FREE: MAX1 Compressor from BeatSkillz

Compression can seem baffling when you don’t know how to do it, and even when you do know how to do it, there’s always more to learn. And that’s what makes the MAX1 Compressor from BeatSkillz so cool. It’s an intelligent compressor that does a bunch of the thinking for you. “This is an automatic…

FREE: Fetish Compressor from Analog Obsession

Who wants a free compressor? Everyone, especially visitors to this site. Here’s a cracker from Analog Obsession. The deets: Classic Fet Compressor/Limiter Discrete design Super-fast attack time Input and output stage distortion Improved input control Selectable ratio Available for Windows and Mac 100% free from here: http://analogobsession.com/product/fetish/  

FREE: Acqua Plugins Free Series

Acustica Audio makes some great stuff and they’ve got three plugins available for free. Tan Free Compressor “Acustica is pleased to introduce TAN Compressor based on CORE8 with a classic analog VCA compression. It’s a very versatile tool to provide a lot of possibilities to shape the sound with gorgeous graphical user interface.” “In this plug-in…

FREE: TDR Feedback Compressor II VST

If you’re looking for a smooth, professional quality compressor, but without having to pay the big bucks, here’s a treat. The TDR Feedback Compressor II VST from Tokyo Dawn Labs is a major upgrade from first incarnation and it sounds fabulous. The update features all new presets, improvements to the plug-in’s stability and the whole…

FREE: 5orcery Multiband Compressor VST

Here’s a free multiband compressor that aims to eliminate the phase issues sometimes associated with plug-in multi-band comps. “The traditional way to build a multi-band compressor is to split the signal into the required number of bands using cross-over filters, then run each band- through a separate compressor before mixing them back together again.” “This…

FREE: GTA Compressor VST

The cool cats at de la Mancha have released their GTA Compressor as freeware! Thanks, doods! “GTA is a vintage style ‘character’ compressor, designed like its muscle car name-sake for brute power, pure speed and to make a loud noise. It is stripped down for ease of use and has a unique vintage colouring on…

FREE: jsCompShaper Compressor VST

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love compressors. This one is the jsCompShaper, a cool compressor with the ability to morph between soft-knee compression and waveshaping as desired. Furthermore, it provides a bunch of pre-/post-emphasis filtering (similar to a side-chain filter) with a rather analog-like attack. I’ve given it a quick…