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Re: Pearl 2!

Post by SteDal » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:17 pm

Beatworld wrote: Hello Giancarlo
I'm only talking about the EQ (not the Strip).
Page 8 of the manual says this (as far as is relevant to my question)

Finally, on the right hand side is located the seventh unit, containing the input and output amplifiers, the mains supply unit, the two fuses, the indicator lamps, and the "ESCLUSO-INCLUSO" equaliser slide switch, which allows the preamplifier to be switched in or out.

You say Acceso= On.

WHAT is on ????

The EQ or the pre-amp ?????
PEARL2: the Preamp is on only when the "ACCESO" LED is lit.
The Eq is always on. If you push in all the "L" buttons you'll have a hard bypass, ie. the eq is totally bypassed.
Beatworld wrote:In the Compressor section of the manual it says that ACCESO activates the compressor. When the led is off the compressor is bypassed.

The "ESCLUSO-INCLUOS" equaliser slide switch always stays in the Up position.

All that happens when you click that is the ACCESSO button turns on or off ??

So I assume that ACCESSO is the same in the EQ as the compressor but maybe it isn't ??

Very confusing :shock:
PEARL2COMP: the two LEDs (ACCESO and PREAMPLI) are independent.
When "ACCESO" is on, the compressor is active.
When "PREAMPLI" is on, the preamp stage is active.
Beatworld wrote:What is the "mains supply unit" ?.
Where are the "two fuses" ?
That was taken from the original manual. It refers to the hardware, it is irrelevant for the software.
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Re: Pearl 2!

Post by Beatworld » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:54 pm

SteDal wrote: PEARL2: the Preamp is on only when the "ACCESO" LED is lit.
The Eq is always on. If you push in all the "L" buttons you'll have a hard bypass, ie. the eq is totally bypassed.

PEARL2COMP: the two LEDs (ACCESO and PREAMPLI) are independent.
When "ACCESO" is on, the compressor is active.
When "PREAMPLI" is on, the preamp stage is active.

That was taken from the original manual. It refers to the hardware, it is irrelevant for the software.
Thanks very much for your reply SteDal.
Very helpful.

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Re: Pearl 2!

Post by SteDal » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:09 pm

Beatworld wrote: Thanks very much for your reply SteDal.
Very helpful.
You're welcome.
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Re: Pearl 2!

Post by ryancost » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:28 pm

Just wanted to say Pearl 2 is really awesome, I wish I hadn't demoed it as I can't afford it right now ;)

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Re: Pearl 2!

Post by aatigre » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:11 am

Yesterday y demoed PEARL 2 and i was amazed.
Today in the morning i demoed it again and my initial impressions were confirmed. Then at lunch time i bought it.
Very easy to use, and really liking to learn some italian while using it.

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Re: Pearl 2!

Post by botus99 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:28 am

I've spent a few hours playing around with Pearl. Tried it out on kick, snare, toms, overheads, drumbuss, bass, keys, guitars, guitar busses, sends, 2mix... everything. I'm seriously shocked how universal Pearl is. I've never ever ever thought in my life, "this is the best eq I've ever used." Pearl gave me that thought almost immediately!

Just stunning. The compressor is also reallllly good. The thickness of using it in 2:1 with the preamp on is insane. Just like with the eq, it can be used on almost anything and sound great.

This makes just about any other eq out there sound like a cruel joke :lol:
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Re: Pearl 2!

Post by DRAZERS » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:47 am

Regarding external side chain for AU, is there any time frame for when it will be implemented?

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Re: Pearl 2!

Post by Thierr7 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:51 am

This EQ is just Pure Magic ...

I'm so glad my old Mum gave me some money for my Birthday this afternoon , i wouldn't being able to buy otherwise .

I bought it without demoing and i'm so happy i did ...

Full price is totally worth any cent.

I've been playing with the beast for an hour with a simple drumloop and felt like a little kid on X-Mass morning , opening every present one after the other , wandering in a fairy tale !

Big Ups Giancarlo and team !

Amazing Work on this Outstanding EQ ...

Will test now on my Master buss of a piece of mine hehe !

I feel for the ones who can't afford it right now :(
Sincerly .

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Re: Pearl 2!

Post by jfjer379 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:19 am

Thierr7 wrote:This EQ is just Pure Magic ...

I'm so glad my old Mum gave me some money for my Birthday this afternoon , i wouldn't being able to buy otherwise .

I bought it without demoing and i'm so happy i did ...

Full price is totally worth any cent.

I've been playing with the beast for an hour with a simple drumloop and felt like a little kid on X-Mass morning , opening every present one after the other , wandering in a fairy tale !

Big Ups Giancarlo and team !

Amazing Work on this Outstanding EQ ...

Will test now on my Master buss of a piece of mine hehe !

I feel for the ones who can't afford it right now :(
Sincerly .
I`m really happy for you Thierr7

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Re: Pearl 2!

Post by giancarlo » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:16 am

DRAZERS wrote:Regarding external side chain for AU, is there any time frame for when it will be implemented?
Yes we'll move the engine to juce4 so there should be an update on all our au products. It should be released before the end of the year

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Re: Pearl 2!

Post by robschroeder » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:33 am

As I am always interested in what a plugin is actually doing (beside of the audible aspect) I found out that the Preamp of the Compressor is in first line changing the phase of the signal.

As you can see here. Compressor with Preamp enabled.
Image 1.jpg
Strange enough this does not happen when you use the Strip with Compressor Preamp on. There is all ok. Preamp of EQ is off.
Image 5.jpg
Any ideas? Or has the Compressor no Preamp in the Strip and "Acceso" means only "On/Off"?

Even if so ... is it really intended that the Preamp of the Comp changes the phase? I personally find it dangerous if the phase gets changed by a plugin without the intention that I WANT it gets changed.

Opinions?

Edit 10:02:
So I did several checks on all three plugins:

Compressor: Acceso on, Pre Ampli on = Phase changes
Compressor: Acceso on, Pre Ampli off = Phase doesn't change
Pearl 2 Only: Acceso on, Acceso off = Phase doesn't change
Pearl Strip: Acceso Pre Amplificatore on/off, Acceso in Comp Section on/off = Phase doesn't change

So definetly seems something wrong with the Preamp of the Compressor plugin only.

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Re: Pearl 2!

Post by giancarlo » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:40 am

yes someone reported a phase reversing of the compressor preamp. Interesting enough, it means the ORIGINAL has a reversed phase. Anyway, since the product is planned to be used in a modern daw, we'll take the phase back to normal.

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Re: Pearl 2!

Post by babiuk » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:53 pm

I just received a coupon!
At work now, I hope there is pearls available this evening!
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Re: Pearl 2!

Post by Mannymac » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:23 pm

Just received mine.
Thanks Acustica!

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Re: Pearl 2!

Post by flipnautold » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:32 pm

Hmm... Kush?

Now it's time for a vintage dbx160, a 1176 or a distressor 8-)

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