Well, I think you're referring to Ultramarine. I wasn't really impressed with the demo either, but nor I am with MJUC. Maybe I don't like the Fairchild sound... Speaking of MJUC, I don't really get why people are into it, to my ears it flattens the sound (looses depth of the image) and even the third algorithm, which is supposed to be the most transparent, is something I wouldn't use on the 2bus. On mono sources it's a different story, and I think it could work on busses (I'm thinking about the 2nd algorithm), but only if you mix 'into' it. The saturation algorithm also leaves me cold, it can't compete with the Nebula 'tube' libraries IMO.owen_musician wrote:Bullshit? Really?
Aquamarine is too expensive, isn't useable for tracking, doesn't compress properly, has audio spikes when switching parameters and doesn't sound like any of the Fairchilds I've used. Your only response to any if these issues has been to say, essentially, the only problem is the customers not realising how amazing you are.
The fact that you think it's OK to release a compressor that can't compress for 10x the price of MJUC (which can and sounds awesome) says a lot about the arrogance and confirmation bias which has come to characterise this company.
And lampooning your customers on the company's forums? Saying their complaints are 'bullshit' and 'crying'? Wtf is that all about? Very unprofessional way to conduct yourself as a CEO.
I've spent hundreds of dollars on AA products and, right now, I regret every cent.
Aquamarine/Murano OTOH is something I am appreciating a lot still, and it's a proper 2bus compressor, which actually adds (depth/width) to the stereo image and doesn't take anything away from the source.