What is it?
Everybody who has ever had a chance to listen to a MagicDeathEye compressor has been blown away by its sound. Carefully designed by Mr. Ian Sefchick (mastering engineer at Capitol Records), this tube compressor’s circuit is loosely based on a Fairchild 660. It’s a variable gain compressor that sounds just as great on your mastering bus as on your individual tracks. Nothing is smashed here, everything breathes and shines while the MagicDeathEye will smoothly glue your audio signal together in that warm and almost elegant way only expensive tube compressors can.
Already now a legendary piece of hardware, the MagicDeathEye compressor is just too good to be exclusively available only to some of the greatest studios in the world. After almost a year of careful circuit and signal analysis, DDMF and Ian Sefchick are extremely proud to present the official plugin version of this lovely beast! Staying extremely close to its hardware role model while still keeping the CPU load at a very reasonable level, we sincerely believe that the answer to the ever-old question “Do I really need another compressor plugin” is a resounding yes for this one!
Important: while this plugin models the mono hardware compressor, the software offers both mono and stereo operation (with identical gain reduction for both channels)! So don’t be confused by the other MagicDeathEye emulation being called “MagicDeathEyeStereo”, that simply refers to the original hardware… this plugin can do stereo too!
We could go on and on here, telling you all about the extremely interesting technical details like the eight(!) tubes that are being used, the handwound transformers and so on, but we think it’s about time you simply give this fantastic tool a spin and hear for yourself what the buzz is all about. We hope you’ll enjoy the ride!
Available in 32 and 64 bit format, as a VST, VST3, AU and AAX plugin. On Mac, OSX 10.7 or higher is required. Intel and Apple Silicon are both supported. The plugin is also available for iOS as a plugin in AUv3 format, which you can directly use in compatible hosts like Garageband or Cubasis…