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Comp TUBE-STA

Compressor Plugin by Arturia
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Comp TUBE-STA
Comp TUBE-STA
Comp TUBE-STA by Arturia is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Product
Version
1.3.2
System Requirements
Win 8.1+ PC: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
1GB free hard disk space
Product
Version
1.3.2
System Requirements
VST 2.4 (64-bit), VST 3 (64-bit), AAX (64-bits with PT 11), Audio Unit (64-bit), NKS* (64-bit DAWs only).
Effect
Formats
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Entering production in the '50s, the original Gates compressor featured quirky non-linear attack and release that were very forgiving with almost any input. Its simple controls and fantastic, harmonically rich sound made it a favorite with radio and studio engineers, and now thanks to the power of Arturia's exclusive TAE modelling technology, it's destined to become a favorite of yours, too. Analyzed, mapped out, and reborn as a software plugin, and powered up with new features that make this golden-age compressor a must-have for the modern producer.

A boutique signal processor with a golden touch, the original STA-Level was well known for the intimacy, air, and subtle saturation it gave to any audio it treated. As it moved from TV and radio studios to more music-focused studios in the 60s and 70s, word got around that it had a killer sound on bass and vocals; having this awesome ability to transform weak bottom-end into fat, harmonically rich bass, and bringing voices to life. All this at the turn of one knob. Its simplicity was certainly part of its appeal, and while Comp TUBE-STA has been given a few modern touches, Arturia's engineers have been faithful to the original, powerfully simple design.

If you want tube-tone and that magic vintage gear warmth to liven up your audio, Comp TUBE-STA could be exactly what you're looking for.

Main Features:

  • Virtual recreation of famed classic tube compressor.
  • Original tube electronic path accurately modeled, using Arturia's state-of-the-art TAE analog modeling.
  • Original Single, Double and Triple modes.
  • Original variable Recovery parameter.
  • Additional Arturia's creative side-chain features:
  • External side-chain source to trigger the compressor to an external source.
  • 5 creative detection mode, including M/S processing.
  • Advanced Side-chain EQ.
  • Monitor Side-chain signal directly.
  • Dry/wet Mix knob for parallel compression.
  • Input-Output gain link switch.
  • Switchable Analog VU meter with 3 calibrations mode (-18dBFs, -12dBS, -8 dBFs).
  • Analog clipping LED indicator.
  • Comprehensive set of presets.
  • A/B comparison setting.
  • Integrated tutorials and unique dynamic preset tips.
  • Resizable window.
  • State-of-the-art TAE analog modeling.

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