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.
FAST Reveal is designed to make it easy to tackle masking problems in your mix.
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?
If you’re into analogue processing but worried about your carbon footprint, Tierra have you covered!
This refreshed range boasts new features and improved specs — but the same great value for money.
This “punchy hybrid compressor” draws its inspiration from both the classic API and SSL hardware designs.
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!
We check out a modern take on Manley’s classic valve compressor.
We check out Korneff’s vibey take on a tube‑laden FET compressor.
This characterful compressor offers a little more control than most ‘vibe machines’.
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.
Unisum boasts a unique array of advanced parameters, but achieving good results isn't as daunting as you might think.
These two plug‑ins bring you the spirit of their 'unobtainium' hardware counterparts!
SSL's famous listen-mic compressor just got more tweakable.
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!
Want to combine the freedom to choose EQs and compressors with the convenience of a single plug‑in? PSP may have the answer...
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