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Hi Aleksey,

Just found some time to test Elephant 1.0

Great stuff !!

Will buy it tomorrow ! ( still too busy, right now )

Two things :

- It seems to have a kind of exciter effect ( settings : fast and low shape ) ??

- It processes left and right channel, independent !!

This might lead to a higher end volume, but my alter the stereofield !

Would be great, to have a 'link' switch ( with left and right input summed, for detection ) !!

peace, Jan

P.S.:

On a first test on the current mastering session, I actually liked the Elephant sound much more than the L2 !

Have to investigate ...


As for linking, actually, who said it preserves stereofield?  It actually destroys it.

Maybe I'm wrong with the above, but I really can't understand logic of linking both channels.  This is unlogical to me and seems like creates WRONG behaviour.  Jan, do you have, btw, some URL with scientific-like research on liked/unlinked behaviour?  I have an idea that L2's channel linking additionally contributes to overall muddiness.

Hi Aleksey

Sorry, don't have any URLs regarding linking :(

But, as a pro soundengineer, for more than 20 years, I may spread some light,

at least on the audio aspects.

Imagine You'll put Elephant on a mix, with a loud sound on the left side

( can be a sound FX or a git solo, for example )

This sound may last for a bit longer, than the usual Snare peaks, etc.

Elephant will now reduce the level off the left channel, more, than the level of the right channel.

And that is similar, to turning a panpot to the right !!

So it moves the stereo center / field, while limitting.

In most cases, when limmiting short transients, this might be hard to hear.

But I often have loud signals, off center.

( A loud compressed floortom, is another example. )

So, a link switch would be very much appreciated.

This way everyone can decide, which mode is better for the current situation !

Regarding the L2 ...

It might be the linking, but i think it's the algorithm, itself.

I always prefered the Timeworks Compressor X in brickwall mode,

when I need to keep some puch in the low end.

But, with the CompressorX I always lose some detail.

So, Elephant seems the way to go :)

( If You could decide, to add the Link switch ... )

bye, Jan


Forgot to mention :

Elephants position, on a dual screen system, is not stored, in Samplitude 7.1!

Works with all other plugins ...

bye, Jan


OK, I'll check what I can do with the linking...

As for position, what do you mean exactly?  Is CurveEQ's behaviour is the same?


Version 1.1b is available for download.  I've added channel linking.

That's good news !

Will order it, in a few minutes :)

Concerning the 'position' :

I have to excuse myself again !! ( no time, for thorough testing :( ) :

Samplitude doesn' t store/restore GUI positions of VST plugins !!

Elephant was the first VST plugin, I used in Sam, without the VST-DX Adapter.

bye, Jan

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