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Post by giancarlo » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:35 pm

It's difficult to raise the bar each time we release a new product. But here we go

This is Coral, our first mastering strip channel.
It's something beyond what you could find in the hardware domain. It's simply "antieconomic".
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Basically a mastering device composed by the most beautiful hardware possible.

Following the success of sand fab4, this time we'll release standalone plugins since the beginning. Coral is very cpu intensive, but detached plugins could be used also at mix level.

The suite is "Coral Reef". So I can describe each element individually:
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this is a Chimera compressor. Detector is based on modeling of different rectifiers, based on different diodes (Ge, Si, LED) and the best detectors from our line of products, featuring a full core9 performance and new tricks. The special trasfer curve makes this compressor DIFFERENT from all devices listed and at a NEW level. Forget the hardware emulations.

Than we have this:
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So a wideband eq.
This eq was built from stefano/stedal and it is derived from a Bax.andall design. It is our best mastering equalizer to date, and something very difficult to find in the hardware realm, it would be very very expensive (I guess more than a sontec).
This eq will make you cry.

Than we have this:
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I think it is seriously the best elliptical filter to date.

Tomorrow we'll post pictures about the standalone preamp.

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Re: Coral

Post by KP2009 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:47 pm

Wow Truly Beautiful !!!!!

Your Team is Out doing yourselves with each new release. Awesome, Can't wait to try this!!

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Re: Coral

Post by [email protected] » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:56 pm

KP2009 wrote:Wow Truly Beautiful !!!!!

Your Team is Out doing yourselves with each new release. Awesome, Can't wait to try this!!
+1

that thing looks exciting :!:

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Re: Coral

Post by spunkmuffin » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:24 pm

WOW I think that full channel strip UI (the top picture) is just gobsmackingly gorgeous. Maybe the most beautiful software UI I have seen ever.

Love the way your designer has set out all the text/lettering. Really delightful.

The 'Coral' typography & logo really lovely.

In the 3 individual elements I am not 100% sure about the curved lines on the far left & right sides but they're growing on me.

Colour choice is impeccable. I love those push-buttons.

Beautiful work!

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Re: Coral

Post by flaviusr » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:43 pm

Masterpiece, amazing!
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Post by Phelix » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:53 pm

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Post by markgalup » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:13 pm

Jeeeeez... AA is truly on fire. This will be a year to remember.
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Re: Coral

Post by Pro5 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:32 pm

Looks beautiful. I like the curved side lines on the edges of the singles FWIW. 8-)

Also recognize the circular offset and cutouts from... some hardware, expensive hardware. :mrgreen:

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Re: Coral

Post by giancarlo » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:41 pm

This time the challenge is with hardware
I put my money on coral.

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Re: Coral

Post by DavideBurattin » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:51 pm

Wow, so is this basically a summa of the previous compressors? :o

I just wonder why the EQ gain lacks of reference steps, I think that having the usual gain ruler can be more useful to have a better visual reference.

Looking forward to try this beast!

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Re: Coral

Post by giancarlo » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:00 pm

Absolutely NOT, it would be stupid on the marketing perspective.
Think to original detectors coming from 9 compressors and applied to the trasfer function of an high end mastering compressor.
You get something not possible in the hardware realm, but with all the characteristics which made the hardware famous.
You can have a true glue compressor, but more transparent and mastering grade. It is insanely flexible and intuitive, it never pumps and you have the feeling of complete control and right spot
You can dial precisely reductions in the order of a single dB, and you have many many shadows for doing the task. Like colors.

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Re: Coral

Post by giancarlo » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:04 pm

The eq alone is impressive. The most beautiful curves produced by a Matildam nebula engine

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Re: Coral

Post by cjperez » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:29 pm

giancarlo wrote:The eq alone is impressive. The most beautiful curves produced by a Matildam nebula engine
OK as i have no idea what a "Matildam" is, It just sounds scrumptious to me. Like a flavour of ice-cream or something.... Yummm ... Matildam....... Giancarlo .. Now you have me craving for ice-cream and this Coral plugin.... No cool bro.... not cool...:? :? :? :? :? .
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Re: Coral

Post by mathias » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:30 pm

:o :o :o :o :o

what a beautiful moooonster :lol:

really, it's piece of art. 8-)
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Post by botus99 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:50 pm

I gotta agree with the consensus that Coral looks like a beast, but I'm a little worried about the price :oops: I'm also really curious about this Stereo Width control in the filter section
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