :| :|
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Re: Magenta 2 Out !

Post by HolB » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:57 am

giancarlo wrote:for 96 khz there is no improvement (ripple apart), so if you find a level issue just open a ticket
You say that there's no possible difference in 96Khz between the 2 versions of Magenta ?

Can I send you 2 samples by email or PM ? Maybe I need some sleep ^^
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Re: Magenta 2 Out !

Post by tumburu » Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:48 am

giancarlo wrote:
yes we'll start working on it very soon
Thanks for doing that!

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Post by Support » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:37 am

HolB wrote:
giancarlo wrote:for 96 khz there is no improvement (ripple apart), so if you find a level issue just open a ticket
You say that there's no possible difference in 96Khz between the 2 versions of Magenta ?

Can I send you 2 samples by email or PM ? Maybe I need some sleep ^^
Open a support ticket.
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Re: Magenta 2 Out !

Post by flipnautold » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:26 am

did yesterday 2 mixes with magenta 2 and it is very obvious a better sound. Now it is really useful for me. The high bands do now a good job. I even liked the 28khz band. Works a lot of better now!

gui: I miss the 19" holes for rack systems and the orange is somehow italy-like?... for my personal taste i like more the classic colours. 8-) But that is just me ;)
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Re: Magenta 2 Out !

Post by sethius » Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:41 pm

Guys just tried this out and it's awesome well done!

Sound:
I agree it does sound a bit different from Magenta V1, especially in the high end (44.1khz). The original is slightly fatter. But I can boost the highs in version 2 at LOT more. Even though it sounds different to me (Lavry DA into Neuman KH310) Verastile V2 is still a great EQ!

Usability:
I don't know what you have done, but this is MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH better than versatile! It seems really responsive, where as versatile has a massive delay between turning knobs and hearing an audible change - by the time i've found something I like i've already turned the knob past it!

Bugs:
BUT.. ..the audio still crackles and glitches, like versatile, when i turn the frequency knob in Ableton Live 9.1 (Mac OS X 64bit audio unit). I'll try Logic Pro X when i'm next in the studio and when I get a chance i'll download and try reaper.

Latency:
This is the most awesome part. I can now play though it the latency is so low! Well done!

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