Solid State Logic have released X-Comp a new plug-in for Duende the DSP powered DAW plug-in platform. X-Comp follows the recent release of X-EQ and further extends the range of plug-ins available for Duende, with another professional audio processing tool that delivers the very finest audio performance, but is extremely simple to use.
X-Comp is a sophisticated and extremely versatile stereo compressor that cuts through the mass of freeware and bundled plug-ins available with genuinely professional features, results and interface. It delivers mastering grade audio fidelity with a distinctly analogue feel and can be used for everything from ‘invisible’ subtle dynamic control for mastering, to dramatic ‘brick wall’ effects that inject raw energy and power that competes with the legendary SSL Listen Mic Compressor. Between these two extremes X-Comp can reproduce the characteristics of a wide range of modern and classic vintage compressors. In X-Comp we haven’t just modeled a particular compressor, but have provided a set of features and controls that allow the emulation of a broad range of compressor designs.
Key features of the X-Comp plug-in include:
* Exceptional versatility; from mastering grade transparent compressor to incredible brick wall gain reduction
* Advanced graphic knee control with 0 to 40dB range and proportional response characteristic
* Dual symmetrical knee design allows detailed shaping of the compression characteristic
* Max Gain Reduction control sets the maximum reduction between 20 and 60dB
* Advanced side chain architecture using 1st order filters delivers user-friendly Frequency Dependant Parallel Compression
* Amplitude Histogram display provides advanced real time pre/post signal analysis
* Intuitive user interface with drag and move graphic, mouse wheel and numeric editing
* Stereo input and output metering with peak hold, separate RMS meter and dynamic range display
* A/B facility for instant comparison of two different Compression set ups
* MIDI control capability for all parameters
* Global soft latency free bypass
Version 2.3 Duende software can be downloaded for free at SSL and includes a fully operational 10 hour trial version of X-Comp.