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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.
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What makes the T-Compressor special?
- Speed up your workflow by having three compressors in one plug-in
- Get full control over compression settings in an innovative, easy, and fast way
- Wide range of creative dynamic processing possibilities to make your sound more unique
- Hear the actual compression effect without the output volume changes
- Go for a fully transparent sound or add different colors to it to your choice
- Go precise with the analog VU meter or its digital graph visualizer
- With complete control over three compressor plugins in one interface, you will free up more screen space
- Supreme sound quality
More innovation and quicker outcome
It’s common to get lost in audio compression settings in most audio compressors, especially if you don’t have years of experience working with them yet.
T-Compressor, however, is designed to simplify the process and make greater results — making the audio dynamic process easier and faster than ever. So you will spend less time trying to avoid mistakes, and more time exploring the new creative tones you can make using the T-Compressor.
Trust your ears.
One part of audio compression process is doubting whether or not the compression amount is enough. The main reason is because of the compression’s side effect on the output volume level. So when you bypass the compressor to make comparisons, it is not often easy to tell whether or not the compression amount is right.
T-Compressor’s Smart Auto-Gain keeps the output volume level consistent while it applies compression to the sound. Therefore, when bypassed, the output volume level difference won’t be a distraction from comparing the dry and compressed signal.
The compressor sounds fully transparent when the “Clean” mode is selected.
This mode adds more brightness and a unique color to the sound.
It adds warmth and an analog vibe to the sound when selected.
This mode helps make the sound more open and three-dimensional, as well as bringing dull sounds to life.
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 the serial compression processing. For example, you can first apply a gentle amount of clean compression, then add some of the “Warm” flavor, 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.
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.
Four Compression Modes
You can choose between fully transparent or three other sound colors including “Clean” “Crispy”, “Warm” and “Thick”.
Oversampling in T-Compressor helps you decrease aliasing by executing the internal process at a higher sample rate than the host, up to 4X times higher. (In other words, it will improve the quality of your audio.)
Digital Graph Visualizer
The Digital Graph Visualizer allows you to see the real-time gain reduction processing on your audio.
VU meter shows how much audio is being compressed using its analog style meter.
The "Mix" option regulates the mix of the two input and output signals, making it ideal for parallel processing.
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 64bit VST, VST3, and AU, and 64-bit AAX, Intel, and Native M1
The Side-chain High-pass filter (sc-hp) prevents the lower frequencies from being compressed.
The automatic connection of the compression knob with the attack, release and ratio controls lets you find the desired sound more quickly and accurately.
These are the presets that can add up to 3 compressors with different settings to the plug-in.
These are the presets that apply to individual compressors in the serial chain.
Every sound that gets compressed loses amplitude level, but this option keeps the wet output sound at the same level as the dry input sound.
Scale up/down the GUI from 80% to 150% according to your preferences.
Undo and redo options are built inside the plugin, you no longer need to worry about losing setting values.
Compare different options fast and easily to see which might work best.
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Let's hear it in action
On the interface of the T-Compressor, you can switch between “Fast” and “Slow” for both “Attack” and “Release” options. But how would that work?
The way you control the “Attack” and “Release” speed is by turning the compression knob. As you push the compression amount from 0% to 100%, depending on whether you have fast, or slow “Attack”, and “Release” selected, the “Attack” and “Release” speed automatically change along with the ratio of the compressor.
For instance, if you select the fast “Attack”, it doesn’t mean it’s a static amount set at a certain value. It means as you go from 0% to 100% on the compression amount, along with the ratio, your “Attack” speed will continue to change from slower to faster. This makes it variable so you can quickly find the sweet spot somewhere between.
Following that, if you select the slow “Attack”, as you turn the compression knob, your “Attack” speed will keep decreasing. The same thing happens with the “Release”. So if your “Release” is set as “fast“, it means as you push the amount of the compression, your “Release” speed keeps getting faster and faster.
