DEFLECTOR

Gritty Compression

From Sly-Fi Digital

A dirty, grimy take on a classic compression sound.

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DEFLECTOR

There seem to be two types of mix engineers: those who own a pair of the original units this plug is inspired by, and those who want to. I can't give you the original, but I can give you my twisted take on it.

For starters, I tweaked the distortions to make them fuzzier, because I have a fondness for dirt & grime. I added a 250Hz sidechain HPF option which leaves all bass frequencies uncompressed, as well as a 6kHz sidechain 'push' to smooth out harsh, aggressive stuff.

Most compressors press sounds back, this one pushes them forward. The original is in every million dollar studio, now my version can be in yours.