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MusicRadar MJUC Review Posted Today Dynamics Plugins
Old 20th November 2015
MusicRadar MJUC Review Posted Today

This brief review, and two minute video in Logic, does the product justice: Klanghelm MJUC review | MusicRadar

The author mentions its similarity to the Fairchild 670 (Mk1,) and then gives the following breakdown:

"Klanghelm is Berlin-based developer Tony Frenzel, and MJUC (AU/VST/AAX/RTAS) is his fourth commercial plugin release, following up the awesomely powerful DC8C. "

The three faces of MJUC

Each of the three models offers something a bit different. MkI is at its best gently gluing things together, making a great second insert compressor for acoustic guitar and vocals, and primary compressor for submixes. Having said that, its fast Timing option (1) is pretty good at adding subtle poke to sounds like picked guitar.

The MkII's IStage option is particularly impactful on bass-heavy sounds and full mixes, which feel considerably more open with it engaged, while Density influences not only gain reduction (there's more of it when engaged) but also transient handling, making the compressor more responsive to them. On the MkIII, Punch clearly influences release shape, with setting 3 feeling the tightest.

As for the tone controls, the Timbre control is better at darkening sounds than brightening them, and the Drive, although audible on solo sounds such as vocals and acoustic guitar, is most useful for smearing/smoothing transients.

In normal usage, the plugin consumed around 10% of one core on our 2.3GHz Core i5 test machine, ramping up to around 30% in HQ mode, which does offer a noticeably crisper transient response, it must be said.

In summary, MJUC is a superb plugin that easily rivals the best high-end compressor plugins on the market, making it another winner from Klanghelm at a ridiculously low price.
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Old 21st November 2015
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It's good, but is it better than Softube Tubetech, that's the real question?

But if you don't have that, that's an amazing price.
Old 21st November 2015
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its the best non nebula emulation for me i shoot it out with hw and this things doesn't fall badly as many others very nice sound indeed.
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