SOFTUBE Bus Processor

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simmo75
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4028 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Post Tue Mar 28, 2023 10:22 am

martinjuenke wrote: Tue Mar 28, 2023 8:43 am https://youtu.be/cY-CS6XpKzo
No way is the first example level matched, lol!

j wazza
KVRian
722 posts since 5 Oct, 2020

Post Tue Mar 28, 2023 10:23 am

looks cool, but there should probably be an upgrade price for owners of icons. That just came out and this compressor should be part of that bundle imo. It will probably eventually go on sale for 40, 50 or 60 like other softube stuff though

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trackbout
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446 posts since 29 Apr, 2019

Post Tue Mar 28, 2023 10:32 am

bmanic wrote: Tue Mar 28, 2023 10:16 am
trackbout wrote: Tue Mar 28, 2023 9:43 am Sounds great, and they finally got a parallel signal path right! The makeup gain does not affect the dry signal :party:
That alone is worth celebrating! Maybe developers are finally after all these years starting to "get it". :D
For real! Here's to hoping.

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Uncle E
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14459 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

Post Tue Mar 28, 2023 10:33 am

Works in Console 1, too.

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Mathematics
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769 posts since 10 Sep, 2015 from You haven't unlocked this character yet

Post Tue Mar 28, 2023 11:03 am

I really like what Softube did on this.
...and the electron responded, "what wall?"

sl1200mk2
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242 posts since 6 Jun, 2003

Post Tue Mar 28, 2023 5:58 pm

Solid release. Pretty great character and polish compressor as long as you don't overdo it (like most things). The additions can help streamline and not have to use other processors for finishing touches. Very easy to go too far on the 'air' band, width and saturation. Just a very small amount goes long way if you already have a well-balanced mix. Pretty smart choices all around. Only gripe so far is I don't see a shortcut (e.g. ctrl or alt plus click) to default a knob/setting aside from double clicking and using a numerical value, but I might be overlooking something.

Softube generally don't quickly discount things, so the $89 intro w/ coupon probably won't be matched any time soon.

escalona
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1283 posts since 16 Jan, 2018 from Portland, OR USA

Post Tue Mar 28, 2023 8:00 pm

I just used it on a rock song I mixed yesterday. I replaced all my usual multi-tools for bus(s)es (presswerk, pro q3...) for this new thing and the truth is that I like it better now. Not a huge difference but it sounds great and it was soooo easy.
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Aloysius
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38684 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from clown world

Post Tue Mar 28, 2023 8:37 pm

It's like a luxurious bus with gum on the seats to glue everything together.
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Mathematics
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769 posts since 10 Sep, 2015 from You haven't unlocked this character yet

Post Wed Mar 29, 2023 12:08 am

There's a discount code "ONTHEBUS" floating around which drops the price down to $89 on the Softube website. They might void it soon, but it worked a little while ago.
...and the electron responded, "what wall?"

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Aloysius
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38684 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from clown world

Post Wed Mar 29, 2023 12:48 am

It came with the email: Save on the intro price. Use promo code ONTHEBUS to save an EXTRA 10%
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Igro
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4676 posts since 26 Apr, 2007 from Noosphere

Post Wed Mar 29, 2023 10:34 am

When gain-matched, it makes everything sound quieter. Not really my thing.

MogwaiBoy
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4550 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Post Wed Mar 29, 2023 11:48 am

Igro wrote: Wed Mar 29, 2023 10:34 am When gain-matched, it makes everything sound quieter. Not really my thing.
Sorry to 'Compsplain' something to someone with thousands of posts and history here - I assume you know exactly how compressors work, but your statement doesn't make sense. It's not actually gain-matched if it's quieter, so just up the output until it's the same loudness (not peak level) as bypassed, then compare. Without additional makeup gain applied, compression will always lower the perceived volume.

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Igro
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4676 posts since 26 Apr, 2007 from Noosphere

Post Wed Mar 29, 2023 8:21 pm

MogwaiBoy wrote: Wed Mar 29, 2023 11:48 am
Igro wrote: Wed Mar 29, 2023 10:34 am When gain-matched, it makes everything sound quieter. Not really my thing.
Sorry to 'Compsplain' something to someone with thousands of posts and history here - I assume you know exactly how compressors work, but your statement doesn't make sense. It's not actually gain-matched if it's quieter, so just up the output until it's the same loudness (not peak level) as bypassed, then compare. Without additional makeup gain applied, compression will always lower the perceived volume.
Obviously, I matched them, so that the meter would show the same values. In fact, I did the comparison having another demo plugin (Sonible smart comp 2) and it maked the perceived loudness louder. But anyway, I will repeat the test today.

.................

Played i little more. Nice plugin. (Though is does make things quiter at the same volume, but this is not a huge problem). Daw sync is awseme for dance music (1/4 tempo). "Air" is good bonus.

(Though, for my stile, IK Comrexxor still can't be beaten)
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j wazza
KVRian
722 posts since 5 Oct, 2020

Post Thu Mar 30, 2023 1:32 am

Bought it, its exactly what I've been looking for - a high quality, analog bus plugin that can go very subtle and add glue/depth while still sounding clear and upfront, keeping the punch of the transients and not overly colouring the whole mix. SSL plugins are generally good for that but this is the best I've tried (not 100% sure its an SSL though)

FakeNatty
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354 posts since 15 Mar, 2022

Post Thu Mar 30, 2023 3:39 am

This plugin will go on sale for lower than $89, right?
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