After Satin, Presswerk is our second construction kit, this time for all sorts of classical compressors. It's got a large number of parameters and use cases. To make things easy - or less intimidating - Presswerk comes with a set of "vintage views" which limit its parameters to common use scenarios. With those you'll feel at home immediately, and you can always go back to the full parameter set if you need more saturation or a less gentle knee. And of course, you can use Presswerk to create your own compressor that never was.
Most importantly, some vintage views allow for the display of sticker graphics to remind you which track you're on!
Top: Normal operation mode with all parameters (full size screenshot)
Left: Vintage view matching an Optical Levelling Amplifier (full size screenshot)
Middle: Operation mode as classical FET compressor (full size screenshot)
Right: Operation mode as Tube Limiter (full size screenshot)
A few features:
- Switchable UI modes gives you the choice of easy operation (inspired by 3 well known classic devices) or access to all the controls and oversee every nuance of the sound.
- Selectable topology (feed-forward, feed-back, signal-interactive) - be surgical, musical or both at the same time.
- Control the pre- or post-saturation stage, 'warmth', and momentary compression amounts to create impressive emulations of nonlinear gain-control devices.
- Switchable 'Analog' mode to recreate the phase response and transient behaviour of classic outboard gear
As so often, we wish to finish our development process with an extensive period of public beta testing. This thing has already been used in a bunch of productions and it's done a decent job. We think it's safe to download, install and run. However, there's a number of left over known issues which we'll tackle shortly, and during that time we'd like your input regarding almost anything - bugs, praise, bickering, demo songs. Needless to say, if you fins a groundbreaking setting or if Presswerk was just the last ingredient your new hit single needed, we're happy to know.
Presswerk Rev. 2999 Win Beta
Presswerk Rev. 2999 Mac Beta
Temp serial no. (valid till just after x-mas):
Beta Tester (user name)
or, if you're impatient, go to http://tinyurl.com/pc35nrr and buy a license right away!
 Labels: Menu also contains old Stickers (Win only)
 Audio Units: Data Display shows irritating values on FET view
 Crash on quitting Host or closing GUI when having multiple dialogs open (Win only)
 Knob movement is not consistent on all knobs.
[Framework / ALL products:] AAX crash when re-ordering plugins in the host
[Framework / ALL products (Mac):] When saving a preset, closing the plugin in the main window does not work; should be closed elsewhere within the host, currently
 MIDI Program change numbers disappeared from data display
 Flickery x y compression panel (please monitor whether this is still the case)
 Audio Units: Closing GUI activates 'Back to Arrangement' button in Ableton (This stops automation playback)
 SideChain Input naming is not consistent (OS X)
0001522 Sticker / Labels: Some Stickers + Labels show Format error when using multiple instances
0001513 Audio Units/AAX: Data Display may show irritating values
0001495 Plug-In not reporting proper units to Host
0001490 VST: Automation of FB mode is not possible when mapping control in Live
0001484 Sticker is out of frame and leaves remnants when getting moved
0001474 Text size not scaled with sticker size -> Vari-Mu limiter view
0001521 Vari-mu: Stereo / M/S also showing On / Off in Data Display
0001518 Data Display glitch when typing into text box with embedded GUI (Reaper 4731 64 bit, AU/VST 64 Bit)
0001494 Touch link: Locked states not updating correctly / text is broken
 Installer: Add ReadMe
 Installer: Change installer name (Windows)
 Copy / Paste feature
 Finalize Presswerk user guide
 Replace "Nix Sticker" with proper image