Free Multiband Compressor VST Plugin – Broadcast

Jeroen Breebaarts ‘Broadcast’ – multiband compression style free vst plugin.

Bit of a weird one this, has three bands? Each has Threshold, Ratio, Gain, Side and AMB(ambience?)

It’s been described as ‘a multi-band dynamics processor (comprising automatic gain control, gate, compressor and limiter), combined with sub-band ‘stereo width’ processing.’ – KVR

From the manual it seems to be more of a mastering tool to be used in three stages –

free multiband compression vst plugin - broadcast

Dynamic processing – Three bands the frequencies of these are controlled by the X1 and the X2 controls which are on the right side of the console – these are horizontal sliders that basically split the incoming singnal into three. The three bands of the compressor then work on these split frquencies. – Each band can be disabled via the little white square above each band.

Spatial processing‘Pushing the fader to the right will increase the side signal level. The amb parameter adds a synthetic side signal (on top of the conventional ‘side’ slider that only amplifies the existing side signal).‘ – taken from the manual – I need more time to experiment with this part.

Brickwall limiting – the broadcast vst plugin also hosts a very simple brick wall limiter – this can be turned off if needed. It has a pre-gain feature allowing the user to add to the input level only works if the AGC is turned off. AGC is Auto Gain Compensation – which does what it says on the tin.

All in a really nifty little plugin to add to VST folder.

Download it for free here

free multiband compression vst plugin - broadcast

‘Broadcast combines the dynamics processing from the PC-2 compressor, spatial processing from OmniSone, and brickwall limiting from Barricade in a multi-band fashion.’ – Get it here

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