Therefore, if you have a fast “Attack” selected along with a fast “Release”, as you turn the compression knob, your “Attack” speed keeps getting faster, while your “Release” speed also keeps getting faster along with it.
This method makes it easier to put the focus on listening to the actual sound, rather than getting distracted by tweaking different knobs and values on “attack” and “release”. The way the T-Compressor takes care of these settings makes the process faster and more accurate to decide on setting up the right compression amount on different sound sources, for different purposes. A lot of changes continue to happen automatically as you change the compression amount on each selected mode, making you use your ears more than your eyes for getting the right sound.
Selecting the Fast “Attack” mode is ideal for smoothing transients and controlling dynamics. It will also take the punchiness away if you turn the major compression knob too much in certain sounds.
Selecting the Slow “Attack” mode is ideal for making the sounds punchier and more aggressive as the compressor lets a bit of the initial signal through before it kicks in.
Having the Slow “Release” selected makes the compression effect you set more ideal for smoothing out dynamic performances. It helps to push the sounds back in the mix, making them sound far away. Selecting the Slow “Release” is also useful when working on low-frequency sounds. However, selecting that and turning the major knob too much may suck the life out of your sound, leaving it sound dull and flat.
So, as an example, if you want to trim transients and make them sound smoother, you can select the Fast “Attack” mode, along with the Fast “Release” mode, and turn the compression knob to find the right spot. That means as you turn the knob, both “Attack” and “Release” speeds get faster and faster along with the ratio of the compressor.
Selecting Fast “Attack” or Fast “Release” does not mean they will behave super fast with a static speed. This only means They will continue to get faster and faster as you turn the major compression knob amount.
The T-Compressor allows you to add up to three instances of the same plug-in on the same window and switch through them like a web browser.
So if you add three compressors to your chain that means the output of the first compressor will get into the second compressor, and the output sound of the second compressor will go through the third compressor.
Now with the quick way of setting the compression setting in T-Compressor, it is also super easy and quick to set up multiple compressors with different effects on a sound to control more dynamics or create cooler sounds.
You will be able to apply a more gentle compression amount on each with different settings, making a more impactful sound. Finding the sweet spot on each compressor, allows you to move on fast and smoothly to build up your perfect serial compression chain for your sound.
As an example, if you’re looking to trim the transients slightly on the first compressor, you just select the Fast “Attack” and Fast “Release” modes, and quickly find the sweet spot on that compressor for that purpose, while going through making more punch on the second compressor by selecting the Slow “Attack” and Fast “Release” mode.
The fact that you have three compressors going through each other right at your fingertips while having different settings and colors on each of the three compressors, makes the parallel processing way cooler and unique in the T-Compressor. The “mix” feature on each compressor works separately. This means if you keep all three compressors at 100%, all three of them have a full effect on the audio passing through them. So the output of the first compressor which leads to the second one will be considered the dry signal for the second compressor’s “mix”, while the output of the second one will be considered the dry signal for the 3rd one.
Following that, if you set the “Mix” at 100% on the first compressor in the chain, and 50% on the second one, it means the input for the 3rd one contains 50% of the output of the first compressor in the serial chain along with 50% of the output of the 2nd compressor as its as dry signal.
Of course. The T-Compressor allows you to do that, while also allowing you to mix them through each in parallel separately.
You can bypass each plug-in in the serial chain using the bypass button on the header of each, while you need to select the one you want to have bypassed. If you want to bypass all three at once, you can do that using the default bypass button from the plug-in window of your DAW.
The "Knee" in T-Compressor is set at a static amount, while the ratio amount increases as you turn the compression knob from 0% to 100%.
Yes. As we always try to get inspired by our users, and find out what works for them best, we are flexible to continue making our products work better for them, and include more creative features, if they help the concept.
Yes. Each compressor in a serial chain in T-Compressor can have a different value for their SC-HP amount. It can be set from 20hz to 350hz.