Parallel compression is great for producing a range of effects, from fattening up that drum track, to, well, fattening up that full mix.
Okay, parallel compression is for fattening stuff up, basically. Duplicate your track, smash the shit out of it with a compressor, mix to taste.
It’s a handy technique, and this new free plugin from the peeps at WA Production makes it even easier to do.
Here’s the spiel:
“ComBear is an EXTREMELY powerful and incredibly dynamic Parallel Compression effect plugin that brings an amazing sound and feel to Drums, Synth, Vocals and anything else you can thank of! This plugin is going to change the game and sound the EDM Industry.”
Okay, that’s likely a slight exaggeration, but the ComBear is pretty cool regardless.
“By adjusting the Compress knob, you increase the Parallel Compression that ComBear adds the the element from value 0 to 100, Bypass ComBear’s effects on an element by flipping the Bypass switch, correct the Make-Up Gain that is altered based on how much Compress you add the the element by adjusting the Make-Up Gain, adjust how much gain comes in from the element by adjusting the Input Gain and finally adjust how much of ComBear you hear on the element with the Mix knob. The Idea behind this plugin was of course Parallel Compression.”
Extremely simple to use, sounds good, and it’s free. What’s not to love?
Windows or Mac.