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andy-cytomic 7th February 2009 09:39 AM

Cytomic "The Glue" Bus Compressor Effect Plugin
 
Trial download links and full information:
Cytomic: The Glue Beta Info

Product

Name: The Glue
Version: 1.0

* Accurate analog model of famous British mix bus compressor of the 80's
* Ultra-fast attack time of up to 0.01 mS
* Range knob to naturally control the maximum compression applied
* Peak Clip to optionally hard limit transients
* DSP coded using C++ and assembler, Interface coded using the Juce framework (C++)

Screenshot
http://www.cytomic.com/TheGlueScreenshot.png

Availability
First Quarter 2009
Online sales from cytomic
Serial number copy protection

Price (not inc sales tax / vat)
USD 99

Classification
Effects, Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
Mastering Processing
Side-chain Processing
4-in, 2-out Stereo Compressor (second stereo input for external side-chain processing)

Format
Windows Effect: VST, RTAS
Mac OSX Universal Binary Effect: VST, RTAS, Audio Unit

Meters
Gain reduction meter (dB) 0 to -20
Peak clip led

Parameters
Threshold (dB): 0 to -40
Range (dB): 0 to Full (-oo)
Makeup (dB): 0 to 40
Attack (mS): 0.01, 0.1, 0.3, 1, 3, 10, 30
Ratio: 2, 4, 10
Release (S): 0.1, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1.2, Auto
Compression In (Switch): On, Off
Mix (%): Dry 0 to Wet 100
Peak Clip (Switch): On, Off
Side-chain HP (Hz): Off, 20 to 2000
External Side-chain In (Switch): On, Off

About Cytomic
Cytomic was formed in December 2007 by Andrew Simper as a company dedicated to producing DSP plugins using analog modelling based on quality algorithms, with a focus on ease of use and reasonable pricing. Andrew has been Head DSP Developer for FXpansion for the past 4 years, where he coded the effects for Guru and BFD2, and created the D-CAM: Synth Squad (to be released Q2 2009). Cytomic software is currently in use by top musicians and has already featured on number one singles on Beatport.

lllubi 7th February 2009 10:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andy_cytomic (Post 3890943)
Product
Name: The Glue
Version: 1.0

* Accurate analog model of famous British mix bus compressor of the 80's
* Ultra-fast attack time of up to 0.01 mS
* Range knob to naturally control the maximum compression applied
* Peak Clip to optionally hard limit transients
* DSP coded using C++ and assembler, Interface coded using the Juce framework (C++)

Screenshot
http://www.cytomic.com/TheGlueScreenshot.png

Availability
First Quarter 2009
Online sales from cytomic
Serial number copy protection

Price (not inc sales tax / vat)
USD 99

Classification
Effects, Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
Mastering Processing
Side-chain Processing
4-in, 2-out Stereo Compressor (second stereo input for external side-chain processing)

Format
Windows Effect: VST, RTAS
Mac OSX Universal Binary Effect: VST, RTAS, Audio Unit

Meters
Gain reduction meter (dB) 0 to -20
Peak clip led

Parameters
Threshold (dB): 0 to -40
Range (dB): 0 to Full (-oo)
Makeup (dB): 0 to 40
Attack (mS): 0.01, 0.1, 0.3, 1, 3, 10, 30
Ratio: 2, 4, 10
Release (S): 0.1, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1.2, Auto
Compression In (Switch): On, Off
Mix (%): Dry 0 to Wet 100
Peak Clip (Switch): On, Off
Side-chain HP (Hz): Off, 20 to 2000
External Side-chain In (Switch): On, Off

About Cytomic
Cytomic was formed in December 2007 by Andrew Simper as a company dedicated to producing DSP plugins using analog modelling based on quality algorithms, with a focus on ease of use and reasonable pricing. Andrew has been Head DSP Developer for FXpansion for the past 4 years, where he coded the effects for Guru and BFD2, and created the D-CAM: Synth Squad (to be released Q2 2009). Cytomic software is currently in use by top musicians and has already featured on number one singles on Beatport.


finally
couldnt wait anymore longer

Number 6 7th February 2009 11:16 AM

Hi Andy,

Looks real nice, but no Autofade? That would be a dealmaker for sure.
jkthtyrt

piccazzo 7th February 2009 04:12 PM

So what makes this different from say Waves , Duende and other SSL mixbuss emulations ? And no TDM version ? makes it hard to compete if the sound isn´t fantastic. And the website only leads to a picture ? ? .

