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The Brainworx bx_opto compressor combines some of the best colors, character and features from what Brainworx has learned modeling the optical circuits of some of the world’s best-loved compressors. Rather than recreating a hardware product in software, the bx_opto takes the best aspects and anomalies from these legendary light-dependent circuits to create a software compressor you’ll wish you could buy a hardware version of. The result is a beastly little dynamics processor, teeming with character and spitting out sounds no analog optical compressor can. Most optical compressors are appreciated for their musical, program dependent character introduced by anomalies in the light dependent circuitry of the sidechain; the general speed of compression is cemented by the given behavior of the compressor’s Light Dependent Resistor (LDR). Hardware opto-compressors can only allow users the ability to adjust the effect of this character by introducing a separate resistance circuit that gives some control over the compression envelope.

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Who Uses Plugin Alliance?

Have lots of their plugs and they're all great. The new bx opto is wonderful!

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Who Uses Plugin Alliance?

...But it doesn't. I doubt it sounds the same but nor did it sound specifically different in the way, e.g., bx_opto does. It does behave more like bx_opto in that neither that nor Townhouse release to zero between hits of the drum loop with which I was testing. The Glue could do this. And...

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