What device the VOS ThrillseekerVBL is emulating?

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KVRAF
4389 posts since 26 Apr, 2007 from Noosphere

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:24 am

Just want to know, if there are any alternatives. What is this Vintage Broadcast Limiter?
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KVRian
673 posts since 8 Jan, 2017

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:22 am

Just like anything else from VOS, they're not emulating anything at all (there are three different ThrillSeeker plugins and you're not being specific). LA is supposed to work like an Opto compressor, VBL like a vari-MU compressor and XTC is a multiband exciter.

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KVRAF

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4389 posts since 26 Apr, 2007 from Noosphere

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:37 am

Ah, right. I was referring to ThrillseekerVBL.

KVRian
673 posts since 8 Jan, 2017

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:47 am

When it comes to the free world we don't have many alternatives for vari-MU-like compressors besides ThrillseekerVBL:
1) Klanghelm MJUCjr
2) TDR Kotelnikov. This one is actually a transparent mastering compressor, but a very smooth one.
3) Vlad G Molot. Many people say it sounds like a Fairchild 660 or 670 (in SIGMA Mode I guess), but not even the dev knows what would it be as he didn't emulate anything.
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KVRAF

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4389 posts since 26 Apr, 2007 from Noosphere

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:08 am

But non of them sound even close to VBL. I've tried the stuff you listed. VBL does the limiting and compression together. It just gives the power to any drums.

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KVRAF

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4389 posts since 26 Apr, 2007 from Noosphere

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:09 am

Molotov is cool, btw.

KVRian
673 posts since 8 Jan, 2017

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:30 am

Igro wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:08 am
But non of them sound even close to VBL. I've tried the stuff you listed. VBL does the limiting and compression together. It just gives the power to any drums.
Yeah, free plugins tend to go for more unique sounds and I like that tbh.

Igro wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:09 am
Molotov is cool, btw.
It sure is! And very versatile.

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KVRian
1172 posts since 28 Jun, 2005

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:19 am

Yes Kotelnikov is, wait Molot is eeh Molot(kotelnik)ov is... never mind I know exactly which one you mean.

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KVRAF

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4389 posts since 26 Apr, 2007 from Noosphere

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:30 am

Mind you, Molot sounds nothing like VBL. They've got way different sound.

Wondering, if sknote STA might be similar:
https://www.sknoteaudio.com/wp/index.ph ... mpression/

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KVRAF
6570 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:02 pm

Nothing sounds like ThrillseekerVBL. Love that thing!
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KVRAF
3414 posts since 27 Dec, 2002 from North East England

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:46 pm

ThrillseekerVBL is such a great plug. I mostly use it for parallel processing. I love absolutely smashing the track through it with extreme settings then setting the dry/wet knob accordingly. It vibes things up a treat. I've just gone 64-bit, so I'll probably experiment with a few other plugs to see if they can nail that particular sound with the same vibe, but I suspect I'll be bridging it for a very long time.

KVRist
165 posts since 18 Aug, 2008

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:36 pm

The gates Sta-Level is / was a vintage broadcast Limiter or VBL.

Just sayin'.

s28
KVRist
452 posts since 9 Aug, 2017

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:25 pm

cron wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:46 pm
ThrillseekerVBL is such a great plug. I mostly use it for parallel processing. I love absolutely smashing the track through it with extreme settings then setting the dry/wet knob accordingly. It vibes things up a treat. I've just gone 64-bit, so I'll probably experiment with a few other plugs to see if they can nail that particular sound with the same vibe, but I suspect I'll be bridging it for a very long time.

I haven't heard anything that does what VBL does so I recently have gone back to bridging both this and Density MKIII, they are both great. VBL does something unique, especially the way the amp/transformer sounds. Sounds very real to me. I also really enjoy using it in parallel.

KVRian
673 posts since 8 Jan, 2017

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:27 pm

s28 wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:25 pm
cron wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:46 pm
ThrillseekerVBL is such a great plug. I mostly use it for parallel processing. I love absolutely smashing the track through it with extreme settings then setting the dry/wet knob accordingly. It vibes things up a treat. I've just gone 64-bit, so I'll probably experiment with a few other plugs to see if they can nail that particular sound with the same vibe, but I suspect I'll be bridging it for a very long time.

I haven't heard anything that does what VBL does so I recently have gone back to bridging both this and Density MKIII, they are both great. VBL does something unique, especially the way the amp/transformer sounds. Sounds very real to me. I also really enjoy using it in parallel.
Sadly, we will never see anything like the VOS plugins again, because their dev stop making plugins.

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KVRAF
6570 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:36 pm

heavymetalmixer wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:27 pm
s28 wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:25 pm
cron wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:46 pm
ThrillseekerVBL is such a great plug. I mostly use it for parallel processing. I love absolutely smashing the track through it with extreme settings then setting the dry/wet knob accordingly. It vibes things up a treat. I've just gone 64-bit, so I'll probably experiment with a few other plugs to see if they can nail that particular sound with the same vibe, but I suspect I'll be bridging it for a very long time.

I haven't heard anything that does what VBL does so I recently have gone back to bridging both this and Density MKIII, they are both great. VBL does something unique, especially the way the amp/transformer sounds. Sounds very real to me. I also really enjoy using it in parallel.
Sadly, we will never see anything like the VOS plugins again, because their dev stop making plugins.
We should kidnap him and force him to make plugins again :hihi:

in all seriousness though, i havent given up hope that he will return someday
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