Multiband compressors offer unique advantages over their broadband cousins — but they also present some perilous pitfalls for the unwary.
This studio VCA compressor in a pedal employs THAT VCA chips like those found in, for example, modern iterations of the SSL bus compressor.
These audio examples accompany the review of Black Lion Audio’s Bluey FET compressor in SOS June 2020
Manley's well-liked optical compressor gets a makeover in time for its 30th birthday!
Compression can do radically different things to the sound of a snare drum, depending on how it's set up. In this episode, Mike Senior explores three ways in which a compressor can help bring your snare tracks to life.
Want to combine the freedom to choose EQs and compressors with the convenience of a single plug‑in? PSP may have the answer...
Black Lion's Bluey recreates an 1176 that has made more hits than most!
Is this modelled vari-mu compressor as easy on the ear as it is on the eye?
Can this 'New York–style compression' recapture the experience of sending audio out to a UREI 1176 in 'all buttons in' mode, smashing the crap out of it and blending it back under the dry signal?
Is this unassuming plug-in a great leap forward in mastering compression?
Based on a classic design and bursting with transformers, the Successor from Heritage Audio combines a vintage sound with serious flexibility.
This clever design rethinks many aspects of compressors that we've long taken for granted.
We take a look at the first in a new, more affordable range of products from BAE.
We put this versatile homage to the classic British bus compressor through its paces.
Buzz update a characterful concept to create a compressor that's capable of both vintage and modern sounds.
We put BLA’s feature-rich and keenly priced 1176-style compressor to the test.
More than a mere makeover, this 10th anniversary limited edition processor adds some useful functionality to the original BC1 design.
Retro set their sights on modernising a classic design from the golden age of recording — did they hit their target?
We check out API’s 500-series version of the 2500 bus compressor.
This combination of Pultec-inspired stereo mastering EQ and VCA bus compressor could earn its keep in a wide range of situations.
The latest vintage-styled plug-in from Sonimus is a neat compressor with a vari-mu flavour.
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