An extremely versatile compressor, modeled after the most famous solid-state compressor. The added features, such as a continuous ratio control, parallel compression, lookahead and detector filters, together with the super-fast attack time and trademark sound, makes the FET the go-to compressor for everything from vocal shimmer to drum bus obliteration.
When creating FET Compressor, 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 we have modeled the unit in its entirety: input and output stages, gain reduction feedback loops, bias differences of different transistors, etc. It's been by far the hardest project we have taken on, but we feel that the result speaks for itself.
FEATURES: - Modeled analog compressor, input and output stages. Modeled everything. - 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 - Lookahead - Stereo with synchronized gain reduction
"Throughout my career I have evolved the way I work to incorporate working within both the analogue and digital world. I own around twenty outboard compressors, but the Softube FET Compressor offers another way to warp a sound which the hardware units don't."
STEVE FITZMAURICE, producer/engineer DEPECHE MODE, U2, etc.
"Softube is so good, after using it the first time, I could speak french. Mainly because I kept saying: Pardon my french, but these plugins are f-ing unbelievable! The FET Compressor in particular is probably the warmest, fattest compressor plugin on the market."
TONY SHEPPERD, producer/mixer/engineer MADONNA, FAITH HILL, WHITNEY HOUSTON, LIONEL RICHIE, ELTON JOHN, BACK STREET BOYS, etc.
"I love it, I absolutely love it"
GLENN ROSENSTEIN, producer/engineer MADONNA, U2, TALKING HEADS, ZIGGY MARLEY, etc.
"The FET compressor is a truly wonderful plug-in."
FAB DUPONT, producer/mixer JENNIFER LOPEZ, TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS, MARC RONSON, etc.
Download the Softube Plug-ins manual from: http://download.softube.com/manuals/Softube%20Plug-Ins%20Manual.pdf