SSL Native X-Comp
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Emulate and innovate dynamics processing
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. The audio performance, specifications, analysis tools and depth of control offered by X-Comp are exemplary.
Delivering mastering grade audio fidelity with a distinctly analogue feel, X-Comp 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, including much sought after OPTO, FET and Vari Mu types. In X-Comp we haven’t just modelled a particular compressor, but have provided a set of features and controls that allow the emulation of a broad range of compressor designs.
- Apple M1 native support - X-Comp is a universal binary, and features M1 Native support
- Exceptional versatility; from mastering grade transparent compressor to incredible brick wall gain reduction
- Emulate OPTO, FET and Vari Mu styles of compression
- 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 and separate RMS meter
- A/B facility for instant comparison of two different Compression set ups
- MIDI control capability for all parameters
- Global soft latency free bypass