K-Slash 7th February 2009 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by piccazzo (Post 3891406)
So what makes this different from say Waves , Duende and other SSL mixbuss emulations ? And no TDM version ? makes it hard to compete if the sound isn´t fantastic. And the website only leads to a picture ? ? .

Well, that kind of statement makes me sick.

There is no demo for the moment, so be patient diddlydoo.

Hint 7th February 2009 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by piccazzo (Post 3891406)
So what makes this different from say Waves , Duende and other SSL mixbuss emulations ?... hard to compete....

It's already different in one very important respect: $99 thumbsup

It will certainly be interesting to demo it when it's ready.

The MPCist 7th February 2009 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by piccazzo (Post 3891406)
So what makes this different from say Waves , Duende and other SSL mixbuss emulations ?


The more the merrier.... heh

Synergy Media 7th February 2009 07:06 PM

You said it ! Been waiting for this for a LONG time ! Good job Andy. Had a play with it a while back . . . Andy's a serious genius imo !

Johnny

Quote:

Originally Posted by lllubi (Post 3890983)
finally
couldnt wait anymore longer


TheSweetener 7th February 2009 07:08 PM

What's different? confoosed

After 2 seconds I'd say DRY/WET knob + sidechain locut comes to my mind.

Looking forward! I'll try it.

stamand 7th February 2009 07:37 PM

I want it now!!!!! Look amazing!!!!kfhkh

Silver Sonya 7th February 2009 07:50 PM

Cool.

The Waves SSL compressor is silly sounding.

The Duende requires... a Duende.

The URS SSL thing is cool, but it doesn't sound like an SSL at all.

I'm looking forward to hearing this thing.

cheers,
Chad

Jax 7th February 2009 07:56 PM

Looks like it has great potential, but:

I don't understand why the attack time should only go to 30mS, unless replicating the 80's analog unit was the most important design goal (which is goofy when there are no theoretical limits to what features can be digitally implemented). Why the heck would you want to limit the attack time when it could be much longer and therefore more useful?

As an example, I like Waves API 2500 but often I will skip it due to the 30mS attack time limitation.

I'm not saying this plug-in will suck because of that, but I really think plug-in designers (or perhaps their marketing teams) are short sighted when they create replicas of hardware units... when instead they could improve or expand upon them in the digital realm. While I love my UAD plugs, they are the kings of hardware emulation. UAD should at least put a simple digital meter on the input and output of their emulation plugs so clipping can be easily avoided.

SFTPH 7th February 2009 08:14 PM

That is a fantastic price if it is in the sound ball park of the competition.

Alxi 7th February 2009 08:33 PM

Yes i agree 99$ is really a good price if it sounds as good as the others... the extra fonctions are also very welcome.

-Alxi-

lllubi 7th February 2009 08:35 PM

some sound examples
Index of /AudioExamples/TheGlue

elmolemon 7th February 2009 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lllubi (Post 3892046)

The demos sound quite interesting, but almost everything is pushed too hard for my taste.

Silver Sonya 7th February 2009 09:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elmolemon (Post 3892130)
The demos sound quite interesting, but almost everything is pushed too hard for my taste.

Demos are meant to be dramatic to emphasize the charactere of the effect. If you want to use the tool with more restraint, that's available to you.

- c

elmolemon 7th February 2009 09:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Silver Sonya (Post 3892159)
Demos are meant to be dramatic to emphasize the charactere of the effect. If you want to use the tool with more restraint, that's available to you.

Yes, but if most of the demo-files sound squashed to me, i can't tell if i like it. Even your favorite comp can be pushed too hard.

