Dynamic Processor VST

Top 24 Dynamic Processor VST plugins 2020

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We have collected for you the top 24 VST plugins Dynamic Processor according to PluginBoutique.

VST list navigation:

  1. TrackSpacer
  2. Zynaptiq INTENSITY Dynamic Processor
  3. PUNISH
  4. Omnipressor
  5. TDR Kotelnikov GE
  6. Big Beautiful Door
  7. Presswerk
  8. DynOne 3
  9. ML4000 Native
  10. Autoformer
  11. Kratos 2 Maximizer
  12. MSpectralDynamics
  13. Valley People Dyna-mite
  14. Panther Stereo Manipulation
  15. Complexer 2
  16. Weiss Gambit Series For Console 1
  17. ML4000 HD
  18. Slam Dawg
  19. Pumper
  20. Outlaw
  21. Pumper 2
  22. JST Clip
  23. MDrumLeveler
  24. British Class A For Console 1

1. TrackSpacer

by Wavesfactory

TrackSpacer

One of a Kind

Trackspacer is an award-nominated plugin that creates space in a mix by carving the frequencies that the main track needs into another track in real-time.

Trackspacer is no ordinary plugin, it is similar to a sidechain compressor plugin but much more powerful, transparent and precise.

Insert it in a track and see for yourself what Trackspacer can do for you.

Secret Mixing Weapon

The Trackspacer plugin features a 32 band EQ that reacts to the incoming sidechain signal. It analyses the spectrum of the sidechain and applies a reversed EQ curve to another track. As if by magic, Trackspacer creates space for the primary track by cutting the exact frequencies on other tracks.

No more fighting for space for the vocal in a mix, or any other instrument for that matter. If you have a solo that needs the room to breathe then Trackspacer makes the task easy.
Complicated automation moves on your mix are a thing of the past!

Simple to Use

Trackspacer features a big centred knob that lets you set the amount of reduction applied in a simple and straightforward way, but it also features a set of parameters that let’s you go deep into how the signal is processed.

  • Pan: lets you choose exactly where you want to apply the effect. In default stereo mode you can select the left channel, right channel or anything in between.
  • M/S: in Mid / Side mode you can apply the effect to the mid-channel, the sides or anything in between.
  • Attack/Release: set how Trackspacer reacts to the incoming signal, making it smoother or punchier like a regular compressor plugin.
  • Sidechain: lets you listen to the incoming sidechain for easy tweaking of the low-cut and high-cut filters.

Not a Multi-band Compressor

Compressors react to the amplitude/volume/level of the audio signal on the track. Based on how loud the source signal is, they apply more or less compression.

Multi-band compressors split the signal in different bands and apply different settings on each band, but the detection is still the same as regular ones.

Trackspacer splits the sidechain source signal into 32 bands and analyses them individually. Then, it reverses the result and applies a 32 band EQ to duck (or carve) those exact same frequencies, giving the source track the space it needs to occupy in the mix… and all in real time!

That’s why the Trackspacer plugin is much better, more transparent and easier to use than regular compressors. It’s all in the detection!

System Requirements

Mac OSX:

  • 10.7 or higher (64-bit only)
  • DAW capable of hosting VST or AU, or Pro Tools.
  • DAW with sidechain functionality.
  • Intel processor.

Windows:

  • Windows 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit only)
  • DAW capable of hosting VST plugins, or Pro Tools.
  • DAW with sidechain functionality.

Important note: this software is 64-bit compatible only and will not function on 32-bit systems.


2. Zynaptiq INTENSITY Dynamic Processor

by Zynaptiq

Zynaptiq INTENSITY Dynamic Processor

Detail | Clarity | Density | Loudness

INTENSITY is a new kind of audio processor for mixing, mastering and sound design. Built on techniques typically found in facial recognition algorithms, INTENSITY brings out a sound’s inherent detail, increases its perceived loudness and density, and adds insane amounts of clarity. The unique algorithm carves out important signal features – making sounds sound more like themselves – and is operated with essentially one control. Between the proprietary algorithm and an optional soft-knee saturating limiter in the plugin’s output stage, INTENSITY also excels at attaining maximum loudness and creating a beautifully aggressive tone. 

The key INTENSITY features at a glance:

  • Mastering-grade processing for more detail, clarity, density and loudness. 
  • Intuitive and fast workflow using a streamlined set of controls. 
  • Proprietary INTENSITY circuit with optional frequency-dependent BIAS function. 
  • Additional precision soft-knee saturating limiter at the output stage. 

Think “Compressor”

So what IS this thing, then? You can think of INTENSITY like an infinite-band compressor operating in relative terms – whose time constants are zero, and which is controlled by an artificial intelligence at audio rate – making it possible to adjust the process with essentially just one knob.

Or Actually, do NOT Think “Compressor”

Well, except that this description would be completely inaccurate, as INTENSITY is absolutely NOT a compressor, and works in a completely different way. There’s no RMS detector, no threshold, no ratio, no attack or release time. It doesn’t pump or modulate in any other way. It doesn’t overshoot and it works regardless of absolute levels and input type.

That said, the compressor analogy does serve to give you an idea of when to use it and what for.

Across the Board

INTENSITY is equally suited for processing individual tracks like speech, SFX, instruments – including guitars, bass and piano – as well as full mixes, multi-channel film stems, drum busses, and other complex content. This makes INTENSITY an indispensable tool for music producers, mastering engineers, sound designers, video producers, broad/podcasters, forensics professionals, audiophiles, or virtually anyone to quickly and easily add clarity, definition, and perceived loudness to their audio projects.

Fast, Faster, INTENSITY

This plugin is probably the fastest way to get great sound. No kidding. The actual, real-world usage story goes pretty much exactly like this:

  • Insert plugin
  • Adjust INTENSITY amount
  • Enjoy the result.

In some cases, you may additionally:

  • Adjust BIAS Amount and/or Curve
  • Switch LEVEL COMPENSATION off
  • Activate the saturation.

 …that is literally it.

TL;DR – Summarize that in Plain English, Please.

OK, we’ll drop the geek.

It’s a high-tech thing that makes everything sound way more awesome.
Which is why we call it The AWESOME!-Knob in our offices.
Put it on everything, all of the time. 
Be careful, it’s highly addictive.
Plain enough? 🙂

INTENSITY

At the heart of the plugin lies its namesake, the INTENSITY  circuit. A combination of advanced neural network based analysis and proprietary input and output transforms is used to separate the signal into broad strokes and detail features. By boosting the details while leaving the broad strokes in place, the sound’s unique characteristics are amplified, masking effects mitigated, details carved out, the density and perceived loudness increased. Sounds high tech? That’s because it IS.

BIAS

In most cases, the INTENSITY trackball is all you’ll need to use to get a great sound. But the processing amount can be controlled frequency dependently, too, using the BIAS function.

Preset BIAS Curves


INTENSITY features ten preset bias curves, including two equal loudness curves, a presence boost curve, linear tilt curves, and more. Curves are selected using our proprietary Visual Menu widget, which allows you to preview a setting simply by hovering your mouse over it. 

Custom BIAS Curve

Or simply create your own. Supported by multiple macro functions, finding just the right curve is a snap.

SATURATE

On top of the high-tech INTENSITY circuit, there’s also a slightly more traditional, but nonetheless state-of-the-art soft-knee saturating limiter that can optionally be switched into the output stage. From subtle glue to in-your-face-ness to Yeah-I-Just-Got-Three-dB-of-Loudness-For-Free in mastering to straight-up overdrive, the SATURATE circuit delivers a beautifully warm, meaty tone…and can drive the loudness into La-La-Land.

System Requirements 

Formats

INTENSITY is available for a variety of formats.

MacOS X:

  • Apple AudioUnits (32/64bit)
  • Avid RTAS
  • Avid AAX Native including AudioSuite (32/64bit)
  • Steinberg VST 2.4 (32/64bit)
  • Steinberg VST 3 (32/64bit)

Windows:

  • Avid RTAS
  • Avid AAX Native including AudioSuite (32/64bit)
  • Steinberg VST 2.4 (32/64bit)
  • Steinberg VST 3 (32/64bit)

Mac

  • Apple Mac computer
  • OSX 10.8.x or newer
  • Intel CPU with at least 2 Cores; i7 or better recommended.
  • Apple AU (AudioUnits), Steinberg VST 2.4, VST 3 or Avid RTAS/AAX compatible Host software
  • For AAX Native 32-bit, the minimum required Pro Tools version is 10.3.6
  • iLok.com account for machine- or iLok 2 based activation (of full as well as demo versions)
  • Internet Connection for Software Activation (though not necessarily on the computer used for audio)

Windows

  • Windows 7 or newer
  • CPU with at least 2 Cores; Intel CPU recommended, i7 or better recommended.
  • Steinberg VST 2.4, VST 3 or Avid RTAS/AAX compatible Host software
  • For AAX Native 32-bit, the minimum required Pro Tools version is 10.3.6
  • iLok.com account for machine- or iLok 2 based activation (of full as well as demo versions)
  • Internet Connection for Software Activation (though not necessarily on the computer used for audio)

Copy Protection

This software uses the latest PACE copy protection, which allows you to place your activation on your machine or on an iLok 2* (or newer; not included). You will need a free iLok.com account to use our software, even for the the demos – but you do not necessarily need the iLok 2 dongle, if your machine has internet access (activation of a system without internet connectivity requires an iLok 2 device). All required software is installed along with our plugins, but we generally recommend downloading the latest versions directly from iLok.com.

