THE Drum Compressor For Nebula Pro

For Nebula Pro (N4 Commercial or Nebula 3 Legacy Plug-Ins)


“THE Drum Compressor For Nebula Pro”
This Groundbreaking Milestone is CDSoundMaster’s answer to the need for real, analog hardware compression.

“THE Drum Compressor For Nebula Pro” consists of a giant collection of over 800 programs: all sampled at 96kHz and tested to retain accuracy at 44.1kHz and 48kHz sample rates with the latest version of Nebula3 Pro.

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“THE Drum Compressor For Nebula Pro”
This Groundbreaking Milestone is CDSoundMaster’s answer to the need for real, analog hardware compression.

“THE Drum Compressor For Nebula Pro” consists of a giant collection of over 800 programs: all sampled at 96kHz and tested to retain accuracy at 44.1kHz and 48kHz sample rates with the latest version of Nebula3 Pro.

With “THE Drum Compressor”, you get:
True analog hardware
Real VCA’s
Real Opto-Cell Tube Compression
Real Opto-Cell Tube Limiting
Real Tube Compressors in multiple modes and multiple sonic characteristics
Real FET Compression
The Sound of Op-Amps, Transformers, Tubes, VCA’s, harmonic drive and spectral revoicing.
Hundreds of meticulously edited programs created for ideal settings for
Snare, Kick, Toms, Overheads, Cymbals, Rooms, and even the Drum Bus!
‘New York Style’ “PRL” Parallel compression
Various Mix/Blend dry/wet “PRL” settings
Side Chain filtering of high pass for different character, from big and responsive to loud and gripping.
All of the sounds you want from a drum compressor, from fast, punchy console bus compression and classic vca’s, to colored warm circuits and fuzzy drive.
Drum programs that glue the bus together, ‘smack’, ‘pump’, ‘breath’, add ‘punch’, tighten and articulate, and bring focus to the drum bus.
Harmonic Distortion, and clean ‘favorite’ programs.
Wet/Dry “Mix” programs for incredible diversity and complex results.
Low EQ Side Chain Filtering to reduce pumping and breathing on specialized programs.
Program presets edited from the input, output, drive, threshold, ratio, release, attack, program rate response, look-ahead, and more!
Program parameters are adjustable for maximum flexibility, ease-of-use, and fine-tune control.

All of the programs in this library are divided into categories based upon the specific drum to be processed. There is the main category, “TDC”, standing for “THE Drum compressor”. There are sub-categories for the Snare, Kick, Toms, Cymbals, Overheads, Rooms, and the Drum Bus, along with “clean” programs of favorites from each category, an “ALL/FAV” favorite settings selection we created as an added bonus feature.

Choose the drum you wish to process. Maximum compression amount for each program is set for a max. peak of -1dB. The quieter the track, the less compression.

The attack and release time of the programs are contained in the program description. Disregard the fader label “attack/Release” labels.

Each drum category contains separate sub-categories for each type of compression reproduced.

All programs are designated by a name that describes its character, or specific timing element, along with program notes that specify Attack, Release, and other details.

Snares are labeled for their specific attack and release.

All programs have been edited for the specific sonic character the program represents. These have been tested extensively with a range of different drums over many weeks, so that you can load them until you choose the sound desired. But, if you wish to change parameters, you can edit whatever you wish for any program! Every program has a targeted attack and release, but allows for changes to be made to threshold depth, ratio, make-up gain, and harmonic distortion drive. You may find that only small changes to presets are best.

We highly recommend you experiment with placing a snare program on your snare track, a kick program on your kick track, overheads, room, etc., and send these to a bus group to blend together with a Drum bus program on the group bus.

Over the past couple of years, Acustica Audio has developed a more robust sound engine to support more comprehensive technology for compression. We have been honored to be a part of initial and ongoing beta testing of the program dependent character of the engine, along with the envelope follower, and other processes that exist under the hood. The result of today’s VVKT Nebula Pro engine is an excellent sounding program for compression, still with some limitations, but with a wonderful feature-set.

The Nebula Pro Plug-In is one of the most significant audio technologies of our time. Nebula Pro’s strong points easily outperform some of the most impressive audio software available. It emulates the natural big sound of analog eq, tape machines, tubes, consoles, and other complex analog hardware with amazing accuracy. It also has been capable of producing excellent results with compression for many years. There have been some limitations, though.

After many months of additional rigorous testing, we found that there are specific strengths of the engine to focus on and others to avoid. Since Nebula Pro is capable of such an absolute, accurate emulation of high end complex analog eq’s and other devices, our goal with any new release, especially one of a new format, is to ensure that it is held to the same high standard.

For this reason, we have decided not to release compressor program libraries for Nebula Pro that focus on a specific, individual hardware device. This has been challenging to avoid, as there has been a very strong call for specific devices that we have available to us.

We have decided, instead, to present you with something that we believe is even more exciting; compression based upon specific function and for specific instruments. This first release in our series of instrument compressors is “THE Drum Compressor”, CDSoundMaster’s definition of what the absolute ideal drum compressor should contain.

Instead of providing an emulation of a single device that has limitations and certain aspects that cannot be properly replicated, we are providing a collection of several compression technologies in a single massive collection, all focusing on the challenging task of remarkably analog-sounding drum compression. “THE Drum Compressor” only contains the character and aspects that Nebula Pro can deliver, while fine-tuning settings to create our original unique compression style.

Imagine the ultimate drum compressor that can deliver the absolute sound of VCA comps, Opto-Comps and Limiters, Tubes, Hybrid designs, harmonic drive, revoicing and re-tuned, all with presets that are targeted to exacting detail. Imagine that all obstacles to the sonic excellence are tested, filtered through, and eliminated. Imagine no more… “THE Drum Compressor” is finally here!

The emphasis of this collection is to deliver our representation of true analog processes as we perceive them, ideal to drum processing, giving the user the sound of actual VCA circuitry, real analog Tube compression, hybrid Tube/Solid State compression, Tube Opto-cell compression, Tube Opto-cell limiting, and FET-based compression. All programs in this collection are created from real analog hardware, edited with deep, extensive processing within the Nebula engine. Every individual program is the result of hundreds of samples, each one tuned, tested, and sampled over and over again, until the perfect characteristics of each setting were reached.

We believe that this collection crosses the barrier for truly amazing analog compression.

We truly hope that you enjoy this collection! God Bless You, Michael CDSoundMaster

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