Mia Laboratories 925 Compressor Release!

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mialaboratories
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14 posts since 15 May, 2018

Post Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:56 pm

We proudly announce the release of our preferred
Main mix - Buss Compressor:
MIA Laboratories 925

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Designed using physical modelling principles, based around the classic ‘feed-back’ topology in hardware circuit-design.

The side-chain detection stage is based on the analog envelope detector circuit:

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Key design features include:
  • Variable knee response allowing more compression to be applied, esp. on high-transient sounds
  • Logarithmic gain reduction for more natural sound, since the ear's sense of hearing is roughly logarithmic
When used in extreme settings on sounds with long sustain, it can produce a distortion effect.
This happens when due to the high speed of the detector, it follows the actual waveform instead of the envelope of the program material.
This is normal for such a design and in some cases desirable.

After a lot of consideration it was decided not to exclude setting range, as the process is very much program-dependent.
Instead the user is given full control, since even if some settings will not be suitable for a specific material, often they are perfect for a different situation.

This is often the case in hardware vintage and modern equipment, and has resulted in the 925s’ very broad range of compression characteristics,
esp. suited for main-mix applications but also buss-mix or multiple separate channels.

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925 Reduction Knee Response
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925 Reduction Slope Curves
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JamSpy
KVRer
13 posts since 27 Aug, 2017

Re: Mia Laboratories 925 Compressor Release!

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:28 am

Thanks for the news !

Good to know : Needs iLok !

mialaboratories
KVRer
14 posts since 15 May, 2018

Re: Mia Laboratories 925 Compressor Release!

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:30 am

Or iLok cloud !

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mahbubr
KVRist
36 posts since 2 Nov, 2014 from Dhaka

Re: Mia Laboratories 925 Compressor Release!

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:10 am

I liked the GUI.

mialaboratories
KVRer
14 posts since 15 May, 2018

Re: Mia Laboratories 925 Compressor Release!

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:21 am

mahbubr wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:10 am
I liked the GUI.
Thanks :)

Have you tried the demo?

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zvenx
KVRAF
7468 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: Mia Laboratories 925 Compressor Release!

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:57 am

Is this one activation per license or...?
rsp
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mialaboratories
KVRer
14 posts since 15 May, 2018

Re: Mia Laboratories 925 Compressor Release!

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:41 am

zvenx wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:57 am
Is this one activation per license or...?
rsp
2 activations per license

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Burillo
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3875 posts since 15 Nov, 2006 from Hell

Re: Mia Laboratories 925 Compressor Release!

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:17 am

it's nice to see developers providing graphs from Plugin Doctor.
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zvenx
KVRAF
7468 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: Mia Laboratories 925 Compressor Release!

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:14 pm

mialaboratories wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:41 am
zvenx wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:57 am
Is this one activation per license or...?
rsp
2 activations per license

Great.
thanks
rsp
sound sculptist

Scarlet Pumpernickel
KVRist
100 posts since 30 Jul, 2017

Re: Mia Laboratories 925 Compressor Release!

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:01 pm

It would be interesting to compare it with DMG TrackComp as both have logarithmic gain reduction. My personal test, running them on a mixbus were inconclusive.

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plexuss
KVRAF
3651 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Re: Mia Laboratories 925 Compressor Release!

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:42 pm

I don't see a user area. I could have sworn there was a user area with my MIA products and downlo ads in it. Now I see no user area. Am I losing it? Maybe. I also saw a mention of Plugivery and logged into my account there but see no product license listing. Strange...

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mahbubr
KVRist
36 posts since 2 Nov, 2014 from Dhaka

Re: Mia Laboratories 925 Compressor Release!

Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:04 am

mialaboratories wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:21 am
mahbubr wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:10 am
I liked the GUI.
Thanks :)

Have you tried the demo?
Gonna demo this!

MooneyTunes
Banned
9 posts since 23 Feb, 2020

Re: Mia Laboratories 925 Compressor Release!

Post Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:48 pm

Really an underrated and under-hyped new release. Try the demo on your master bus and once you hear what it does, it's hard to not want to buy it. It's not over the top but the subtle action it adds makes it a keeper. Probably my favorite MIA plugin so far and I have a few.

mialaboratories
KVRer
14 posts since 15 May, 2018

Re: Mia Laboratories 925 Compressor Release!

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:52 am

plexuss wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:42 pm
I don't see a user area. I could have sworn there was a user area with my MIA products and downlo ads in it. Now I see no user area. Am I losing it? Maybe. I also saw a mention of Plugivery and logged into my account there but see no product license listing. Strange...
We have changed the way of downloading our products, every product page has a link to the relevant installer accessible to anyone with no need to log to any account.

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plexuss
KVRAF
3651 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Re: Mia Laboratories 925 Compressor Release!

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:09 pm

This puppy is on sale. Any love or hate or recommendations and tips and tricks to check out? :phones:

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