*Please note: the older, first generation (blue) iLok is not supported!


3. PUNISH

by Heavyocity

PUNISH Main User Interface

No Good Mix Goes Un-PUNISHed

Overview

From subtle warmth to extreme drive and compression, PUNISH injects character and edge into any mix or instrument track. It’s the same PUNISH effect that you know and love, as featured in Heavyocity’s award-winning line of virtual instruments, now in VST/AU/AAX plugin format. Modeled after Heavyocity’s custom analog signal chains, PUNISH gives you control over Compression, Saturation, Transients, EQ, and Limiting. Chain the modules together to get that signature PUNISH sound, or isolate them to experience each dynamic effect on its own. And at the heart of it all is the global PUNISH Knob. Simply set your ranges, and dial in the devastation.

Compressor / Saturation

With three distinct compression models, the PUNISH Compressor offers a wide dynamic range, topped off with that classic analog warmth. The plugin features a smooth Class A-style Buss Compressor (Console), an aggressive, fat sound with a classic “knee” (Modern), and a warm vintage limiting amplifier-style (Classic). 

The PUNISH Saturation module also features three different models, all with their own unique brand of warmth, drive, and character. With a classic broadcast mic-pre (Vintage), a chunky harmonic saturation (Modern), and a fat tube saturation (Tube), the PUNISH Saturation module can add a bit of grit to a track, or drive the whole thing into overload.

Transients / EQ / Limiter

Providing control over the attack, sustain, and output gain, PUNISH’s Transient shaping module enables users to bring stronger transients back into the signal after saturating the sound. The module also features Hold control to determine length of the attack.

The EQ module is basic but powerful, offering lift of the high and low frequencies. Set the EQ to Pre or Post to affect highs and lows before the Comp, Sat, and Transient…or after.

To prevent clipping, PUNISH also features a Limiter at the end of the chain. Soft clip amount and release time controls are key, when that Saturation starts to get things truly hairy.

Global PUNISH Knob

At the core of the plugin is the central Punish Knob. Heavyocity has designed an intuitive way to modulate all of the parameters, quickly and easily bringing life and movement into your sounds. By simply clicking the “edit” button, and setting the halo values, the central PUNISH knob becomes a highly-dynamic tool, capable of any and every degree of PUNISHment. Start off clean and warm and go punchy — or expand the ranges to really let ‘er rip. When your track really kicks in, a twist of that center knob gives you all the attitude you’ll need.

Analog Signal Chain

Heavyocity has been using their in-house custom analog chains to mangle and manipulate sound sources for years. From epic percussion to cinematic pads and stings, their line of award-winning VI’s always get touched up by their stable of Bus Compressors, Tube Saturation, and Limiting Amplifiers. It’s part of what has made instruments like GRAVITY, Vocalise, and AEON so compelling, and now they’re placing those custom signal chains into your hands. Meticulously modeled from the best in classic and analog units, PUNISH brings together a studios-worth of gear in one dynamic new FX plugin.

Expertly-Crafted Presets

To get you up and running quickly, PUNISH is stocked full of crafted presets, laid out over six categories. This is where the versatility of PUNISH really shines. From Bass to Drums to Mixing/Mastering, PUNISH has a wide range of applications. Whatever it may be, PUNISH has a setting for you — with over 90 presets arranged by instrument type, and a bonus folder of some HY staff favorites. They’re a great starting point, though an option to save your own presets is also available.emulated

90 Expertly-Crafted Presets in SIX Categories

  • Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys/Synth, Vocals, Mixing/Mastering

System Requirements

Operating Systems:

  • Mac: OS X 10.10 or later
  • Windows 7 or later (both 32 and 64-bit)

DAW Host Compatibility:

  • Pro Tools 10+, Live 9+, Cubase 8+, Logic Pro X+

Available Plugin Formats:

  • AAX, VST, and Audio Units (AU) Formats

Please Note:

  • Internet connection is required to activate this software
  • A FREE iLok account is necessary for authorisation (iLok USB dongle not required)

4. Omnipressor

by Eventide

Omnipressor

Dynamics Processor with Attitude!

Introduced in 1971, the Omnipressor® rack unit was widely used on hit records throughout the last four decades. One of our first customers was a young Brian May, lead guitarist of Queen. With the Omnipressor in his rig, his sound was never the same again.

Professional quality dynamic-modifier for gating, compression, limiting and expansion. The Omnipressor is even capable of reversing a sound’s envelope, making loud sounds quiet and quiet sounds loud. This plug-in is based on the original Eventide Omnipressor, introduced in 1971 and used on hit records throughout the last four decades.

Features

  • Dynamics processing for creating otherworldly sounds
  • Gating, expansion, compression, limiting, and Dynamic Reversal
  • Intuitive interface makes it simple to operate with the use of a Function dial

System Requirements

PC

  • Windows 7+ (32/64-bit)

Formats:

  • AAX 32/64-bit
  • VST2 32/64-bit

MAC

  • macOS 10.7+ (64-bit only)

Formats:

  • AAX 64-bit
  • AU 64-bit,
  • VST2 64-bit

Notes:

  • We test our desktop plugins in Ableton Live, Cubase, FL Studio, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and Studio One. However, our plugins should work with any compatible host.
  • New 32-bit macOS installers are no longer being made for this product.
  • No iLok dongle is required to run this software – only a FREE iLok account/Manager is required for authorisation of this software.

5. TDR Kotelnikov GE

by Tokyo Dawn Labs

TDR Kotelnikov GE

TDR Kotelnikov is a wideband dynamics processor combining high fidelity dynamic range control with deep musical flexibility. As a descendant of the venerable TDR Feedback Compressor product family, Kotelnikov has directly inherited several unique features such as a proven control scheme, individual release control for peak and RMS content, an intuitive user interface, and powerful, state of the art, high-precision algorithms.

With a sonic signature best described as “stealthy”, Kotelnikov has the ability to manipulate the dynamic range by dramatic amounts, while carefully preserving the original tone, timbre and punch of a musical signal. As such, it is perfectly suited to stereo bus compression as well as other critical applications.

The “Gentleman’s Edition” (GE) adds several improvements to the standard edition’s feature set – the most obvious being intuitive access to various equal loudness workflows, the ability to specify ratio in a frequency-dependent manner, as well as a powerful sidechain high-pass filter allowing continuously variable access over slope and frequency. The Yin/Yang functions allow manipulating the harmonic pattern produced during compression, and a new “insane” quality mode increases processing fidelity even further.

Kotelnikov does not try to emulate any previously available device. The concept is a proud digital processor, it is the original!

Kotelnikov GE Version 1.6.0 Changelog (12.01.20)

  • VST3 format added
  • MacOS  10.15 Catalina support
  • Fixed PT Eucon mapping
  • Fixed empty automation list in PT

Features

  • 64-bit multi-rate processing structure for highest accuracy
  • “Delta” oversampled signal path (bit transparent at 0dB gain reduction)
  • Super fast, yet natural sounding compression
  • “Crest factor” based control scheme offering independent release controls for peak and RMS events
  • Flexible sidechain highpass filter offering continuously variable control over slope and frequency
  • Advanced stereo linking options optimized for the stereo bus
  • Delta preview (the difference between compressed and original signal)
  • Latency compensated parallel bypass (i.e. processing not interrupted)
  • Extensive documentation
  • User interface rescaling (100%, 125%, 150%)
  • External sidechain input
  • Inertia timing mode
  • Continuously variable control over “low relax” slope
  • Left/Right sensitivity
  • Powerful frequency-dependent ratio function (FDR)
  • Gain reduction limit control
  • Yin/Yang modes (manipulates the compressor’s own distortion behaviour)
  • Equal loudness output gain trimming
  • Equal loudness bypass
  • Additional quality modes “Insane” and “Live” (low latency)
  • New “Advanced” stereo linking mode
  • 10 additional user preset slots

System Requirements

Windows

  • Win XP SP2 or above
  • VST (32-bit / 64-bit)
  • AAX (64-bit only)

Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.7 or above
  • VST, AU, AAX (64-bit only)

Important Note: The Mac version of this software is 64-bit only and will not function on 32-bit systems.


6. Big Beautiful Door

by  Boz Digital Labs

Big Beautiful Door

Big Beautiful Door is like no other dynamics processor. It takes a completely fresh approach to EQ and dynamics, and packages it in a way that just makes sense.

Features

  • Separate EQ for loud and quiet sounds
  • Advanced Sidechaining
  • Intuitive Interface

The Beast is Born

Big Beautiful door is what you get when an EQ and a Gate make a baby together. Then, right when the baby comes out, you inject it with a few doses of steroids. Seriously, this thing is so powerful and is really easy to use. This is not a one trick pony. This does everything from ducking your bass when your kick hits, to acting as the world’s most powerful vocal EQ. Big Beautiful Door opens up a whole new world of creativity and streamlines your workflow like no other dynamics plugin.

