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    Korneff Audio Talkback Limiter

    Compressor Plug‑in [Mac & Windows]

    SSL's famous listen-mic compressor just got more tweakable.

    Reviews Aug 2020
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    How And When To Use Multiband Compression

    Mix Processing Benefits

    Multiband compressors offer unique advantages over their broadband cousins — but they also present some perilous pitfalls for the unwary.

    Techniques Aug 2020
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    Becos CIQ-5 CompIQ Stella

    Mono Stompbox Compressor

    This studio VCA compressor in a pedal employs THAT VCA chips like those found in, for example, modern iterations of the SSL bus compressor.

    Reviews Jul 2020
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    Black Lion Audio Bluey | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    These audio examples accompany the review of Black Lion Audio’s Bluey FET compressor in SOS June 2020

    Reviews Jun 2020
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    Black Lion Audio Bluey

    Mono FET Compressor

    Black Lion's Bluey recreates an 1176 that has made more hits than most!

    Reviews Jun 2020
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    Manley Labs ELOP+

    Dual-channel Compressor

    Manley's well-liked optical compressor gets a makeover in time for its 30th birthday!

    Reviews Jun 2020
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    Adrian Bushby Drum Tracking snare drum

    Three Ways To Compress Snare - Mike Senior | Podcast

    Expert Tracking & Mixing Tips

    Compression can do radically different things to the sound of a snare drum, depending on how it's set up. In this episode, Mike Senior explores three ways in which a compressor can help bring your snare tracks to life.

    Techniques Jun 2020
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    PSP InfiniStrip

    Channel-strip Plug-in

    Want to combine the freedom to choose EQs and compressors with the convenience of a single plug‑in? PSP may have the answer...

    Reviews Jun 2020
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    Pulsar Audio Pulsar Mu

    Compressor-Limiter Plug-in

    Is this modelled vari-mu compressor as easy on the ear as it is on the eye?

    Reviews May 2020
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    Baby Audio I Heart NY

    Parallel Compression Plug-in

    Can this 'New York–style compression' recapture the experience of sending audio out to a UREI 1176 in 'all buttons in' mode, smashing the crap out of it and blending it back under the dry signal?

    Reviews Mar 2020
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    Leapwing Audio DynOne v3

    Multiband Dynamics Plug-in

    Is this unassuming plug-in a great leap forward in mastering compression?

    Reviews Feb 2020
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    Heritage Audio Successor

    Stereo Bus Compressor

    Based on a classic design and bursting with transformers, the Successor from Heritage Audio combines a vintage sound with serious flexibility.

    Reviews Dec 2019
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    Gyraf Gyratec XXIV

    Stereo Compressor

    This clever design rethinks many aspects of compressors that we've long taken for granted.

    Reviews Oct 2019
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    UK Sound 176

    Mono FET Compressor

    We take a look at the first in a new, more affordable range of products from BAE.

    Reviews Mar 2019
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    IGS Audio S-Type 500 VU

    VCA Bus Compressor

    We put this versatile homage to the classic British bus compressor through its paces.

    Reviews Feb 2019
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    Buzz Audio DBC-20

    Diode-bridge Compressor

    Buzz update a characterful concept to create a compressor that's capable of both vintage and modern sounds.

    Reviews Jan 2019
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    Black Lion Audio Seventeen

    FET Compressor

    We put BLA’s feature-rich and keenly priced 1176-style compressor to the test.

    Reviews Dec 2018
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    TK Audio BC1 Ltd

    Stereo Compressor

    More than a mere makeover, this 10th anniversary limited edition processor adds some useful functionality to the original BC1 design.

    Reviews Aug 2018
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    Retro Instruments Revolver

    Dual-channel Valve Compressor

    Retro set their sights on modernising a classic design from the golden age of recording — did they hit their target?

    Reviews Jul 2018
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    API 529

    500-series Compressor

    We check out API’s 500-series version of the 2500 bus compressor.

    Reviews Jun 2018
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    Rupert Neve Designs release 500-series diode bridge compressor

    535 is based on Shelford Channel dynamics circuit

    The 535 Diode Bridge Compressor module is based on the dynamics circuit found in the Shelford Channel, the channel strip RND released last year that was itself something of a Neve greatest hits collection.

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