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Software Softube releases Chandler Limited Germanium Compressor plug-in

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Softube releases Chandler Limited® Germanium Compressor plug-in

Linköping, Sweden, February 21st, 2020. A highly versatile mojo machine, capable of replacing multiple plug-ins in a chain – EQ, distortion, transient designer, you name it – the Chandler Limited® 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.

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.

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.

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.

The Germanium in software lets the user take advantage of exclusive features: Mid/Side Processing and External Sidechain allow you to make better-sounding mixes than ever before.

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.

All the character, the musicality, the fun of the original hardware Germanium Compressor from Chandler Limited® is right here. Whatever flavor of music you’re making, add this sound to the recipe.


• A meticulous model of the Chandler Limited® Germanium Compressor that performs 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 / 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

Price: USD 199 intro offer (reg. USD 249)

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