Native Instruments has announced the release of Supercharger, a versatile compressor effect plug-in delivering warm, colorful, tube-style compression, modeled from a one-of-a-kind hardware unit. And, as part of NI's High-octane Holidays Giveaway, it's free for everyone until the New Year.
Supercharger delivers warm, responsive tube compression. The effect is particularly simple to use, with just a few clearly laid-out controls providing a wide range of sounds from subtle warmth to complete devastation. The input knob and convenient visual display allow producers to set exactly the right input level to drive the compressor. Once the input level is set, producers can quickly dial in a wide range of compression effects using a single 'Compress' knob. The Compress knob is a macro knob, automatically adjusting multiple parameters including make-up gain, the responsiveness of the release control, and the degree of saturation. This means that each position of the dial provides an ideal setting. Punch and Dirt buttons deliver added impact and saturation.
Supercharger complements the existing range of Komplete studio effects with harmonically-rich tube sound, and is optimized for use in Maschine.
It's available for 32- and 64-bit Windows and Mac OS X in VST, AU, RTAS and AAX plug-in formats.
From January 2014, Supercharger will cost $49 / 49 € / ¥ 4,800.