Fuse Audio Labs releases the VCS-1 All-In Channel Strip

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Everyone that is affected by disappearing EQ knobs and intermittent crashes on Windows / VST3: Can you please download and install the following intermediate build and report back whether it fixes aforementioned issues?

https://files.fuseaudiolabs.com/beta/fu ... _1_rc1.zip

Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience!

Best,
Ray
Last edited by fuseaudiolabs on Tue Nov 09, 2021 11:11 am, edited 1 time in total.

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thecontrolcentre wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:15 pm
trmupstage wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:42 pm I'm going to want to test this against SSL 9000 J on my drum channels.
Interested to hear your conclusions :tu:
Tested it on a live drum recording. I typically use the PA SSL 9000J or 4000E for drums. In comparison, the VCS-1 is smoother sounding. EQ moves need to be a lot more drastic to get the same sound as the SSL. The compressors don't seem all that similar. Again, the VCS-1 is smoother in every way. I think it might be prefect on other instruments. But, for drums, it's quicker for me to dial in the 9000J. The SSL is snappier and a bit more aggressive sounding. In general, I use the SSL 9000J only on drums. I don't like it's sound on anything else. The SSL snap is it's strength and also it's weakness. It can make some things sound a bit hard or plasticy. VCS-1 doesn't have that sound. The VCS-1 might get used on some acoustic instruments. It's a nice sounding channel strip. Not a lot of character but it does sound smooth.

BTW - I absolutely HATE that it is using the F3 key that Nuendo uses to to open the mixer. This has to get changed. It makes it fairly unusable when working fast. Maybe it could be some parameter setting that could be changed? I have a lot of key commands I use while mixing. I don't want to change my template to use a single new plugin. Also, FAL is great. I own a bunch of their plugins. They all sound very good.
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trmupstage wrote: Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:51 am
thecontrolcentre wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:15 pm
trmupstage wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:42 pm I'm going to want to test this against SSL 9000 J on my drum channels.
Interested to hear your conclusions :tu:
Tested it on a live drum recording. I typically use the PA SSL 9000J or 4000E for drums. In comparison, the VCS-1 is smoother sounding. EQ moves need to be a lot more drastic to get the same sound as the SSL. The compressors don't seem all that similar. Again, the VCS-1 is smoother in every way. I think it might be prefect on other instruments. But, for drums, it's quicker for me to dial in the 9000J. The SSL is snappier and a bit more aggressive sounding. In general, I use the SSL 9000J only on drums. I don't like it's sound on anything else. The VCS-1 might get used on some acoustic instruments. It's a nice sounding channel strip. Not a lot of character but it does sound smooth.

BTW - I absolutely HATE that it is using the F3 key that Nuendo uses to to open the mixer. This has to get changed. It makes it fairly unusable when working fast.
Thanks for your feedback.

Please check the v1.0.1 build posted above. It doesn't react to the F3 key anymore (use the 'm' key instead).

Best,
Ray

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Ray - you are the best! Thank you.

ooops. the link doesn't work anymore. I get a Failed - server problem.

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fuseaudiolabs wrote: Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:38 am Everyone that is affected by disappearing EQ knobs and intermittent crashes on Windows / VST3: Can you please download and install the following intermediate build and report back whether it fixes aforementioned issues?

https://files.fuseaudiolabs.com/beta..._1_0_1_rc1.zip

Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience!

Best,
Ray

The link above doesn't seem to go anywhere.
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Please try again

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the link at the top of the page works.. the lower one doesnt.. for me anyways..
fuseaudiolabs wrote: Tue Nov 09, 2021 11:11 am Please try again

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The rc1 file downloaded fine for me.

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All the crashes I was experiencing on Windows seem to be fixed with the rc1 update.
A bit fried in the higher freqs

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The v1.01 seems to have resolved all the gui issues on Reaper 6.40 Win 7.

