The NYCompressor is the ideal workhorse when it comes to dynamics management in a mix. From gentle compression for glueing your mix together to heavy drum compression for the ultimate punch: NYCompressor can do it all. Features: ratio up to 1:10. Key signal filtering. True sidechaining (4 inputs). Hard/soft knee. Parallel (New York) compression. Independent L/R or Mid/Side compression. NYCompressor will transform your music from "weak sounding" to "powerful and exciting" with just a few knob turns... Available in Windows VST (32/64 bit), Windows/Mac RTAS and Mac VST/AU format (Intel, OSX 10.5 and higher).
It's not only the best compressor among the cheap and free ones, it's also better than a lot of expensive ones. [...] NY doesn't loose low frequencies. Super!
Igro on gearslutz.com
Hell yes! I just bought this thing yesterday and I'm already in love! This thing just might be my favourite track compressor that I've ever used. I don't know what it is but all the controls just plain work and it is easy to dial in a sound with your ears.
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