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Pulsar Audio releases Mu, the ultimate glue compressor
Old 1 week ago
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I really think they should upload those files on the website instead of the one they used.
100%, much better comparisons.
Old 1 week ago
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Hello everyone,

Thanks to all those who participated in the blind test, that was fun ! Here are the correct answers.

I accounted for the PM and thread responses, 16 answers in total.

Bass
A : Hardware
B : Pulsar Mu
36% guessed the hardware correctly
87% preferred the Mu

Drums
A : Pulsar Mu
B : Hardware
25% guessed the hardware correctly
50% preferred the Mu

Mixbuss
A : Pulsar Mu
B : Hardware
50% guessed the hardware correctly
55% preferred the Mu
Impressive results. Loving this Mu.

...can you drop us a hint on what's coming next? Like the category? Hoping for a sexy EQ.
Old 1 week ago
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Impressive results. Loving this Mu.

...can you drop us a hint on what's coming next? Like the category? Hoping for a sexy EQ.
Massive Passive would be perfect !
Old 1 week ago
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Massive Passive would be perfect !
Massive Passive would be amazing. Would love to see that, or something that hasn't been done before like a Crane Song Ibis.
Old 1 week ago
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Totally got it wrong on crappy headphones

Will have to listen again in speakers and pretend I don’t know which is which
Old 1 week ago
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Totally got it wrong on crappy headphones

Will have to listen again in speakers and pretend I don’t know which is which
You think on monitors it sounds like a collection of tin cans? Like ten knights scratching on chalkboards?

Test it and come back with your personal truth, please.
Old 1 week ago
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You think on monitors it sounds like a collection of tin cans? Like ten knights scratching on chalkboards?

Test it and come back with your personal truth, please.
Absolutely not! The subtleties of colour, dynamic control etc are much less apparent when I'm listening on headphones vs monitors. It's hard to gauge punch and solidity for me unless I'm on my main speakers as I rarely do any work on 'cans', especially £20 Audio Technica's!!

I can hear the hardware control/glue having checked the clips on speakers but I'd be a fool to come here now and say the hardware sounds better on all fronts. On the mix I preferred hardware on speakers. Bass probably hardware too but actually picked MU on drums.....
Old 1 week ago
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When does the sale end?
Old 1 week ago
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When does the sale end?
Around 24th to 26th of October
Old 3 days ago
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Try this on your vocal bus if you haven't yet. Yum :¬)
Old 3 days ago
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Anyway, back to the Mu. I've been demoing it. I'm still exploring but so far I like the general look of the plugin and am enjoying what it does sonically. You can push this thing quite hard without things falling to bits. I like that.

My immediate feature request would be for the values to show up when you mouse over any of the knobs. Or even better, have an "All Values On" mode. Having to click on a knob to know the exact value is a bit unhandy.

Secondly, holding SHIFT delinks the channels for that control so that you can set them individually. That would be cool except that it is pretty much standard default behaviour in plugins to have SHIFT make a control go into fine mode. I have just opened and checked with more than a dozen plugins and they ALL use SHIFT to make fine adjustments when scrolling the scroll wheel. Mu is the only exception.

So this is probably a very annoying request but GUI's from all these different developers make it already enough of a jungle to navigate as it is, could you pretty please switch the behaviour of CTRL and SHIFT to be in line with the majority of developers so that SHIFT does fine tuning and CTRL individual channel adjustment? Pretty please.

An off-line sampling setting would be nice. It would also be nice if clicking on the meters would change their resolution/zoom level to show more detail when only doing small amounts of GR. The meters are already quite small as it is.
In the mean time, I purchased Mu. I'm requoting the above feature requests in the hope that the Pulsar Audio team see it.

(Do you guys have an address to send feature requests to? Or should that just go through support?)

Cheers,

Alistair
Old 3 days ago
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i would just use their regular email. they dont appear to me like a company with hundred of employees
Old 1 day ago
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I did a very unscientific compression between the MU and the Sebatron SMAC optical hardware compressor. One way I check out the personally of compressors is run a good drum track into them and smash the every loving heck out of them. This shows up distortion, transient issues, artifacts, frequency shifts, phasing, pumping feel. The list goes on and on. Anyway I pushed the MU as far as it was able without it getting really ugly and the same with the Sebatron. Of course the MU is not trying to sound like an optical compressor but still this shows how they are very different trying to do the same job. When my Varis Vars-Mu gets out of the shop which is a lot more similar I will do another test like this.
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Old 1 day ago
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I did a very unscientific compression between the MU and the Sebatron SMAC optical hardware compressor. One way I check out the personally of compressors is run a good drum track into them and smash the every loving heck out of them. This shows up distortion, transient issues, artifacts, frequency shifts, phasing, pumping feel. The list goes on and on. Anyway I pushed the MU as far as it was able without it getting really ugly and the same with the Sebatron. Of course the MU is not trying to sound like an optical compressor but still this shows how they are very different trying to do the same job. When my Varis Vars-Mu gets out of the shop which is a lot more similar I will do another test like this.
Sounds good until he cymbals hit. I'd never use Mu this way but interesting nonetheless.

Try Brighton with the same loop, that's an opto and I'd bet it holds up very well against the HW
Old 23 hours ago
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Attack and release is very different between the 2. MU sounds like a fast attack/release than Sebatron.
Old 19 hours ago
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When my Varis Vars-Mu gets out of the shop which is a lot more similar I will do another test like this.
Look forward to hearing the results.
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