IK Multimedia T-Racks Bus Compressor

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Bus Compressor Plug-In
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ADK-IKM-1514-00165
IK Multimedia
Mac & Win
Availability: In stock
$99.99

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Glue effect on your mixes

The Bus Compressor is based on the mix bus VCA type compressor of a worldwide known and acknowledged British large format mixing console from the 80's. It was used on practically every hit record and major production from the 80's to present days, so much that its sound has almost become a trademark. This compressor was so widely used that it later became a stand-alone rackmount unit, so that it could be used separately from the large format console. This made for even more success; a thing that led to many hardware and software clones trying to emulate it.

This legendary processor has been painstakingly analyzed and measured down to the very single component, compression curve, soft knee behavior and detection circuit; this in order to obtain a dead on reproduction that will impart a cohesiveness to mixes that is often referred to as "glue effect" where every instrument blends nicely with the others, and mixed tracks suddenly start to sound like "music".

Like many of our hardware based modules we've added several nice and handy features not present on the original; in this case we added the "Grit" switch that will reproduce the slightly increased 2nd harmonic distortion of an out of calibration unit, a behavior favored by many engineers for its more characterful sound.

Oversampling

The Sidechain HP filter has been added to filter low frequencies out of the detection circuit path so that they wont overmodulate compression, thus avoiding the "pumping" effect at lower threshold and higher ratios. When not engaged though the “pumping” effect delivered by this module is astonishing, making it equally at home on loud rock mixes or slamming dance tracks.

 

The 1.5:1 ratio has been added for subtle and even compression making mixes "shine" without sounding compressed.

 

We like to see it sitting on the mix buss of your DAW, where it was ideally designed to be, but it also rules on other stereo sources, like drums submixes or parallel compression buses: this use is also well known to engineers and producers the world over, a very effective for “obscene” amounts of compression, punching and pumping drum rooms and creative effects.

Specs

Works within the T-RackS CS Standalone application

High-quality oversampling

High-precision and high-transparency digital processors

Accurately analog-modeled vintage classic devices

Full-latency compensation support

Supports sampling rates up to 192 kHz

DSM and SCC proprietary IK technologies for extremelyaccurate digital models of analog hardware devices

Native compatibility with 64-bit applications and operatingsystems

System Requirements

T-RackS 5 is a 64-bit application and requires a 64 bit CPUand Operating System.

 

Mac (64-bits)

Minimal: Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested),macOS 10.9 or later.

Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): Audio Units, VST 2, VST3, AAX.

 

Windows (64-bits)

Minimal: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB ofRAM (8 GB suggested), Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. Requires an ASIOcompatible sound card.

Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): VST 2, VST 3, AAX.

 

NOTE: EQual processor requires an OpenGL 2 compatiblegraphics adapter.

 

Internet connection is required as all of the Custom Shopoperations are web based.

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