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T-Compressor is a simple yet powerful dynamic processor with several unique possibilities to help you create incredible sounds. It offers unique and quick audio compression solutions, such as the serial compression feature, and wired compression setting control.
Serial compression is when you use several compressors in a row (one after the other), and it's a great method to combine the best features of two or more plugins. You may also share the effect by connecting compressors in a series. T-Compressor allows you to add up to 3 compressor instances in the same plug-in unit and have full control over 3 of them on a single plug-in window! You can choose through them like a web browser and quickly make adjustments.
There are so many creative ways for serial compression processing. For example, you can first apply a gentle amount of clean compression, then add some of the "Warm" flavors, and finally, add a dash of "Crispy" at the end. There is a lot of potential in this feature, so be sure to take advantage of it to make your audio stand out.
Windows 7 and up as 32 / 64-bit VST and VST3, and 64-bit AAX (PT11 and up).
Mac OS X 10.11 (OS X El Capitan) – macOS 11.6 (Big Sur) as 64-bit VST, VST3, and AU, and 64-bit AAX, Intel, and Native M1.
Reviewed By RobertSchulz
December 9th, 2022
The sound of this compressor is great. It has 4 fundamental modes in which you can run it (my personal favorite is the "Crispy" mode, it brings shine to the source in an instant).
I also really like the feature that you can put 3 instances of the actual compressor plugin in serial, means you can even create your own costumized chains consisting of different compressor modes, which is awesome.
Big shoutout for the VST2 compatibility, the auto-gain and the Dry/Wet parameter.
But there also are some disadvantages.
1. NO GLOBAL CONTROLS - Depite the amazing fact to chain up to 3 compressor instances inside of the plugin itself, you don't have any global controls to control all of them at once.
For example, I can dry/wet each individual compressor (which is super) but at the other hand, I can't smooth out the whole chain because there isn't a global Dry/Wet parameter provided.
Also I am missing a global BYPASS to compare the output with the input signal properly. At the moment, I only can bypass single compressor instances. And if I need to use a lot of A/B comparison, this will cost a decent amount of time.
2. Input/Output Fader has no meter - In some cases it can be useful to have a meter for the input and/or output signal right in the plugin. This also would give better help for using the THRESHOLD parameter.
3. Switching of the instance's position is not possible. - This could be a nice feature for an updated version. If you use all of the 3 instances for example, one cannot switch compressor 3 with 1 or compressor 1 with 2. That could really change the sound a lot.
4. Manual is not directly accesible from inside of the plugin. - A rather nit-picky one but worth to mention nonetheless. The manual lies in the downloaded installer files, but can't be accessed anyhow from inside of the plugin. Of course, the number of parameters T-Compressor has is fairly no so much, but it could give some help understanding the plugin for the ones who come new into it.
In short: A good tool but 4/5 stars because there is still place to go upwards.Read Review
Reviewed By monophonK
November 16th, 2022
Again a compressor? Yes, another compressor, but what a compressor! Despite the minimal settings,
this one has an excellent influence on the signal.
You can choose between:
"fully transparent or three other sound colors including "Clean", "Crispy", "Warm" and "Thick".
Clean: The compressor sounds fully transparent when the "Clean" mode is selected.
Crispy: This mode adds more brightness and a unique color to the sound.
Warm: It adds warmth and an analog vibe to the sound when selected.
Thick: This mode helps make the sound more open and three-dimensional, as well as bringing dull sounds to life."
I also like the design and the GUI very much. Keep it up.Read Review
Reviewed By Lumin8ing
May 8th, 2022
T-Compressor is one of my fav all time compressors. I've use it all the time and it is now in every mix I do. It'll fix and glue mixes that are problematic like no other. It is one of the best compressors ever to shape FX chains. I always use the three bands in one instance dividing it between crispy, warm and thick. The weighting of the different textures is almost better than EQ. You can literally tone shape an entire mix after you gave it your best shot with all your other tools in a way that puts a smile on your face every single time. It is a keeper... quite frankly I'd pay way more for this gem. It belongs in your tool box, you absolutely can not go wrong... Get IT !!.Read Review
Reviewed By Fernando_Cubillos
May 6th, 2022
From the very first time I used the T-Compressor on a project, I knew that it is a special sounding compressor, not one more on the list (And my plugin list is large lol). I loved the way it allows me to create new textures by mixing the differents compression modes in serial or in parallel. For example: You can add some energy to your Mix Bus compressing about 3% in clean mode, and then compressing 3% in warmth mode. Finally you only have to adjust the threshold and to get about 1 o 2 dB of total GR.Read Review
Reviewed By dsonten
May 2nd, 2022
I love this new compressor. It is great to have more then one compressor in just one plugin and mix different flavours to get the sound that you want. Its versatility allows you to use it on any sound source and most of all sounds great.Read Review
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