New from NI: Supercharger GT

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kldskp
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16 posts since 28 Nov, 2013 from London

Post Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:00 am

Interesting upgrade to Supercharger - lot more options to add character!

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http://www.native-instruments.com/en/pr ... ntent=2659

SUPERCHARGER GT injects white-hot tube compression into anything it touches. Easily sculpt your tracks with rich, harmonically-driven sound. Loaded with additional saturation and character controls for detailed tweaking, SUPERCHARGER GT goes beyond compression to shift your inspiration into overdrive.

SUPERCHARGER GT delivers more than just rich tube compression. New saturation types give you three ways to turn up the heat.

Use Mild, Crisp, and Slam modes to enliven tracks with anything from subtle harmonic enhancement to scorching, raw attitude. Fat, Warm, and Aggressive character modes fill in missing low end and smooth out unruly high frequencies with the turn of a single knob.

SUPERCHARGER GT keeps you in the sweet spot with creative controls. Automatic make-up gain keeps you focused on the sound of the effect. Choose from popular Attack and Release settings. Dedicated response controls let you fine tune to perfection.

Mid/side mode lets you carve out space in your mix. And the detector high pass prevents unruly low end signals in the sidechain from mis-triggering the compressor.

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dakkra
KVRian
1179 posts since 4 Oct, 2012 from Utah

Re: New from NI: Supercharger GT

Post Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:06 am

Looks nice. Not sure it's worth the 50 dollar upgrade though
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Aloysius
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28363 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Re: New from NI: Supercharger GT

Post Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:12 am

49,00 €
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knowix
KVRist
253 posts since 12 Nov, 2011

Re: New from NI: Supercharger GT

Post Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:13 am

I wonder how much time people will have to upgrade? There's still a few people stuck with copies of Skanner, with no upgrade path.

Edit: and of course European KVR users could get a much better price on it by just waiting a while to see if an American sells it for 50 dollars :-P

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bmanic
KVRAF
8605 posts since 3 Feb, 2003 from Finland, Espoo

Re: New from NI: Supercharger GT

Post Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:31 am

This looks awesome! I love Supercharger compressor that we got as an x-mas gift. Downloading demo right now!
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SyntheticAurality
KVRAF
9273 posts since 3 Apr, 2002 from Austin, TX USA

Re: New from NI: Supercharger GT

Post Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:57 am

$50.. hmm.. enough money to make me stop and think. I have a ton of compressors already..

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bmanic
KVRAF
8605 posts since 3 Feb, 2003 from Finland, Espoo

Re: New from NI: Supercharger GT

Post Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:00 am

Well what can I say.. this sounds AMAZING! :D

Love the control you get over the sound. You can really squeeze stuff to death in a nice way with this. It also works beautifully in a subtle manner. Instant upgrade for me. I think at 49 euros for the upgrade it's a no-brainer. Besides I've had a lot of use for the free X-mas gift so it's only fair I upgrade.

EDIT: the mid/side mode is a bit useless though.. you get no control over the input gain for mid and side signals separately, nor the output which means that the mids are almost always compressed much harder than the sides resulting in a very wide, mainly weird, image. Combined with Voxengo MSED it's ok but then you might as well use the dual mono mode and use MSED to do the encoding and decoding.

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VitaminD
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8854 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from a state of confusion

Re: New from NI: Supercharger GT

Post Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:03 am

It is an interesting concept.. give away a lite version to get people 'hooked.' Then, months later, introduce the full version for 50 dollars more. I'm guessing a lot of people will jump on this since they got the first version free... in reality they wouldn't have spent 50 dollars at all had the lite version never been.

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KVRAF
14930 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: New from NI: Supercharger GT

Post Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:05 am

VitaminD wrote:It is an interesting concept.. give away a lite version to get people 'hooked.' Then, months later, introduce the full version for 50 dollars more. I'm guessing a lot of people will jump on this since they got the first version free... in reality they wouldn't have spent 50 dollars at all had the lite version never been.
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Skorpius
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510 posts since 6 Mar, 2012

Re: New from NI: Supercharger GT

Post Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:07 am

VitaminD wrote:It is an interesting concept.. give away a lite version to get people 'hooked.' Then, months later, introduce the full version for 50 dollars more. I'm guessing a lot of people will jump on this since they got the first version free... in reality they wouldn't have spent 50 dollars at all had the lite version never been.
I absolutely agree. This is simply brilliant marketing. Really clever.

damoog
KVRian
992 posts since 31 May, 2007

Re: New from NI: Supercharger GT

Post Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:19 am

Skorpius wrote:
VitaminD wrote:It is an interesting concept.. give away a lite version to get people 'hooked.' Then, months later, introduce the full version for 50 dollars more. I'm guessing a lot of people will jump on this since they got the first version free... in reality they wouldn't have spent 50 dollars at all had the lite version never been.
I absolutely agree. This is simply brilliant marketing. Really clever.
Dunno about clever,more like really sly in my book,it's a decent compressor I suppose but I ain't forking out €30 to upgrade
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KVRAF
6252 posts since 25 Mar, 2004

Re: New from NI: Supercharger GT

Post Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:25 am

I like the freebie a lot. The gain trim is, I think, a pretty unique feature that is very useful.
I've used it quite a bit but I've got no need to upgrade yet. I can wait for K10U. ;-)
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SWAN808
KVRAF
1692 posts since 28 Dec, 2007

Re: New from NI: Supercharger GT

Post Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:36 am

I have to say - initial testing - its really good. Way better than the supercharger due to the controls...and additional options
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Taoist
KVRist
144 posts since 3 Nov, 2008 from Ozarks

Re: New from NI: Supercharger GT

Post Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:48 am

Ive got to say, the demos on N.I.'s site are some of the most impressive demonstrations of a compressor/tube saturator at work that Ive ever heard. This is painfully tempting. At first I got a little perturbed about feeling sucked in by the marketing ploy, but within a few seconds I realized it was just smart. Looks like a very nice tool. I hope the upgrade path is a perma-path.
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KVRAF
1735 posts since 17 May, 2005

Re: New from NI: Supercharger GT

Post Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:53 am

I have trouble activating Supercharger GT. How did this go for others?

I received the email to upgrade to the GT version, the link took me to NI and there i bought it. But it remains unactivated. It doesn't take the x-mas code.

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