VOS Density MkIII ... WOW!

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KVRAF
3665 posts since 29 Jun, 2011 from USA

Post Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:44 am

Hi guys, of course I don't need to even recommend this because bootsy is well known, but if you didn't think about it you should really check out his updated compressor.

I had just finished a sort of mastering job on my lastest track and decided to try out Bootsy's Compressor this morning to see if it could give me anything different, I know he's made some breakthroughs will thrillseeker and he seems to be concerned about the things I usually dislike about compressors.

Well, I put this on the master bus and tried out the presets. Wow. I love the presets from VOS anyway, but I was really amazed. I will try to post an AB matched example in a minute. But I loaded up "summing" and I couldn't believe how it pulled everything to the front so well. I then followed it by another instance "non-lin amp" and I suddenly got such volume and punch.

It actually clarified and augmented the good qualities of my mix. It finally got me the bass I was looking for and that "glue" I couldn't achieve with my other plugins. Not that I am particularly good with this stuff.

I had barricade on before with gain and it got loud, but not like this. It feels so much louder, and the bottom end is really pushed up front.
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Post Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:45 am

Ive just seen and downloaded and going to try now

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KVRian
771 posts since 23 Apr, 2002 from audio/hamburg/germany/earth/space/unkown!

Post Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:48 am

Aiynzahev wrote:Hi guys, of course I don't need to even recommend this because bootsy is well known, but if you didn't think about it you should really check out his updated compressor.

I had just finished a sort of mastering job on my lastest track and decided to try out Bootsy's Compressor this morning to see if it could give me anything different, I know he's made some breakthroughs will thrillseeker and he seems to be concerned about the things I usually dislike about compressors.

Well, I put this on the master bus and tried out the presets. Wow. I love the presets from VOS anyway, but I was really amazed. I will try to post an AB matched example in a minute. But I loaded up "summing" and I couldn't believe how it pulled everything to the front so well. I then followed it by another instance "non-lin amp" and I suddenly got such volume and punch.

It actually clarified and augmented the good qualities of my mix. It finally got me the bass I was looking for and that "glue" I couldn't achieve with my other plugins. Not that I am particularly good with this stuff.

I had barricade on before with gain and it got loud, but not like this. It feels so much louder, and the bottom end is really pushed up front.
i'd love to hear an a/b of your signal...care to share?

cheers :)

jm

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KVRAF
2178 posts since 12 Nov, 2009

Post Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:48 am

i left 32bit land.... :o
Finally!

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KVRAF
2592 posts since 18 Mar, 2011 from Spain

Post Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:01 am

I tried it another day, and although is called compressor, i can't see the attack and release buttons.
So i mostly need to read the manual and check this one much better now you are saying.

Have a good day :)
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KVRAF
9438 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

Post Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:08 am

Thanks for the headsup, didnt know the update had been released :D
Amazon: why not use an alternative

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KVRAF

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3665 posts since 29 Jun, 2011 from USA

Post Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:13 am

Here is an A/B as best as I can get it for now. It clearly changes the frequency spectrum towards the bass end. It might need some tweaking to taste but you can see what I mean about bring up the energy.

I have annotated the soundcloud file to show you when I am switching.

http://soundcloud.com/aiyn-zahev/mixdown-density-mkiii

Whats really cool is you can see the waveform change. I think the peaks are about the same but the body is much larger with Density. Its more dense...
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KVRAF
3817 posts since 8 Mar, 2006

Post Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:28 am

I never thought to use this as a limiter.. thanks for the heads up! :)

Anyway, big step up with the attack and release times from the previous version.
I liked the previous version but not really like it, however IMO, the MKIII is a step up in every aspect and I really like it so far, can't wait to test it some more! :)

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KVRAF

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3665 posts since 29 Jun, 2011 from USA

Post Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:51 am

I should add there are,already two compressors and barricade in this chain and,density is stil making such a difference.
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KVRAF
3817 posts since 8 Mar, 2006

Post Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:21 am

I like how different are the two. :)
Density MK3 vs ThrillseekerLA

I use the ThrilLA for parallel compression and Density on the master in M/S mode. Gonna test DensityMK3 on busses as I presume it will work great. (as a transparent yet smooth limiter)

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KVRAF
7135 posts since 20 Nov, 2003 from Lost and Spaced

Post Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:52 am

Thanks for the example , Aiyn. No I have to d/l this...

KVRian
986 posts since 26 Jun, 2008 from Czech Republic

Post Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:27 am

:O Just tried. MKII was harsh at some points, but this?!?!?! WTF?!?! He could make sh*load of money on this. Wow, he's saint.

KVRist
288 posts since 15 Feb, 2010

Post Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:24 pm

Here is video demonstration of Density mkIII:
http://myvst.com/vst-effects/22-dynamic ... i-freeware
In free time i work on my website http://myvst.com/ which provides a lot of free VST Video/Audio demos and downloads.

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79 posts since 28 May, 2012

Post Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:15 am

What does this mean:
The transient response is spot on now over the entire spectrum and it creates sonic depth and dimension: It renders audio like a three-dimensional image.
This feature is very much supported by stateful saturation...
How?
"... it also renders a three-dimensional audio image, which truly supports perceived depth and dimension.
I'd like to perceive an in-depth 3D explanation of this!

:!:

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1076 posts since 15 Jun, 2012

Post Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:33 am

sheikh al Dudeilan wrote:What does this mean:
The transient response is spot on now over the entire spectrum and it creates sonic depth and dimension: It renders audio like a three-dimensional image.
This feature is very much supported by stateful saturation...
How?
"... it also renders a three-dimensional audio image, which truly supports perceived depth and dimension.
I'd like to perceive an in-depth 3D explanation of this!

:!:
I think when the bass frequencies tend to duck the high frequencies it affects the transients of the high peaks, so by having it "spot on" it deals with this perhaps, but it was a quick guess. Dont know about the rest. What I do know it is a very musical dynamics processor with its own unique character that is in between say IK's 670 and waves API 2500. Definitely will be finding a way on my mixbus from time to time.

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