Swole is the first plug-in developed by Okay Audio, a small independent company formed by producer Jack Bowden. Their debut offering is aimed at musicians, bedroom producers and professional users alike, and promises to offer a quick fix for thin sounding source material and mixes.
Swole’s simple interface features just three controls: Input and Output knobs are placed on either side of the GUI, each equipped with their own dedicated RMS level meters, whilst the amount of processing applied by the plug-in is defined by a single central control which ranges from Weedy to Swole, via Beefy and Big. The plug-in applies a combination of compression, saturation, limiting, reverb, and stereo width manipulation, the last two of which can be toggled on or off via a Reverb button.
More information is available on the Okay Audio website, along with some audio examples demonstrating Swole's effect on a range of individual tracks and entire mixes.
Swole is supported on PCs running Windows 10 and above, and Macs running macOS X 10.9 or later. It is available in AU and VST3 plug-in formats.
Pricing & Availability
Swole is available now, and is currently (9 January 2023) available for an introductory price of $29.99, reduced from its full cost of $59.99. It also includes a free copy of the company's new Swole Sounds Sample Pack.