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Todd Simpson
post Dec 17 2013, 02:26 AM
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Now until DEC 23rd, NATIVE INSTRUMENTS is GIVING AWAY!! Their TUBE COMPRESSOR plugin smile.gif


http://www.native-instruments.com/en/produ...s/supercharger/

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post Dec 17 2013, 11:02 AM
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God bless You Todd biggrin.gif Gotta download it immediately !


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post Dec 20 2013, 10:38 PM
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BUMP!!! FREE compressor plugin? Get it quick!! It turns in to a NON FREE plugin after xmas smile.gif


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Now until DEC 23rd, NATIVE INSTRUMENTS is GIVING AWAY!! Their TUBE COMPRESSOR plugin smile.gif


http://www.native-instruments.com/en/produ...s/supercharger/

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Anytime!! smile.gif Merry XMAS!! I"ve been using this and I can't believe it's FREE!!! IT's got a really warm/tubey quality to it that I typically expect to pay through the nose for!!

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God bless You Todd biggrin.gif Gotta download it immediately !



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post Dec 20 2013, 11:12 PM
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post Dec 21 2013, 12:10 AM
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Thanks Todd! Downloaded already but my OS is not current enough mad.gif

Need 10.7, have 10.6.


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post Dec 22 2013, 04:59 AM
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I think you can upgrade to MAVERICKS from 10.6? It's a free upgrade, assuming your hardware is compatible and such. I finally took the plunge and moved all my machines to MAVERICKS so that I could run the new version of LOGIC and GARAGE BAND. They do run really smooth but some folks report their audio interface isn't supported anymore.

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Thanks Todd! Downloaded already but my OS is not current enough mad.gif

Need 10.7, have 10.6.



Enjoy! smile.gif


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post Dec 22 2013, 02:52 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Dec 22 2013, 04:59 AM) *
I think you can upgrade to MAVERICKS from 10.6? It's a free upgrade, assuming your hardware is compatible and such. I finally took the plunge and moved all my machines to MAVERICKS so that I could run the new version of LOGIC and GARAGE BAND. They do run really smooth but some folks report their audio interface isn't supported anymore.

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Enjoy! smile.gif

just to show my ignorance, what all is this used for, don't get mt wrong I still downloaded it ( my mama didn;t raise no fool blink.gif )
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post Dec 26 2013, 05:43 PM
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Thanks for the heads up - I got it. I haven't installed it yet though hope there is no specific time limit or something?


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post Dec 27 2013, 04:43 AM
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In simplest terms, from wikipedia,

'Dynamic range compression, also called DRC or simply compression reduces the volume of loud sounds or amplifies quiet sounds by narrowing or "compressing" an audio signal's dynamic range. Compression is commonly used in sound recording and reproduction and broadcasting and on instrument amplifiers." (This simple statement usually starts a mild brawl)

It's a handy tool in any musicians kit. They may seem like more trouble than they are worth at first. But as time goes on, you'll notice yourself using them smile.gif Often used on single tracks and on an entire mix during mastering. Grab the free download and start playing with i!! That's how I learned most everything I know about plugins. Just getting your hands on it is a good start.

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just to show my ignorance, what all is this used for, don't get mt wrong I still downloaded it ( my mama didn;t raise no fool blink.gif )


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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Dec 27 2013, 04:43 AM) *
It's a handy tool in any musicians kit. They may seem like more trouble than they are worth at first. But as time goes on, you'll notice yourself using them smile.gif Often used on single tracks and on an entire mix during mastering. Grab the free download and start playing with i!! That's how I learned most everything I know about plugins. Just getting your hands on it is a good start.

Todd

how would this differ from the one that reaper comes with or should I use this insted or is this just another tone I need to be aware of in case I need it, and now that I read what I typed , all of the above seems appropriate , but I would still like a professionals opinion
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post Dec 28 2013, 12:41 PM
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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Dec 27 2013, 02:38 PM) *
how would this differ from the one that reaper comes with or should I use this insted or is this just another tone I need to be aware of in case I need it, and now that I read what I typed , all of the above seems appropriate , but I would still like a professionals opinion


Afraid I don't have either this one or the ones that come with Reaper so this is going to be little more than an educated guess.

The one's in Reaper are probably based around trying to emulate a general VCA type comp and may well aim more at a neutral overall tone. The more complicated ones should also probably have more controls that allow for adjustment of time factors including attack and release and should also offer ratios up to and including brickwall limiting. As such the should be a sort of 'swiss army knife' of a compressor - not necessarily the best comp for any particular job but ok/good for many.

The NI one looks more like it is loosely based on emulating either a simple optical or a vari-mu comp design. These are often viewed as being very good on some types of audio but not suitable for others: most optos, for instance, are considered to sound 'musical' but do not have very fast attack and release times and so can't respond quickly enough to very fast transients. Further, the NI marketing seems to place a lot of emphasis on it's 'tube' type sound and that implies that it is adding overtones/harmonics to the original signal in order to emulate a tube design. That may be good but it will depend on source material, how well the NI emulates a tube and so on. It may well be a case of it is best used in moderation but becomes too obvious if pushed or used too much.

Pro studios don't have a single comp we have many and use different ones for different purposes. Overall what works best is to have a range of comps and to experiement with them. That by the way is what often differentiates the pro from a good project studio - it's not just having the tools but the experience to know which to use, why and how.


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GREAT POST!! BINGO!!

+1 what he said smile.gif In short, it's probably a bit nicer and more flexible than the stock compressor in reaper. As Mr. Miro said, not every compressor is best for every type of track. I know this can be a bit daunting at first, but basically download it, and put it on a guitar track and try some of the presets. Then add the stock reaper compressor and then A/B them to see which one you like smile.gif


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QUOTE (tonymiro @ Dec 28 2013, 06:41 AM) *
Afraid I don't have either this one or the ones that come with Reaper so this is going to be little more than an educated guess.

The one's in Reaper are probably based around trying to emulate a general VCA type comp and may well aim more at a neutral overall tone. The more complicated ones should also probably have more controls that allow for adjustment of time factors including attack and release and should also offer ratios up to and including brickwall limiting. As such the should be a sort of 'swiss army knife' of a compressor - not necessarily the best comp for any particular job but ok/good for many.

The NI one looks more like it is loosely based on emulating either a simple optical or a vari-mu comp design. These are often viewed as being very good on some types of audio but not suitable for others: most optos, for instance, are considered to sound 'musical' but do not have very fast attack and release times and so can't respond quickly enough to very fast transients. Further, the NI marketing seems to place a lot of emphasis on it's 'tube' type sound and that implies that it is adding overtones/harmonics to the original signal in order to emulate a tube design. That may be good but it will depend on source material, how well the NI emulates a tube and so on. It may well be a case of it is best used in moderation but becomes too obvious if pushed or used too much.

Pro studios don't have a single comp we have many and use different ones for different purposes. Overall what works best is to have a range of comps and to experiement with them. That by the way is what often differentiates the pro from a good project studio - it's not just having the tools but the experience to know which to use, why and how.


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