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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sonimus TuCo

    Compressor Plug-in

    The latest vintage-styled plug-in from Sonimus is a neat compressor with a vari-mu flavour.

    Reviews Oct 2017
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    Q. Is a compressor’s Hold control different from its Release?

    I thought I had a handle on this, but seem to have a hard time understanding the difference between a compressor’s ‘Hold’ and its ‘Release’. Can you help explain?

    Sound Advice Mar 2017
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