Unisum Mastering Compressor from Tone Projects

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Halonmusic
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3627 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:38 am

199 dollars for a compressor. Yeah ok. I have several great free compressor plugins. But good luck anyway.
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nilhartman
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546 posts since 15 Feb, 2012 from France

Re: Unisum Mastering Compressor from Tone Projects

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:22 am

I've been super broke, used to rely solely on cracked softwares, then bought countless, useless expensive plugins as well after getting rid of all the warez on my former HDs.
I also happen to teach music production & composition to mostly young fellows who are on tight budget, and keep on telling them than there's no correlation between the price of a plugin and its sonic value. / quality. Indeed, a couple of free / inexpensive compressors sound absolutely amazing and better than super expensive options. For instance, TDR Kotlenikov GE is still one of the finest compressors in the market, and it remains very affordable.
Now I can't think of any compressor sounding that good with that much flexibility for that little money : Unisum's seriously impressive.
Now, wether you need it or not is a whole different question. I can tell I'm going to use it a lot (and I own several top options as well).
My $.02 YMMV yada yada yada

MogwaiBoy
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3435 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Re: Unisum Mastering Compressor from Tone Projects

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:50 pm

Very true about no correlation between price/quality and Kotelnikov is a supreme example. Well said.

But for Tone Projects, offering their first commercial plugin at this price without first establishing their name and reputation (Basslane aside), leaves them open to valid criticism IMO, especially in this very uncertain economic climate.

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DJErmac
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1065 posts since 25 Apr, 2009 from France

Re: Unisum Mastering Compressor from Tone Projects

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:10 pm

MogwaiBoy wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:50 pm
But for Tone Projects, offering their first commercial plugin at this price without first establishing their name and reputation (Basslane aside), leaves them open to valid criticism IMO, especially in this very uncertain economic climate.
It's not their first commercial plugin actually. They released Compadre (a beefy sounding compressor) and Sonitex STX-1260 (a supreme lo-fi plugin) a long time ago. To my view they're VST masters.
I can't wait to try Unisum ! :hyper:

Rune L-H
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279 posts since 30 Dec, 2003 from Denmark

Re: Unisum Mastering Compressor from Tone Projects

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:55 am

Unisum is now available!
There is more info and a free trial here: Unisum Mastering Compressor from Tone Projects

Cheers,
Rune
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simmo75
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2031 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Re: Unisum Mastering Compressor from Tone Projects

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:47 am

Priced out of many peoples range in this current climate.
Good luck to you, but I fear you’re charging a $100 too much.

garfield78
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113 posts since 11 Jun, 2013

Re: Unisum Mastering Compressor from Tone Projects

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:45 am

simmo75 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:47 am
Priced out of many peoples range in this current climate.
Good luck to you, but I fear you’re charging a $100 too much.
i agree , too expensive for me because coronavirus ,i haven't too much money for buy plugins :(

axembler
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230 posts since 8 Apr, 2015

Re: Unisum Mastering Compressor from Tone Projects

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:19 pm

Must agree...too pricey in this corona times.

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bmanic
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8602 posts since 3 Feb, 2003 from Finland, Espoo

Re: Unisum Mastering Compressor from Tone Projects

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:48 pm

For those that can afford it and have purchased, here are 35 additional presets that didn't make the cut for final release. Some are a bit "out there".

GOOGLE DRIVE LINK (.zip package)
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dermage
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611 posts since 23 May, 2016

Re: Unisum Mastering Compressor from Tone Projects

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:46 pm

This is really a great compressor. And it's cheaper than similar less tweakable ones like Vertigo VSC-3. Pricewise it's not for everyone. But really if you're doing this not professionally or hobby wise a compressor like Klanghelm DC8C or Kotelnikov will allow to get very good results.
Money wise think of it, the developer (Rune) is going through the same Corona crisis as everyone, so he also has to pay bills and for sure spend a lot of time developing and refining this. I think it's not overpriced, but still on the more premium side. It's a very clean mastering comp. Probably comparable with DMG Compassion (which is the same price level). Compassion though is a bit dated and Unisum is much better in usability and has different features /sound possibilites (Anyway, probably Compassion 2 will also be a thing at some day).

