Plugin Alliance has announced the availability of the new Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Class A. It's available exclusively via Plugin Alliance and enhanced by Brainworx with patent-pending TMT and more.
The Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Class A Limited Edition is one of the most exclusive and powerful compressors ever built. Vintage King released the Class A in 2012, limiting production to only 50 units.
The VCA section is much punchier on this version. Brainworx added even more features to the emulation of the already modded hardware version. The RED version is punchier, faster, and more versatile than the GREEN.
With the limited edition, Shadow Hills Industries included an updated Class A discrete compressor section utilizing Lundahl input transformers as well as hand wiring each compressor with Mogami Cable, an important factor when Brainworx Audio modeled one of these limited units as it gave the limited edition version a different character to the original.
During rigorous shoot-out tests against the Shadow Hills Industries Mastering Compressor, our pro audio engineers observed time and time again that the Class A features a smoother compression sound, punchier VCA, a more pronounced sonic dimension, and overall larger size and perceived depth. Another interesting difference between the Shadow Hills Industries Mastering Compressor and the Class A version is that with the gain set to identical values on both units the Class A version clocks in roughly 1 to 3 dBs higher, matching the emulated hardware, and, as a result, delivers a thicker and richer tone to whatever is running through it.
For this limited edition, Brainworx included its well-known retractable Extra Unit. The BX Extra Unit provides the following features: Brainworx's TMT (patent-pending Tolerance Modeling Technology), M/S processing, Mono-Maker, Stereo Width, Parallel Mix, Sidechain Filter, continuously variable 12 dB per octave high pass filter, and a Headroom parameter.
Visually, this version can also be distinguished by red LEDs on the front panel versus the green ones found on the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor — GREEN for the Drum Buss, RED for the Master.
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Pricing & Availability
Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Class A is available for purchase (AAX, AU, VST2, VST3) for MacOS and Windows at an introductory price of $199.99 USD, rising to an MSRP of $329.00 USD (Upgrade for GREEN version owners: If you already own the green Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor, you'll get the new RED edition for $99.99 USD).
A fully-functional, 14-day trial is available to anyone registering for a free Plugin Alliance account.
Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Class A is included in Plugin Alliance's monthly MEGA Bundle subscription and annual MEGA Bundle subscription at no extra cost.
Note that the proprietary Plugin Alliance Installation Manager means users can select, download, and install only the products and formats needed for their system.