The Echorec is a software emulation of the iconic echo/delay unit of the same name produced by the Italian brand Binson in the 1960s.
The plug-in faithfully reproduces the sound of the tubes and magnetic disk of the analog original. You get a delay sound with a pronounced personality, a warm and round colour, which can also be used as a simple saturation to obtain unique textures.
Smasher is an unprecedented custom modification of the classic Urei 1176 compressor circuit, a unique formula stumbled upon while fine-tuning other algorithms.
The original 1176 compressor hardware offered a selection of four ratios, but studio engineers soon discovered that pressing them all at once led to a distorted, explosive and highly compressed sound. It’s this “All Buttons In” or “British” mode that Smasher was painstakingly designed to recreate.