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Old 22nd October 2020
  #721
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Great price. But i think I will invest more in UAD for now.
Old 22nd October 2020 | Show parent
  #722
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I tried the Apogee EQ and comp (modern ones) and quite liked them. Probably would have grabbed them as mixing tools, but i am currently using the combo of SSL X-EQ and track comp... Also holding out the the TC electronic EQ and Comp with controllers (can't wait to try them out)

Will check out the opto. Like the 3a on keys and guitar.

Has anyone tried the opto by auditory? Thats another one that doesn't get talked about. You can switch out the opto element and get very different results. I was highly impressed by it.
Also finally gonna get round to trying the latest softube tube tech soon
Old 24th October 2020 | Show parent
  #723
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🎧 10 years
I'm trying to authorize my trackcomp 2 license on macOS 10.15.6 by double clicking on the downloaded license file. I'm getting an error message

“DMGAudio_TrackComp_license.command” cannot be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.

macOS cannot verify that this app is free from malware.

Anyone have any advice?
Old 24th October 2020 | Show parent
  #724
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I'm trying to authorize my trackcomp 2 license on macOS 10.15.6 by double clicking on the downloaded license file. I'm getting an error message

“DMGAudio_TrackComp_license.command” cannot be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.

macOS cannot verify that this app is free from malware.

Anyone have any advice?
Go to Mac prefs > security and privacy and then allow.
Old 24th October 2020 | Show parent
  #725
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Go to Mac prefs > security and privacy and then allow.
Ah, thanks! Wow. Catalina is super locked down. This is my first experience with this OS. All of these security restrictions and notifications is very "Windows".
Old 24th October 2020 | Show parent
  #726
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Great price. But i think I will invest more in UAD for now.
huh... I have the whole UAD lineup, yet no longer use them since TrackComp came along.
Old 24th October 2020 | Show parent
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Is oversampling worth the CPU hit?
Old 24th October 2020 | Show parent
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Is oversampling worth the CPU hit?
I did a couple of tests and I could barely hear a difference. Nothing that could make me want to use it while mixing. Maybe if I drive them more I could need OS.
Old 24th October 2020 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
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Is oversampling worth the CPU hit?
If you can hear a positive difference than yes. I can when I’m pushing the more colorful models, not so much when doing a couple dB’s on one of the more utility ones.
Old 24th October 2020 | Show parent
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Is oversampling worth the CPU hit?
its claimed to produce a "3d" effect, otherwise lacking. i double checked the calendar.
TDR Molot GE and TDR Molotok - out now!
Old 24th October 2020 | Show parent
  #731
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Is oversampling worth the CPU hit?
Based on my tests with PluginDoctor it is critical for authentic harmonic response with the LA2A.
Old 25th October 2020 | Show parent
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huh... I have the whole UAD lineup, yet no longer use them since TrackComp came along.
Interesting.

I've never owned or used UAD plugins, but whenever I watch a plugin shootout on YouTube they always sound the best of the bunch.

Does the TrackComp 2 LA2A have a similar box tone to the UAD versions?

Old 25th October 2020 | Show parent
  #733
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Interesting.

I've never owned or used UAD plugins, but whenever I watch a plugin shootout on YouTube they always sound the best of the bunch.

Does the TrackComp 2 LA2A have a similar box tone to the UAD versions?

What is "box tone", if you don't mind me asking?
Old 25th October 2020 | Show parent
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What is "box tone", if you don't mind me asking?
Passing audio through it without altering anything
Old 25th October 2020 | Show parent
  #735
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Passing audio through it without altering anything
Hum... Box tone does alter the signal.

So I'd say it means passing a signal through a piece of gear without touching the knobs, right ?
Old 25th October 2020 | Show parent
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Right
Old 26th October 2020 | Show parent
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Passing audio through it without altering anything
Ah ok, thanks. I would just call this simply 'tone', so I thought I was missing something and that maybe 'box tone' had some sort of other meaning. Never saw that before (but maybe I don't get out much).

