Softube Chandler Limited Germanium Compressor v2.5.9 [WiN]

Publisher: Softube
Product: Chandler Limited Germanium Compressor
Version: 2.5.9-R2R
Formats: VST2/VST3
Requirements: Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10
  • Publisher: Softube
  • Product: Chandler Limited Germanium Compressor
  • Version: 2.5.9-R2R
  • Formats: VST2/VST3
  • Requirements: Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10

A highly versatile mojo machine, capable of replacing multiple plug-ins in a chain – EQ, distortion, transient designer, you name it – the Germanium Compressor is so much more than gain reduction. Engineered with an ear for music before mathematics, this is a trusty companion for producers, recording engineers, and creative musicians of all kinds.

This is a meticulous model of the Chandler Limited® hardware, tested in our lab to ensure it performs like the hardware does, for the same excellent sound quality and inspiring vibe.

  • A meticulous model of the Chandler Limited® Germanium Compressor that performs just like the hardware
  • An epic mojo machine: feels almost like a musical instrument, adding color & character to everything
  • Plug-in exclusive features: M/S processing, external sidechain, and more

Music first

Everything in the Germanium Compressor is designed with an ear for music first. Ratios, knee settings, and more, are all fine-tuned for use in the real world.

Colorful character

The FET gain reduction unit allows for delicious distortion and color. Control the harmonics with a choice of clean or dirty compression.

Germanium, Silicon, Zener

Multiple different diode combinations allow for a ton of styles and options.

Unique character

The Germanium Compressor’s unique character comes from a blend of several innovative approaches. The ratio settings are tuned by ear rather than arithmetic. The dial takes you from less to more rather than fixing on especially precise numerical values. And what does it matter as long as it sounds fantastic? Knee settings are similarly artistic, named as they are after the different combinations of diodes which achieve each color of curve.

Clean or dirrrty?

With a FET gain reduction element, the Germanium is capable of fast and heavily-saturating compression. So there’s a choice of clean or dirty compression, toggling between modes which compensate to varying degrees for the harmonic excitement naturally brought about by the unit. It’s never transparent, but you have a lot of control over Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) in this compressor.

And every track this thing touches will benefit from the drive and feedback on output – this is the real secret sauce. A gain circuit which can gently caress a signal as easily as it can sizzle and sear it into submission.

Punchy, creamy… pick your flavor

You also have control over the speed of operation – the attack and release times can be combined to extremely musical effect. Ease off on the attack and the Germanium Compressor becomes a punchy powerhouse for drums. Slow down the release and creamy, smooth tones can be introduced to vocals or bass. Acoustic guitar can be brightened and tightened, or rock axe heated and seated in a dense mix.

Added fun and features

Using the Germanium in software means you can take advantage of features that are exclusive to the plug-in version: Mid/Side Processing and External Sidechain allow you to make better-sounding mixes than ever before. All the character, the musicality, the fun of the original hardware Germanium Compressor from Chandler Limited® is right here.

Softube & Chandler: recipe to rock

You can’t rush perfection. If any sentiment captures the spirit of our relationship with Chandler Limited®, that’s it. Take two companies known for perfectionism, add in some beers, and bake for a decade. We invite you to take a look at the Zener-Bender and everything else we’ve been cooking up.

Chandler Limited Germanium Compressor highlights

  • A meticulous model of the Chandler Limited® Germanium Compressor that performs just like the hardware
  • Far from just a compressor, it’s a mojo, color and character machine that almost feels like a musical instrument
  • Capable of replacing many other plug-ins used in a chain, like distortion, EQ/filter, compression, and transient designer
  • Perfect for tone shaping, sound tweaking and sound designing when tracking, producing, mixing and, in some cases, even mastering
  • Clean Comp / Dirty Comp settings with the ability to control the Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
  • Comp Curve with its unique combination of diodes
  • Attack and Release work in a musical and inspiring way, making an average drum kit go from dull and flat sounding to tight and crisp or to fat with long decay
  • Gain / Germanium Drive and Feedback give you the ability to feedback signal to the input and control the gain the distortion and tone shaping capabilities
  • Unique tones not found in any other compressor – not only in plug-in format, but in general
  • Software-exclusive features: External Sidechain / External sidechain Gain / Mid/Side Processing / In/Out: Left/Mid | Right/Side / Output Gain
  • Console 1-ready: can be used within the Console 1 mixing ecosystem.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

No iLok Driver is required to run.

Our release loads faster and uses less memory than original.

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