APU Loudness Compressor

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Figured I'd give this one a shout out. The product runs well here and is quite grokkable, and the dev is a good dude, very responsive and helpful.
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"The APU Loudness Compressor plug-in is a compressor/expander designed to support a variety of loudness types (LUFS, RMS, True Peak, Peak).

The plug-in also provides an alternative to traditional threshold-and-ratio style of compressor controls. Instead, source and target ranges of loudness can be configured and the compressor will either compress or expand as necessary.

Real-time visualizations provide detailed insight into how your dynamic range is being impacted by the compressor. "

https://apu.software/compressor/
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Jonathan Shepherd wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 3:02 am Figured I'd give this one a shout out.
https://apu.software/compressor/
Thanks for that tipp !

i demoed it, and immediatedly bought it.
I´ve just run some streaming thru my plugin Host for tests,
had there some "creative FX" on (on bypass switches with some very little CC mapping on top),...i´ve put APUcomp inbetween. Instant Remix fun.

this is definitly a fun Tool for "creative FX werks", and remixing works.
in fact i got insanely fun results out, ....within first minutes.
Can´t talk about production work, though.

Ahhh, a warning,
i was on headphones, and nearly smahed my ears !
...learn first the relations. ( yet, these are obvious, finally ! whats not so obvious is: how quick a move of a fader takes you here into extreme gain settings ! ....Faders look so harmless. But: they are NOT, haha / WATCH OUT !)

( yes, i allways have a limiter end of chain. still......./ and do not listen loud.
Take the warning serious if you have quick -LFO- fingers as i on Trackpad, ;) )


interested to hear what production people think

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Hi - I'm the developer of this plug-in (it's just me, 1 person company).

There have been lots of updates since this thread was created. I've collected feedback from users over on this gearspace thread (https://gearspace.com/board/new-product-alert/1404736-apu-software-introduces-apu-loudness-compressor.html) and have been incorporating those ideas into the plug-in. Since there may be KVR users who would like to provide feedback here, figured I'd bump this thread.

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This is a really useful plugin. But it's hard to wrap your head around it but patience is rewarded. The delta listening feature helps with hearing what it is doing. I would like of the target threshold is outside the source range it wasn't a constant offset but dynamics were still applied (i.e. downward expansion below)

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30 x $20 a day comes to $600 a month which is not bad for a unknown developer with a plugin that has a pretty radical take on compression. It's rare that a new plugin developer puts out something that rockets them into a new tax bracket.

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^^ I can assure you that I don't get 30 sales per day. It's more like 1-2x per week lately :)

The motivation was more for my personal freedom to build what I want, which in particular was an LUFS based compressor.

Anyway, the plug-in has gone through a ton more updates since this thread was last active. Latest version is 1.9.4.

https://apu.software/compressor/ (https://apu.software/compressor/)

Explainer on LUFS and why I think it's valuable for compression:
https://apu.software/2023/10/06/lufs.html (https://apu.software/2023/10/06/lufs.html)

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Well you got another sale today. Your compressor is absolutely amazing! One can achieve very natural sounding compression results.. dare I say "musical" results? :)

Well done mate!
"Wisdom is wisdom, regardless of the idiot who said it." -an idiot

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Loudness Compressor and Playfair’s Dynamic Grading are two of my favorite tools for trying to do slightly tricky tasks simply.

I tend to use Loudness Compressor more though, and the developer’s dedication to improving it is awesome.

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FYI Halloween sale $20 (reg $30)

I picked it up and am looking forward to digging into this promising tool!

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long time not used. Due to 10ms Latency.
updated to 2.03 or so (latest)
and recongised that my Host reports now a latency of only 1.3ms ( 44kh)

Now that changes the game for me entirely.
Thank you very much ! ....awesome !

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Funky40 wrote: Wed Jan 10, 2024 10:36 am long time not used. Due to 10ms Latency.
updated to 2.03 or so (latest)
and recongised that my Host reports now a latency of only 1.3ms ( 44kh)

Now that changes the game for me entirely.
Thank you very much ! ....awesome !
Ah, thanks for the heads up I didnt notice the update.

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plexuss wrote: Wed Jan 10, 2024 11:58 am Ah, thanks for the heads up I didnt notice the update.
He is permanently doing updates.

I see it sometimes here, on the right side strip, lower half, popping up here on "what´s new @kvr"

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnFYACAd0Rw

Dan Worrall has a very comprehensive review of this here.

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Great tool, very different & new way to look at compression. I'm demoing the Optimizer, but it isn't 100% clear for me where I it can be useful.

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