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Old 30th July 2015
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Originally Posted by lopan View Post
i have a few acqua plugins as well as nebula now.

the murano and magenta...well i have both, i find murano difficult to use.

Comments on here and other forums about how the compressor's controls are wonky and then subsequently working hard to find a sweet spot are true.

Magenta i didnt care too much for either. I have the UAD massive passive. It works a little bit more like the hardware i imagine. But the tone of magenta is better. But then again ive never used the hardware so i really have no idea. I did think the filters on magenta were kinda terrible.

I also own blue, amber, and the red is free but it doesnt work in logic at all.

They are all great. Blue is amazing but the latency ruins it for me.

Now i also own Pearl. That eq is stunning. Ive never heard anything like it.

But if you want to try some great compressors in the meantime, get nebula and try the compressor libraries from tim petherick.

I got the Blue mu Comp/Limit and the LA3a he did. they are really nice.

the Blue mu comp on the mix bus works better than the acqua comps as far as im concerned, and just about any algo plugin ive heard.

the new klanghelm mjuc is also really great from what ive heard.

Back to Titanium...I own that as well. Its easier for me to work than murano but i do wish, like others have said, that it had a side chain filter. but that's not in the hardware.

The latency also kinda ruins it for me as well, unless youre just mixing, as i like to compose and mix as i go.

Just my two cents. doesnt mean im right about all that.
I really hope titanium is going to be core 7 and you are not the first to say the blue is great so i hope for core 7 on that one as well and the Pearl completely agree absolutely stunning i cant live without it now that im used to it

It all started with the Honey for me, i was trialing the new uad neve 88rs collection and was pretty impressed until i sort of just stumbeled over Acustica aqua and gave Honey a shot , it was a mush better eq than the eq of the 88rs mk2 to my ears ,
so after i got that i vent for a complementary eq and i choose Ivory , really nice eq to , Ivory and Pearl are a killer combo on the master
it was because of the Amber trial i wanted a clean eq because i liked the sound a lot, but i think the Ivory was the wisest choise for me because it has lots of insert point so its more versitale and it turned out be a little smoother to

You mention sidecain filter , i got a trick that is sort of a fake sidechain filter its of course not exactly the same but it can work , you could add a lo shelf filter before you hit the compressor so the compressor dont work so hard on the low , and bost up the lo again with the same lo shelf settings after
I resently did a shootout between the uad Fairchild mk2 and the Ultramarine
My first tought was that the ultramarine had more clarity , so i just said to my self whye

I took a low shef before uaFC mk2 and took out 2-3 db at 60 hz , damn now they sounded pretty close in clarity, so it seems to me that the Ultramarine has some rollof in the lows, i have to check this on more tracks though to make sure it wasent just a fluke or something haha