New York Compressor by denise

New York Compressor

by denise
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Fine tune the rms of Denise’s NY compression to create maximum impact with that explosive, punchy sound you are looking for.

The Denise New York Compressor is a straightforward NY-style compressor for making percussive loops, beats and drums sound more powerful. Set to its default settings, you can quickly dial in the recognizable explosive and punchy sound associated with this particular style of compression. But the Denise New York Compressor has a trick up its sleeve: a continuous RMS-time control. Usually, generic compressors only give you the choice between peak and RMS set to a fixed length of 30ms. However, having a continuous RMS-time control, allows you to easily fine tune the compression to create maximal impact. Together with its different timbre styles, vintage option and stereo linking, the Denise New York Compressor is a powerful tool to quickly give your mix that much sought-after explosive and punchy sound.

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1. "You like the NY-style sound of a particular compressor, but it doesn't seem to produce the extreme explosive and punchy sound you are looking for." Most generic compressors have an RMS function set to a fixed length of 30ms, limiting your options to fine tune the compressors internal detection signal to the particular track. Compensating for this with the attack and release features usually does more harm than good. The Denise New York Compressor features a continuous RMS-time control, ranging from 0ms to 100ms, allowing you to easily fine tune the compression to your track or bus-group and create maximal impact. 2. "You are trying to get the New York compression sound by using a generic compressor, but it's just not sounding right." The recognizable NY-style compression sound requires a combination of specific features that is oftentimes not available, and specific settings that are oftentimes hard to dial in, due to the great diversity in available compression algorithm implementations. The Denise New York Compressor handles this all for you behind the scenes, giving you additional control only over the features that work together well with this specific compression style. 3. "You managed to achieve the NY-style sound you were looking for with a generic compressor, but it sounds clean and digital, without any way to tweak it." Most generic compressors that do feature the necessary combination of features for NY-style compression, are the typical 'digital compressors'. The Denise New York Compressor allows you to switch to 'vintage' mode and lets you select between different timbres to add a specific coloration and analog vibe to your sound.

Mix (0% to 100%): Mixes between the clean signal and the compressed signal, allowing you to apply the compression in parallel. INPUT (-24dB to 24dB): Input gain that lets you boost or attenuate the signal going in, giving you more control over the signal. OUTPUT (-24dB to 24dB): Output gain to manually compensate for the volume decrease caused by the compression effect. COMPRESSION (0% to 100%): Lowers the threshold of the internal compression algorithm, to intensify the compression effect. RMS-TIME (0ms to 100ms): A continuous RMS-time control to fine tune the sound of the compression. STYLE (dark / natural / bright): A menu that lets you choose different timbres, allowing you to specify the timbre of the compression. LINK (on/off): A switch that allows you to link the left and right channel saturation, allowing you to preserve the stereo image of your track. VINTAGE (on/off): A switch that makes the compression sound more vintage and old school by adding a saturation stage to the compression algorithm.

Release date: 19 JUL 2018/22:00
Latest version: 1.1.0
OS: 64-bit OSX 10.7 or newer
Formats: VST, VST3, AU
Latest version: 1.1.0
OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or newer
Formats: VST, VST3

OSX

Version: 1.1.0
Changed: GUI update: buttons, dials and font size
Version: 1.0.1
Changed: Fixed style menu resetting to default after re-opening the GUI
Version: 1.0.0
Changed: Original release

Windows

Version: 1.1.0
Changed: GUI update: buttons, dials and font size
Version: 1.0.1
Changed: Fixed style menu resetting to default after re-opening the GUI
Version: 1.0.0
Changed: Original release
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OSX: VST, VST3, AU
Windows: VST, VST3
Release: Jul 19, 2018