Part of PSP MixPack2 - a collection of six high-resolution, high quality audio processors designed to improve the quality of your digital audio tracks and mixes. These processors were not modeled on specific hardware analog processors, but rather on the sound and features of many analog circuits, with the goal of designing processors that can assist you in taming the sterility and harshness that often plagues digitally recorded audio. All plug-ins utilize 64-bit double precision floating point algorithms throughout their entire signal path and support sample rates of up to 192kHz.
PSP MixPressor2 is a fully-featured, high precision compressor designed to process either whole mixes or single tracks. PSP MixPressor2 emulates the classic characteristics of compressors with valve and opto-electronic circuits as as classic modern compression solutions. PSP MixPressor2 also offers a highly configurable side-chain feature. The side-chain filter has a significant effect on PSP MixPressor2's sound and operation. The filter also enables the user to operate the compressor as a de-esser or to lessen the pumping effects of heavy kick drums and the like, based on the side-chain settings. The PSP MixPressor2 offers a wide range of features:
- A wide range of soft knee characteristics.
- Either peak or RMS level detection.
- External or internal side chain signal with a smooth bell-type filter.
- A output algorithm which can operate as either a brick wall limiter or soft saturation algorithm to preserve peaks above 0dBFS.
PSP MixPressor2 also works very well in combination with the PSP MixSaturator2. With the PSP MixPressor2 before the PSP MixSaturator2 in the signal path (think of a bus compressor before a tape machine), you can employ both plug-ins simultaneously (at subtle settings) in order to impart a very cohesive sound, like your mix was being produced on expensive analog hardware. Of course, you can also reverse the order, placing PSP MixSaturator2 before PSP MixPressor2 - never be afraid to experiment.
PSP MixPack2 consists of: PSP MixBass2, PSP MixTreble2, PSP MixSaturator2, PSP MixPressor2, PSP MixGate2 and PSP MixSync2.