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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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    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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    Q. Should I compress at the recording stage?

    I’m seeing a lot of conflicting advice about using compression while recording. Some swear by it while others say it’s completely unnecessary with 24‑bit recording and modern converters. Where do you stand on this?

    Sound Advice 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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    Wes Audio ngBusComp

    Digitally Controlled Analogue Compressor

    Want the sound and tactile experience of hardware but the convenience of plug‑ins? Wes Audio have the answer...

    Reviews Nov 2021
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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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