Smoke Comp is a 'Made in the USA' plugin including hands down one of the most iconic 1950s super musical sounding Tube Compression Amplifier for Radio broadcasting that has also found its way into today’s records thanks to the contribution of a well-known brand that produces a faithful and noteworthy reissue. So, if you're a vintage valve-loving audiophile with an eye for today's technology, this Compressor is for you and it's sure to get the juices flowing!
• SMOKE COMP: includes a 1950s Tube Compression Amplifier emulation, a real piece of history, an all-American stalwart of early broadcast and recording studios.
Each plug-in included comes in a standard version and an alternative 'ZL' (zero latency) version which is suitable for use when tracking, at the cost of extra processing resources. For further details consult the user's manual in the Overview section.
The Smoke Comp is a plugin version of one of the most legendary Variable-Mu Tube Dynamic Processor from 1956. Actually, this plugin version also includes the features from the improved recent reissue built by a USA manufacturer that added six release settings and three different modes of operation: "Single" super smooth for bass tracks, "Double" ideal for most sources, and Triple, which allows you to limit fast transient waveforms, while maintaining great musicality. These new additions offer plenty of flexibility to find the perfect dynamic control for any application.
Plus, The Smoke Comp adds classic tone and massive sound immediately, thanks to the preamp emulation which perfectly embodies its tube character.
The results that can be achieved by compressing with this plugin are surprisingly varied. It allows you to undoubtedly enhance many audio sources by enriching and enhancing lead guitars and vocals. Treating percussive instruments and the sound of bass with this compressor will make these sources bigger and deeper.
IMPORTANT: The Smoke Compressor can be purchased individually, as a SMOKE COMP product or bundled as part of the SMOKE plugins suite which includes not only this amazing dynamics processor but also the SMOKE EQ (Stereo Tube Program Equalizer) and the SMOKE STRIP (Channelstrip) which blends all the great features of the included standalone plugins.
HOW TO TRY A PLUGIN: TRIAL MODE
For details about the installation/authorization process, please refer to this page.
* The introductory period implies the product may receive improvements, changes, or fixes available through Aquarius Desktop updates during the first four weeks of its release.
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