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Introducing the Pulsar Mu
The Pulsar Mu is a state-of-the-art software compressor that offers a range of advanced features for professional audio production. With built-in Mid-Side processing and optional M/S encoding and decoding, the Mu allows you to process sounds panned to the center and sides separately with different settings, making it easy to manage transients in a soft and musical way.
The Mu also offers various options that apply to the sidechain signal, from the saturation of the magnetic flux in the transformers to the precise response of the tubes, to the effect of the tiny calibration defects, everything is perfectly reproduced, this subtlety is useful for livening up a dull, stiff guitar track, giving it edge and personality.
One of the key features of the Pulsar Mu is its exceptional compression transparency that this kind of compressor can achieve, even when pushed into extreme gain reduction. It can be used for levelling, limiting, or just to add a bit of analog warmth with its emulated tube signal path. The Mu also offers a look-ahead, look-behind feature that enables to shift the timing of the gain reduction signal with respect to the input.
Additionally, the “Listen” buttons simplify the setting by allowing you to listen only to Mids or Sides, and the modern visualization can be set to monitor only the channel you’re working on, so you will always know what you’re doing. The Pulsar Mu takes full advantage of the CPU’s features to do more with less.
- Built-in Mid-Side processing and optional M/S encoding and decoding
- Exceptional compression transparency
- Look-ahead, look-behind feature
- Listen buttons for easy monitoring of Mids and Sides
- Emulated tube signal path for added warmth
- External sidechain input
- High-pass filter, parametric bell filter and High-Shelf filter for more complete equalization section
The Pulsar Mu is an industry-standard tube compressor that offers a faithful emulation of a modern yet legendary tube compressor/limiter. It is perfect for mixing and mastering, and can be used transparently as a leveller (with long attack and release), as a compressor to add glue (slow attack with fast release), or as a limiter (fast attack and fast release).