Here at Future Music Producer we use a lot of tools in the studio, compressors are one of our most used processors and it is extremely important that we use the best we can find. This is of course subjective but we have listed below what we consider to be the 5 best compressor plugins in the world today.
7X-500 – FET Feedback Compressor
The Seven X Five Hundred is a mono/stereo channel compressor/limiter. It’s a FET (field effect transistor) design that incorporates new and exclusive features such as “High Pass Sidechain Filter”, “Mix Knob” mix between dry and wet signal (parallel compression). The 7X-500 is Lindell Audio’s take on the classic “1176 Sound”. It can be smooth or it can be a rock’n’roll monster when using ratio 100:1 (all in).
CLICK HERE for more info on the 7X-500 FET Feedback Compressor
MasterMix Bus Compressor
The MasterMix Buss Compressor has been a labour of love for Minimal System and is designed for those producers looking to add the finishing touches to their latest masterpiece. Modelled on legendary buss compressors from classic analogue consoles the MasterMix Buss Compressor is a mixing and mastering powerhouse.
CLICK HERE for more info on the MasterMix Buss Compressor (This plugin is available with a 75% discount meaning you can pick it up for just £7.50).
MModernCompressor is a powerful compressor plugin based on the MDynamics engine. It is designed simply for ease of use and optimized to get pristine quality results as quickly as possible without having to master the more advanced features in MDynamics. It also contains a powerful metering system providing everything from gain reduction to a level distribution analyzer.
CLICK HERE for more info on the MModernCompressor
Multiband compression and expansion are powerful tools, but notoriously difficult to set up and control. Enter FabFilter Pro-MB: making multiband dynamics processing intuitive yet powerful at the same time.
Instead of conventionally splitting the entire spectrum with crossovers, Pro-MB enables you to directly create a new band at the frequency range you want to work on. Think bands, not crossovers!
CLICK HERE for more info on the FabFilter Pro-MB Compressor
PSP MasterComp is a high fidelity stereo dynamics processor (plug-in VST, RTAS and AAX for Windows; AudioUnit, AAX, RTAS, VST for Mac OSX Universal Binary). Its double-precision (64-bit floating point) and double-sampled (FAT – Frequency Authentication Technique) processing offers transparency even at extreme compression settings and high sample rates.
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