An amazingly accurate emulation of the most famous solid-state compressor design.
When creating FET Compressor Plug-in, Softube set out to make the most accurate emulation of the most
famous solid-state compressor. Instead of modeling individual features and putting them together digitally Softube has modeled
the unit in its entirety: input and output stages, gain reduction feedback loops, bias differences of different transistors,
Many "modeled" compressors are nothing more than futile attempts to get an off-the-shelf algorithm to match its
hardware counterpart by tweaking a few parameters like the knee and attack/release times. But anyone who has worked with hardware
compressors knows that there must be more to it. And there is.
The heritage of analog compressors very much showcases
the history of electronics in the previous century. It's the deficiencies of the different designs and components that give
each unit its unique character, and what started out as technical limitations have now become sought-after sounds. Simply
approximating the most apparent features is not enough to capture this uniqueness. It takes a model of great complexity and
accuracy to make a digital replica sound like the original with all settings and inputs.
Unlike its hardware predecessor, the FET Compressor has a fully variable ratio. But if you prefer the old standard way (with
fixed ratios), just click the labels and you're ready to go. And yeah, Softube didn't forget the "All Buttons In" mode.
Work with parallel compression from within the plug-in. And since the "Dry" signal also spent some time inside the algos,
it's of course influenced by all that analog modeling mojo - like the subtle distortion from the input and output stages.
Faster than you can think of. Even faster than a single sample. And if that's not fast enough, use the look-ahead to make
it super duper fast.
• Attack: 20 microsecs - 0.8 ms
• Release: 50 ms - about a second
In addition to its hardware counterpart, Softube added a couple of certainly useful features:
• External Side Chain support.
• Low and High cut filters for the detector.
• Detector lookahead
If you don't want extra features, just leave them in their off position.
Two modeled (and beautifully rendered) VU meters dance with the music, and a stereo peak meter lets you control the output
NOTE: Requires iLok USB key. It is not included in the Softube installer, but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com
Softube FET Compressor Plug-in - TDM Download Features:
- Modeled analog compressor, input and output stages.
- Modeled "All buttons in" mode
- Continuous ratio (even between 20:1 and ALL.)
- Super fast attack time (just like the original)
- Sweet input and output stage distortion.
- Parallel compression.
- Detector low and high cut filters
- External side chain
- Stereo with synchronized gain reduction
- Very CPU friendly
Add the processing of an FET compressor at a great price!
Softube FET Compressor Plug-in - TDM Download Specifications:
- System Requirements
- Pro Tools | HD Accel with Pro Tools 7.0 or higher
- System must
meet requirements for Pro Tools HD from Digidesign
- Mac OS X (10.4 or higher) or Windows XP (or higher)
USB key and the latest Pace Interlok drivers
TDM CPU Consumption
- CPU consumption on Core and Accel processors for one stereo instance of FET Compressor. The percentages includes TDM/MuSh
overhead and "first instance running" overhead, so the actual CPU consumption is actually lower than these figures.