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The "feedback" compressor

The American 5 Dynamics, originally released in the 70s, is a feedback type compressor with an additional "Ceiling" fine-tune function which can increase gain reduction and varying the frequency and THD response.
Equally useful as a tracking, mixdown or program compressor/limiter, the A5D utilizes "vintage" dynamics control and an easy to use multi-function control set. It delivers dynamics control behavior unlike VCA feed forward compressors so common today. American 5 Dynamics makes use of the 2510 and 2520 op-amps and manages to sound clean but with character without being weak and harsh.


The programs:

Carefully sampled @ 44.1kHz and 96kHz, without introduction of noise or aliasing, in a professional recording studio with custom converters built specifically for NAT3 which outperforms $20k commercial converters. High end cables, with particular care to the connections, levels and impedance matching were used to translate the sonic qualities of this priceless devices into the Nebula software technology. Every volume change, gain change, frequency change is tested and accurately programmed without destructive digital processing for optimized sound and then compared to the original device. The result is a virtually indistinguishable digital replication of this landmark device.
The programs don't sound processed, harsh or digital as most plugins do, but instead sound like a natural extension of the original audio, gluing your tracks in the mix with an analog vibe.



. High Quality programs with full dynamics and harmonic content

. Special light edition "le" programs (CPU friendly)

. Compressor 2:1 and Limiter 20:1 presets

. Special presets with variable attack time

. Ceiling control

. AHEAD extended

. Internal sidechain High Pass filter

. External sidechain control

. Drive control allows to set the sound from clean to fat

. Special AlexB skin (Nebula 3 only)

Nebula can't work with very fast att/rel. without to lose the hardware sound, the same for squashing compression. If you need these behaviors please use a good transparent plugin compressor to tame the transients and to crush things followed by this library to make the sound. Please note that even in the hardware if you crush the compression then things sound bad. I prefer to not trick Nebula to go fast/crushed and lose the sound.
  This program library works in licensed Nebula3 and  Nebula4, NOT N3 1.3.505 and N4-Player.  





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