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    Becos CompIQ Twain

    Dual-band Compressor-Saturator

    Love stompboxes but find pedal compressors frustratingly untweakable? This one’s designed with you in mind...

    Reviews . Sep 2021
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    Baby Audio Smooth Operator

    Dynamics Plug-in

    Baby Audio offer an intriguing take on frequency‑conscious dynamics processing.

    Reviews Aug 2021
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    Har-Bal Dynamics Processor

    Dynamics Plug-in

    Think you’ve heard everything a compressor can do? It might be time to think again...

    Reviews Jul 2021
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    Softube Empirical Labs Collection

    EQ & Dynamics Plug-ins

    Created in partnership with Empirical Labs, these two emulations form a characterful yet capable channel strip.

    Reviews Jul 2021
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    Denise Audio Dragon Fire

    Dynamics Processing Plug-in

    Dragon Fire makes setting up frequency‑conscious compression very intuitive, courtesy of an on‑screen curve its makers call the Push Pull Graph.

    Reviews Jun 2021
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    Slate Digital FG-2A

    Virtual Analogue Compressor Plug-in

    The World’s not short of LA‑2A plug‑ins, but some are more convincing than others...

    Reviews Jun 2021
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    Focusrite FAST Reveal

    Spectral Ducker Plug-in

    FAST Reveal is designed to make it easy to tackle masking problems in your mix.

    Reviews May 2021
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    Rupert Neve Designs 5254

    Dual-channel Compressor

    Throughout his illustrious career, Rupert Neve continued to refine the diode‑bridge compressor design he first created over half a century ago.

    Reviews May 2021
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    TK Audio T-Komp

    Dual-channel Analogue Compressor

    We check out TK’s latest intriguing interpretation of the humble VCA compressor.

    Reviews May 2021
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    Waves Abbey Road RS124

    Compressor Plug-in [Mac / Windows]

    Will Waves' plug-in emulation of the Abbey Road RS124, which was based on a much modified Altec 436B valve compressor, find favour with today's engineers and producers?

    Reviews Apr 2021
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    Tierra Audio Gravity

    Stereo VCA Compressor

    If you’re into analogue processing but worried about your carbon footprint, Tierra have you covered!

    Reviews Apr 2021
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    Fredenstein Artistic Plus

    500-series Modules

    This refreshed range boasts new features and improved specs — but the same great value for money.

    Reviews Apr 2021
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    Tone Empire Model 5000

    Compressor Plug-in

    This “punchy hybrid compressor” draws its inspiration from both the classic API and SSL hardware designs.

    Reviews Mar 2021
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    Little Labs LL2A

    Compressor-Limiter

    Ever wondered what a ‘four‑quadrant analogue multiplier compressor’ might sound like? Neither had we — but it turns out to be something a bit special!

    Reviews Feb 2021
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    Manley Labs Nu Mu

    Stereo Valve Hybrid Compressor-Limiter

    We check out a modern take on Manley’s classic valve compressor.

    Reviews Feb 2021
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    Korneff Audio Pawn Shop Comp 2.0

    Compressor Plug-in

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

    Reviews Jan 2021
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    Black Rooster Audio KH-COMP1

    Compressor Plug-in

    This characterful compressor offers a little more control than most ‘vibe machines’.

    Reviews Dec 2020
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    Audified VocalMint Compressor

    One-knob Compressor Plug-in

    Though there’s only one main user control, VocalMint's audio path comprises a serial chain of three different types of compressor, and multiple behind‑the‑scenes parameters have been optimised specifically for vocal processing.

    Reviews Dec 2020
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    Tone Projects Unisum

    Mastering Compressor Plug‑in

    Unisum boasts a unique array of advanced parameters, but achieving good results isn't as daunting as you might think.

    Reviews Oct 2020
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    DDMF Magic Death Eye

    Compressor Plug‑ins

    These two plug‑ins bring you the spirit of their 'unobtainium' hardware counterparts!

    Reviews Sep 2020
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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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