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Compressor Plugs

Discussion in 'Recording' started by TheArchitect, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. TheArchitect

    TheArchitect Active Member

    Having finally found an EQ plug I really like I am starting look at compressors. Kjaerhus Audio, Waves, PSP, are some of the names I have looked at. Many seem perfectly capable. I saw a Pultec recreation that would pretty cool but it appears to be TDM only. I need VST (Cubase SX).

    Primarily it would be used for individual tracks in a mix but something that could be used on a stereo bus for mixing/mastering would be helpful. I know a mastering engineer would be ideal but I don't have the budget and more importantly I don't learn anything if someone does it for me.
  2. jamiey

    jamiey Guest

    Try out the free ones at digitalfishphones.com they are pretty darn special.

    The Waves RenComp and PSP Vintage Warmer are OK choices as well, some like them alot, so give them a trial!

    Also consider getting the UAD card, as I'm sure ALOT of people would agree they have the best compressor plugins - though I don't think you can demo it before hand.

    btw... What EQ did you find that you really like?
  3. TheArchitect

    TheArchitect Active Member

    The Kjaerhus GEQ7 really works well for me. I make no claims that it is the ultimate in EQ, (but it just might be) only that it gets what I want to hear out quickly and cleanly. I got turned on to them through a recommendation of their freeware 'Classic' series of plugs that are very good in their own right.
  4. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    I'm a big fan of BLOCKFISH by digitalfishphones, I use it on drum submixes because the saturation feature really fattens them up. Take a look at Blue Compressor also. Both of these are pretty colored soundwise, but both free and very useful. The Waves RenComp is a more useful mainmix bus or vocal comp, more transparent.
  5. axel

    axel Guest

    digitalfishphones... :D :D :D

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