Dual EQ

Big Beautiful Door gives you separate eq over your loud and your quiet parts of your track. This lets you EQ your quiet  sounds separately from your loud sounds. A paragraph of text won’t come close to describing how powerful this option is, so watch some of the demo videos to see what opportunities this opens up.

Advanced Sidechaining

Advanced sidechaining gives you complete control over how Big Beautiful Door reacts to your input. Do you need to eq out the low end of your bass when your kick drum hits? This is how you do it. Or maybe you need to eq out the midrange of your back track whenever your vocals come it. Big Beautiful Door makes this easy to do without automation.

  • Dial in your sidechain with accuracy with dual mode sidechain filters.
  • Choose between internal and external sidechain.

Envelope Control

Familiar envelope controls let you determine how quickly Big Beautiful Door will morph from one EQ setting to the other. Whether you need quick gating or smooth transitions, you can set it up easily.

System Requirements

  • Win (32 and 64 bit): VST, VST3, RTAS, AAX Native
  • Mac (32 and 64 bit): VST, VST3, RTAS, AU, AAX Native

7. Presswerk

by u-he

Presswerk

Presswerk is designed to be a powerful dynamics processor rich with musical soul. An easy-to-use interface and a rich feature set give you hands on control to all the details of your sound. Presswerk is more than a copycat of other hardware compressors, it blends the warmth of classic hardware models with many modern touches.

Presswerk has all the features you expect in a Compressor:

  • Sidechain ready. Create more space in your mixes with ducking or get creative with keying / pumping effects. 
  • Adjustable compression curve and envelopeFind the best settings to get the most out of your audio with the soft knee, compression ratio, attack and release and other settings.
  • Loud. Yes, Presswerk is more than capable of making your tracks louder. We didn’t use the German word for pressing plant for no reason.
  • Soft clip.Roll off those harsh peaks and avoid distortion when your output levels get too high.

Plus, we have added some options to enhance Presswerk’s capabilities:

  • M/S mode. More detailed stereo signal processing
  • DPR (Dual Phase Rotation) mode. This is an emulation of classic outboard gear phase response. Use this to smooth out some of the harshness of digital recordings to create a more analogue style softer / rounder sound.
  • Saturation. This is where Presswerk shines – adding colour and character to your audio. Saturation can give subtle warmth and tame some of the transients, or turn it up to create tape overdrive like effects.
  • Internal parallel compression. The Mix controls let you blend the compressed uncompressed signal together. This is helpful in creating a more natural sounding result.
  • Variable detection topologies.

With Presswerk you can select from three different detection modes: FF (Feed-forward), FB (Feed-back) and INT (Interactive). Each one is a different style of Compression:

  • Feed-forward is a modern style and tends to be precise, almost surgical in the input tracking.
  • Feed-back is a more musical and loose sounding and is common to classic hardware.
  • Interactive is a mix of FF and FB modes. The signal is continuously analyzed and Presswerk blends the two modes according to the type of signal.

Compression has become an essential part of the studio – whether you are gently applying it to glue various parts together, or add some colouration and tone or adding loudness in the final mixdown of a track. Presswerk was created to fit into any workflow, no matter what task you throw at it – and do so with the style, attention to detail and sound quality you expect from u-he.

System Requirements

  • Current PC or intel Mac
  • Multicore CPU with SSE2
    (Sandy Bridge architecture or newer recommended)
  • Mac OSX 10.5 or newer
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • 1GB RAM, more recommended
  • 30MB free disc space
  • display 1000x600px and up
  • OSX: VST2 or AU compatible host software
  • Windows: VST2 compatible host software
  • Supports 32bit and 64bit in all formats
  • NEW: AAX support for Pro Tools 10 & 11

8. DynOne 3

by Leapwing Audio

DynOne 3

The Ultimate Smart Parallel Multi-band Dynamics Processor

Many multiband compressors take too much time to set up and tweak. DynOne 3 has been redesigned with a beautiful resizable retina design that focuses on workflow. It also includes variable crossover filters, unique weighting algorithm, and a proprietary Center-Side Mode. DynOne 3 also uses min-max values for attack and release, and applies variable timing values depending on whether the signal is transient in nature or not. You can simply blend in your compressed signal with the original.

Highest Quality XO Filters

Leapwing Audio’s crossover filters have been custom designed to interact with each other, in order to avoid phase alignment issues between bands, something you do have with traditional multi-band compressors. In DynOne 3 Leapwing Audio even made them variable so you can tweak them fully.

Adaptive Attack/Release Timing

Leapwing Audio felt that having a traditional attack and release times didn’t really give you the best sounding result. When you’re working with transients vs sustained sounds, you often want to have different attack and release times. This is why we use min and max attack/release times.

Easy to Use and Intuitive GUI

Leapwing Audio aim to build plugins that sound good from the moment you start using them, not having to waste precious creative time. Leapwing Audio spent countless hours of R&D time to look at the best ways of visualising all the bands so you can tweak everything intuitively.

Features

  • Exquisite Crossover Filters: 5 bands with custom-built linear-phase crossover filters that are variable in frequency
  • Enhanced Control for Mixing and Mastering:From variable RMS vs peak detection, to stereo linking percentages, all the way to smart variable controls
  • Simple yet Beautiful Design:Beautiful resizable Retina interface with unique design, focused on the optimal workflow
  • Extremely Good Filters:The highest quality FIR filtering we can run on modern CPU
  • Multiple DAW & OS Compatibility: Available on Mac OSX (10.9 +), Windows 8, 10 (64-bit only) in AAX-Native, VST, VST3 and AU

System Requirements

Mac

  • Mac OSX (10.9 +)

Windows

  • Windows 8, 10 (64-bit only)

Formats

  • AAX-Native
  • VST
  • VST3
  • AU

9. ML4000 Native

by McDSP

ML4000 Native

Please Note: This product is the Native version. You can purchase the HD version HERE.

The ML4000 is a high-resolution limiter and multi-band dynamics processor designed for music, mastering, post, and live sound.

The ML4000 is two plug-ins:

  • ML1 – mastering limiter
  • ML4 – multi-band Gate, Expander, and Compressor fed into the ML1 mastering limiter

The ML1 mastering limiter uses a flexible brick wall look-ahead design coupled with multiple stages of limiting for superior peak detection. The unique Knee and Mode controls allow the ML1 to handle any kind of material with a variety of responses ranging from transparent to aggressive.

The ML4 multi-band dynamics processor includes a 4-band Gate, Expander (upwards or downwards), and Compressor fed into the same limiter algorithm found in the ML1. Each band’s Gate, Expander, and Compressor can be configured separately or linked together. Steep 24 dB/Oct crossover filters minimize signal leakage into adjacent bands. Multiple real-time metering options in each band allow quick visualization of all signal dynamics.

The ML4 crossover page shows the overall frequency response in real-time of the input, output, or total dynamics effect, on top of the graphically adjustable crossover frequencies. Accurate output adjustment is fast and simple with output ceiling control, large meters, and meter level text readouts.

The ML4000 provides outstanding results with an intuitive user interface, flexible design, and powerful set of algorithms.

Features

  • Brick wall look-ahead limiter
  • Multi-stage peak detection and limiting
  • Unique limiter Knee and Mode controls
  • Multi-band Gate, Expander (up/down), Compressor
  • Simultaneous display of Gate, Expander, and Compressor dynamic curves in every band
  • Multiple real-time metering options
  • Adjustable crossover filters
  • Multi-band control linking
  • Analog Saturation modeling
  • Double precision processing
  • Ultra low latency
  • Mono and stereo versions

System Requirements:

Mac:

  • OSX 10.8 or higher (64-bit only)

Windows:

  • Windows 7 or higher (32/64-bit)

Formats:

  • AAX Native
  • AU
  • VST

Platform Requirements:

  • AAX versions require Pro Tools 10.3.8 or higher, or Pro Tools 11.1.3 or higher
  • S6L versions require VENUE OS 5.2 or higher
  • AU versions recommended for Logic X, or higher
  • VST versions recommended for Cubase 7.x, 8.X, or higher, and Nuendo 6.5 or higher

Activation:

Please note: This product can be activated using iLok Cloud OR an iLok USB Dongle.


10. Autoformer

by United Plugins

Autoformer

Some performances are almost perfect. Almost. The desired perfection can be achieved by using Autoformer, a tool that can act almost inaudibly as well as it can add great colour to your tracks. Autoformer combines an analogue like preamp with an automatic volume function and a gentle compressor. It is the right tool for your vocals or voice-overs, whilst also improving the performances of drummers and bass players.

Vocals, Bass & Double Bass

Autoformer is an ideal companion for mixing both bass guitar and double bass performances. It is indispensable when creating vocal or voice-over tracks, but it can be also used to balance drum recordings.

The Preamp

Inspired by the Front DAW plugin, BR/US/GE buttons in the preamp section represent three types of analogue circuits. BR represents classic fat British consoles, US is for legendary punchy American style input, and switching to GE will give you the velvet sound of a colourful vintage German tube console.

