While at high attack settings Deft Compressor can be used to emphasize audio transients, it can also be used to “smash” audio signal if you use attack settings as low as 0.01 millisecond. Even though the S-curve is the marked feature of Deft Compressor, you can smoothly change it to a steeper L-shape by adjusting the “Punch” parameter.
Deft Compressor also features a so called “vintage” compression mode which produces compression sound reminiscent of analog tube compressors: it produces a warm, gently saturated sound with the ability to overdrive the output signal. Beside that, you may switch between the “feed-forward” and “feedback” compression modes.
Deft Compressor is perfectly usable for compressing vocals, drums, guitars and other instruments, both technically and creatively. Beside that, it can be used to compress mix groups and full mixes.
Adjustable S-curve timing function
“Vintage” compression mode
Feedback compression mode
Auto make-up gain
Key signal filtering
Stereo and multi-channel processing
Internal channel routing
Up to 8x oversampling
64-bit floating point processing
Contextual hint messages
All sample rates support
Zero processing latency
User interface color schemes
Resizable user interface
Retina and HighDPI support
This audio plugin can be loaded into any audio host application that conforms to the AudioUnit or VST plugin specification. Plugins with AAX version available can be loaded in ProTools 12+.
This plugin is compatible with Windows (32- and 64-bit Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and later versions) and macOS (10.7 and later versions, 64-bit Intel processor-based) computers (2.5 GHz dual-core or faster processor with at least 4 GB of system RAM, SSE4.2 instructions support required, e.g. any Intel Core i-, AMD Bulldozer- or Zen-based processor). A separate binary distribution file is available for each target computer platform and audio plugin specification. If supported on a specific processor, the plugin may internally utilize AVX2-optimized code.
Compatible Windows and macOS plugin software: Cubase, Logic Pro, ProTools, Ableton Live, Reaper, Presonus Studio One, FL Studio, Cakewalk, Nuendo, WaveLab, GarageBand, Vegas, SoundForge, Audition, Samplitude, Digital Performer, Mixcraft, Bitwig Studio, Edius, others.
If you cannot get plugin to work on macOS High Sierra/Mojave, you have to logout from the system and login again, it's a known issue not caused by plugin's own bug.
Version 1.10, 20-jul-2020:
* Added the preset list sorting function to the preset manager.
* Redesigned the knob image.
* Extended the "Color Editor" with color modifiers.
* Added the "Gray Blue" and "Navy" color schemes.
* Improved readability of the condensed font.
* Windows: implemented (switchable) higher-precision user interface update timer, for smoother display.
* Improved visual quality at different visual interface scales.
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