All in all I'm happy that something like this is possible in software today and will fit right it in. No need to buy hardware anymore. Thanks Rune.
And thanks bManic

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b0se
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8 posts since 15 Dec, 2016

Re: Unisum Mastering Compressor from Tone Projects

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:08 am

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:32 am
Rune L-H wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:50 am
Intro Price: $149 (reg. price $199)
You're having a laugh :shock:
It's worth every penny. Incredible comp.

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MystikDrift
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3 posts since 10 Jul, 2019 from The same blip as you

Re: Unisum Mastering Compressor from Tone Projects

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:06 am

I plan to to do the deep listening with this it is a very clean flexible compressor with no mojo at -1DB gain reduct.. he mojo button make less stereo image slightly whilst giving a slight bass bump to the ear. Mojo did not work for the track I tested on making the bass less defin and like a ringy. The track I test it on had a slightly big hi hat. I tried on the SC emphasis at 9k and I heard most a bass increase. not consider this remedi and would use other tool.

It is not an instabuy at intro price. continue to test it on different track and deeper into the spezial setting.
There are many of multi band correct tools, some ease and some very complicate. The complex of the tool has small relation to the ability of tool to make correct result I ignore to the beta tester... even if I have heard they have done the respect work, some case I dont even respect work did. and always to make decision on tool which I hear myself and the end result of tool with remedy audio problem.It sound it not like DMG Compassion it far more transparent clear, Kotelnikov GE like but less pillow sounding.have more to listen to find any secret.

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bmanic
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8602 posts since 3 Feb, 2003 from Finland, Espoo

Re: Unisum Mastering Compressor from Tone Projects

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:19 pm

This is not multiband compression though. It's only in the detector.
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Ploki
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2287 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Re: Unisum Mastering Compressor from Tone Projects

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:26 am

shit, this thing works EXTREMELY well.
It feels like a Presswerk/Pro-C2 crossover. Like, both thrown into a single compressor, but on steroids!
I thought Presswerk was tweaker's compressor, but this is next level.
It's pretty much as clean as Pro-C2, has more modes and the modes are EDITABLE.

HYGGE also feels like a pretty peculiar form of coloration, it does some weird things to the stereo correlation (pleasant things) and adds nice harmonics. Feels like PA's TMT, but done RIGHT.
Also, Holger made some presets <3

I wasn't expecting such a top-notch product from someone who hasn't been in the game for quite a while.

It's expensive tho, and I already have 11 compressors. I need to sleep on this, and hopefully sell some shit before intro offer runs out.

Ploki
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2287 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Re: Unisum Mastering Compressor from Tone Projects

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:12 am

quick feedback on the actual interface:
Pros:
- its good, responsive, logical, clear!
Cons:
- an additional modifier (right click) to reset is unnecessary, since vast majority of plugs and hosts uses Alt+click anyway, instead, you could make rightclick+drag a "temporary unlink" drag, so you don't have to move to link/unlink every time you want to do a miniscule adjustment. (i think this one shouldn't be too hard to implement). It's an extreme time saver too, because you diminish amount of mouse movements and clicks you need to do.
- LINK/UNLINK behaviour: in my opinon, when you relink parameters, they should stay in their relative position. Having them jump back together seems rather counterintuitive. i.e.: i do m/s, adjust threshold separately, then i have to jump back and forth to adjust the both together in the same relationship i've just carefully set. Big no-no imo.

Also, i'm kind of torn on the "parallel channel" view.
PressWerk has this solved by having an "overlay" but only one set of controls, and you switch whether you're editing CH1 or CH2, which has it's own set of caveats... But I gue

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