by linuxdsp; Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:34 am
by linuxdsp; Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:41 pm
If you run multiple instances, you will notice they get called e.g. FC70, FC70-01, FC70-02 etc and the state will be saved relative to the instance number, so everything should come back just how you had it even if you are running several instances (I wanted them to work just like real outboard hardware - where the controls will be in the same positions you left them, the last time you used them...)
There is a known bug which affected state saving in some earlier versions, dependent on system configuration and JACK version / fork (IIRC it happens with JACK2 but not JACK1) but this has been fixed in current and new releases e.g. the FC70.
by Smurf43; Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:39 pm
This demo sounds great, and "feels" as good as the Bomb Factory & Nomad plugs I have used.
And now with Ardour 3 out, Mixbus to "soon" update, and AV Linux close to releasing 6.01, it is looking to be a most excellent time in the studio in the near future!
by Ricardus; Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:19 am
Can't wait for the mono version. I have been assigning the stereo version to mono tracks because I can in A3, but the mono version would save cycles (considering how many instances I am running).
by anahata; Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:55 am
I'm confused about the action of the "linked" switch position. Settings of gain and threshold still seem to apply separately to each channel. For a predictable response on my master stereo bus, should I keep the L and R controls (especially threshold) manually in step?
I've even tried downloading the original 670 manual to find an answer, but of course it's not documented because the "linked" position is a retrofit, not part of Fairchild's original.
Also is there a resource anywhere on the web that hints on when, why and how to use the different timing settings, especially the "automatic release" positions 5 and 6? These seem to be a universally useful way to set high levels of compression with maximum transparency. I'd imagine pos 6 is a good "set and forget" position for a broadcast limiter, for example.
by linuxdsp; Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:20 pm
You get something like a 'loudest wins' configuration where the larger of the two gain reductions (if they were separate channels) is applied to both channels simultaneously.
Changing the Input Gains will affect the left / right balance - even in linked mode, as will the thresholds etc. You should try to keep the control settings identical between the two channels in linked mode.
(On some emulations, the GUI controls can be linked too, so they always track, but the feeling with this was that the way the controls behave on the original, as much as the 'sound' lead to new ways of approaching familiar tasks, which is as much a part of the real hardware as the sound. So it was decided not to implement this)
@Ricardus: Glad you like it - a mono version will be released.. eventually (there's more to it than just tweaking the DSP - imagine trying to create a mono version of the real thing by physically sawing the stereo one in half - it wouldn't likely be a success, and in the same way, the software has to be re-engineered a little too, and the GUI etc)
by linuxdsp; Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:28 pm
by Brother Charles; Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:30 pm
by Ricardus; Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:13 pm
I would normally use your multiband comp first, and then use Fons's DPL1 limiter to knock a few extra dB off. I am interested to see the FC70 in action as the final limiter. Should be cool.
by jj77; Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:03 pm Re: linuxDSP FC70 Fairchild 670 Limiter plugin now available