May 24th, 2010: Voxengo Deft Compressor version 1.1 update is now available for download.
Voxengo Deft Compressor is an audio track and bus compressor plug-in for professional audio production applications.
It is available in AudioUnit and VST plug-in formats, for Mac OS X and Windows computers. Version 1.1 update includes the following changes:
* Attack time range extended down to 0.01ms.
* External side-chain support added.
The characteristic feature of this compressor is its ability to produce “slim” and “slick” sounding compression, with intelligibility enhancement effect.
Such result is achieved by compressor’s timing function that closely resembles the S-curve on both attack and release stages.
The S-curve timing function means that the attack and release stages “look” like S-curve (sigmoid curve).
Such curve sonically adds a very warm coloration, without sharp edge. Beside that, S-curve on longer release times possesses a bit of “hold” time delay where it does not change.
This allows the compressor to have clean, almost uncolored higher frequencies.
Note that for bus compression to be unnoticeable you may need to set both the “Threshold” and “Ratio” parameters to lower values (e.g. “-35” and “1.3:1”, respectively, for input signal with RMS power equal to -24 dBFS).
Deft Compressor features:
* S-curve timing function * “Vintage” compression mode
* Auto make-up gain
* External side-chaining
* Multi-channel processing
* Internal channel routing
* Channel grouping
* Up to 8x oversampling
* 64-bit floating point processing
* Preset manager
* Undo/redo history
* A/B comparisons
* Contextual hint messages
* Zero processing latency
Voxengo Deft Compressor end-user license is available for purchase on-line for US$99.95.
Demo version of Voxengo Deft Compressor can be downloaded at the Voxengo web site: http://www.voxengo.com