Log InCreate An Account
  1. Plugins
  2. »
  3. Kilohearts
  4. »
  5. Compressor
  6. »
  7. Details


Compressor Plugin by Kilohearts
Compressor - RE Front Compressor - RE Back
Compressor by Kilohearts 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.
My KVR - Groups, Versions, & More
594 KVR members have added Compressor to 610 My KVR groups 661 times.
Not In Your MY KVR Groups
(or group limitation prevents versioning)
+610 in private groups

KVR Rank

Overall: 3120   2456   2988

30-Day: 3109; 7-Day: 4681; Yesterday: 3921

Compressor will even out the audio volume by lowering the volume when the signal is loud. This helps shape the dynamics of the sound both at the initial attack and the sustain tail:

  • Attack knob - The attack time is the time it takes to lower the volume when the input volume is over the threshold.
  • Release knob - The release time is the time it takes to return the volume to normal when the input volume is under the threshold.
  • Mode - In RMS mode the compressor will measure the volume using the root mean square method, which gives an accurate measurement of audio power. In peak mode the compressor will follow the peaks in the audio waveform, which makes it more responsive to transients.
  • Ratio knob - The ratio decides how much the compressor will reduce the audio volume. At 1:2, for example, the volume will be lowered until it is halfway between the input volume and the threshold.
  • Threshold knob - The threshold for when the compressor will start lowering the volume.
  • Makeup knob - The makeup gain will increase the volume of the output signal to compensate for the loss in overall volume that the compressor causes.
  • VU Meter - Displays the current input level, the selected threshold, and the compressor's current attenuation.
  • Mix knob - The dry/wet mix of this effect. A lower value will let some of the unmodified signal through.
  • Settings panel - Whenever you have your mouse cursor over a snapin theree is a small arrow at the top right corner (not visible in screenshot). It opens a settings panel where you handle presets.
  • Enabled checkbox - The small checkbox to the left of the plugin name is a checkbox that bypasses the effect when disabled.
  • Resize handle - The bottom right corner of all Kilohearts plugins is a resize handle for scaling the UI to any size. This allows you to get a good view of the controls whatever the screen resolution, and also comes in handy if you need big controls, e.g. when using Compressor as a real-time effect on a touchscreen monitor during a live set. (This is not available when the snapin is used inside a snapin host.).

Compressor shines on it's own, but it was primarily created to power up the different "Snapin Hosts" Kilohearts offer. These are bigger effects units that utilize all the available snapins and give you a really fun and creative workflow for combining them in any way you can think of. So have a look at Snap Heap and Multipass right now.

Compressor is also available as a Rack Extension for Reason over at the Propellerhead shop.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 0.00 from 0 reviews

Products similar to Compressor...

In My Cart!Virtual Mix Rack (VMR)
Mixing and Mastering by Slate Digital
In My Cart!84%
Analog Signature Dual Limiting Amplifier LM-662
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter) by Nomad Factory
In My Cart!Studio Classics Collection
Mixing/Mastering by Waves
In My Cart!Protector
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter) by Blue Cat Audio
In My Cart!Pulsar Smasher
Compressor by Pulsar Audio
In My Cart!MModernCompressor
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter) by MeldaProduction
In My Cart!HOFA CD-Burn.DDP.Master PRO (App)
Mastering by HOFA-Plugins
In My Cart!L2 Ultramaximizer
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter) by Waves
In My Cart!Producer Bundle
Mixing and Mastering by Sound Magic
In My Cart!Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain
Mastering by Waves
In My Cart!83%
UADx Teletronix LA-2A Leveler Collection
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter) by Universal Audio
In My Cart!Jack Joseph Puig Signature Series
Mastering by Waves
In My Cart!L1 Ultramaximizer
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter) by Waves
In My Cart!C4 Multiband Compressor
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter) by Waves
In My Cart!MV2 Dynamics Processor
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter) by Waves
In My Cart!Renaissance Vox
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter) by Waves
In My Cart!BlueAsh SC-5
Compressor by Black Rooster Audio
In My Cart!Comp VCA-65
Compressor by Arturia
In My Cart!Neo DynaMaster Vintage
Compressor by Sound Magic
In My Cart!HOFA IQ-Series EQ
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter) by HOFA-Plugins

Comments & Discussion for Kilohearts Compressor

Discussion: Active

Please log in to join the discussion