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 Pulsar Smasher by Pulsar Audio is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Pulsar Smasher
Product Pulsar Smasher
Developer Pulsar Audio
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Type / Tags CompressorAmbienceAnalogAnalog EmulationAnalog SaturationBus CompressorDrumsEmulationFastFETFET CompressorSaturationTransistor Saturation
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Pulsar Smasher is an unprecedented custom modification of the classic Urei 1176 compressor circuit, a unique formula that Pulsar Audio stumbled upon while fine-tuning other algorithms.

The original 1176 compressor hardware offered a selection of four ratios, but studio engineers soon discovered that pressing them all at once led to a distorted, explosive and highly compressed sound. It's this "All buttons in" or "British" mode that Smasher was painstakingly designed to recreate.

While remaining very close to the original circuitry, the modifications they built into Smasher will add definition to transients and make your tone more aggressive. You'll love using it to enhance the ambience in drum busses, but there are many more creative uses too. Smasher won't work on every single track, but where it does, it works magic.

Smasher excels at raw and gritty sounds, calling to mind bands like Vulfpeck, The Whitefield Brothers and The Black Keys.

Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 4.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By AmbedoBass
April 12, 2020

Not super versatile, but when it works on something, it works very well. Enjoy hitting it hard and getting some nice warm saturation from it.

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