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C165a VCA compressor with sidechain

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Moderator: quintosardo

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bduffy
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Postby bduffy; Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:20 am

echopark wrote:There is a empty space between Waveshape r
Remove this and the links work.

The weird thing is, that space is not in the original code; the space appears dynamically in the resulting post. Sometimes that happens with links here, you just can't do anything about it (although I suspect the normal spaces in the link are responsible..)
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bduffy
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Postby bduffy; Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:21 am

quintosardo wrote:Yes, of course, uploading some acoustic drums (and a video) soon...

Awesome man, thanks. :D
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Postby zeep; Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:22 am

Is that the GUI? Looks nice!
Can't wait to try it out, and overdrive it! ;)
quintosardo
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Postby quintosardo; Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:56 am

This is a basic audio sample.
A snare mic track, starts dry, then internal parallel compression 80% wet (auto mode), 100% wet, dry again and so on...

C165a_Snare_track

Auto mode, threshold set up to keep the peaks inside the knee (yellow led with some red led peaks), 70% compression, limiter not limiting, no sidechain filtering.

The track is from Blue Purple Bees new album:

Blue Purple Bees - "Daily Home Reflections"
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bduffy
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Postby bduffy; Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:24 am

quintosardo wrote:This is a basic audio sample.
A snare mic track, starts dry, then internal parallel compression 80% wet (auto mode), 100% wet, dry again and so on...

C165a_Snare_track

Auto mode, threshold set up to keep the peaks inside the knee (yellow led with some red led peaks), 70% compression, limiter not limiting, no sidechain filtering.

The track is from Blue Purple Bees new album:

Blue Purple Bees - "Daily Home Reflections"

Sounds good! I'm hearing a pointy attack, like we know and love from the dbx. Can't wait!
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bduffy
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Postby bduffy; Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:15 pm

Woo hoo! It's out! I = auto-bought! Can't wait to try it out....
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Postby pekadan; Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:22 am

bduffy wrote:Woo hoo! It's out! I = auto-bought! Can't wait to try it out....

And I can't wait for your report! ;-)
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Postby bduffy; Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:45 am

pekadan wrote:
bduffy wrote:Woo hoo! It's out! I = auto-bought! Can't wait to try it out....

And I can't wait for your report! ;-)

Cool! Installing it now... 8)
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Postby pekadan; Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:20 am

bduffy wrote:
pekadan wrote:
bduffy wrote:Woo hoo! It's out! I = auto-bought! Can't wait to try it out....

And I can't wait for your report! ;-)

Cool! Installing it now... 8)

I love compressors, y'know. Whenever a new interesting one is released - like the C165a - the best two steps for learning everything about it are:

1. Find a review by bduffy.

2. Try the demo (if the compressor "passes" step 1).

Seriously, your information on compressors is always superb! :tu:
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Postby quintosardo; Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:33 am

Ah! I'm really curious about this one, too. It is a weeeird thing, wonderful toy. Seriously, who designed the hardware must be crazy.

But maybe it is just me, who knows... :hihi:
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bduffy
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Postby bduffy; Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:49 am

pekadan wrote:
bduffy wrote:
pekadan wrote:
bduffy wrote:Woo hoo! It's out! I = auto-bought! Can't wait to try it out....

And I can't wait for your report! ;-)

Cool! Installing it now... 8)

I love compressors, y'know. Whenever a new interesting one is released - like the C165a - the best two steps for learning everything about it are:

1. Find a review by bduffy.

2. Try the demo (if the compressor "passes" step 1).

Seriously, your information on compressors is always superb! :tu:

Hey, thanks man! Honestly, I'm feeling a little rusty, to tell you the truth. Haven't been posting so much these days!

First impressions: very nice! Nice snappy attack, smooth, creamy release...very good for that squishy, modern drum sound. Rather high CPU usage on my Mac though, so this may be more of a use-it-on-special-things compressor...

I'll post some more tomorrow, I should check it out with fresh ears (couldn't sleep). Plus I got some questions for the Quinto, as always. But so far, so happy! :D :party:
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bduffy
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Postby bduffy; Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:11 am

quintosardo wrote:Ah! I'm really curious about this one, too. It is a weeeird thing, wonderful toy. Seriously, who designed the hardware must be crazy.

But maybe it is just me, who knows... :hihi:

Do you mean the way the settings work? It's definitely a little different than most...

I'm going to bed, but quick question: is "AUTO" auto-release, or auto-attack and release? Or is it auto-threshold too? When I switch it off at strong settings, I hear a big change in gain, and distortion/compression artefacts - switch it back on, gone!
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Postby Crackbaby; Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:47 am

Just bought it ... :) Now the wait! I don't think i need another compressor so this time i might actually do the refund thingie ... but who knows, maybe it's (yet another) tool i can't live without :oops:



Who am i kidding, im not going to refund :lol: Now im anxious, can't wait for it to arrive ... wake up quinto! :D
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Postby quintosardo; Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:31 am

bduffy wrote:
quintosardo wrote:Ah! I'm really curious about this one, too. It is a weeeird thing, wonderful toy. Seriously, who designed the hardware must be crazy.

But maybe it is just me, who knows... :hihi:

Do you mean the way the settings work? It's definitely a little different than most...

I'm going to bed, but quick question: is "AUTO" auto-release, or auto-attack and release? Or is it auto-threshold too? When I switch it off at strong settings, I hear a big change in gain, and distortion/compression artefacts - switch it back on, gone!


No, I was joking, just saying I may be the only one liking it so much ;)

Auto is another world. In the hw manual it is called an automatic atk and rls management, but the circuits actually change more than that. It switches from peak to rms, too.

If you look at the manual for the hw you'll see how vague the specs are.
Who used the hw knows how it is a too-fast unit, real fun for some uses. The follwing products got about one half of those speed ranges.
Last edited by quintosardo on Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:35 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby quintosardo; Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:32 am

Crackbaby wrote:Just bought it ... :) Now the wait! I don't think i need another compressor so this time i might actually do the refund thingie ... but who knows, maybe it's (yet another) tool i can't live without :oops:

Who am i kidding, im not going to refund :lol: Now im anxious, can't wait for it to arrive ... wake up quinto! :D


The reason why I think refunds will be very rare is that this one is one of a kind ;)

We had hard times before getting the concept the right way.
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