Intelligent Volume Rider

Balancer section is here to repair performance mistakes and volume dropouts. Its (inaudible) performance will make you feel like they were never there. The SEER parameter detects the ahead signal to decide if your material needs volume adjustment (made by LEVELLER).

Finish

Engage the fast modern compressor to soothe the dynamics of your track without changing your signal’s spectral character. No colour, just fix.

Bypass Any Section

Thanks to the individual bypass switches in each section, if desired, you may use any part as a single effect. Use the automatic volume function only or just the pre-amp in combination with the compressor. Do exactly what you feel is needed.

Under Control

Five LED meters give you a perfect overview of what is going on in Autoformer’s signal chain. Every stage can be monitored so your tracks are perfectly under control.

Hassle-Free Software Protection

No iLok, no dongle or internet access is required for activation. This software uses licence files to activate your software. You can freely use the purchased software on all your computers as long as you are the user.

Realistic 3D Yet Flexible GUI

The photorealistic graphic user interface of the plugin gives you the feeling you are touching the real hardware. You can always drag the arrow in the bottom right corner to change its size – make it smaller to save the valuable screen space, or enlarge it to make it easier to use.

15-Days Unlimited Trial Version for Free

All the descriptions are nothing compared to putting hands on the plugin yourself. No saving limits. No noises. No boundaries. Engage the plugin in your project and fully exploit its powers for two weeks.

64-bit Audio Quality at ANY Sampling Rate

The plugin provides the maximum audio quality you can get. It uses internal 64-bit audio processing and can handle any sampling rate. 192 kHz or even higher.

Smart Bypass

The intelligent way this plugin manages bypassing ensures that you don’t get any clicks or harmful noises when automating the parameter.

System Requirements

Mac

  • macOS 10.10 and newer
  • 64-bit only
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support
  • VST2, VST3, AAX or AU compatible host

Windows

  • Windows 8-10
  • 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support
  • VST2, VST3 or AAX compatible host

11. Kratos 2 Maximizer

by Kuassa

Kratos 2 Maximizer

Loud and Clear

  • New version of Kuassa’s ooh-so-handy limiter / loudness maximizer plugin
  • Make your Mix and Master LOUD transparently without sacrificing punch and sound quality
  • Featuring the new Adaptive Mode,  dithering section, up to 4x oversampling, LatencyCompensation, and redesigned graphics
  • Now supports Avid Pro Tools’ AAX

The latest update of Kuassa’s ooh-so-handy limiter / loudness maximizer plugin: Kratos 2 Maximizer, featuring the new Adaptive Mode for Attack and Release parameters, dithering section, up to 4x oversampling, Latency Compensation toggle, and completely redesigned graphics. In addition, the new Kratos 2 Maximizer is now extend their reach to accommodate Propellerhead Reason as well as the Avid Pro Tools users with the support for AAX plug-ins.

The original Kratos Maximizer VST / AU plugin serves its sole purpose to simply make your mix music LOUD right at your fingertips. Now you can polish your final mix further into perfection while still preserving the familiar solid workflow of Kuassa plugin to safely increase perceived loudness without sacrificing sound quality in music audio mastering in the most natural way possible: Crank the Maximize knob, tune the unique Texture knob to taste, tweak Attack and Release for tighter or loose response, then adjust the Knee for harder / smoother limiting action.

Key Features:

  • Transparent, precision limiting / loudness maximizing
  • Unique Texture knob for smooth or harder character
  • Attack and Release parameter with the new adaptive option
  • Latency Compensation toggle, supported by most DAW
  • 3 dithering options with 3 modes of bit depth to accommodate wide range of mastering needs
  • Up to 4x oversampling mode
  • Compact user interface, straightforward workflow
  • Support up to 96 kHz Sample Rate

System Requirements:

PC:

  • Windows XP or Later (32/64 bit)
  • Intel Pentium 4, or AMD Athlon XP or better (Core2 Duo, Athlon64, or better is recommended) with 512MB minimum RAM
  • VST/VST3/AAX compatible host/sequencer, Pro Tools 10 or Propellerhead Reason 7.1 or later*

MAC:

  • Mac OSX 10.5 or later (32/64 bit)
  • Intel Pentium 4, or AMD Athlon XP or better (Core2 Duo or Athlon64 recommended) with 512MB minimum RAM
  • VST/VST3/AU/AAX compatible host/sequencer, Pro Tools 10 or later or Propellerhead Reason 7.1 or later*

Please note that this product is a plugin, a VST/VST3/AU/AAX compatible host/sequencer is needed to run this software


12. MSpectralDynamics

by MeldaProduction

MSpectralDynamics

MSpectralDynamics spectral mastering dynamics processor plugin is a true mastering revolution. It can do many things, but it’s main feature serves as an ultramodern hi-tech replacement for multiband compressors and loudness maximizers. With top-class features such as custom shape processing it can provide you with a varied and wide range of effects. Additionally, it provides you with a free-form linear-phase equalizer with a range from -80dB to 0dB, which you can use to fix specific issues in your recordings and mixes.

Features

Multiband compressors are a very important tool required to balance the spectrum and maximize loudness. However multiband compressors are very clumsy, their effects are often too unnatural and it is very easy to completely destroy the audio material. MSpectralDynamics does not have any bands and works with the entire spectrum instead. It approximates energy located in each frequency and applies the dynamics to it separately. This algorithm is extremely complicated but provides state-of-the-art sound quality and features you could not even dream of before!

  • True spectral dynamic processing – other compressors perform dynamic processing in the time-domain, MSpectralDynamics performs the same actions in the frequency domain, where you can increase loudness, balance frequencies etc…
  • Free-form equalizer – a complementary feature of MSpectralDynamics is a free-form linear-phase equalizer with range from -80dB to 0dB editable using the MeldaProduction Envelope System (MES).
  • Power spectrum analyzer – integrated spectrum analyzer gives accurate view of input and output spectral dynamic profile, gain reduction per frequency and free-form equalizer.
  • 2 independent compressor/expander units with ratios from 1:4 to 20:1 and infinity, adjustable range and knee.
  • Advanced gate unit with adjustable size and knee.
  • Resolution, smoothness, slope, threshold shape – spectral detector provides advanced features defining how MSpectralDynamics analyzes and processes sound with various resulting time and spectral response.
  • Dual user interface – the plugin is not only extremely versatile, but also quick and easy-to-use thanks to 2 graphical user interfaces. First there is a simple default one with several predefined modes, but just a few controls, which lets you start quickly and easily without any knowledge. All you need to do is choose what you want and use a few knobs. And the plugins also has an advanced mode, which provides all the extreme features the plugin offers.
  • Custom processing shape – by enabling this feature in MSpectralDynamics, you can modify the original processing envelope using our MeldaProduction envelope system (MES) technology. It lets you easily create any dynamic processing shape you like. And it is very fast even for complicated shapes.
  • Advanced dynamic detector featuring manual and 5 automatic modes with adjustable limits and speed. Besides standard attack and release parameters, MSpectralDynamics provides peak/RMS settings and a peak hold feature. There is no audio material in the world the plugin cannot adjust to.
  • 3 signal shaping modes, dry/wet control and other supportive parameters that ease your workflow.
  • Actual source level indication inside the shape graph – you always know what dynamic value you can actually expect on the input and output, and what gain-reduction MSpectralDynamics performs.
  • Unique temporary gain feature provides an excellent way to control the amount of compression while keeping the output level stable. Based on tricks well known between top producers MSpectralDynamics makes the workflow quicker than ever before.
  • Up to 8 channels surround processing – our plugins can handle not only mono and stereo signals, but also up to 8 channels of surround audio, making them ideal for audio production for movies, games etc.
  • Full randomization – using a single button you can generate completely new settings. By clicking the button you can walk through the billions of possible settings and find the best one for you! And if that’s too much, you can just hold ctrl and MSpectralDynamics will only slightly modify existing settings.
  • Adjustable up-sampling 1x-16x to minimize aliasing and get an even clearer sound.
  • Extremely advanced and easy-to-use user interface – our products are always designed to enhance the workflow. You can easily change all values, fine-tune each control in multiple ways. Easy orientation in a standardized GUI, textual editing and smooth visualization with almost unlimited zooming are standard in all of our plugins. Moreover our plugins are the world first (and still the only ones), which support resizable and stylable GUI’s.
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn – you can map any parameter to any MIDI controller or MIDI keyboard and control it realtime or record and automate it.
  • Very fast, optimized for SSE and SSE2 processors.
  • Global preset management and online preset exchange – using a title button you can save your settings (which are shared on the computer) so you can easily access these in other songs. Moreover all plugins can automatically share your presets and download presets of other users from our servers (if this feature is enabled). We are building a community and you can be a part of it!
  • Fully automatable.

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Always use 32-bit plugins in 32-bit hosts, or 64-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts!
 
64-bit plugins can’t work in 32-bit hosts even if the operating system is 64-bit. Do NOT use 32-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts. They would have to be bridged and can become slow and unstable.
 
Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X (10.7 and newer, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Note: Please check your product PDF documentation for more information and installation instructions.


13. Valley People Dyna-mite

by Softube

Valley People Dyna-mite

Genius expanded.

