Cleanest, least colored freeware compressor? POLL ADDED!!!!

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion

Most uncolored freeware compressor

BuzComp
20
19%
Compressive
6
6%
Kjaerhus Classic Compressor
33
32%
ReaComp
33
32%
Vanilla Compressor
12
12%
 
Total votes: 104

dickiefunk
KVRAF
2531 posts since 22 Mar, 2006 from cornwall

Post Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:39 am

Hi. What is the cleanest and least colored freeware compressor available?
Last edited by dickiefunk on Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:41 am, edited 1 time in total.

Undress
KVRist
40 posts since 8 Jun, 2004 from Rottenburg - Germany

Post Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:41 am

Hi!

I think this one is pretty clean: http://www.kvraudio.com/get/1359.html

Peace, Undress.

rileyrooden
KVRist
115 posts since 19 Aug, 2004

Post Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:26 am

You might wanna check out reacomp as well.

Compyfox
KVRAF
14306 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Post Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:38 am

Best solution: Kjaerhus Classic Compressor. Seriously.
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dickiefunk
KVRAF
2531 posts since 22 Mar, 2006 from cornwall

Post Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:26 am

Thanks for the replies on these. Are there any others out there?

PTV
KVRAF
2034 posts since 5 Jan, 2006

Post Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:58 am


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Luftrum
KVRAF
1630 posts since 3 Jul, 2007 from Denmark

Post Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:02 am

Compressive from Martin Eastwood.

http://martineastwood.com/?p=3
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MrM
KVRian
1440 posts since 16 Jul, 2003 from Zwollywood, The Netherlands (Europe)

Post Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:01 am

You can test it yourself.
Use two waves: 20 Hz and 50 Hz, look at a spectrumanalyzer before you engage the liniter, then engage the limiter and look if there are extra peaks, ripples in the (upper) sideband. Be prepared to be shocked in case of a non transparant limiter.

Other test, same procedure: use 40 Hz and 185 Hz.
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poonna
KVRian
1368 posts since 3 Oct, 2001 from Thailand

Post Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:45 am

I'll help you bump. I'd like to know the public opinion as well. :)
Peace, my friends. I'm not seeking arguments here. ;)

MrM
KVRian
1440 posts since 16 Jul, 2003 from Zwollywood, The Netherlands (Europe)

Post Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:17 pm

Which is the BuzComp?

I'll test them all, if you want to, but you have to specify which one you mean; there are plenty of Buz compressors in the KVR database, but not one of them is named BuzComp!
-- Regards MrM --

dickiefunk
KVRAF
2531 posts since 22 Mar, 2006 from cornwall

Post Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:40 pm

MrM wrote:Which is the BuzComp?

I'll test them all, if you want to, but you have to specify which one you mean; there are plenty of Buz compressors in the KVR database, but not one of them is named BuzComp!
Wow Brilliant Thanks!!!

It's this one http://www.kvraudio.com/get/1359.html

brok landers
KVRAF
6101 posts since 26 Sep, 2003 from right here, as you can see ...

Post Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:03 pm

Hybel wrote:Compressive from Martin Eastwood.

http://martineastwood.com/?p=3
clean?? imo that thing sounds really analog coloured, and that in a very high quality ... one of my go-to's when it comes to compressors ...
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bmanic
KVRAF
8390 posts since 3 Feb, 2003 from Finland, Espoo

Post Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:29 pm

I can not stress this enough: MjCompressor is THE most transparent freeware compressor, probably one of the best compressors around no matter what the price.

Cheers!
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poonna
KVRian
1368 posts since 3 Oct, 2001 from Thailand

Post Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:32 pm

bmanic wrote:I can not stress this enough: MjCompressor is THE most transparent freeware compressor, probably one of the best compressors around no matter what the price.
I've had this question for a long time about the MjCompressor. What is this Hilbert thing doing? :)
Peace, my friends. I'm not seeking arguments here. ;)

fred2112
KVRist
338 posts since 19 Feb, 2004 from Quebec Canada

Post Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:51 pm


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