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Old 3 weeks ago
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That's a great point! There are some tools I own that I don't have a great concept of in my head and can't figure out how to work them into my workflow. LA-1B just has this crazy low/lowmid push to transients that my other compressors don't do. Great for drums, bass and vocals.
That’s good.

Over time, we all develop a gut for what is the right tool. Sometimes it just comes as a flash in your mind.

It’s important to continue to develop that intuition because therein lies our individual style and taste. As we spend more time with our tools They leave an impression: dark, crunchy, thick, transparent, edgy, smooth, harsh, etc.

While it’s great to compare notes on GS, it’s also important to follow those gut feelings as they develop. They will largely not be in agreement with many others, and that is more than OK. It’s actually essential to development.

Anyway, I prefer the other one! LOL
Old 3 weeks ago
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That’s good.

Over time, we all develop a gut for what is the right tool. Sometimes it just comes as a flash in your mind.

It’s important to continue to develop that intuition because therein lies our individual style and taste. As we spend more time with our tools They leave an impression: dark, crunchy, thick, transparent, edgy, smooth, harsh, etc.

While it’s great to compare notes on GS, it’s also important to follow those gut feelings as they develop. They will largely not be in agreement with many others, and that is more than OK. It’s actually essential to development.

Anyway, I prefer the other one! LOL
This is an interesting side topic that I've thought about, but has never put into words.

Why do you prefer the other model?
Old 3 weeks ago
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This is an interesting side topic that I've thought about, but has never put into words.

Why do you prefer the other model?
Good question... I haven't spent much time with it yet; but my impression is P41-A is more open and clear, while LA-1B is darker and muddier. That being said...

I am reviewing True Dynamics for Synth & Software magazine and will be putting it to more serious testing soon. I'm not deep enough into its use to comment much beyond that at the moment.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Good question... I haven't spent much time with it yet; but my impression is P41-A is more open and clear, while LA-1B is darker and muddier. That being said...

I am reviewing True Dynamics for Synth & Software magazine and will be putting it to more serious testing soon. I'm not deep enough into its use to comment much beyond that at the moment.

I didn't even know about that magazine! I did a little work with Geary in Atlanta back in the 80's or early 90's -great guy! Please update us here when the article comes out!
Old 3 weeks ago
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I didn't even know about that magazine! I did a little work with Geary in Atlanta back in the 80's or early 90's -great guy! Please update us here when the article comes out!
Yeah, cool! Will do. I’m actually down in Macon currently. Geary is up in Asheville NC now.

The new Synth & Software magazine is cool... Geary, Jim Aiken, Mike Levine, Marty Cutler, Gino Robair, me, several others.... a lot of the writers from the heyday of Keyboard, Mix and Electronic Musician. Honored to be included.
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Good question... I haven't spent much time with it yet; but my impression is P41-A is more open and clear, while LA-1B is darker and muddier.
That's what I'm hearing, although I wouldnt describe the LA-1B as muddier, I'd say it was beefier.

And I'm a vegetarian.
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That's what I'm hearing, although I wouldnt describe the LA-1B as muddier, I'd say it was beefier.

And I'm a vegetarian.
Absolutely. No mud at all
Old 1 week ago
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Arg, I really did not want to like this and/or buy yet another compressor plugin. But, it is great.

To me, True Dynamics is the missing SoundToys compressor. Tons of character and mojo, without being overbearing. It reminds me a little bit of Devil-Loc, but Devil-Loc gets very gnarly, very quickly, and to me, Devil-Loc is not suitable for general compression duties.

I did a little shootout today with TD, Smart:Comp, Klanghelms, DMG, The Glue, bx_opto, etc. They're all great. But, once I buy True Dynamics, my main two compressors will be True Dynamics and Smart:Comp.

TD for when I am doing sound design and character compression. Maybe occasionally on busses.

Smart:Comp for when I want transparent mixing compression.
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Arg, I really did not want to like this and/or buy yet another compressor plugin. But, it is great.

To me, True Dynamics is the missing SoundToys compressor. Tons of character and mojo, without being overbearing. It reminds me a little bit of Devil-Loc, but Devil-Loc gets very gnarly, very quickly, and to me, Devil-Loc is not suitable for general compression duties.

I did a little shootout today with TD, Smart:Comp, Klanghelms, DMG, The Glue, bx_opto, etc. They're all great. But, once I buy True Dynamics, my main two compressors will be True Dynamics and Smart:Comp.

TD for when I am doing sound design and character compression. Maybe occasionally on busses.

Smart:Comp for when I want transparent mixing compression.
Would it make sense to compare just the Vari Mu compressors to each another?
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Would it make sense to compare just the Vari Mu compressors to each another?
It would indeed. If one wants to get clinical.

In my case, I wanted a “thing that controls dynamics with V I B E” to go with my other main dynamics controller. With those two main categories and my ears, the aforementioned compressors will be my starting points.

I may occasionally employ a 76, LA2A, E, etc. for certain classic cases, or whenever I am not getting what I want out of the first two.
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