A secret weapon to some, a hidden treasure to the rest, the Valley People Dyna-mite is a Swiss army knife limiter/expander design with unique character that has inspired engineers to do crazy things with sound for decades.

Now it’s more versatile and easier to use than ever. Adding two hyper-focused plug-ins based on the same sound, we’ve boiled it down into a simple, modern package. Meet Dyna-mite Slam, and Dyna-mite Gate!

Paul Buff built custom gear for Frank Zappa. Need we say more? The cool factor is tangible. By the time he patented his TA-101 VCA (‘The Electronic Gain Control Device’ – the heart of the Dyna-mite) in 1980, his reputation was already unimpeachable.

The Dyna-mite is essentially a limiter or an expander, but through a sophisticated combination of switch positions, it is capable of more or less any manipulation of dynamics from gating to RMS compression, from keying and ducking to ridiculously extreme levelling.

Now, however, you can find all of these magical sonic combinations easily with the two new plug-ins, Slam and Gate. Slam takes care of all of the downward stuff – the compression and limiting – in as close to a one-knob format as Dyna-mite could ever become, while Gate deals with the upward operations – the gating and expanding. You can control bleed in a subtle manner, add punch to a snare, crush a rock vocal into submission, or duck a synth bass around a kick. And you don’t even really need to read the manual.

The original plug-in is included (with a slightly updated look) for experts, but all the joy of the Dyna-mite comes forward in Slam and Gate, in a more focused form than ever.

All three plug-ins come under the same license, for the one price.

Features

  • Three plug-ins in one – the original Dyna-mite, plus focused ‘Slam’ & ‘Gate’ plug-ins
  • Limiting: Peak and average limiting, incl. negative ratio (-20:1) limiting and detector HF filtering (for De-Essing purposes).
  • Expanding: Hard or soft with extreme gate settings and detector HF filtering.
  • Ducking or Keying modes with external side chain.
  • Release ranging from 0.05 to 5 sec/20 dB with Anticipatory Release Computation (ARC) to reduce pumping.
  • Analog-modeled output distortion for serious attitude and vibe.
  • All the detailed dynamic control – and it’s quick and easy.

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.12 or newer (older OS versions may work but are not tested (64-bit only).
  • Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit only).
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280×800 or larger.
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space).
  • A Softube account is required to register and install the software.
  • An iLok account is required for authorisation of the software.
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use a physical iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.
  • The most recent maintenance release of the DAW application is recommended.

However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs – and our own rigorous testing standards – we only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in the non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

Important note: make sure that you always use the latest iLok License Manager. It is not included in the Softube installer but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com​


14. Panther Stereo Manipulation

by Boz Digital Labs

Loopcloud Music App from Loopmasters.com

Panther Stereo Manipulation

Panther gives you independent control over Left and Right channels of any stereo track. You get controls for EQ, Gain, Pan and Delay. It also features Mid/Side mode for extra control over your stereo tracks.

Panther is designed to solve the most common issues you face when mixing stereo tracked instruments. It has everything you need to prevent (or create!) volume, phase and tonal differences between the left and right channels of your track. With Panther, you get independent EQ, Gain, Pan and Delay control over each channel.

Panther also provides a Mid/Side option to give you complete control over the stereo field of your tracks.

System Requirements

  • Windows XP or Greater
  • Mac OSX 10.5 or Greater

Available Formats

  • Windows (32/64): VST2, RTAS, AAX Native
  • Mac (32/64): AU, VST2, RTAS, AAX Native

15. Complexer 2

by Venomode

Complexer 2

Complexer 2 is a multi-stage dynamics processor, featuring three independently controlled dynamics processors, each with a choice of six different modes.

Features

Three Processors – Six Modes

Complexer 2 features three independently controlled dynamics processors, each with a choice of six different modes: Upward and downward compressors, upward and downward expanders, a limiter, and a gate.

Each of the three stages can be processed in a variety of different configurations, including parallel chaining, stereo and mid/side, and multiband.

Dynamics Chaining

Complexer 2 lets you run the three dynamic processers through a configurable chain. You can have all three in series, or run two in parallel with the third either before or after.

Full Control

Each of the processors feature a vast amount of control. Along with the familiar attack, hold and release, each processor has an advanced lookahead section to capture peaks ahead of time.

There are also three detection modes: peak, RMS and average. Peak is perfect for limiting, and RMS allows smooth detection – great for compression.

Each processor can also be controlled via an external sidechain.

Multiband

With Complexer 2, you can run each of the processors in their own adjustable frequency band. Not limited to just compression, you can also do multi-band limiting, expanding, and gating, allowing effects ranging from mixing and mastering applications, to creative effects.

Mid/Side and Stereo

There are two seperate modes specifically for stereo dynamics processing – mid/side, and stereo.

In stereo mode, you can process the left and right channels independently, and in mid/side mode, you can apply different dynamics to the mid or side channels of the audio.

System Requirements

Complexer 2 should work in any DAW that can run VST or AU plugins, on any dual core system with at least 1GB of RAM.

Windows

  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
  • 32 / 64-bit VST Compatible DAW
  • 1GB RAM
  • Dual Core Processor
  • 1024×768 Screen Resolution

Mac OSX

  • OSX 10.7+
  • 64-bit VST / AU Compatible DAW
  • 1GB RAM
  • Dual Core Processor
  • 1024×768 Screen Resolution

16. Weiss Gambit Series For Console 1

by Softube

Weiss Gambit Series For Console 1

The Crystal-Clear Sound of Weiss for Console 1

Overview

  • A tidy channel strip based on 1:1 code ports of the original Weiss DS1-MK3 and EQ1 units​.
  • Created in partnership with—and officially licensed by—Weiss Engineering​.
  • With special features such as below-threshold compression​.

It’s here. One of the most highly requested components for Console 1 makes its debut. Introducing the Weiss Gambit Series for Console 1. A painstaking extraction of the top features from two of the most admired digital processors, Weiss DS1-MK3 and Weiss EQ1—plus characteristic extras—the result is the clean, sharp channel strip engineers everywhere have been waiting for.

Joining a storied slew of offerings in the successful partnership of Softube and Weiss Engineering, Weiss Gambit Series gives you the algorithms of the originals. But it also sports exclusive, high-end features such as below-threshold compression. Weiss Gambit Series channel strip for Console 1: created for mastering, now tailor-made for mixing.

Alliance to Inspire

Another refreshingly new product brought to you in partnership with Weiss Engineering.

A Meticulous Melding

A strict, 1:1 code port combining the best of Weiss DS1-MK3 and Weiss EQ1 into a singular channel strip.

New Sensations

The Weiss Gambit Series channel strip gives Console 1 users an entirely new way to play. Combined with other channel strips in the Console 1 ecosystem, Gambit Series gives sonically rich returns on investment. Deploy the SSL 4000 strip on the close mics of a drum kit and the Zener-Bender strip on the overheads and room mics. Drop the Weiss Gambit Series strip on the drum bus, utilizing some of that unique below-threshold compression to expose the details and tones between the hits. Then sit back and savour the sound.

The apex of mastering units since its launch in the 1990s, Weiss DS1-MK3 is an indispensable tool in studios around the world. Unrivalled versatility and incomparable sound quality have made it an essential ingredient in nearly every major record of the past two decades. While Weiss’ updates and improvements to DS1-MK3 have made it practically perfect, Softube + Weiss’s fully digital compressor/limiter/de-esser performs tasks that an analogue unit couldn’t even dream of.

Fringe Benefits

Softube’s exclusive partnership with Weiss Engineering comes with some pretty sweet perks. In creating the Gambit Series, Softube had the opportunity to work in collaboration with Daniel Weiss himself. Together they created features for the channel strip that make it a powerful mixing tool that can also be used for mastering. Features such as high/low pass filters, gate, expander, below-threshold compression, surgical equalizing, compressor, and limiter.

This Way Up

The most blow-your-mind component of the Gambit Series channel strip has to be below-threshold compression. As with any traditional compressor, above threshold refers to the dynamics processing for audio exceeding the set threshold. The below threshold, therefore, concerns the effect on the audio below the set threshold, as with a common gate or expander. So it follows that normal compression and expansion are called “above-threshold compression” and “below-threshold expansion.” Gambit Series for Console 1 isn’t your everyday channel strip, though. It offers below-threshold compression and all the other gate, expander compression, and limiter features. Whoa, right?

Softube & Weiss: Meeting of the Minds

Weiss has been a pioneer in digital audio equipment design since 1979. That’s when Weiss founder, Daniel Weiss, joined Willi Studer AG in Switzerland as an engineer. In 1985, Weiss struck out on his own and founded Weiss Engineering with a focus on pioneering digital audio equipment for Mastering Studios. The result of that endeavour is now legend.

Softube’s relationship with Weiss started in 2008 when they were first introduced to Daniel Weiss. Despite having so many guiding principles in common, it wasn’t until 2015 that Softube got serious about working together. Three years—and some blood, sweat, and tears—later, the Softube + Weiss DS1-MK3 plug-in was unveiled to great fanfare. And the tradition continues.

