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 ReaXcomp by Cockos is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin.
Product ReaXcomp
Developer Cockos
Price (MSRP)
Type / Tags Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
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ReaXcomp features:

  • Unlimited band compressor.
  • Great metering per band.
  • Fantastic sounding filters.
  • Solo current band mode.
  • Tons of controls per band (ratio, threshold, knee, attack, release, makeup, program dependent release, feedback detector, RMS size)
  • Adjusting bands in graph is easy (modifiers to change ratio, gain, etc).

ReaXcomp is part of the free ReaPlugs VST FX Suite.

General features of ReaPlugs:

  • Support for Windows 98/ME/2K/XP/Vista, WINE.
  • Fast, usable UIs with good metering.
  • Low CPU and RAM use.
  • Highly configurable.
  • No copy protection.
  • No installation required.
  • Freely usable.
Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By obstgegenrechz
March 12, 2013

After using this Plugin for years on every master i did, i might as well share a bit of my oppinion towards it:

This Compressor is on the clean side so if you were looking for more color for your sounds, i suggest you look somewhere else. And that is exactly why i love ReaXComp so much. It's the same with Cockos singleband compressor ReaComp: It's very clean and exactly working and can do everything you would want it to do.

In ReaXcomp you can even do ratios going direction "expander" which i think is an amazing detail.

It uses very little CPU over here and my system is really slow. I guess thats because its not emulating anything but is only calculating the volume changes.

There is all features i would want in there like: feedback detection, auto-release, freely definable bands, changeable Kneesize,.

Finally i can't see a better free Multiband Compressor out there, even if i had money i wouldn't consider buying one when there is such a good one like this.

Funny to see that noone else has ever "reviewed" this one, i hope i'm just a starter for more (and better) reviews :) I guess quite some people consider this a "secret" weapon, but i can easily imagine more people falling in love with this one...

Oh and i LOVE the input-output meters!!! well so i do in reaper in general :).

I could understand that some people addicted to using fancy GUIs are scared away by the looks of this one but thats their own problem i guess...

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Discussion: Active
13 March 2013 at 8:39am

If someone could also make and share some more presets for this would be really nice.

13 March 2013 at 1:19pm

Ya, I think it is only not reviewed since it is seen as 'part' of Reaper. On the Reaper forums it gets its share of praise.


28 March 2013 at 1:17pm

Yes, I like it too, so much.
Just one thing : is there a way to see every band's peak, separately? It would be great for me...

....or even send each band to different tracks, so I can check it in the mixer?
I could do something like this with many other plugins, but it looks like ReaXcomp can't work like that....

Anyway, great plugin.

4 April 2013 at 6:49pm

whenever i want to use any plugin as multiband (say preFix gate for example) i just use a splitter like the one in the JS Libary of Reaper or as VST there is FreeSome by de la mancha, and then treat the audio as wanted and later sum them up again. In reaper you need to set the audio-track to multiple tracks in the sends/receive window.

16 April 2013 at 11:50am

Hey, thx for your reply.

I really missed the JS Splitter!
Damn, everytime I look for some particular or specific plugin, I always miss Reaper's preinstalled ones.
Shame on me. :-).

There's also another great splitter called Crossover by Robin Schmidt (4-band).
I used it a little but what I was looking for, was a 5-band splitter and JS Splitter does it!
Thank you.

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Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

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