dNa-MasterCOMP

The dNa-MasterCOMP is a Master or Buss Compressor;
Combining the best of both worlds into one unique slamming compressor/limiter!

Highlights:

• Remote controllable with midi
• New / Old style circuit topology
• Blend compressed with original
• Analog drive / Coloration
• Smart sidechain filtering
• 96kHz capable


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Features:

  • FF/FB: New or Modern Feed-forward or Old/Classic Feed-back topology as used in renowned analog processors.
  • Peak/RMS: The compressor can act on peak energy as well as RMS energy.
  • Blend: Blend the compressed with the uncompressed signal; PARALLEL compression!
  • Link: Act as two separate compressors(Left and Right) or sum the signal so the compressors act the same. The link function and filters make a more consistent stereo-image possible. If you have a loud sound on one channel you don’t want the other channel compressing the same.

    Additonal LINK info: This can be a complex function to understand! This is a feature very handy for for example percussion groups. If you have percussive sounds on the left, you don't want the compressor working on the right channel....or at least not that much. Or....for example a deep sound going from left to right....imagine what this will do if the compressor is fully linked. So....this is where the filtering and link-percentage comes in.

  • SC Filter: even smarter sidechain filtering for enhanced and more musical compression.
  • Analog Modus: This gives the signal analogue modeled distortion/coloration which can add excitement to any signal. You can also drive the circuits more with this feature enabled. With this feature enabled the compressor will act as a BRICKWALL-LIMITER as well!
  • Easy setting: 9 preset Attack, Release and Ratio values
  • DynamicDSP: dynamic distribution of DSP power and functions which are not used are not loaded onto DSP’s for highly efficient DSP usage.
  • Phase Alignment Technology; the processed and unprocessed signal stay in phase in other words the bypassed plugin has the same sample-accurate latency as non-bypassed.
  • Remote controllable through MIDI: Control the parameters for example with an external midi-controller.
  • Automation of parameters through MIDI: When you custom assign the device parameters to midi-CC signals(just right click on a parameter), the device sends out MIDI signals which you can "record" in you sequencer, thus you can automate the device.
  • VU metering, PPM LED metering AND clip-LED for fast transients.
  • Large GUI with “analogue-style” big knobs and big meters (also more precise LED-meters), because big knobs just sound better, haha ;-)
  • Saves in screensets
  • Compatible with Scope software 5x and 4x
  • Compatible with all Scope hardware, PCI cards and Xite
  • 96kHz capable

Specifications/Parameters:

Threshold: 0 to -60dBFs
Gain Makeup: 0 to +24dB
Attack: ± 50 μs to 50 ms
Release: ± 50 ms to 5.0 s
Ratio: 1.2:1 to 10:1
SC-filter: No filter, Vintage (slight bass roll-off and vintage LP filter), Medium (slight bass roll-off and boosting high frequencies), SMACK! (Special filter)
SC-Mode: New / Modern feed-forward or Old / Classic feed-back
Comp Mode: Peak / RMS
Link: 0-100%
Link filter: Full (No filter), HPF, LPF, BPF
Blend: 0-100% (org-cmp)
Analog: Enable analogue modeling distortion and coloration

DSP-Usage:

The dNa-MasterCOMP will use roughly between 765 ~ 1315 DSP cycles depending on settings on the old 60Mhz SHARC (older CW cards). (Max around 130% of one 60Mhz SHARC)

Version history/Change log:

-v1.0: Release, initial release didn't correctly work as insert, but this was fixed within hours.
-v1.1: Added screenset-saving feature. Now part of the dNa Mastering Pack with the dNa-Stereo Equaliser and dNa-CompANY-XT.
-v1.5: Added tooltips; added saving of assigned midiCC
-v1.55: Enhanced GUI
-v2.0: GUI-rework and added Midi CC manager, saves midi assignments with preset

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