The Anatomy of the Weiss Gambit Series For Console 1 Channel Strip

Input Section

Low noise and super smooth, the input section features the 12 dB low-cut and 6 dB high-cut filters from the EQ1. Just like the original EQ1, every parameter is discrete, but with hundreds of steps that make it easy to dial in exact settings.

Shape Section

The Shape section of the Weiss Gambit Series works below the threshold. You can do normal expanding/gating, but it’s also possible to do below-threshold compression. With below-threshold compression, you can enhance the soft sounds without affecting the loud sounds to, for example, bring out the tail of a reverb or the room sound of a drum bus, or get more legato in an electric bass without affecting the punch of it.

Equalizer Section

The EQ consists of the Weiss EQ1 in Low Latency mode without any dynamics. All four bands have a full range of frequency and the same cut/boost range as the original: -39 dB to +18 dB. The low and high bands have a fixed Q-range but selectable Cut, Peaking, and Shelving (Cut, Bell, and Shelf on Console 1). The two mid bands work exactly like the EQ1 bands in Peaking mode with the same extreme Q-Range of 0.2 – 650 as the original unit.

Compressor Section

The Compressor is the same as the Weiss DS1 with a limited feature set, just like the Weiss Compressor/Limiter plug-in. The ratio goes from 1:1 to 1000:1 and has an attack time as short as 0.02 ms.

Drive & Character Section

How do you make a Drive for a super-clean unit? Well, it’s not a drive so much as the Limiter from the DS1 and Weiss MM-1. Use the Drive knob to increase the gain into the Limiter thereby limiting all signals above 0 dB. The Character lets you select between the three limiter types: original DS1, enhanced Type 1, and enhanced Type 2.

Features

  • A tailor-made for mixing channel strip for Console 1.
  • Improved functionality and features for the Console 1 workflow.
  • A neat and clean channel strip based on 1:1 code ports of the Weiss DS1-MK3 and EQ1.
  • High and Low-Cut filters from the Weiss EQ1.
  • Gate, Expander and Below Threshold Compression in Shape section.
  • 4 Band EQ from the Weiss EQ1.
  • Compressor from the Weiss DS1-MK3.
  • Limiter from the Weiss DS1-MK3 with added modes from the Weiss MM-1.
  • Thoroughly unique below-threshold compression.
  • Created in partnership with—and officially licensed by—Weiss Engineering.

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.12 or newer (older OS versions may work but are not tested (64-bit only).
  • Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit only).
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280×800 or larger.
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space).
  • A Softube account is required to register and install the software.
  • An iLok account is required for authorisation of the software.
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use a physical iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.
  • The most recent maintenance release of the DAW application is recommended.

However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs – and Softube’s own rigorous testing standards – Softube only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in the non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. Softube cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

Important Notes

  • This product requires Softube Console 1.
  • Make sure that you always use the latest iLok License Manager. It is not included in the Softube installer but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com​

17. ML4000 HD

by McDSP

ML4000 HD

Note: This product is the HD version. You can purchase the Native version HERE.

The ML4000 is a high-resolution limiter and multi-band dynamics processor designed for music, mastering, post, and live sound.

The ML4000 is two plug-ins:

  • ML1 – mastering limiter
  • ML4 – multi-band Gate, Expander, and Compressor fed into the ML1 mastering limiter

The ML1 mastering limiter uses a flexible brick wall look-ahead design coupled with multiple stages of limiting for superior peak detection. The unique Knee and Mode controls allow the ML1 to handle any kind of material with a variety of responses ranging from transparent to aggressive.

The ML4 multi-band dynamics processor includes a 4-band Gate, Expander (upwards or downwards), and Compressor fed into the same limiter algorithm found in the ML1. Each band’s Gate, Expander, and Compressor can be configured separately or linked together. Steep 24 dB/Oct crossover filters minimize signal leakage into adjacent bands. Multiple real-time metering options in each band allow quick visualization of all signal dynamics.

The ML4 crossover page shows the overall frequency response in real-time of the input, output, or total dynamics effect, on top of the graphically adjustable crossover frequencies. Accurate output adjustment is fast and simple with output ceiling control, large meters, and meter level text readouts.

The ML4000 provides outstanding results with an intuitive user interface, flexible design, and powerful set of algorithms.

Features

  • Brick wall look-ahead limiter
  • Multi-stage peak detection and limiting
  • Unique limiter Knee and Mode controls
  • Multi-band Gate, Expander (up/down), Compressor
  • Simultaneous display of Gate, Expander, and Compressor dynamic curves in every band
  • Multiple real-time metering options
  • Adjustable crossover filters
  • Multi-band control linking
  • Analog Saturation modeling
  • Double precision processing
  • Ultra low latency
  • Mono and stereo versions

System Requirements

Mac:

  • OSX 10.8 or higher (64-bit only)

Windows:

  • Windows 7 or higher (32/64-bit)

Formats:

  • AAX Native
  • AU
  • VST

Platform Requirements:

  • AAX versions require Pro Tools 10.3.8 or higher, or Pro Tools 11.1.3 or higher
  • S6L versions require VENUE OS 5.2 or higher
  • AU versions recommended for Logic X, or higher
  • VST versions recommended for Cubase 7.x, 8.X, or higher, and Nuendo 6.5 or higher

Activation:

Please note: This product can be activated using iLok Cloud OR an iLok USB Dongle.


18. Slam Dawg

by BeatSkillz

Slam Dawg

 

Slam Dawg – Beat Phattener

As a creative Musician, Artist, Producer or Engineer of the modern world, you need speed, inspiration, and Club/Radio ready mixes fast. The Slam Dawg is an audio processing plugin that can get your mixes to sound pro with quick and easy controls.

The Slam Dawg has been designed to take your mixes to the next level, in just one plugin.

We have carefully designed this plugin to be extremely intuitive, and easy to get ‘PHAT’ results within minutes.

Easily ‘heat’ up your beats, buses, tracks and entire mixes by easily dialling in Tube Harmonics, making your sounds full and rich. Widen your tracks with full mono compatibility in just one dial, or dial in some ‘Air’ – High-Frequency Clarity.

Your tracks of today need great low-end management, and we have designed the perfect controls for that; just use the ‘Boom’, ‘Thump’ and ‘Mud Out’ controls to achieve huge low-end without any distortion issues.

The ‘Pop’ and ‘Crush’ controls are perfect for increasing the loudness of a stem or mix, and also retain the ‘Pop’ of transients, whilst keeping the mix punchy via thrusty compression!

Slam Dawg is created by modelling the desirable cool settings of popular American and British compressors, EQs and Tube Distortion Units.

Get ready to dial in great mixes and beats within minutes.

With Slam Dawg, you will no longer need to set up chains of different plugins anymore!

Features

  • Easy to use
  • Great on Tracks, Busses and Mixes
  • Punchy, Clear and Wide Sound
  • SLAM your Drums, Bass, Vocals, Synths and other sounds
  • Dry and Wet controls built-in
  • Pro Results without chains of plugins or confusing parameters

System Requirements

Mac:

  • macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 or later (Catalina Supported)
  • VST / AU / AAX (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Intel i3 or later  / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent 
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD Required
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768

Windows:

  • Windows 10
  • VST / AAX (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Intel i3 or later / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768

19. Pumper

by W.A Production

Pumper

Pumper Is The Ultimate Sound Tool!

The Power of Pumper!

If you own 1 of the Pumper modules you can Upgrade to the full version of Pumper

Pumper is a superb all in one audio tool which provides you with killer options to send your productions above and beyond. You can use this amazing Plugin on individual channels or on the master bus, it is so versatile for any style of music!

Get a super high end studio sound with this simple and easy to use plug in, there are so many dimensions and applications in which to use this Plugin.

You can tame high frequencies, as well as control the low-end with the Pumper Compressor. Achieve an ‘in your face’ vocal/bass sound, or bring out some ambience and FX in your productions.

Compressor

Compressor Features:

  • Punchy Mode gives you that direct punch and clarity – this is great for kick drums or percussion
  • Fat will help to bring out the low-end of your sound and make it sound big!
  • Clean is more transparent and is perfect for adding subtle touches to your sound – great for softer vocals or acoustic instruments
  • Soft is wonderful to use on your master channel – it slightly compresses the sound which will tighten everything up and add clarity, without sounding over compressed and lifeless

Saturator

The Saturator is second to none in giving your tracks the added warmth and depth that they need. The Saturator also creates a killer edge that you need in our modern world of recording. Instant power and body for your sound!

Stereo Imager

The Stereo Image will make your tracks sounds wide and add a beautiful depth and width.

All in One

Using all 3 of the features at once is a powerful and amazing experience. So many features in one plugin, it’s all about the sound!

Pumper is also equipped with an Input and Output knob, so you can really control your levels and gain. The Input knob also works as distortion – this is very fun to play and blend between the Input and the Saturator, it gives you limitless options!

Pumper also gives you a numerical readout, so you can always visualise the amount of any effect you are using.

Try this amazing Plugin out on any channel and listen to the magic happen!

