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Softube Launches Valley People Dyna-mite Plugin! Dynamics Processors (HW)
Old 24th March 2010
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Softube Launches Valley People Dyna-mite Plugin!

Softube will be announcing a new addition to their analog modeling line of plug-ins later today at the Musikmesse show.


You could say this one is pretty Dyna-mite!

Old 24th March 2010
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Softube will be announcing a new addition to their analog modeling line of plug-ins later today at the Musikmesse show.


You could say this one is pretty Dyna-mite!
ye4ah.. and I think it will rock
Old 24th March 2010
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Yes, they have been to the VALLEY and back on this one
Old 24th March 2010
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Yes, they have been to the VALLEY and back on this one
heh
Old 24th March 2010
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ha , the riddle of the sphinx has been solved . but it's not my thread so i'm not tellin. just when i think i'm done for a while buying plugs....
Old 24th March 2010
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any idea if the GUI will look like the original or are ST paying further homage to Marantz ?
Old 24th March 2010
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look here:

Old 24th March 2010
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It is 'officially' licensed so that will give a bit away as well to how it will look, sound & operate... All will be revealed soon...
Old 24th March 2010
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I was hoping they had modelled the compressor instead, which I regret selling...
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I was hoping they had modelled the compressor instead, which I regret selling...
Old 24th March 2010
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Interesting!


I hope the price is right tough. I really love the CL1B, but its really expensive (ok not compared to the hardware, but considering I payed less for my daw...)
Old 24th March 2010
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Where's the "yawn" emoticon?? This one is not for me anyways...
Old 24th March 2010
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I'm impressed! where can I get the Hardware version? heh
Old 24th March 2010
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Yes, they have been to the VALLEY and back on this one

Your ****ting me?! Really? *Really?*
Old 24th March 2010
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I thought PMI licenced the right to vally people moduling to UA.
Old 24th March 2010
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dyn-a-mite!! - "J.J." Evans (aka Jimmie Walker)

apparently this was used on the theme song to Good Times.
Old 24th March 2010
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Softube is really pissing me off! thumbsup
Old 24th March 2010
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I thought PMI licenced the right to vally people moduling to UA.

And? Both Softube and UA have Trident EQ plugs as well... It isn't exclusive and more power to them, there are room for both.

Matt
Old 24th March 2010
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Softube makes super products but i really hope they will model a SSL serie and a API serie wohoo
Old 24th March 2010
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I would really rather see Softube do THE definitive vari-mu comp and pultec type plug-ins... and a completely tube based EQ ala the Fairman TMEQ.

The Dyna-mite seems to cover some of the same ground as the Elysia mpressor.
Old 24th March 2010
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This makes me so happy.

We had a pair of dynamites and sold them during the dissolution of a partnership that formerly owned my studio.

There is something weirdly badass about the sound of this unit. No clue why, but it's special. Kind of impolite and huge sounding. A slight rudeness that is cool.

- c
Old 24th March 2010
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I like this. The unit may not be a legend but it's mighty useful; the youtube videos demonstrate that it's versatile.

Besides, haven't we got enough EQs and compressors at the moment? There aren't already loads of existing plug-ins that do exactly what this Dyna-Mite will do.
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dyn-a-mite!! - "J.J." Evans (aka Jimmie Walker)

apparently this was used on the theme song to Good Times.
Nostalgia, used Dyna-mite in 80s in a studio I worked in.

I have a unit simular to this one, see pic below and think that one has cooler coloring.



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Never used or heard the real unit so no idea how authentic it is to real thing.

But this particular ducking audio example REALLY impressed me:

Valley People Dyna-mite by Softube

That sounds amazing.

I would love Softube to model some of the Gyraf Audio hardware, especially their Gyratec EQ which sounds soo lush.
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I'm sold! I just hope it's not that expensive.
Old 24th March 2010
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Official Announcement:

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The Valley People Dyna-mite was designed in the 80's and has become a secret weapon for some. For others, it's still a hidden treasure just waiting to be discovered. It features a limit mode, an expander mode, a gate mode, a de-esser mode and on top of that, two sidechain modes that let you duck or follow a track. All the options breathe of the Dyna-mite's very special vibe and flavor.

Nowadays, the Dyna-mite has a reputation not only as a problem solver but also as a creative tool that can really influence your sound in a unique way. It stands out from other solutions by being a tech-driven innovative design which has resulted in several creations, like the Valley People proprietary VCA and the Anticipatory Release Computation, both of which play a big part in the sound of the Dyna-mite.

Faithful replica of the Valley People Dyna-Mite, a multi-dynamics tool capable of limiting/ compressing, expanding, gating, keying, ducking, de-essing, etc.

- Limiting: Peak and average limiting, incl. negative ratio (-20:1) limiting and detector HF filtering (for De-Essing purposes).
- Expanding: Hard or soft with extreme gate settings and detector HF filtering.
- Ducking or Keying modes with external side chain (where available).
- Threshold knob with auto make-up gain.
- Release ranging from 0.05 to 5 sec/20 dB with Anticipatory Release Computation (ARC) to reduce pumping.
- Output volume with accurately modeled output distortion and clip LED.
- Innovative Range knob that controls maximum amount of expansion or limiting.
- Built-in interactive guide that displays current settings and active mode.


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I'm sold! I just hope it's not that expensive.
The originals are not very expensive at all.

- c
Old 24th March 2010
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Cheers, Oh Great One!

Does cover the same bases as the mpressor and omnipressor, i guess. Nice to hear the dynamite ott compression again! Hopefully without the hiss i remember from the hardware. :-)
Old 24th March 2010
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Sweet, Softube is the best!
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It doesn't have to be over the top, but I love when a Dyna-Mite smashes stuff thumbsup

It is WAY more than a one trick pony like a Shure Level Loc for example and FAR more versatile with Compression/Limiting/Expansion and Gating functions.

I noticed the plugin is just like the hardware in that it doesn't defeat the make-up gain in bypass, which is a blessing and curse, but true to the original, hence why in the demos they are using the DAW bypass button not the BYP on the plug itself... you can get quite a shock when pushing 30-40dB of GR, compensating for the loss and then BYPASSING the unit... only have to do it once or twice with your monitors cranked to appreciate it

The range is great for smashing a source and then dialing back the amount of compression that is happening, it seems counter productive at times, but you need to play with one to appreciate it.

While the hardware units are fairly inexpensive, many are now in very much need of recapping and calibration, here you have a plug that captures those nuances and you can have multiple instances without the added noise of an aging unit...

Kudos to Alan and the Softube guys on this one thumbsup
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