Black Rooster Audio VLA-FET (Vintage FET Leveling Amplifier)

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  1. mild pump milk

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    We are excited to announce the VLA-FET, inspired by one of the most famous and renowned leveling amplifiers in studio history. This plug-in allows for manipulation of the dynamics in the most intuitive but intense manner, thus giving you a creative tool with an outstanding variety of options, never being overly complex in handling. The super-fast attack and release times will shape out your signal more precisely and efficiently, for forceful drums, bass, and vocals.

    Besides the classic parameters, we added some modern touch and functionality to the unit, to make you even more flexible. The Emulation is instigated by the classic LN Rev F, with Lundahl transformers and an op-amp input stage similar to the LA-4A, that have been formulated in detail, striving for an authentic vintage sound.
     
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  3. Lois Lane

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    Thanks for the head's up mild pump milk.
     
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    A LP side chain filter would have been great too,because often you lose low end with a 1176.

    Anyway I will try this compressor for sure,I love 1176 compressors.
     
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    im really curious to see and use this one, i really like all their plugins, ditched so many pultec emulations for theirs
     
  6. No Avenger

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    Wouldn't you need a HP for preserving the lows or do I get you wrong? I mean something like in the pic left of the VU meter SCHP off - 300?
     
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    You've nailed it.
     
  8. Blue

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    I'm not an engineer but for example if you put a 1176 on a kick drum,and you want to preserve its low end <350 Hz,a Low pass filter on the SC circuit at around 3 KHz would help your compressor to compress the low frequencies of your kick because the high frequencies are tamed on the SC circuit.
    Don't you agree with that?
     
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    Err, no. A HP filter means that everything below the selected frequency is not treated, ie in the case of a compressor it is not compressed.
    So, if you want to preserve the dynamics of a bd's low freq (below 100Hz), set the SCHP to 100 and all is good. :yes:
     
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    Not exactly. The Side chain on a compressor controls what gets to trigger the compression circuit, so excluding the low end from a kick drum means the kick drum doesn't trigger the compression. It doesn't mean the drum doesn't get compressed, because there could be signal above the side chain cutoff that does trigger the compression, causing the drum to get compressed.
     
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    Means, everything above is. :yes:

    Probably a simple misunderstanding.
     
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    You are right about this as for how it will work in the majority of circumstances the SC is used. No Avenger's claim can also be right, but it relies on a more specific scenario. The compressor has to be used on a channel that has more than one sound passing through it, and they can't sound off at the same time. Such as a kick and snare on the same track where the SC is set higher than the freq range of the entire kick.

    NOTE: The SC can also depend on the developmental specs of the compressor. There's a developer's choice to create an SC that serves as the trigger range for single band compression (typical). Or, it can be a dual band compressor with only one band active.. so the SC is designed to work as a 2 band crossover where the band below the SC threshold is the inactive one (no compression at all).
     
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