Features

  • Intuitive interface
  • Smooth compression algorithm
  • Gain reduction frequency shaping
  • Analog style rich and easy to use saturation
  • M/S based stereo expander – wide stereo image
  • Accurate and punchy Compressor with 4 variations

System Requirements

Mac

  • Mac OSX 10.7 and later (32 & 64-bit) 

Formats:

  • Audio Units (AU)
  • VST
  • VST3

Windows

  • Windows 7 and later (32 & 64-bit) 

Formats:

  • VST
  • VST3

20. Outlaw

by W.A Production

Outlaw

All gain. No pain.

Whether you’re mixing live sound, smoothing vocals or balancing solo instruments, Outlaw is the gain-riding plugin you’ve been looking for. Outlaw listens to the incoming audio and compensates for volume changes, mimicking the mixing desk fader movement of a real-life audio engineer. Forget about drawing complex volume automation and let Outlaw do the hard work for you, with smooth gain levelling and a wealth of features.

Mix, Target, Gate & Gain

These 4 main dials give you flexible control over the fundamental parameters of Outlaw, meaning that it’s easy to make broad-strokes adjustments to the performance of the plugin. Adjust the intensity of the effect with the MIX dial and set the RMS target level with the TARGET dial. Use the GATE control to set a relative level so that the gain-rider ignores softer sounds. The master output is controlled by the GAIN dial, very useful for setting accurate levels for precise A/B signal comparison.

Advanced Settings

Fine tune the gain algorithm with advanced settings, accessible from a secondary panel. Outlaw can perform in band-pass mode with high-pass and low-pass filters and 4 different slope settings. For example, this means you can perform effective gain-riding on audio with low rumble, high-hat bleed or other problematic frequency information. 

The Attack and Release options let you mould the transients and sustains of the processed audio to create a smoother signal. The Direction parameter can be set to control the attack and release direction, operating upwards, downwards or in both directions. Maximum values can be set to adjust the intensity of the gain-riding. A variety of RMS options determine how quickly Outlaw reacts to the incoming signal another way to help smooth or sharpen the response.

Visual Feedback

See exactly what Outlaw is doing to the signal at a glance, with the large visual feedback display. This displays Peak and RMS volume for both left and right channel, and the amount of gain-riding in the centre.

Made for Everyone

Developed in the JUCE framework, this is our most stable plugin to date running happily in all plugin formats for Mac and PC with support for retina and high definition screens. For the first time, AAX / ProTools format is included so all producers using any system can enjoy this versatile plugin. Outlaw is the kind of toolbox plugin that you’ll reach for every time you need to create balanced dynamics with a “human touch”. Make it the first plugin on your channel for live guitars, vocals, bass and drums, or anything that needs the smooth touch of a sympathetic virtual engineer. W. A. Production are real-life producers making creative plugins to help you achieve studio-quality processing quickly and easily. Enjoy!

Features

  • Mix: mixes is the gain riding.
  • Target: sets the rms target of the gain-rider.
  • Gate: allows user to set a gate level that is relative to the TARGET level, to have the gain-rider ignore softer sounds.
  • HPF/LPF/Slope: Let you filter away the highs and lows in the detection signal with variable slopes so you can, for example, ignore the low rumble in a speech or vocal recording, or ignore the high attack and finger noises of a bass recording.
  • Attack/Release/Direction: Let you apply additional attack and release to the gain-riding so you can let through the signals peaks or smooth out the signals tails. With the DIRECTION control you can set the direction of the ATTACK and RELEASE which is helpful depending on if the general gain produced is upwards, downwards or goes in two directions.
  • Max Up/Max Down/Instant/Zero/RMS: The MAX UP and MAX DOWN let you set the maximum gain that is applied up and down, which gives you more control over how extreme the gain-riding is allowed to be. Low values sound subtle. High values sound erratic. The RMS control lets you pick between slow, medium or fast rms-detection, which determines how quickly the plugin reacts to the incoming signal. INSTANT option is very fast and ZERO has 0ms RMS time.

System Requirements

  • VST Windows 7 or higher (32 / 64 bit)
  • VST / AU Mac OSX 10.7 or higher (32 / 64 bit)
  • AAX – ProTools 11 or higher

21. Pumper 2

by W.A Production

Pumper 2

 

Harder. Better. Stronger.

We’ve done it again… after the release of “Pumper” we wanted to step up our game and give you even more control over the punch and power of your sounds. The sequel, Pumper 2, has been long in development as our team toiled away to retain the stellar performance parameters of the original plugin whilst adding new features. The end result is a multi-effect powerhouse that achieves the level of immediacy, body and depth that our fans expect and their tracks deserve.

This is our most requested update ever and builds on the Compressor, Saturator and Stereo Imager modules of the original whilst adding more controls to fine tune the processing.

Compressor

The compression module has 4 flexible modes:

  • Punchy Mode gives you that direct punch and clarity. This is great for kick drums or percussion.
  • Fat will help to bring out the bottom end of your audio and make it sound big.
  • Clean is more transparent and perfect for adding cohesion. Great for softer vocals or acoustic instruments.
  • Soft is wonderful to use on your master channel. Subtle compression makes everything sound tighter, increasing clarity without sucking the life out of your mix.
  • New compression parameters for Pumper 2 include adjustable wet / dry parallel compression and RMS shaping controls, ideal for perfecting your sound in the box, without resorting to complex channel audio routing.

Saturator

Add warmth and depth with subtle saturation settings, or push the dial up high for pronounced distortion with a harder edge.

The new Rise and Fall settings allow you to shape transients and smooth out the character of the saturation, both essential controls for fine-tuning the performance of any audio.

Stereo Imager

Bring your tracks to life with the Stereo Image control, adding beautifully clear width and depth. Unique to Pumper 2, the dedicated Low and High shelf modes, alongside frequency and resonance controls, allow you to focus the width processing to specific frequency ranges. Use these settings to emphasise the unique characteristics of a sound.

All in one

Using these 3 modules simultaneously within one plugin is quick, easy and inspiring.

Each module has a dedicated input control for balancing the effects and the real-time waveform window shows a visual representation of your audio, both before and after processing. Essential for accurate A/Bing to check the results of Pumper 2’s processing power.

50 factory presets are designed to get you up and running quickly, with tailored settings for drums, vocals, bass, keys, synths, acoustic instruments and mastering. These are all easily accessible from the plugin menu and of course, you can save your own settings as user presets too.

Pumper 2 is a big leap above and beyond the first version. If you’ve used and enjoyed the original Pumper in the past, this is a perfect upgrade with expanded features and more nuanced controls. If you’re new to this kind of processing, then Pumper 2 is a great starting point, with interface controls as simple or complex as you want it to be. We’ve been using Pumper 2 to beef up our kicks, expand synth lines and widen guitars. It’s your one-stop shop for creating tracks that will engage and excite your listeners. 

W. A. Production are real-life producers making creative plugins to help you achieve studio-quality processing quickly and easily. Enjoy!

Features

  • 50 Creative Presets for drums, vocals, synth, bass, acoustic, keys and mastering
  • 4 Compression types with adjustable RMS
  • One-click parallel compression
  • Hard & soft clip saturation with transient and character controls
  • Stereo Imager with frequency focus
  • Per-module and master gain controls
  • Real-time waveform display
  • Full PDF Manual & Tutorial video

System Requirements

  • Windows 7 or higher (32 / 64 bit)
  • Mac OSX 10.5 or higher (32 / 64 bit)
  • VST & AU

Note: AAX / ProTools is not supported.


22. JST Clip

by Joey Sturgis Tones

JST Clip

JST Clip is Joey Sturgis’s version of a clipper that is built with the mixing and mastering engineer in mind. This powerful peak clipper is designed to be an integral part of your dynamic control while preserving your transients and generating harmonic saturation. Prevent digital overs with pleasing sonics, and increase the boldness of your source with ease.

JST Clip is a powerful peak clipper built for sonic perfection.

System Requirements

  • Windows (32 & 64 bit): VST2, VST3, AAX, RTAS
  • Mac OSX (32 & 64 bit): VST2, VST3, AU, AAX, RTAS
  • A computer with Intel or AMD compatible processor, Windows or Mac OSX operating system, and a compatible DAW installed (check which plugin formats your DAW supports). This plugin does NOT operate as a standalone!

Please Note: The RTAS specification does not provide 64 bit support


23. MDrumLeveler

by MeldaProduction

MDrumLeveler

MDrumLeveler is a unique tool specially designed for drums and percussive materials. It will improve the drum performances, stabilize drum hit levels, remove leakage and ambience and let you control the drum hits better than you ever could with traditional tools.

Truly Transparent Event-Based Processing

Traditional dynamic processors (compressors, expanders, gates…) detect levels of input samples and transform them depending on the transfer curve. This means that the gain is changing on every sample. This can be very well used to shape the sound itself, but it is hard to make it transparent if you want to level individual drum hits. MDrumLeveler on the other hand analyzes the incoming audio, detects events (drum hits for example) in it and transforms them somehow. That way it adjusts the level of each event, but does not alter the actual sound or color, so the results are unbelievably transparent.

