Compressors RE/VST - Your Favourites?

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Neo
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Post 06 Aug 2022

https://www.attackmagazine.com/reviews/ ... ever-made/
https://resoundsound.com/best-bus-compressor-plugins/

VST
Softube Valley People Dyna-Mite (This RE never went on sale! I did wait.. lol)
https://www.softube.com/dmite?id=dmite
https://www.reasonstudios.com/shop/rack ... dyna-mite/
Waves MV2
https://www.waves.com/plugins/mv2
CLA-76 Compressor / Limiter
https://www.waves.com/plugins/cla-76-co ... ompressors
H-Comp Hybrid Compressor
https://www.waves.com/plugins/h-comp-hy ... -to-h-comp

RE
RE-2A - Cakewalk (As you already know discontinued) <viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7504353>
Mace Professional Compressor
https://www.reasonstudios.com/shop/rack ... ompressor/
DYN-4 Dynamic Processor (Compress, Expand, Up Compress, Up Expand)
https://www.reasonstudios.com/shop/rack ... processor/

Do you guys have a fav API-2500 Plug-in?
Tempted to move away from waves given I have to pay for an update just to have Hi-res - Dry/Wet Knobs. I'm aware you can work around this using RE Morfin XF Crossfader (https://www.reasonstudios.com/shop/rack ... rossfader/) or just use Parallel..
Cheers all.
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TritoneAddiction
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Post 06 Aug 2022

REs:

FRG-4RE Compressor
C670 Compressor
DQ
RE2A Leveling Amplifier
Reasons SSL Bus Compressor
Omega DEQ

I'm gonna throw Pump in there too.

VST:

Ozone 8 Dynamics

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selig
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Post 06 Aug 2022

RE-2a without a doubt. Channel and bus compressors too. Maybe even the FET. I’m a creature of habit I guess, since these are the same compressors I started with almost 40 years ago, surprise surprise!
Beyond that, there’s pretty much everything else…
[oh yea, lest I forget – I use Selig Leveler quite a bit, technically also a compressor]
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huggermugger
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Post 06 Aug 2022

Two from Klanghelm. MJUC for massaging levels RMS-style. DC8C3 for precision work. Both sound great, and the four different models in MJUC are worth exploring.
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MrFigg
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Post 06 Aug 2022

Yep. Curve and RE-2A
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Overtherainbow
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Post 06 Aug 2022

Neo wrote:
06 Aug 2022
RE-2A - Cakewalk (As you already know discontinued) <viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7504353>
TritoneAddiction wrote:
06 Aug 2022
RE2A Leveling Amplifier
selig wrote:
06 Aug 2022
RE-2a without a doubt.
MrFigg wrote:
06 Aug 2022
Yep. Curve and RE-2A
this drives me nuts... I wasn't using Reason when it was available and now Reason doesn't have an La-2a, probably the most broadly used compressor there is?

I wrote tickets to Reason support regarding this to no avail and even suggested several RE makers fill up the space but nothing...
jamespember wrote:
23 Jun 2022
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James Pember please, can something be done?

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jonnyretina
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Post 06 Aug 2022

Softube CL1B RE and Softube TLA-100A VST

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MrFigg
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Post 06 Aug 2022

Overtherainbow wrote:
06 Aug 2022
Neo wrote:
06 Aug 2022
RE-2A - Cakewalk (As you already know discontinued) <viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7504353>
TritoneAddiction wrote:
06 Aug 2022
RE2A Leveling Amplifier
selig wrote:
06 Aug 2022
RE-2a without a doubt.
MrFigg wrote:
06 Aug 2022
Yep. Curve and RE-2A
this drives me nuts... I wasn't using Reason when it was available and now Reason doesn't have an La-2a, probably the most broadly used compressor there is?

I wrote tickets to Reason support regarding this to no avail and even suggested several RE makers fill up the space but nothing...
jamespember wrote:
23 Jun 2022
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James Pember please, can something be done?
Do you happen to have a Cakewalk account from when they were still around?
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joeyluck
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Post 06 Aug 2022

Yeah add another RE-2A to the tally!

I'm curious why bandlab doesn't just re-release the RE. Is the product deleted? Or do they just need to login and reactivate the shop page?

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arnigretar
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Post 06 Aug 2022

VST: CLA-76 Compressor / Limiter
RE: Master Bus Compressorr, MClass Compressor

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MrFigg
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Post 06 Aug 2022

joeyluck wrote:
06 Aug 2022
Yeah add another RE-2A to the tally!

