Voxengo Deft Compressor version 1.2 update is now available for download. Voxengo Deft Compressor is an audio track and bus compressor plug-in for professional audio production applications, available in AudioUnit and VST plug-in formats, for Mac OS X and Windows computers.
This version added support for key signal filtering which is a very useful function that allows you to perform de-essing and use various compressor “voicings”. Feedback compression mode can be also enabled now. This mode sounds a little bit “punchier” than the default “feed-forward” mode. The “feedback” mode in many cases tends to produce a more controlled, less fluctuating sound due to its inherent “prognostic” behavior.
However, the most important addition to this version is the “Punch” parameter. While in our opinion, the original S-curve timing function was a very unique and interesting feature on the compressor plug-in market, it sounded a little bit too punchy for many users. Hence, we decided to implement a special parameter that adjusts the S-curve. The “Punch” parameter allows you to dial in a desired amount of “transient emphasis” effect, expressed in percent. When set to “100” the effect is maximal and the compressor is using the
S-curve timing function. At “0” the compressor will be using a much “quicker” L-curve timing function which produces a colored bright sound.
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.
Deft Compressor features:
* Adjustable S-curve timing function
* “Vintage” compression mode
* Feedback compression mode
* Auto make-up gain
* External side-chaining
* Key signal filtering
* Stereo and 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
* All sample rates support
* Zero processing latency
Voxengo Deft Compressor end-user license is available for purchase on-line for US$89.95.
Demo version of Voxengo Deft Compressor can be downloaded at the Voxengo web site: http://www.voxengo.com/product/deftcompressor/