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Major Compressor Plugin From Empirical Labs - AROUSOR Dynamics Plugins
Old 29th November 2015
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Software Major Compressor Plugin From Empirical Labs - AROUSOR

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It’s been 20 years since Empirical Labs released its first compressor, The Distressor. From those early days on, Empirical Labs has been bombarded with requests for a great compressor plugin for those working in the box… and it had to be one with the creamy sound and ease-of-use of our own award winning hardware compressors. We are sure you will find the 20-year wait worth it!

For many years, processing speed, sample rates and copy protection were limiting. Things have changed. Digital Technology can now come very close to having all the wonderful non-linearity and “warts” of the best analog gear. We say “close” because most of Empirical Labs’ analog gear will pass 150KHz easily, and that is something that is impossible with current digital technology. But hey, who hears above 20KHz? ::Spock Eyebrow Raise:: But it is difficult getting everything right up to that 20KHz, especially at sample rates of 48KHz and below.

As this plugin does all kinds of non-linear stuff, we had to employ a variety of techniques to minimize common digital artifacts found in almost all digital compressors/limiters etc. Unfortunately, these techniques are costly as far as processing, and one has to streamline certain DSP processes for less CPU load without sacrificing any audio quality. Ironically, sometimes stuff that is hard in Analog is easy in Digital, and sometimes stuff that is hard (or impossible) in Digital is easy in Analog.

The first implementation of this plugin is “skeuomorphic”, i.e tries to imitate the look and feel of real world stuff. In this case, it is the look and feel of Empirical Labs hardware. But in Digital, whole universe opens up with interfaces. Suddenly things you could never do in the hardware world become simple. It’s a wonderland.

The best part of getting this plugin now, is that more features are coming, including new processing and interface changes, but… the plugin will be backwards compatible. Get in on the special Initial Offering deal on our AROUSOR Plugin, and get these updates for free until 2020!

FEATURES
• Empirical Labs Classic Knee Compression in a Plugin… Finally!
• Foolproof operation – It is almost impossible to get a bad sound.
• Empirical Labs Famous White Knobs, with parameter readout and direct entry.
• Proprietary Empirical Labs Detector modeling. High resolution.
• Broadband Saturator, controllable by user. A novel approach was used to allow amazing control over peaks.
• Unique AtMod™ Attack Modification Control. Changes the shape of the initial attack, and can lengthen attack times in a different manner than the ATTACK control.
• HP Sidechain EQ
• BP Sidechain EQ
• Rivet, a brick wall ratio great on room mics, and for skimming peaks.
• Linkable with the stereo version.
• BLEND Control – Mix in the dry signal with the compressed one.
• Mix “Dry Level” control. Adjust this control so that full WET and full DRY have the same apparent level.
• 20 Lock n Load Presets, finely tuned and named intuitively. More coming down the line.
• Backwards compatible features coming.

Link : http://www.empiricallabs.com/arousor.html
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Old 29th November 2015
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Major Compressor Plugin From Empirical Labs

Finally, something's really coming.

And NO, it's not called "The Real Thing!" But why buy a cheap imitation? ::wink::
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Last edited by Dave Derr; 29th November 2015 at 08:43 AM..
Old 29th November 2015
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I *really* hope it sounds identical to the hardware, and costs 1/20th the price.

Old 29th November 2015
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OMG!!!!! where did you get the screenshot? i wanna see the whole gui
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Subscribed.
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I'm in.
Old 29th November 2015
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Whoa.
Old 29th November 2015
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This looks very exciting- can't wait to see more!
Old 29th November 2015
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OMG!!!!! where did you get the screenshot? i wanna see the whole gui
It's very possible he got it from his computer screen. Did you see who posted it?
Old 29th November 2015
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It's very possible he got it from his computer screen. Did you see who posted it?
Lol I was so excited that I didn't read his username
Old 29th November 2015
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Yes, it is a cheap Screen Shot. Just a little of it. But like the Seven Veils, there will be more as we wind up the testing. Sheesh, it's so hard to be patient at this point. Can't wait to get it out to some of my Slutz buddies... and you know who you are. I've been away from here toOooOooo long. I literally forgot how to post.

Last edited by Dave Derr; 29th November 2015 at 09:48 AM..
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Yes, it is a cheap Screen Shot. Just a little of it. But like the Seven Veils, there will be more as we wind up the testing. Sheesh, it's so hard to be patient at this point. Can't wait to get it out to all my Slutz buddies. I've been away from here toOooOooo long.
I'm hoping it's native but I'm guessing uad like the fatso?
Old 29th November 2015
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This one's Native.
Old 29th November 2015
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This one's Native.
Native????
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This one's Native.
Do you have a timeframe? Like weeks months? This would be a nice Christmas present to myself
Old 29th November 2015
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great news.
any features that are not on the hardware unit?
Old 29th November 2015
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A mix button would be ever so convenient.

Curious how much this will cost, I'm also curious how much I'm willing to spend on this..

I do want one obviously..
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This one's Native
That is definitely good news !
Old 29th November 2015
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Very interested and great that it's native.

Keep an eye on this...........
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A mix button would be ever so convenient.
True.
Old 29th November 2015
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Awesome!
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Is it what I think it is?
Old 29th November 2015
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great news.
any features that are not on the hardware unit?
Does a one legged duck swim in circles?
Old 29th November 2015
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But why buy a cheap imitation? ::wink::
maybe because it sounds good?
Old 29th November 2015
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Lovely lovely stuff!!! Subscribed to this thread!
Old 29th November 2015
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maybe because it sounds good?
Ha, yes many knockoffs do really sound "good".

But sounding "Insanely Great" is better...

Last edited by Dave Derr; 29th November 2015 at 07:38 PM..
Old 29th November 2015
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Great news!! Make that a vst (windows+osx) please
And lets hope we dont need a dongle(ilok) to run it.
Old 29th November 2015
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Great news!! Make that a vst (windows+osx) please
And lets hope we dont need a dongle(ilok) to run it.
all major DAWs and formats supported, and we're OS agnostic! ;-)
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