I'm curious why bandlab doesn't just re-release the RE. Is the product deleted? Or do they just need to login and reactivate the shop page?
I asked them around two years ago and they told me to expect a lot of cool free legacy VST plugins in the near future. Hmm
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Post 06 Aug 2022

Anyone know a good 1176 alternative to the cla76? I would also like to move away from waves. I'm not paying their fucking update plan bs.
The latest release:

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Overtherainbow
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Post 06 Aug 2022

MrFigg wrote:
06 Aug 2022
Do you happen to have a Cakewalk account from when they were still around?
No, unfortunately ;(

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Overtherainbow
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Post 06 Aug 2022

PhillipOrdonez wrote:
06 Aug 2022
Anyone know a good 1176 alternative to the cla76? I would also like to move away from waves. I'm not paying their fucking update plan bs.
Softube FET, and it's been on sale in the RE shop last year I believe, at $100. It's actually a far superior alternative regardless of age, no wonder Mr. Selig here prefers it.

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Post 06 Aug 2022

PhillipOrdonez wrote:
06 Aug 2022
Anyone know a good 1176 alternative to the cla76? I would also like to move away from waves. I'm not paying their fucking update plan bs.
https://allthingsgear.com/best-free-1176-plugins/

I have not used it but the analog obsession version is meant to be good.

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BRIGGS
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Post 06 Aug 2022

I'm a comp-01 weirdo....but lately... I've been using the khs transient shaper, instead.

I mainly use compressors to even out the signal and shape the sound.
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MrFigg
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Post 06 Aug 2022

PhillipOrdonez wrote:
06 Aug 2022
Anyone know a good 1176 alternative to the cla76? I would also like to move away from waves. I'm not paying their fucking update plan bs.
https://pulsar.audio/smasher/

It's modified but it's also on sale for $9 just now.

Their 1178 is a brilliant comp but you'll want to wait on a sale I think.

https://pulsar.audio/comp-1178/
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PhillipOrdonez
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Post 06 Aug 2022

Thanks Mr Figg, Popey and Overtherainbow 🤗

Now we need an API alternative 🤔 have UAD begun to sell individual plugins to non UAD hardware users? I think they have a API 2500?
The latest release:

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ordjob2
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Post 06 Aug 2022

My favorite today is the universal compressor Extreme Dynamics: https://www.reasonstudios.com/shop/rack ... -dynamics/

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Przemyslaw
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Post 06 Aug 2022

Re:
Selig Leveler

VST:
Brainworx Opto
Purple Audio MC 77
Elysia mpressor
SPL Iron Mastering Compressor

Hardly ever use Waves Api 2500 but it can be useful, for typical Api Bus compression I use Townhouse Buss Compressor.

PhillipOrdonez wrote:
06 Aug 2022
Anyone know a good 1176 alternative to the cla76? I would also like to move away from waves. I'm not paying their fucking update plan bs.
I recommend Purple Audio MC 77 - check out free 14-day trial

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Post 06 Aug 2022

joeyluck wrote:
06 Aug 2022
Yeah add another RE-2A to the tally!

I'm curious why bandlab doesn't just re-release the RE. Is the product deleted? Or do they just need to login and reactivate the shop page?
did they not do that? I thought they had plans to rerelease it, or maybe I’m just imagining seeing that somewhere? I thought it was just for the Cakewalk DAW though?
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Post 06 Aug 2022

guitfnky wrote:
06 Aug 2022
joeyluck wrote:
06 Aug 2022
Yeah add another RE-2A to the tally!

I'm curious why bandlab doesn't just re-release the RE. Is the product deleted? Or do they just need to login and reactivate the shop page?
did they not do that? I thought they had plans to rerelease it, or maybe I’m just imagining seeing that somewhere? I thought it was just for the Cakewalk DAW though?
Cakewalk made RE-2A free for a limited time a bit before the acquisition and then it was removed from the shop. The CA-2A is also not available separately, although I remember them having plans to release it. I guess it might be included with Cakewalk? Not sure if it's built-in or as a Windows only VST.


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Post 07 Aug 2022

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dvdrtldg
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Post 07 Aug 2022

RE:
RE-2A
Softube FET
DCAM Bus Comp
Selig Leveler
McDSP C670
SPLEX multiband comp

VST:
Klanghelm MJUC and DC8C3
Softube Summit Audio TLA-100A
Soundtoys Devil-Loc
Waves DPR-402
Waves MV2

... and I'm still getting to know the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor that Plugin Alliance was giving away a couple of months back, but it's REALLY good

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