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    DOCtron IMC

    Stereo EQ & VCA Compressor

    Billed as an instant mastering device for on‑stage use, the DOCtron IMC could well be an entirely new class of audio processor.

    Reviews . Feb 2023
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    Heritage Audio Herchild 670

    Dual-channel Valve Compressor

    Part of their new American Heritage line, the Madrid‑based manufacturers’ latest offering is their take on the mighty Fairchild Model 670.

    Reviews Feb 2023
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    Soundevice Digital VoxDucker

    Ducking Plug-in

    VoxDucker aims to make the ducking process more intuitive, so that podcasters and the like can get consistently good results.

    Reviews Feb 2023
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    Waves Spherix

    Compressor & Limiter Plug-in

    Designed from the ground up for processing multi‑channel Atmos sources, Spherix boasts some innovative and useful features.

    Reviews Feb 2023
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    Rockruepel Sidechain.one

    VCA Compressor

    This quality analogue processor offers precise and intuitive control over your compression.

    Reviews . Jan 2023
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    Source Audio Atlas

    Compressor Pedal

    Right out of the box, the Atlas compressor offers six types of digitally modelled compression based on revered studio hardware...

    Reviews Dec 2022
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    Sonible Smart:Comp 2

    Compressor Plug-in

    Sonible have packed even more ‘smarts’ into their second‑generation AI‑driven compressor.

    Reviews . Dec 2022
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    Wes Audio Rhea

    Stereo Vari-mu Compressor

    This powerful 500‑series processor combines Wes Audio’s cutting‑edge digital control technology with the timeless sound of valve compression.

    Reviews . Nov 2022
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    Multi-stage Compression

    Tips & Techniques

    When and why might you want to reach for more than one compressor to process the same signal?

    Techniques . Oct 2022
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    Drum Compression

    Choosing The Right Settings

    The right compressor settings give you endless power to shape the sound and groove of a multi‑miked drum recording.

    Techniques Aug 2022
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    IGS Audio Zen

    Dual-channel Zener Compressor/Limiter

    Diode‑based compressors can be delightful but also rather noisy. True to its name, the Zen promises a more peaceful approach...

    Reviews Jul 2022
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    Solid State Logic The Bus+

    Dual-channel VCA Compressor & Dynamic EQ

    A stunning overhaul of SSL’s bus compressor, the Bus+ goes much further than most imitators without sophistication undermining ease of use.

    Reviews May 2022
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    Warm Audio Bus Comp

    Stereo VCA Compressor

    This homage to a famous console compressor is keenly priced and offers some thoughtful extra features.

    Reviews Mar 2022
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    Hazelrigg Industries VNE

    Single-channel PWM Compressor

    With its unusual method of applying gain reduction, the Hazelrigg VNE is no ordinary compressor.

    Reviews Mar 2022
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    API Select T25

    Dual-channel Valve FET Compressor-Limiter

    API have been making excellent solid‑state outboard and consoles for decades, but their latest venture sees them using valves for the very first time.

    Reviews Feb 2022
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    Slate Digital MO-TT

    Multiband Upwards & Downwards Compressor Plug-in

    Slate have taken the famous OTT effect and added a whole load more control, creating a unique dynamics processor.

    Reviews Jan 2022
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    Pulsar 1178

    Analogue-modelling Compressor Plug-in

    A four‑band side‑chain EQ is just one of many nice touches in this new take on an analogue classic.

    Reviews Dec 2021
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    Slate Digital Custom Opto

    Analogue-modelling Compressor Plug-in

    At heart, it models the same hardware as Slate’s FG‑2A, but Custom Opto’s tweaks make it useful on so many more sources!

    Reviews Dec 2021
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    Gainlab Audio Dictator

    Stereo Valve Compressor

    This keenly priced device offers a bit more control than most valve compressors.

    Reviews Dec 2021
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    Bram Bos Woott

    Multiband Compressor For iOS

    Woott is described as a ‘dynamic hype enhancer’ , which suggests we are in for a bit of not‑so‑subtle compression...

    Reviews Nov 2021
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    Compression: What Do All Those Knobs Do?

    How To Make Compressors Do What You Want

    Dynamics processing is a core mixing technique, but it’s often misunderstood. We explain how to make a compressor do what you want it to!

    Techniques Nov 2021

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