That’s exactly what I hear the new updated UAD one doing, and the Waves one is really frickin close IMO. Can’t find anything else like it on anything that uses drums, but as soon as I turn around mix stuff a string quartet, the thing quickly turns pretty useless.
I don’t think you’re gonna see anything like it until about a dozen of API’s software patents run out. Its gonna be a while. That is one unique compressor.
OMG! That link % is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen on a 2 bus comp! I sat down for a half day, read the entire manual, and tested the UAD 2500 on about 30 different tracks when I was demoing it. I could’t believe I’d been mixing for 8 or so years and never realized that link % thing was there.
When I took the time to really understand this thing, it changed the way I thought about and approached group compression.
I’ll heads up anyone else reading this.
There’s a hefty learning curve on this thing. Its deceptively simple looking. But to really understand the range of what it can do, I’ve had to spend hours observing its results on a wide array of material. Its very easy to put this on and not be able to tell it apart from a Waves C1. - a lot is dependent on knowing what to listen for.
Its as powerful and versatile as the 1176 and Distressor though, just in a different way.