DMG Audio TrackComp v2, this could be worth 'Best Answer Of The Month' ;-)

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  1. No Avenger

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    Some time ago I tested the different DMG Audio TrackComp v1 models and wasn't convinced by it's emulations.
    On the occassion of v2 I tested some of the models again and compared them with eachother.

    With automation I only switched through the models, nothing else is changed.
    The gain reduction is ~ 4dB (which changes a bit, ofc).

    In alphabetical, not play order: 2A, 76A, 76D, DMG, E-Channel, G-Bus.

    Does anyone recognize when which model is active?

    EDIT: I made the compression a bit more obvious, adjusted G-Bus ratio and automated the Makeup so the peak is the same for all the models.

    And as The Wisenheimer correctly demanded, here's the 'untreated' version first:

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1nfv2cL4mkDV6jtofBHAoFTrzVNwR4our

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LWnJDcjphvEiYIJiIVY1-UD34Js_AbeI

    EDIT: https://audiosex.pro/threads/dmg-au...h-best-answer-of-the-month.51275/#post-441664


    EDIT: For those who are interested in a small glimpse of how the other models sound

    2k5
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AxFfuHGMSK1WxpRnmpZZ3UhDLc8Bv-Og

    Zener, hint: the def 'Ratio' is THD, means only distortion, no compression, you got to switch it to Comp first
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1q-mpiD28Ut6m7qK4NvayBcoKM8Lz4_GY

    160, hint: for those not familiar with this comp, it's an RMS compressor, with the same threshold at -14 as for the other examples, this one isn't compressing anything. Therefore I lowered it by 8dB
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ej7O8vG8SAnwrohmgPORADAF0nY9zX_0

     
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  3. decksound

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    I have no idea when which model is active because I have never actually used TrackComp. So I'm just here to not contribute to the topic by just saying that I strongly dislike compression comparisons on solo :bleh:
     
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    Last time I got robbed of my prize by that dude @KungPaoFist and never got paid one single cent. Now you throw us another test trying to embarrass all of us once again. My answer to you is this: It is missing the original source, prior to the DMG added on. Without it, it is simply a guessing game and WE would not take part in it because you are trying to trick us. Moreover, your conduct has been reported to Dave Gamble and @Xupito for further disciplinary actions and sanctions.

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    Is that one...the middle one.:hahaha:
     
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    It's about the recognition of the different compressor models, or DMG Audio's implementation of them.

    Maybe lost in my translation, what do you mean by that?
     
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    I think he's on the run since then. :unsure: :rofl:

    Oops, you're right.

    Oh, oh, I'm on the run now, too. [​IMG]
     
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    Not a clue, it all sounds the same...
     
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    not even trying to listen here. but i see you got the newer version he he. kudos about that
     
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    What did I do this time? :dunno: Oh wait...
    Hell yeah, and you better be fast. I'm recruiting Chuck Norris as we speak to skin you fluffy old tiger (using a flying kick ofc)
     
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    Chuck who?

    I've got him on my side, he knows Tiger-Style

    [​IMG]

    :bleh:
     
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    Apparently he needs to improve the dodging thing.

    But he do seems to be the ultimate candle extinguisher...
     
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    Chuck'll be 80 in March and is probably not gonna have anyone's back except his own on a comfy chair.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I cant tell which one is which.

    Funny thing is I did a test for myself a view days ago, because I really like the idea to have a "trackcomp" with so many emulations in one plugin. Not really scientific, but maybe interesting

    Which one is playing? Be careful first view seconds may be loud.
    Drumloop - default attack and release (3.15ms/200ms) 4:1, Only threshold adjusted to-4dB gain reduction. Stems normalized, First one is DMG comp. Phase canceled every other model against the clean dmg comp.



    Answer
     
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    I will say the 76D.
     
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    Err, :woot:. I used all six models.
     
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    So, maybe that's a bit too difficult. Let's start with the times where I changed the models. Anyone any idea?
     
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    first change 2.5 sec, then 6, and 9, hum 11 and 14

    Some dynamic fluctuations in the original too. Not easy.
     
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    Except for the first, all correct. :wink:
    But the first change is really difficult to recognize.

    Do you dare to guess at least one or two models?
     
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    The first one was the one I was hesitant about. I can hear a similar thing on the original. Wasn't sure if it was just exagerated by a compression or a change of comp. Then I guess the first change occurs at 4 s ?
    My problem is that I did not test Trackcomp v2 yet, I have v1 but I'm not a big fan of it, I didn't extensively test it. That's why I didn't participate in this fun contest.
    Wouldn't be surprised if the first and the fifth were the two 76. Maybe one of them is the API. Very punchy. Really not sure.
     
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    :yes:

    This way it's correct, good.
     
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