1st November 2010
Voxengo has updated Deft Compressor, the track and bus compressor plug-in, to version 1.2. This version adds support for key signal filtering which is a very useful function that allows you to perform de-essing and use various compressor "voicings". Feedback compression mode can be also enabled now. This mode sounds a little bit "punchier" than the default"feed-forward" mode. The "feedback" mode in many cases tends to produce a more controlled, less fluctuating sound due to its inherent "prognostic" behavior.
However, the most important addition to this version is the "Punch" parameter. While in Voxengo's opinion, the original S-curve timing function was a very unique and interesting feature on the compressor plug-in market, it sounded a little bit too punchy for many users. Hence, Voxengo decided to implement a special parameter that adjusts the S-curve. The "Punch" parameter allows you to dial in a desired amount of "transient emphasis" effect, expressed in percent. When set to "100" the effect is maximal and the compressor is using the S-curve timing function. At "0" the compressor will be using a much "quicker" L-curve timing function which produces a colored bright sound.
The characteristic feature of this compressor is its ability to produce "slim" and "slick" sounding compression, with intelligibility enhancement effect. Such result is achieved by the compressor's timing function that closely resembles the S-curve on both attack and release stages.
The S-curve timing function means that the attack and release stages "look" like S-curve (sigmoid curve). Such curve sonically adds a very warm coloration, without sharp edge. Beside that, S-curve on longer release times possesses a bit of "hold" time delay where it does not change. This allows the compressor to have clean, almost uncolored higher frequencies.
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