Originally Posted by zeep
Just out of interest, not necessarily concerning Bus, is it possible to add control of a release curve to a compressor?
The way i see it this gives the user a much better control of the bounce/groove/pull of the bus compression. It's strange that i never see this functionality in a compressor. (Ofcourse i would like to see that in Bus2, but not asking for it.
You mean a curve for attack and a curve for release, right?
That's attractive, but I'm not sure if anybody uses such a solution.
I did some tests. The idea was to manage peak's shape by shaping its raise in a way and its fall in another way. In theory it can work, even though there can be jumps from a curve to the other one. You can smooth (in time) the passage, but you loose the sharpness (everything must happen within 30msec if we are thinking about attacks and snap).
I didn't go on because I got great results with completely different principles (you are going to see it in "Grasso" and you can listen to its sound in the samples I uploaded in Grasso thread here on GS).
There is another aspect of this: I find myself abandoning too technical plugins (when mixing). The functions which are not directly related to the sound are really fatiguing. So, probably it would more suitable to get a special behavior by such a double curve (if any good result) and hide it to the user.