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?
A stunning overhaul of SSL’s bus compressor, the Bus+ goes much further than most imitators without sophistication undermining ease of use.
This homage to a famous console compressor is keenly priced and offers some thoughtful extra features.
With its unusual method of applying gain reduction, the Hazelrigg VNE is no ordinary compressor.
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.
Slate have taken the famous OTT effect and added a whole load more control, creating a unique dynamics processor.
A four‑band side‑chain EQ is just one of many nice touches in this new take on an analogue classic.
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!
This keenly priced device offers a bit more control than most valve compressors.
Woott is described as a ‘dynamic hype enhancer’ , which suggests we are in for a bit of not‑so‑subtle compression...
When it comes to dynamics processing, we’ve never had it so good. Once upon a time, even the largest studios had only basic...
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!
Want the sound and tactile experience of hardware but the convenience of plug‑ins? Wes Audio have the answer...
Love stompboxes but find pedal compressors frustratingly untweakable? This one’s designed with you in mind...
Baby Audio offer an intriguing take on frequency‑conscious dynamics processing.
Think you’ve heard everything a compressor can do? It might be time to think again...
Created in partnership with Empirical Labs, these two emulations form a characterful yet capable channel strip.
Dragon Fire makes setting up frequency‑conscious compression very intuitive, courtesy of an on‑screen curve its makers call the Push Pull Graph.
The world’s not short of LA‑2A plug‑ins, but some are more convincing than others...
Throughout his illustrious career, Rupert Neve continued to refine the diode‑bridge compressor design he first created over half a century ago.
We check out TK’s latest intriguing interpretation of the humble VCA compressor.
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