I'm gonna wait for the demo-version. hooppie

Aux13 7th February 2009 09:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elmolemon (Post 3892193)
Yes, but if most of the demo-files sound squashed to me, i can't tell if i like it.

kfhkh

Wiggum, Ralph 7th February 2009 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elmolemon (Post 3892193)
I'm gonna wait for the demo-version. hooppie

yep. btw Andy, when can we get our hands on the demo?

lllubi 7th February 2009 10:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elmolemon (Post 3892193)
Yes, but if most of the demo-files sound squashed to me, i can't tell if i like it. Even your favorite comp can be pushed too hard.

I'm gonna wait for the demo-version. hooppie

squashed yes
but still preserves transients
not a common feature with plugs

futur2 8th February 2009 02:14 AM

nothing against your product andy, it looks good. but i find it ridiculous to have such early announcements for plugins now. i don't see this as a positive trend. even with hardware these teasers are hardly bearable but with plugins it just makes no sense. just show it to us when it's ready!

with software i find it only barely tolerable when it's something groundbraking like the new melodyne and even then mezed...

Synergy Media 8th February 2009 04:30 AM

Dunno about that . . . Nothing wrong with some early press, and to be fair , I know this will be out very soon . Just because you can't tolerate it , doesn't mean that everyone holds the same opinion . This is Andy's first plugin as his own company. It's just as much about making people aware of the new company on the scene .

I'm just as eager to see it out , and I've known about this for quite some time . . . this is nothing like melodyne, which has been months .

I'm sure the website will be live soon and we can all get some new toys . . . I mean productive tools , heh .

Johnny


Quote:

Originally Posted by futur2 (Post 3892863)
nothing against your product andy, it looks good. but i find it ridiculous to have such early announcements for plugins now. i don't see this as a positive trend. even with hardware these teasers are hardly bearable but with plugins it just makes no sense. just show it to us when it's ready!

with software i find it only barely tolerable when it's something groundbraking like the new melodyne and even then mezed...


mavano 8th February 2009 09:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by futur2 (Post 3892863)
nothing against your product andy, it looks good. but i find it ridiculous to have such early announcements for plugins now. i don't see this as a positive trend. even with hardware these teasers are hardly bearable but with plugins it just makes no sense. just show it to us when it's ready!

with software i find it only barely tolerable when it's something groundbraking like the new melodyne and even then mezed...

Before this announcement there was already a 20+ page thread on KVR about this. Everybody was begging for screenshots, features, demos, etc.

I guess you can't please everyone...

futur2 8th February 2009 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mavano (Post 3893580)
I guess you can't please everyone...

that's for sure cooge

digital lofi 8th February 2009 04:03 PM

Yeah, speak for yourself. If it's a product I'm interested in, I love some early buzz. If not, it's pretty easy to ignore. If it turns out to be vaporware then you have something to bitch about on the internet.

I for one am totally chuffed about this.kfhkh

Silver Sonya 8th February 2009 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by futur2 (Post 3892863)
nothing against your product andy, it looks good. but i find it ridiculous to have such early announcements for plugins now. i don't see this as a positive trend. even with hardware these teasers are hardly bearable but with plugins it just makes no sense. just show it to us when it's ready!

with software i find it only barely tolerable when it's something groundbraking like the new melodyne and even then mezed...


This is ridiculously wrong.

It's called marketing. If you make a product, there are several advantages to announcing it before it's out.

1) It allows the designer to incorporate wishlist requests, should they arise.
2) It allows anticipation to build, and word to spread, increasing sales.
3) It allows the potential buyers to prepare to budget for buying that item when it's out.

The list goes on and on.

- c

tobymusic 8th February 2009 04:47 PM

I think generally it's a positive thing if anything gets announced a couple of months before it'll be available.
To be fair, a ballpark release time frame helps to avoid confusion, but anybody remembers the product annoucemen of the Mackie d8b? This was...how many years before they actually released the desk...2 years at least??

Anyways, i like to know what's coming, because it can affect my decision to purchase something or when to purchase something versus something else that will come in the future. Think of Pro Tools HD for example.

Toby

tobymusic 8th February 2009 04:49 PM

BTW, the "range" feature is brilliant. The only plug-in i have that does that is the Eventide Omnipressor. On hardware, the Elysia Mpressor has that feature too. Very, very useful feature on a bus compressor.

Toby

noiseflaw 8th February 2009 09:27 PM

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Cor Blimey Gov - so bloomin' cheap too!