PB offers Pulsars Smasher free again, with short review

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Post 16 Mar 2023

Now the Pulsars Smasher becomes in V1.37 very usable on my system and thickens up the sound better than my dbx 266xs PA hardware shissl 😂 but seriously compared with softubes Fet, Smasher could dialed up, of it´s two knob design, directly more in the face, but it isn´t able to sound as subtle or clean like the softube Fet! Yes it´s useful to compress a stressing snare or tom, drumset recordings with cheap mics in a smashy way, really welcome.

But the installation and needed hdd space is not the big hit with this software, more hdd for licensing ilok stuff than the plug itself needs.

The plug offers a update knob for downloading the latest version not as comfortable as other developers has implemented this function, 8x oversampling switch seems nice for older machines, you could not change the Ratio, at all it looks like a often free offered lite version of Pulsars 1178 Fet machine, maybee different, but a big bo.b for drumshaping! Sounds better more analog than AnalogObsessions free Britpressor, but has ot the functionality to produce this pumping effect like Britpressor or Lindells 7x-500, the SSL drumstrip counterpart sounds completly weak compared with this freebe!

https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/ ... 48-Smasher

Sound 10/10
Instalation 5/10
Presets not needed
Usability 10/10

For free it´s a nice plug VST3 working stable, much better than x$ offerpriced SSL comp plugs!!!
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