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Cytomic "The Glue" Bus Compressor Effect Plugin

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Name: The Glue
Version: 1.0

* Accurate analog model of famous British mix bus compressor of the 80's
* Ultra-fast attack time of up to 0.01 mS
* Range knob to naturally control the maximum compression applied
* Peak Clip to optionally hard limit transients
* DSP coded using C++ and assembler, Interface coded using the Juce framework (C++)

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Availability
First Quarter 2009
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Price (not inc sales tax / vat)
USD 99

Classification
Effects, Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
Mastering Processing
Side-chain Processing
4-in, 2-out Stereo Compressor (second stereo input for external side-chain processing)

Format
Windows Effect: VST, RTAS
Mac OSX Universal Binary Effect: VST, RTAS, Audio Unit

Meters
Gain reduction meter (dB) 0 to -20
Peak clip led

Parameters
Threshold (dB): 0 to -40
Range (dB): 0 to Full (-oo)
Makeup (dB): 0 to 40
Attack (mS): 0.01, 0.1, 0.3, 1, 3, 10, 30
Ratio: 2, 4, 10
Release (S): 0.1, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1.2, Auto
Compression In (Switch): On, Off
Mix (%): Dry 0 to Wet 100
Peak Clip (Switch): On, Off
Side-chain HP (Hz): Off, 20 to 2000
External Side-chain In (Switch): On, Off

About Cytomic
Cytomic was formed in December 2007 by Andrew Simper as a company dedicated to producing DSP plugins using analog modelling based on quality algorithms, with a focus on ease of use and reasonable pricing. Andrew has been Head DSP Developer for FXpansion for the past 4 years, where he coded the effects for Guru and BFD2, and created the D-CAM: Synth Squad (to be released Q2 2009). Cytomic software is currently in use by top musicians and has already featured on number one singles on Beatport.
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Product
Name: The Glue
Version: 1.0

* Accurate analog model of famous British mix bus compressor of the 80's
* Ultra-fast attack time of up to 0.01 mS
* Range knob to naturally control the maximum compression applied
* Peak Clip to optionally hard limit transients
* DSP coded using C++ and assembler, Interface coded using the Juce framework (C++)

Screenshot


Availability
First Quarter 2009
Online sales from cytomic
Serial number copy protection

Price (not inc sales tax / vat)
USD 99

Classification
Effects, Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
Mastering Processing
Side-chain Processing
4-in, 2-out Stereo Compressor (second stereo input for external side-chain processing)

Format
Windows Effect: VST, RTAS
Mac OSX Universal Binary Effect: VST, RTAS, Audio Unit

Meters
Gain reduction meter (dB) 0 to -20
Peak clip led

Parameters
Threshold (dB): 0 to -40
Range (dB): 0 to Full (-oo)
Makeup (dB): 0 to 40
Attack (mS): 0.01, 0.1, 0.3, 1, 3, 10, 30
Ratio: 2, 4, 10
Release (S): 0.1, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1.2, Auto
Compression In (Switch): On, Off
Mix (%): Dry 0 to Wet 100
Peak Clip (Switch): On, Off
Side-chain HP (Hz): Off, 20 to 2000
External Side-chain In (Switch): On, Off

About Cytomic
Cytomic was formed in December 2007 by Andrew Simper as a company dedicated to producing DSP plugins using analog modelling based on quality algorithms, with a focus on ease of use and reasonable pricing. Andrew has been Head DSP Developer for FXpansion for the past 4 years, where he coded the effects for Guru and BFD2, and created the D-CAM: Synth Squad (to be released Q2 2009). Cytomic software is currently in use by top musicians and has already featured on number one singles on Beatport.

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Hi Andy,

Looks real nice, but no Autofade? That would be a dealmaker for sure.
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So what makes this different from say Waves , Duende and other SSL mixbuss emulations ? And no TDM version ? makes it hard to compete if the sound isn´t fantastic. And the website only leads to a picture ? ? .
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So what makes this different from say Waves , Duende and other SSL mixbuss emulations ? And no TDM version ? makes it hard to compete if the sound isn´t fantastic. And the website only leads to a picture ? ? .
Well, that kind of statement makes me sick.

There is no demo for the moment, so be patient .
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So what makes this different from say Waves , Duende and other SSL mixbuss emulations ?... hard to compete....
It's already different in one very important respect: $99 thumbsup

It will certainly be interesting to demo it when it's ready.
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So what makes this different from say Waves , Duende and other SSL mixbuss emulations ?

The more the merrier....
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You said it ! Been waiting for this for a LONG time ! Good job Andy. Had a play with it a while back . . . Andy's a serious genius imo !

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What's different?

After 2 seconds I'd say DRY/WET knob + sidechain locut comes to my mind.

Looking forward! I'll try it.
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I want it now!!!!! Look amazing!!!!
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Cool.

The Waves SSL compressor is silly sounding.

The Duende requires... a Duende.

The URS SSL thing is cool, but it doesn't sound like an SSL at all.

