Do McDSP rack extensions (EQ / compressors) really work as they advertise?

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moggadeet
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Post 13 Feb 2021

And here the dynamics (ramp response) of the compressors. Those which cannot dial the ratio in seem to be around 5:1.
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Post 13 Feb 2021

Say, that's a nice tool (plugindoctor?). Wish I had checked my device with it.
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Post 13 Feb 2021

Nice. Did you check the harmonic distortion of the compressors when turning the threshold down and upping the ratio and with fast attack and fast release? That will tell us how much they colour the sound.
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Post 13 Feb 2021

PhillipOrdonez wrote:
13 Feb 2021
Nice. Did you check the harmonic distortion of the compressors when turning the threshold down and upping the ratio and with fast attack and fast release? That will tell us how much they colour the sound.
Never checked it myself, but they must color the sound in fast attack/release, when the attack and release times get comparable to LF wave half period. The response in LF will go down as a result.
And this will introduce distortion as well.

EDIT: I just thought, it must be almost imperceptible when the Release Time > 25ms.
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Post 15 Feb 2021

It (pluginDoctor) appears to still be available, and at $30 it's not a bad deal. This test made me want the tool more than anything.

https://ddmf.eu/plugindoctor/ <- that's where it's at!

[Edit:] And now I have mine. This is an incredibly functional tool! I'm glad somebody mentioned it!
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Post 16 Feb 2021

I just got me that PluginDoctor and checked the ExtremeDynamics compressor with it to see how it would "color" the sound with harmonics. The results are in another thread.
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