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Korneff Audio Pawn Shop Comp 2.0

Compressor Plug-in By Matt Houghton
Published January 2021

Korneff Audio Pawn Shop Comp 2.0

We check out Korneff’s vibey take on a tube‑laden FET compressor.

Back in SOS August 2020 I reviewed Korneff’s Talkback Limiter, which was a wonderfully warm and teasingly tweakable model of SSL’s Listen Mic Compressor. Korneff have taken a similar ‘tweaker’s delight’ approach to their new Pawn Shop Comp 2.0, and while this a very different compressor — this time it’s a virtual FET compressor with tube amplification stages — the interface will feel familiar to anyone who has tried the Talkback Limiter.

You’re first presented with a GUI (below) that offers only the few controls you’d usually need to get the compressor doing its thing. Namely, there are Attack, Release, Threshold and Ratio knobs. There’s also an on/off button (to switch the compression in...

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Published January 2021