Free Mastering Compressor "Infinity"

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Omkar
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708 posts since 25 Dec, 2007 from Hamburg,Germany

Post Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:10 pm

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Pretty interesting class-A audio compressor by Frederick Alonso,
inspired by analog Pultec, Thermionic and API 2500 circuits.

PC, 32bit only atm, jbridged working fine.
Have some issues with it, but see for yourself ...

Dev is asking for email adress to download,
but I think it`s ok to be informed about progression.

http://www.stabrecordings.com/infinity_ ... ressor_vst
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Tricky-Loops
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Re: Free Mastering Compressor "Infinity"

Post Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:14 pm

If I use too much "seduction", will I fall asleep? :help:

(Is it kind of a "soft knee"?)

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thecontrolcentre
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23232 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Free Mastering Compressor "Infinity"

Post Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:19 pm

Tricky-Loops wrote:If I use too much "seduction", will I fall asleep? :help:
Is that what usually happens? :hihi:

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Turello
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3174 posts since 6 Jul, 2012 from Sick-cily

Re: Free Mastering Compressor "Infinity"

Post Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:21 pm

@Tricky-Loops:

Input: Original volume signal that feeds the Infinity.

Attack: Very Subtle time difference on incoming peaks behavior.

Release: Very Subtle time difference on tales from loud peaks.

Seduction: Can be called Reduction, 10 is an extreme setting.

Ratio: How much the Seduction will have effect on the overal volume.

Lo / Hi: Select a frequency between 30-250 HZ.

– / +: How much Lo/Hi volume that side-chains the compressor.

Sweetness: Boost overal Low or High frequencies.

Drive: Can distort your sounds, be carefull.

Tube: Add some real Lundahl tube transform signal > give more details.

Original: Add the original signal at the end of the compressor (Parallel).

:-P

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Tricky-Loops
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Re: Free Mastering Compressor "Infinity"

Post Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:24 pm

Turello wrote:@Tricky-Loops:

Input: Original volume signal that feeds the Infinity.

Attack: Very Subtle time difference on incoming peaks behavior.

Release: Very Subtle time difference on tales from loud peaks.

Seduction: Can be called Reduction, 10 is an extreme setting.

Ratio: How much the Seduction will have effect on the overal volume.

Lo / Hi: Select a frequency between 30-250 HZ.

– / +: How much Lo/Hi volume that side-chains the compressor.

Sweetness: Boost overal Low or High frequencies.

Drive: Can distort your sounds, be carefull.

Tube: Add some real Lundahl tube transform signal > give more details.

Original: Add the original signal at the end of the compressor (Parallel).

:-P
Thanks! How do you know that all? From the manual?

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Turello
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Re: Free Mastering Compressor "Infinity"

Post Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:30 pm

Obvious, It's the first thing that do a professionist! 8)

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Tricky-Loops
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9462 posts since 12 Mar, 2012 from South Bavaria - near the alps... :-)

Re: Free Mastering Compressor "Infinity"

Post Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:33 pm

Turello wrote:Obvious, It's the first thing that do a professionist! ;-)
I haven't even downloaded it yet and you already know everything? :o

How (good) does the (tube) saturation sound?

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VariKusBrainZ
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Re: Free Mastering Compressor "Infinity"

Post Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:37 pm

Its all in the manual

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Turello
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Re: Free Mastering Compressor "Infinity"

Post Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:45 pm

@Tricky-Loops: ahahah no Tricky, I've just kindly joke You (affettuosamente)

Well, to me seems all too subtle but I'll try better tomorrow...

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Aloysius
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22511 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from a computer

Re: Free Mastering Compressor "Infinity"

Post Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:50 pm

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Que? In the Manuel? I know nothing. :?
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Lesha
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1405 posts since 18 Feb, 2005 from Serbia

Re: Free Mastering Compressor "Infinity"

Post Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:16 pm

Knobs are simply too lazy and need a lot of effort (space) to move. Almost unusable, which is a shame.

The default gain is set to -4dB, but the saturation compensates the gain loss.
It's easy if you know how

zenvoxpop
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109 posts since 2 Nov, 2014

Re: Free Mastering Compressor "Infinity"

Post Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:31 am

Knobs are absurdly unusable :drunk: Looks pretty though.

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frederickalonso
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16 posts since 17 Jan, 2015

Re: Free Mastering Compressor "Infinity"

Post Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:53 am

Hey guys,


Nice to see some support here. :tu:

I just wanted to see around for someone that can help me on getting this on Mac to.
You see I'm a Windows programmer and if you know someone that can help me, would be welcome!
It was a hard-coding job for me, took almost 3 years.

As you mentioned the knobs are subtle, but there is a reason for it.
If you work in a big studio with good sound like ours, this tool is handful.
I can imagine that you don't hear much difference on smaller speakers...
Think in colors, you want grey but there is only white and black.
With the subtle parameter (0.001% boost per pixel) you get a really nice gradient of grey.

Most VST's are just to loud in my opinion and overkill. The meaning of this VST is subtle change and serious helper at the bottom end. If you know how to use, it does more good to sound than bad.

Presets and extra output level, routing switches will come later in the exclusive edition. (Not FREE)

Enjoy :phones:

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Lesha
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1405 posts since 18 Feb, 2005 from Serbia

Re: Free Mastering Compressor "Infinity"

Post Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:01 am

"Subtle" can already be achieved while holding Shift on your keyboard, no need for an overkill.
I have 8" studio monitors, I don't know if they are small enough? :wink:

Anyway, thanks for the freebie, I hope you will rethink the knob movement speed, it is a workflow killer.
It's easy if you know how

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do_androids_dream
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2825 posts since 26 Oct, 2007 from Kent, UK

Re: Free Mastering Compressor "Infinity"

Post Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:25 am

lesha wrote:...I hope you will rethink the knob movement speed, it is a workflow killer.
Yes, it really is. I've been using it this morning - I like what I'm hearing so far and I could see a use for this in my work but the knob movement speed is already giving me RSI type pain from having to move the mouse the full height of my screen 4 times(!!!) to go the full range of each knob. I would really appreciate it if you re-think this and make it work as users expect - one can still turn knobs subtly without having it forced in this way :wink: . I'm aware that this will be used in a subtle way but while initially trying to get a grip on what it can do it's been a very tedious process. I do appreciate that's it's for free but I think this will be a major factor in whether or not people use it.

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