Carry on... nothing to see here...
Old 30th October 2020 | Show parent
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🎧 5 years
Thumbs up

I only recently have been made aware of DMG Audio as a company with very clean signal processing. Strangely no colleague knows about it.
Because my aliasing measurements showed unbelievably good noisefloor results for "Equality" I searched for a saturation capable plugin and I am giving TrackComp 2 a try.

I already find the 76 model unbelievable.
4x OS @ 48k , all buttons mode, long attack, short release, threshold down until drumbus+bass distorts (beautifully btw), threshold back until distortion becomes subtle. Done. Even an already great sounding track gets that typical hw icing on the cake of even more power which I have not been able to achieve with any other 76-plugin model so far. This plugin achieves that.
Old 30th October 2020 | Show parent
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I only recently have been made aware of DMG Audio as a company with very clean signal processing. Strangely no colleague knows about it.
Because my aliasing measurements showed unbelievably good noisefloor results for "Equality" I searched for a saturation capable plugin and I am giving TrackComp 2 a try.

I already find the 76 model unbelievable.
4x OS @ 48k , all buttons mode, long attack, short release, threshold down until drumbus+bass distorts (beautifully btw), threshold back until distortion becomes subtle. Done. Even an already great sounding track gets that typical hw icing on the cake of even more power which I have not been able to achieve with any other 76-plugin model so far. This plugin achieves that.
Love this! This has been my experience with DMG. Their design philosophy speaks to me, and the sound makes me feel the love.
Old 31st October 2020 | Show parent
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Love this! This has been my experience with DMG. Their design philosophy speaks to me, and the sound makes me feel the love.
... but we need a Track Preamp :-)
TrackComp 2 + EQuilibrium + "TrackPreamp".
Old 31st October 2020 | Show parent
  #741
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I do not search for new gear regularly and I am also not visiting GS regularly. And if I do, I do not go into "old product alerts" subforum.

I think for ppl like me it would be much better, if the discussion about this amazing compressor would not be hidden in the last dark corner, but take place, where the discussions about plugins from other companies also take place: in the DAW/plugin subforum.
Old 31st October 2020 | Show parent
  #742
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... but we need a Track Preamp :-)
TrackComp 2 + EQuilibrium + "TrackPreamp".
A Trackpreamp would just about send me over the edge
Old 31st October 2020 | Show parent
  #743
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🎧 15 years
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... but we need a Track Preamp :-)
TrackComp 2 + EQuilibrium + "TrackPreamp".
interesting!

he was talking about doing a distortion box next so this "trackpreamp" would make much sense. i would be interested
Old 31st October 2020 | Show parent
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🎧 10 years
TrackSat & TrackEQ please and thank you Dave ))
Old 31st October 2020 | Show parent
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I have most UAD comps and most others, but I keep getting tempted to try this one.
Old 31st October 2020 | Show parent
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I have most UAD comps and most others, but I keep getting tempted to try this one.
These really have a different presentation than any other comp plugins. Very much worth a try even if you have a bunch of those models already covered. I use it all the time personally.
Old 31st October 2020 | Show parent
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Is oversampling worth the CPU hit?
For me the OS setting on 4 (44.1) is more open and 3d than no OS.
First in the mix I use OS = 1 ... working fast ....and then when I'm closer to render I change the OS setting

:-)
Old 31st October 2020 | Show parent
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🎧 10 years
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These really have a different presentation than any other comp plugins. Very much worth a try even if you have a bunch of those models already covered. I use it all the time personally.
I'm starting to convince myself you can't have too many comps.

I have all the best UAD comps, but I skipped the LA3A. For about the same price, I could grab this and have variety instead.
Old 1st November 2020 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
If an LA-3A emulation comes to TrackComp I'll be a very happy guy.
Old 2nd December 2020
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Here a setting I dialed in with TrackComp while trying to match it up with the UAD Gray Face plugin (peak reduction around 40). This is a little slower than my Stam clone, but a very good all-round LA-2A starting point IMO.



This will boost the gain a few db's which you can back off by either cutting the make-up gain or just trimming the clean output.
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