by Semantic Audio
2.8 / 5     (13 votes)
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SAFECompressor is a semantic compressor, it can load settings by typing descriptive words.

The SAFE plug-ins are a series of audio plug-ins which allow the user to provide timbral descriptions of the audio they are processing with them. The plug-in then analyses the audio and saves the data to the SAFE server. This data is collected from all the users and analysed to give a general synopsis of what types of sound a given descriptor is used for. All this information can then be used to create a series of `semantic plug-in settings'. Users will be able to load plug-in settings by typing in descriptive words of how they want the audio to sound. The more people who upload descriptors to the server the better the downloaded plug-in settings will get.

The SAFE Project is motivated by the lack of statistically-defined transferable semantic terms in music production and the requirement for more intuitive control of low-level parameters. One of the main outcomes of the project is a suite of DAW plug-ins that allow you to both save and load semantic terms from within the audio production workflow. This means you can now control your audio effect plug-ins using terms that normal human beings can understand! Just type a term (such as warm, bright, etc...) into the text-box, and if we have it on our server, your parameters will be moved around to represent this. Similarly, if you achieve an effect that can be explained in semantic terms, input it into the box and hit save. As the plug-ins are based on the music production community, the more users that input terms, the more representative the effects become for everyone else.
ken Jan 16 2024
(1 / 5)
Jan 16 2024
Thanks for the heads up, downloaded and deleted it right after
Mike Apr 23 2023
(1 / 5)
Apr 23 2023
Takes 2 minutes to load into Reaper, during which time everything is frozen and you just have to wait. Then anything you do to the plugin, you have to wait another 2 minutes. Bring up the compressor, make an adjustment, close the compressor or switch to another fx... 2 minute wait for each. Looks like the easiest compressor to use and understand, but this lag is too brutal to put up with.
Ardour stops responding when adding any of the 4 Dec 24 2022
(1 / 5)
Dec 24 2022
Basically crashes the DAW, doesn't work
VEKdigital Media Oct 13 2022
Oct 13 2022
All 4 plugins in the pack cause REAPER 6.68 to stop responding. Unable to find a fix. Useless and troublesome. Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) 64-bit. 0 stars.
S Oct 26 2022
Oct 26 2022
Put your computer in airplane mode and try again. I think this plugin is no longer supported by the company. It was started as a research project that would upload the data of users, and I think the data upload attempt is messing something up now. Curious to see if this solve works for others.
NoMusicTuesdays Jul 30 2022
(3 / 5)
Jul 30 2022
Unreliable. It's very nice when it occasionally works, but since it crashes Reaper 9/10 times when I add it to a track, I prob won't use it at all
Michael Stocker Dec 05 2021
(4 / 5)
Dec 05 2021
Empfehlung von Thomas Forster
CGP May 10 2021
May 10 2021
Dont work in reaper. Any suggestion?
Silverfoot May 31 2021
May 31 2021
You have to send keyboard input to the effect. Open you FX window and right click the compressor. Then select the option 'Send all keyboard input to plug-in'
Jan Brodníček May 06 2021
May 06 2021
Same here.
Anonymous Apr 27 2021
Apr 27 2021
Same here
Wishgiver Mar 23 2021
Mar 23 2021
Can't get it recognized in Cakewalk tried 64 and 32 any advise
Naturesman Apr 11 2021
Apr 11 2021
Same here
Daniel Jan 03 2021
(5 / 5)
Jan 03 2021
Awesome and analog-like
Alan Nov 30 2020
(4 / 5)
Nov 30 2020
Good clean basic comp, I just never liked this type of comp display, prefer just VU
Negro Ricardo Aug 03 2020
(5 / 5)
Aug 03 2020
Funciona perfectamente en Cakewalk
REAPster Aug 03 2020
Aug 03 2020
Not detected by reaper
ksavHOMErecs Sept 30 2015
(5 / 5)
Sept 30 2015
Works great inside of my sony (64bt) video editor. Thanks <3