I'm looking forward to hearing this thing.

cheers,
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Looks like it has great potential, but:

I don't understand why the attack time should only go to 30mS, unless replicating the 80's analog unit was the most important design goal (which is goofy when there are no theoretical limits to what features can be digitally implemented). Why the heck would you want to limit the attack time when it could be much longer and therefore more useful?

As an example, I like Waves API 2500 but often I will skip it due to the 30mS attack time limitation.

I'm not saying this plug-in will suck because of that, but I really think plug-in designers (or perhaps their marketing teams) are short sighted when they create replicas of hardware units... when instead they could improve or expand upon them in the digital realm. While I love my UAD plugs, they are the kings of hardware emulation. UAD should at least put a simple digital meter on the input and output of their emulation plugs so clipping can be easily avoided.
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That is a fantastic price if it is in the sound ball park of the competition.
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Yes i agree 99$ is really a good price if it sounds as good as the others... the extra fonctions are also very welcome.

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The demos sound quite interesting, but almost everything is pushed too hard for my taste.
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The demos sound quite interesting, but almost everything is pushed too hard for my taste.
Demos are meant to be dramatic to emphasize the charactere of the effect. If you want to use the tool with more restraint, that's available to you.

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Demos are meant to be dramatic to emphasize the charactere of the effect. If you want to use the tool with more restraint, that's available to you.
Yes, but if most of the demo-files sound squashed to me, i can't tell if i like it. Even your favorite comp can be pushed too hard.

I'm gonna wait for the demo-version.
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Yes, but if most of the demo-files sound squashed to me, i can't tell if i like it.
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I'm gonna wait for the demo-version.
yep. btw Andy, when can we get our hands on the demo?
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Yes, but if most of the demo-files sound squashed to me, i can't tell if i like it. Even your favorite comp can be pushed too hard.

I'm gonna wait for the demo-version.
squashed yes
but still preserves transients
not a common feature with plugs
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nothing against your product andy, it looks good. but i find it ridiculous to have such early announcements for plugins now. i don't see this as a positive trend. even with hardware these teasers are hardly bearable but with plugins it just makes no sense. just show it to us when it's ready!

with software i find it only barely tolerable when it's something groundbraking like the new melodyne and even then ...
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Dunno about that . . . Nothing wrong with some early press, and to be fair , I know this will be out very soon . Just because you can't tolerate it , doesn't mean that everyone holds the same opinion . This is Andy's first plugin as his own company. It's just as much about making people aware of the new company on the scene .

I'm just as eager to see it out , and I've known about this for quite some time . . . this is nothing like melodyne, which has been months .

I'm sure the website will be live soon and we can all get some new toys . . . I mean productive tools , .

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nothing against your product andy, it looks good. but i find it ridiculous to have such early announcements for plugins now. i don't see this as a positive trend. even with hardware these teasers are hardly bearable but with plugins it just makes no sense. just show it to us when it's ready!

with software i find it only barely tolerable when it's something groundbraking like the new melodyne and even then ...
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nothing against your product andy, it looks good. but i find it ridiculous to have such early announcements for plugins now. i don't see this as a positive trend. even with hardware these teasers are hardly bearable but with plugins it just makes no sense. just show it to us when it's ready!

with software i find it only barely tolerable when it's something groundbraking like the new melodyne and even then ...
Before this announcement there was already a 20+ page thread on KVR about this. Everybody was begging for screenshots, features, demos, etc.

I guess you can't please everyone...
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I guess you can't please everyone...
that's for sure
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Yeah, speak for yourself. If it's a product I'm interested in, I love some early buzz. If not, it's pretty easy to ignore. If it turns out to be vaporware then you have something to bitch about on the internet.

I for one am totally chuffed about this.
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nothing against your product andy, it looks good. but i find it ridiculous to have such early announcements for plugins now. i don't see this as a positive trend. even with hardware these teasers are hardly bearable but with plugins it just makes no sense. just show it to us when it's ready!

with software i find it only barely tolerable when it's something groundbraking like the new melodyne and even then ...

This is ridiculously wrong.

It's called marketing. If you make a product, there are several advantages to announcing it before it's out.

1) It allows the designer to incorporate wishlist requests, should they arise.
2) It allows anticipation to build, and word to spread, increasing sales.
3) It allows the potential buyers to prepare to budget for buying that item when it's out.

The list goes on and on.

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I think generally it's a positive thing if anything gets announced a couple of months before it'll be available.
To be fair, a ballpark release time frame helps to avoid confusion, but anybody remembers the product annoucemen of the Mackie d8b? This was...how many years before they actually released the desk...2 years at least??

Anyways, i like to know what's coming, because it can affect my decision to purchase something or when to purchase something versus something else that will come in the future. Think of Pro Tools HD for example.

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BTW, the "range" feature is brilliant. The only plug-in i have that does that is the Eventide Omnipressor. On hardware, the Elysia Mpressor has that feature too. Very, very useful feature on a bus compressor.

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