Hi - I’m looking to start using side-chain inputs, and also Multiband compressors for the first time. I have some UAD-1 compressors, but none have those features, so I’m starting to look around to see what I might use.
Some questions re: the included Cubase 6 compressors:
What is the difference between “Compressor” and “Vintage Compressor” in terms of quality? Is the “Vintage …” better sounding, and if so, why offer both?
Of the three compressors in Cubase: “Compressor”, “Vintage Compressor”, and “Multiband Compressor” - do people consider them good quality? If not, is there any freeware out there that might be better (with side-chain)? I should say I also have an FMR RNC (Real Nice Compressor) as well, but would prefer to work ITB if the quality is there. Also, I am a little hesitant to set it up as an External FX given the problems described in this forum a while back regarding the “ping” time by Cubase.
Finally, re: the Cubase De-esser - considered good, or should I “build my own” using the above, or should I use a freeware (like Spitfish by Digital Fishphones)?