Thank you

Off to purchase
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I tested the plugin and here my feedback & wishlist:

FEEDBACK:
-I understand out of the history that on a console we never had a preset browser but what would be very helpful if it is possible to at least save the INIT preset when I load a plugin to suits my working flow. I like only to turn on parts (EQ, Filter, Comp,..) when I need it. As said it would be great to save 1 user Init preset when I load the plugin that this will be used.

WISHLIST:
-Actual values for some knobs special for Filter-Frequencies EQ-Frequencies and EQ-dB
-What would be a game changer if the plugin can open in the mixer view the section (e.g. all preamps) across the mixer view. At least for the Preamps & Filters in the overview of the mixer that it expand the view and collapse it again and only 1 instance can be expand (either Preamps or Filters). EQ & Dynamic would be special because it takes so many space. If a collapse down is to much afford because maybe additional most used slider can be added (see attached idea).
-For the Filters a 24dB/Slope. Use the same like the preamp for HQ (in the Plugin & Mixer view) just for 24dB/Slope. if it is not activated it shows 12 and when activated 24.

I have to say so far I am really impressed by this plugin! Well done - great job!
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Heartleader wrote: Tue Nov 09, 2021 9:06 pm I tested the plugin and here my feedback & wishlist:

FEEDBACK:
-I understand out of the history that on a console we never had a preset browser but what would be very helpful if it is possible to at least save the INIT preset when I load a plugin to suits my working flow. I like only to turn on parts (EQ, Filter, Comp,..) when I need it. As said it would be great to save 1 user Init preset when I load the plugin that this will be used.
You can probably do that in your DAW, did you check? I think most DAWs nowadays allow for saving a default preset for a plugin. If not, I can understand the FR, as I will definitely save a default preset, some of the default values make no sense to me.
WISHLIST:
-Actual values for some knobs special for Filter-Frequencies EQ-Frequencies and EQ-dB
+1
-What would be a game changer if the plugin can open in the mixer view the section (e.g. all preamps) across the mixer view. At least for the Preamps & Filters in the overview of the mixer that it expand the view and collapse it again and only 1 instance can be expand (either Preamps or Filters). EQ & Dynamic would be special because it takes so many space. If a collapse down is to much afford because maybe additional most used slider can be added (see attached idea).
That's not a bad idea and it would make the mixer view actually usefull. At the moment I am really not sure what I would use that for.

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fese wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:19 am That's not a bad idea and it would make the mixer view actually usefull. At the moment I am really not sure what I would use that for.
Hi fese,

Well, it makes sense if you use the VCS-1 on all tracks, or on all tracks that require processing - which, of course, might not be everybody's cup of tea. It may also be beneficial in hosts like GarageBand where there is no real or at least only a rather restricted mixer.

The mixer view is a completely optional feature, so you may safely ignore it and stick to the main GUI.

Best,
Ray
Last edited by fuseaudiolabs on Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:47 am, edited 1 time in total.

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So here comes the official v1.0.1 Hotfix

Changelog
  • Fix intermittent crashes / disappearing EQ knobs
  • Add modifier (Alt or CMD/Ctrl depending on format) to retain link group settings
  • Add 'x' modifier so parameters can be edited freely while in linked mode
  • Remove F3 short-cut (use 'm' key instead)
Please download the new build via https://fuseaudiolabs.com/vcs1.html

Best,
Ray

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fuseaudiolabs wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:39 am
fese wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:19 am That's not a bad idea and it would make the mixer view actually usefull. At the moment I am really not sure what I would use that for.
Hi fese,

Well, it makes sense if you use the VCS-1 on all tracks, or on all tracks that require processing - which, of course, might not be everybody's cup of tea. It may also be beneficial in hosts like GarageBand where there is not real or at least only a rather restricted mixer.

The mixer view is a completely optional feature, so you may safely ignore it and stick to the main GUI.

Best,
Ray
But this would be (at least for for me) the real game changer. Isolated Channel Strip Plugins are a lot on the market but only 1 actual with a mixer view. And by the way not only Garage Band also Ableton doesn't have a mixer view (beside options.txt show device with bugs).

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