Compressive Update

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KVRian
995 posts since 25 Apr, 2005

Post Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:50 am

There is a beta of the latest update to Compressive Lite and Pro available here if anybody wants to give it a test :)

I have made some pretty big changes to the code to reduce CPU usage (especially with the sidechain), which has reduced it by about a third on my system 8) However, this has obfuscated my code somewhat so I am releasing it as a beta to start with to check it still works okay. Please note that the optimisations introduce a 16 sample delay, which is equal to ~0.3 milliseconds at a samplerate of 44.1 so it shouldn't affect its use in realtime. Plus, the delay is reported to the host.

I have also fixed a potential denormal in the EQ and finally fixed the ratio knob display.
Last edited by Caco on Thu May 01, 2008 10:07 am, edited 1 time in total.

KVRist
81 posts since 28 Feb, 2005 from Hungary

Post Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:16 am

Thanks for the update.
eben guba

KVRAF
2496 posts since 2 Jan, 2008 from denmark

Post Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:58 am

thanx will test tonight

KVRAF
2641 posts since 30 Mar, 2007 from In and Out Burger

Post Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:13 am

i love this plug.. :love:

i'll test in a few minutes..


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KVRAF
5712 posts since 11 Feb, 2005 from Bordeaux France

Post Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:17 am

Thanks - a great plug.
You can't always get what you waaaant...

KVRist
45 posts since 31 Dec, 2003 from Belgium

Post Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:47 am

Doesn't work in WL6.1 anymore
It used to work with the 01-2008 update.

In N4 it works , kind of, -> Stereo is broken.
That is, as soon as you dail in the trheshold -> signal is mono

could be human error on my side....but i think there is something funky bout
this 'update'

S.

KVRian

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995 posts since 25 Apr, 2005

Post Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:29 am

ST54 wrote:Doesn't work in WL6.1 anymore
It used to work with the 01-2008 update.

In N4 it works , kind of, -> Stereo is broken.
That is, as soon as you dail in the trheshold -> signal is mono

could be human error on my side....but i think there is something funky bout
this 'update'

S.
Hi ST54 - yep there was a bug with stereo/mono. I have just fixed it and updated the link above :)

What is WL6.1?

KVRist
45 posts since 31 Dec, 2003 from Belgium

Post Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:43 am

Ok thx, I'll check it out !
WL = Wavelab -> steinberg
;-)

S.

KVRian

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995 posts since 25 Apr, 2005

Post Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:26 am

ST54 wrote:Ok thx, I'll check it out !
WL = Wavelab -> steinberg
;-)

S.
Thanks ST54, I bet there is no Wavelab demo available. Let me know if the latest version sorts any of the bugs out.

KVRist
45 posts since 31 Dec, 2003 from Belgium

Post Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:43 am

I tricked myself ;-)
The 'lite' version is/was OK with WL5/6.Same behaviour as the previous version.(was a long time I tried that)
Only the pro version doesn't do it in the mastersection of WL.
Possibly something to do with the 'external input/aux' capabilities.
Some error about "not supporting the number of channels".
You can use them both in the WL montage.
Anyway thx for the update ....esp. the ratio knob ;-)
S.

KVRAF
2496 posts since 2 Jan, 2008 from denmark

Post Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:14 am

i can confirm that this works GREAT in renoise 1,9,1 :D

KVRAF
3436 posts since 29 Jun, 2004 from Venezia - Italy

Post Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:28 am

thx for the update :)

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KVRAF
19089 posts since 13 Feb, 2003 from Vancouver, Canada

Post Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:09 am

Great news! Downloaded and testing now...

KVRian

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995 posts since 25 Apr, 2005

Post Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:17 pm

ST54 wrote:I tricked myself ;-)
The 'lite' version is/was OK with WL5/6.Same behaviour as the previous version.(was a long time I tried that)
Only the pro version doesn't do it in the mastersection of WL.
Possibly something to do with the 'external input/aux' capabilities.
Some error about "not supporting the number of channels".
You can use them both in the WL montage.
Anyway thx for the update ....esp. the ratio knob ;-)
S.
Ah it sounds like wavelab can't deal with plugins that have more than one stereo input then. Good to see Steinberg fully supporting the VST spec :hihi:

@S-N-S - glad to hear it's working :)

@bduffy - let me know what you think, I'd be interested to hear any feedback you have 8)

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KVRAF
19089 posts since 13 Feb, 2003 from Vancouver, Canada

Post Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:39 pm

Caco wrote:
ST54 wrote:I tricked myself ;-)
The 'lite' version is/was OK with WL5/6.Same behaviour as the previous version.(was a long time I tried that)
Only the pro version doesn't do it in the mastersection of WL.
Possibly something to do with the 'external input/aux' capabilities.
Some error about "not supporting the number of channels".
You can use them both in the WL montage.
Anyway thx for the update ....esp. the ratio knob ;-)
S.
Ah it sounds like wavelab can't deal with plugins that have more than one stereo input then. Good to see Steinberg fully supporting the VST spec :hihi:

@S-N-S - glad to hear it's working :)

@bduffy - let me know what you think, I'd be interested to hear any feedback you have 8)
Freakin' excellent so far. I don't recall a lot of CPU-use in the previous version, but seems quite low now. The only comment I can think of right now is that the sidechain monitor is loud as hell; when I have a significant boost it nearly blows my head off! :-o

Sounds great, though: I'm getting a really slamming drum bus right now, using the sidechain to compress the kick and snare and leave let the lows and highs through; very nice. Hard to think of any compressor sounding better; this is top-notch stuff, my friend.

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