They’re oldies, but man, they’re still pretty awesome.
Included here are an easy-to-use but excellent sounding compressor, the Blockfish; a de-esser, the Spitfish; and gate, the Floorfish.
Here’s the pitch(s):
“BLOCKFISH is a versatile compressor with countless ways to shape the incoming audio. Unlike many other digital compressors, BLOCKFISH has ‘soul’. It likes to bite, but it can be tamed easily once you’ve learned how to use its potential. You can remove the front plate and make further adjustments on the circuit board.
Everything is possible: clean, transparent, loud, punchy, silky, subtle, fat. But still with a unique sonic character.”
“SPITFISH is a dead-easy to use de-esser, aimed mainly at mono or stereo vocal tracks. Just like classic analog de-essers, this unit dynamically filters out harsh, annoying s-like sounds that would otherwise ‘spit’ in your face.”
“FLOORFISH is a simple expander / gate device, easy to set up and offers a broad variety of processing, ranging from slight expansion, backgound noise attenuation to extreme gating effects. What’s different from similar units is the ability to scan the source and adjust the transistion curve accordingly.”
PROS: So easy to use; great sounds
CONS: Only 32 bit (boo!)