Looking for the closest thing to Softube Weiss DS1. SOLVED!

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KVRAF
2699 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:46 am

Thanks for the responses guys! I managed to remove enough plugins eating up resources that I can use DS1 with no problem with Unisum as my low cpu backup.
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KVRian
1226 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:23 am

Maybe try Comprexxor.
THIS MUSIC HAS BEEN MIXED TO BE PLAYED LOUD SO TURN IT UP

KVRAF

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2699 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:29 am

jamcat wrote:
Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:23 am
Maybe try Comprexxor.
Thanks! Looking into it right now.About to watch a review of it by Zozilla on youtube who always does some good reviews imo.Doesn't seem to be aimed at mixbus use though.
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KVRist
316 posts since 3 Feb, 2017

Post Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:36 am

Try Unisum

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KVRAF
7286 posts since 13 Nov, 2012

Post Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:40 am

I don't know, I think the Softube Weiss DS1 in a class all its own.

KVRAF

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2699 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:46 am

PatchAdamz wrote:
Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:40 am
I don't know, I think the Softube Weiss DS1 in a class all its own.
That my friend is EXACTLY the problem.

KVRAF

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2699 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:56 am

christian f. wrote:
Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:36 am
Try Unisum
Strange as it sounds,I have Unisum. Don't know what it is about it but I don't drool over it like most people seem to. Maybe it's a little too clean or I just haven't figured it out yet.
Great plugin, low cpu and it is my backup.Sometimes though it's like it isn't even there which for many is exactly what they would want. Maybe I'm just greedy. :hihi:

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KVRist
421 posts since 3 Feb, 2018

Post Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:46 am

TDR Kotelnikov maybe?

KVRAF
5001 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:57 am

Maybe FirComp? Kindof?
christian f. wrote:
Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:36 am
Try Unisum
Nope.
I have both and love unisum and use it a lot, but you can’t make it behave like DS1.
jamcat wrote:
Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:23 am
Maybe try Comprexxor.
That’s a distressor? Has nothing to do with ds1
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KVRian
574 posts since 20 Nov, 2000 from Valencia, Spain

Post Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:13 am

lwj wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:46 am
TDR Kotelnikov maybe?
Yes, I remember the developer commenting that Kotelnikov was loosely based on some techniques implemented in the Weiss compressor.

KVRAF

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2699 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:18 am

lwj wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:46 am
TDR Kotelnikov maybe?
I completely forgot about that one. I even have the Gentleman's Mastering edition. I'll dig it out and see. That's what happens when I buy plugins so fast they replace the ones I hardly messed with. Thanks

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KVRist
421 posts since 3 Feb, 2018

Post Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:14 am

Sahul wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:13 am
lwj wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:46 am
TDR Kotelnikov maybe?
Yes, I remember the developer commenting that Kotelnikov was loosely based on some techniques implemented in the Weiss compressor.
Really? I didn't know that, cool. I just noticed it has a bunch of the same functionality and it gets me in the ballpark soundwise. Usually I'll add some subtle saturation, bit of the ole kazrog true iron for some added weight. Not sure how close it actually is but it's a nice standin.

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KVRian
1226 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:36 am

Ploki wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:57 am
jamcat wrote:
Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:23 am
Maybe try Comprexxor.
That’s a distressor? Has nothing to do with ds1
I just figured it covers a lot of ground with so many different compressor types/modes that it would be good for a try. It’s pretty common to hear that a Distressor is the only compressor you need because it does it all. :shrug:
THIS MUSIC HAS BEEN MIXED TO BE PLAYED LOUD SO TURN IT UP

KVRAF
5001 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:44 am

Idk - ive only ever used the real distressor once and the plugins i tried were okay but never persuaded me to buy them.
To me it always sounded like a beefed up 1176

DS1 sounds to me like Unisum in spirit, but completely different sonic character (unisum is fluffy, ds1 is crispy).

Also worth noting that ds1 is a digital compressor in all its essence, that’s why i found the Distressor substitute a bit off

Never had kotelnikov tho, need to give it a shot considering i really like DS1
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KVRAF

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2699 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:36 am

Thanks for the responses guys. After being able to ditch a bunch of plugins that were eating up resources I was able to keep DS1 on my master bus with Unisum as my main backup. To my ears DS1 is just a whole different ballgame though Unisum is fantastic.

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