Klanghelm DC8C3 and DC1A3 released

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tonhelm
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222 posts since 14 Dec, 2008

Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:10 am

Hi all,
I've just released major updates for the compression monster DC8C and its free little brother DC1A. boing

DC8C 3
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platform independent preset browser with easy copy/paste/save-as-default
AB-ing
GUI-resizing
meter can now operate as a peak meter with peak hold indicator, on stereo tracks the peak meter shows both left and right channel information separately
AGC (automatic gain reduction)
linear phase oversampling filters
option to set separate oversampling factors for realtime and offline/rendering operation
saturation has a separate amount control
optional soft peak clipper at the output
lowpass and highpass sidechain filters can be set to 12dB steepness
overhauled compression algorithms
overhauled EASY modes
switching from one of the easy modes to expert mode doesn't change the sound anymore. So choose an easy mode, tweak and then switch to expert mode for deeper manipulations if needed
external sidechaining for all formats
VST3 support
and more...

DC8C3 costs 23 €.
The update is free for existing DC8C users and can be found in their Klanghelm user account.

https://klanghelm.com/DC8C.php


DC1A 3
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overhauled compression algorithms
dedicated mix control to enable parallel compression
VU-meter can now display either gain reduction or output level
DC1A3 is free.

https://klanghelm.com/DC1A.php

Due to the many changes and the use of a new framework, both updated plugins have a new filename and plugin-ID. So you can use versions 2 and 3 side-by-side in your projects.

Tony

bbtr
Banned
410 posts since 21 Nov, 2005

Re: Klanghelm DC8C3 and DC1A3 released

Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:14 am

tonhelm wrote:overhauled compression algorithms
Please tell us more......

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krabbencutter
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321 posts since 12 Jul, 2013

Re: Klanghelm DC8C3 and DC1A3 released

Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:17 am

:hyper: awesome! congratulations on the release
I build stuff for REAKTOR, just in case anyone cares :party:

GreyLion
KVRAF
2942 posts since 21 May, 2004 from Deep in the Heart of Texas

Re: Klanghelm DC8C3 and DC1A3 released

Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:21 am

YAYYY!!! Thank you! Downloading now...

Beyond technical improvements in an already-awesome product, I'm especially delighted that you've implemented a resizeable GUI. :hug:

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

Re: Klanghelm DC8C3 and DC1A3 released

Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:00 am

Whoops,
Tony path .. long time silent and then a bombshell ..

1. Super generous for existing customers
2. Excellent manual
3. Back to dll downloads (possible to add presets/path info?)

I wouldn`t mind to pay some bucks for it Tony,
at least a donate button?

Cheers and thank you!
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Googly Smythe
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2175 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Not where I was just now.

Re: Klanghelm DC8C3 and DC1A3 released

Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:04 am

This has made my day. It being free for existing users (of which I am one - yay!) is just the icing on a very rich cake.
Nice one, Tony! :tu:
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sinkmusic
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6153 posts since 28 Apr, 2004 from france

Re: Klanghelm DC8C3 and DC1A3 released

Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:06 am

Very nice update, thank you, and congratulations for the release !
The new GUIS look much better :)
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heavymetalmixer
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253 posts since 8 Jan, 2017

Re: Klanghelm DC8C3 and DC1A3 released

Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:18 am

How's the color on both compressors compared to their older versions? Do they have AA?

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

Re: Klanghelm DC8C3 and DC1A3 released

Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:25 am

Omkar wrote: 3. Back to dll downloads (possible to add presets/path info?)
On it now, presets in dll already .. path given by "load" button
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Agility
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176 posts since 7 Nov, 2004

Re: Klanghelm DC8C3 and DC1A3 released

Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:32 am

Woohoo, been waiting a while for this, think it was around 2.5 years ago I emailed asking about it lol!!

Thanks! If anything atleast new GUI. :D

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pekbro
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2014 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Re: Klanghelm DC8C3 and DC1A3 released

Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:41 am

Fantastic job Tony! :tu: :tu: :tu:

tonhelm
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222 posts since 14 Dec, 2008

Re: Klanghelm DC8C3 and DC1A3 released

Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:52 am

Omkar wrote:
Omkar wrote: 3. Back to dll downloads (possible to add presets/path info?)
On it now, presets in dll already .. path given by "load" button
The path for the user presets can be found in the manual. Or here :)
macOS: /Users/<username>/Library/Klanghelm/DC8C3/UserPresets/
Windows: C:/Users/<username>/AppData/Roaming/Klanghelm/DC8C3/UserPresets/

If the user presets folder doesn't exist yet, it'll be created automatically, when you're hitting "save to file.." in the preset menu.

Tony

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Endor-8o8
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867 posts since 29 Apr, 2012 from Paris

Re: Klanghelm DC8C3 and DC1A3 released

Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:14 am

Didn't see it coming ! Thank you Tony ! :clap:
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Omkar
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619 posts since 25 Dec, 2007 from Hamburg,Germany

Re: Klanghelm DC8C3 and DC1A3 released

Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:30 am

tonhelm wrote:
Omkar wrote:
Omkar wrote: 3. Back to dll downloads (possible to add presets/path info?)
On it now, presets in dll already .. path given by "load" button
The path for the user presets can be found in the manual. Or here :)
macOS: /Users/<username>/Library/Klanghelm/DC8C3/UserPresets/
Windows: C:/Users/<username>/AppData/Roaming/Klanghelm/DC8C3/UserPresets/

If the user presets folder doesn't exist yet, it'll be created automatically, when you're hitting "save to file.." in the preset menu.

Tony
Super, thanks.
I was at the stage of visiting user area, downloading, quick look into manual, explaining components.


So .. don`t have more time atm but ..

Wonderful, wonderful creation,
starts in easy mode, less initial overcharging.

- Useful arrangement of 1x realtime & 4x offline/render startup,
- Vast shape options from smooth to super tight,
in all cases yet basically transient friendly compression, very forgiving
- Scales look clear & pretty from 50% to 200% (first glance).
- I think versatile is the best circumscription

For some reason v2 didn`t click with me, v3 does.
It either shows how stupid I can be or something changed to the better.

I love the most how it deals with transients.

Tested: preset "drum parallel punch",
compressor is calibrated to -18dbfs, so "input" on expert mode = muscles.
"Mix" at around 75, threshold -40
and then just played with attack = spectrum of all variations needed for drums.
(Additional clip cuts spikes).

Fun, fun, fun, thanks again
and pssst .. donation button ..
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zvenx
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6627 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: Klanghelm DC8C3 and DC1A3 released

Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:36 am

Omkar wrote:..........

For some reason v2 didn`t click with me, v3 does.
It either shows how stupid I can be or something changed to the better.
..........
I said the same thing to Tony :)
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