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Weiss Compressor/Limiter

Dynamic Frequency Compressor/Limiter Plugin by Softube
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Weiss Compressor/Limiter
Weiss Compressor/Limiter by Softube is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin and a Software Application for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, an AAX Plugin and a Standalone Application.
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The name Weiss is synonymous with quality in mastering, and a truly exceptional compressor/limiter is essential to any serious mastering engineer. The Weiss DS1-MK3 is the gold-standard for the world's greatest mastering gurus, and for the Weiss Compressor/Limiter, Softube draws on its essence (and code-base) to bring a totally focused modern answer to the question 'how should I deal with dynamics on my mix bus?'

Available as a standalone plug-in, or as part of the Weiss DS1-MK3 collection (also including the class-leading Weiss Deess de-esser, and the fast and intelligent Weiss MM-1 Mastering Maximizer) the Weiss Compressor/Limiter aims squarely at the body of your sound, and offers the perfect set of features for this most crucial of tasks.

After spending a little time getting used to the simplified interface, I started to see that the new Weiss Compressor/Limiter plugin not only sounds excellent & transparent like its big brother, but allows me to dial up the sounds I'm looking for even quicker.

Warren Sokol - Mastering Engineer for Imagine Dragons, Paul McCartney, Lana Del Ray

Unbeatable sound

The Weiss Compressor/Limiter contains the same digital compression and limiting algorithms as our top-of-the-line Weiss DS1-MK3 plug-in, so you get the very same sound-quality.

Unbelievable visuals

The new hi-res visuals, including waveform view and FFT readouts, mean you can see your work, and the effect you're having, with greater clarity than ever before.

Untouchable workflow

We put all the most vital controls at your fingertips in an all-new interface, but allow access to the epic detail of the Weiss processing in an 'expert' side-menu. Work faster and with fewer distractions.

The Weiss compressor and maximizer sounds absolutely stunning. I already used in a few projects, I just want to let you know that I'm very impressed.

Luca Pretolesi - Grammy Nominated Mixing & Mastering Engineer, Music Producer & Educator

Weiss: The last word in mastering

Like our other Weiss plug-ins, the Compressor/Limiter is based on the gold-standard of mastering dynamics processors, the Weiss DS1-MK3.

Loved and needed in equal measure by top mastering engineers around the globe, the DS1 was first introduced in hardware in the early 1990s, and has continued to command pride of place in the best mastering facilities there are. Due to its enormous desirability the hardware will set you back around $10,000. So to distill its awesome-sounding essence in this suite of plug-ins for a fraction of the cost felt like a very Softube mission indeed.

Make or break

The mastering stage is the last chance to make or break a track, so getting it right can be the difference between a battle won or lost. That's why the startling transparency and effectiveness of the Weiss digital compression algorithms, and its unrivalled versatility in terms of detailed control over attack and release times, knee settings, ratio, threshold, filters (low pass and band pass), and other crucial factors, are a must-have.

The Weiss Compressor/Limiter, for all its unassuming charm and apparent simplicity, is a beast, both in terms of sheer sound quality, and flexibility.

Little louder? Still good.

And being able to push a track to the appropriate degree of loudness without unpleasant artifacts from the limiter is rightfully expected of any modern mastering engineer. That's when the quality of your tools really matters; the Weiss is the only product that allows you to achieve such a clean, sweet, and dynamic sound at high levels. And with two brand-new advanced limiter algorithms on top of the Weiss original (including the Type 2 true peak limiter), you have more top-of-the-line options with Weiss than ever before.

Great on individual tracks too

Of course, this being a plug-in, you can run as many instances of it as you like, so there's nothing to stop you using its uniquely clear and precise character on individual instrument tracks. Take a bass guitar, for example, through the Compressor/Limiter with a low-pass filter applied, to compress only the lowest frequencies and fatten out the body of the instrument. Or use the Compressor/Limiter on a vocal in conjunction with the Deess, for perfectly tailored dynamics processing across the frequency range, and no compromise.

Whatever you do with it, the Compressor/Limiter's unbeatable sound-quality makes it a joy to use, and ultimately leads to better-than-ever finished sounds, so buy it today.

In short:

  • A modern and transparent digital compressor and limiter, with code-ported algorithms from the industry standard DS1-MK3.
  • Total control, without an over-complicated interface. The 'expert' tools are all in a hidden side-menu.
  • Stunning and intuitive visualisations for detailed control, and an intuitive experience.
  • Clean tweak-and-go faceplate, with immensely detailed controls hidden in side-menu.
  • Ultra-professional tool, but without the daunting, complex look.
  • Compress selectively, with low pass and band pass filters.
  • Two brand-new advanced limiter algorithms in addition to the Weiss original.
  • Available as a single plug-in, or as part of the Weiss DS1-MK3 collection.

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