So the Acustica Audio Ultramarine 3 is far superior from the UAD,Waves and Antelope versions of the Fairchild?. pd: I would like to hear the new Stamchild 670 which is the most affordable hardware version of the Fairchild by now.
I haven't used that particular one, but I've used enough Acustica stuff that I just assume it sounds incredible. In all likelihood, it kills the other ones.
Nobody has reviewed this product yet. Have an opinion?
Acustica is delighted to present the new ULTRAMARINE3! The first mid-side stereo compressor based on CORE9! It's a faithful emulation of an original vintage hardware designed in early 1950s and considered the most coveted of all compressors. The purpose behind the creation of ULTRAMARINE3 was to "bridle" the sound of a rare machine, push far beyond the technological boundaries of the time and redesign it graphically making it more easy-to-use (hopefully!) in respect of old traditions. This was quite a tough mission, but we are proud of the outcome! Ultramarine is not like any plugin you have ever used, and after so much work and passion we have put into this, we at Acustica are very proud of this release.It's a very versatile tool to provide a lot of possibilities to shape the sound with gorgeous graphical user interface. One of the exciting new features that is new to software is what we call “ShMod”. This is a shape control for the attack behavior of the compressor. It allows you to fine-tune the attack shape so you can really customize the attack behavior for any audio source! Another innovative feature that also exponentially increases the versatility of this compressor is the continuosly variable (not just a fixed On-Off button) "Sc Filter" (Side-chain filter) . In this way you may use a standard HP filtering to increase or decrease the bass content that hits the compressor. It can be a huge time-saver and provides many ways to quickly try some creative approaches to the music you are working with. This plug-in is equipped with a DRY/WET control to determine the proportion of mix between the original (dry) and 'effected' (wet) signals. Features actually supported in Core9: Variable speeds on vector nodes improving the sound quality of the compressors and allowing to reach very fast speeds and precision. Envelope followers based on control sources. Queue messages used for several widgets like knobs improving the behaviour, control, and stability of plug-ins. Hiddend components fault-tolerant inside nebula/acqua engine to minimized crash/bugs. New wrapper to get better balanced AAX format Several minor fixes and improvements (about trimming, sample rate conversion, distribution of sample rate packs, fixes on loaded program rate). This engine is linked to Nat4 to allows the full automatic compressor sampling. Switchmode optimization reducing CPU loading Lazy loading pattern introduced to improve the loading of the objects