Improves Drum Performances

No drummer’s performance is perfect, each hit has a different velocity, and difference in levels are even exaggerated by the recording equipment. But there is a very high standard for perfectness in performances for most modern styles. Vocalists regularly use automatic tuner, drummers have MDrumLeveler now. It can even out drum hit levels, so the performance will just sound perfect even if it, well, is not.

Removes Leakage and Ambience

Traditionally you use gates to attenuate the audio in between separate hits in order to remove ambience and leakage from other instruments. That is necessary for modern tight mixes and very hard to accomplish with standard tools. MDrumLeveler can do it with unbelievable ease and provides unbelievable results thanks to the advanced event-based processing.

Drum Envelope Shaping

MDrumLeveler lets you shape the envelope of each drum hit. Whether you want a longer body or faster release, it is no problem for MDrumLeveler. And you don’t need to spend hours experimenting, MDrumLeveler gives you a direct control of these parameters.

Adjustable to Any Audio Material

Drum recordings are rarely flawless, usually contain lots of leakage, ambience, artifacts… MDrumLeveler’s event detector is highly adjustable. Among other settings, you can use 2 parallel resonant band-pass filters to target the dominant frequencies of the drum you are interested in.

Can Be Used Live

MDrumLeveler’s job cannot be done without looking “into the future”. By default it looks 20ms ahead, which provides 100% accuracy for all standard drums. But you can get much lower – in most cases look-ahead below 5ms still works perfectly, good enough for using it live. MDrumLeveler can know how hard you hit the drum just a few milliseconds after you do that.

Features

The Most Advanced User Interface on the Market – Stylable, Resizable, GPU Accelerated

  • Modern user interfaces must not only be easy and quick to use, but also versatile and the whole visual appearance should inspire you. MDrumLeveler features the most advanced GUI engine on the market. It is still the first and only GUI engine, which is freely resizable and stylable. It also lets you choose between knobs, sliders or buttons, whichever you like the most.
  • The plugin can look as an ancient vintage gear, if you are working on old-school rock music. Or as super-modern futuristic device if you are working on modern electronic music.
  • If your display doesn’t have a high resolution, you can make the plugin smaller. If the fonts are too small, you can make the plugin bigger and save your eyes.
  • All the graphics is accelerated using your GPU, graphical interface, providing ultimately quick response and keep your CPU focused on the audio.

Unique Visualisation Engine with Classic Meters and Time Graphs

  • Your ears should always be the main judge, but a smart metering system can often be a huge help. MDrumLeveler provides the most advanced metering system out there. The plugin can display the measurements of all relevant values using classic meters, or it can even show them in time using the time graphs. Everything is customisable as usual.Modulators

Multiparameters

  • MDrumLeveler provides 4 fully-featured modulators which can control any set of parameters including other modulators. Each modulator works as an LFO, level follower, midi/audio triggered ADSR enveloper, randomiser or pitch detector, or even a combination and can listen to the plugin\’s side-chain.
  • You can make the sound move in time, be less static and more interesting. You can make various parameters depend on the input (or the sidechain) level or even listen to the input pitch.

M/S, Single Channel, Up to 8 Channels Surround Processing…

  • MDrumLeveler lets you control multiple parameters using a single so-called multiparameter. This may not only come handy for automation for example, but the multiparameters are very smart units and you can use them to smartly morph between banks of settings for example. All in the name of creativity!

Automatic Gain Compensation (AGC)

  • Most plugins change loudness of the output audio, which makes browsing presets inconvenient, not mentioning randomisation. MDrumLeveler includes automatic gain compensation, which quickly adapts to current settings and ensures the output sounds as loud as the input. This even protects you from thinking that something sounds better in cases it is just louder.

Safety Limiter

  • Some plugins can intensely increase gain when exposed to specific audio materials. MDrumLeveler provides a safety brick wall limiter, which ensures the output stays below 0dB and prevents your equipment and your ears from potential danger automatically.

Adjustable Up-Sampling 1x-16x

  • Digital audio provides very superior audio quality compared to ancient analog gear, but there are problems too. The main problem is the aliasing, which may be noticeable, when using nonlinear processes such as compression or saturation. MDrumLeveler includes both minimum-phase and high-quality linear-phase upsampling algorithms, which avoids the aliasing.

MIDI Controllers with MIDI Learn

  • MDrumLeveler contains a powerful MIDI processor, which listen to MIDI controllers and MIDI keyboard and control any parameters realtime.

64-bit Processing and an Unlimited Sampling Rate

  • MDrumLeveler provides the maximum audio quality you can get. It uses 64-bit audio processing and can handle any sampling rate. It does not make much sense to go over 192kHz, but if you think it is a good idea, the plugin can do that.

Extremely Fast, Optimised for Newest AVX Capable Processors

  • Computers are now extremely fast, but the algorithms are more complex and projects bigger, so we still need to use the processing power with care. MDrumLeveler uses the fastest algorithms, takes advantage of the newest processor capabilities, lets your GPU handle the graphics, and shares the resources with other MeldaProduction plugins. The plugin is among the fastest on the market, yet it provides the best possible audio quality.

Global Preset Management and Online Preset Exchange

  • MDrumLeveler presets are carefully stored in a system database and you can quickly access them from any project in any host. The plugin can automatically share your presets and download presets of other users from our servers. We are building a community and you can be a part of it!

Supports VST, VST3, AU and AAX Interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit

  • MDrumLeveler supports all major hosts on both platforms. Check system requirements for information about compatibility and installation.

No Dongle nor Internet Access is Required for Activation

  • How many times did you forget your USB dongle? We are an honest company and expect the same from our customers. Our software uses licence files to activate your software. And the licences are to-person, so you can use it on all your computers as long as you are the user.

Free-for-Life Updates

  • When you buy the software you are entitled to free updates, forever. No more money wasted on major upgrades like it is with other companies. And we upgrade our software a lot!

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Always use 32-bit plugins in 32-bit hosts, or 64-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts!
 
64-bit plugins can’t work in 32-bit hosts even if the operating system is 64-bit. Do NOT use 32-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts. They would have to be bridged and can become slow and unstable.
 
Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X (10.7 and newer, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Note: Please check your product PDF documentation for more information and installation instructions.


24. British Class A For Console 1

by Softube

British Class A For Console 1

Important Note: This product requires Softube Console 1.

Add body and character to your tracks with a Console 1 strip inspired by classic British units from the 60s and early 70s. Paired with the smooth workflow and hands-on control you’d expect of Console 1, British Class A gives you the perfect mix solution for the DAW-based studio.

Let your tracks soak in the fat transformer crunch of the input stage, get great tone with the honey-sweet equalizer, control dynamics with the beautifully musical compressor, smash them into oblivion with the limiter, and keep things tight and tidy with the smooth gate. British Class A For Console 1 collects the most coveted and distinctive sounding units of the pro audio world in a single channel. Feast on a few details of the different components…

Drive

In the early 70s, recording engineers were quick to figure out that they could use these amazing consoles to add a rich and dense tone to recordings. The trick was to push the transformer-coupled input stage harder than it was really designed for. Still a studio trick used today by the lucky few with a hardware original: get your hands on the British Class A for Console 1 and try it for yourself. The transformers we’ve modelled here were used in the first and most coveted generation of the original analog input channels, so Drive is guaranteed to give you the most authentic British sound.

Equalizer 

To ensure the model’s accuracy, the British Class A Equalizer has been based on several different original vintage hardware pieces. While the sound is indistinguishable from the analog originals, the British Class A Equalizer offers even greater flexibility by incorporating dual mid bands instead of a single one. This lets you shape your sounds in creative ways that with the original hardware would have required two daisy-chained equalizers.

Compressor 

The British Class A Compressor adds a full-bodied and syrupy tone to the sound source, in addition to its highly musical gain reduction. The model is based on the classic British diode bridge compressor/limiter, which first came out in 1968. But just as with the equalizer, we’ve added extra flexibility, incorporating a modification used by many top-level studios to improve control of attack times and additional release times.

Limiter 

The original compressor unit incorporated both a compressor and a limiter. For maximum usability, we have modelled the two separately and installed them as two distinct plug-ins in British Class A. Use the British Class A Limiter for exceedingly subtle level control—or for beating your sounds into submission.

Gate 

One of the lesser-known classic British units, the original gate shared the same form factor as the famous equalizer and compressor units modeled in British Class A. It was also a transformer based class A design and does a terrific job of keeping tracks tighter and cleaner. Using the sidechain input makes it very useful for ultra-musical keying purposes.

Features

  • Channel emulation for Softube Console 1 with EQ, compressor, limiter, gate, high/low cut filters and input stage drive
  • Inspired by vintage British Class A hardware units
  • Doubled equalizer mid band
  • Additional compressor attack/release times, based on the most famous modification available
  • Perfectly compatible with Console 1

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.12 or newer (older OS versions may work but are not tested (64-bit only).
  • Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit only).
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280×800 or larger.
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space).
  • A Softube account is required to register and install the software.
  • An iLok account is required for authorisation of the software.
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use a physical iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.
  • The most recent maintenance release of the DAW application is recommended.

However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs – and our own rigorous testing standards – we only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in the non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

  • This product requires Softube Console 1.
  • Make sure that you always use the latest iLok License Manager. It is not included in the Softube installer but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com​
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