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The FG-401 started as a recreation of the classic British console channel compressor, but morphed into quite a lot more. First, we gave it variable attack and release with increased range, adding more tonal options. We then added an optimal transformer inout, and not just any transformer, the famous transformer from the British Class A Console! This adds a beautiful warmth and sheen to the compressor. Last, we added an entirely unique second circuit path that provides and additional smooth and rich tone. The FG-401 is perhaps the most versatile mix compressor in the world that can sound good on any source you feed into it! GR Meter Displays the amount of compression in dB. Threshold Sets the point at which compression will occur after an audio signals amplitude exceeds this set level. Ratio The Ratio Knob adjusts the slope of the compression curve. Attack Controls the speed at which compression occurs after the signal has exceeded the threshold value. Turn to the left for a fast attack, and to the right for a slow attack. Release Controls the speed at which compression stops, once the signal has fallen below the threshold value. Turn to the left for a fast release, and to the right for a slow release. Make-Up The Make-Up Gain parameter allows for adjusting the output level; to compensate for level reduction as a result of compression. It’s range is from -24dB to +24dB. Mix Controls the blend between the compressed and uncompressed signals, which is very useful to achieve parallel compression without any additional routing Transformer The Transformer Switch toggles the Transformer enablement. Circuit Toggles the FG-401’s processing between two circuits:

  • Circuit 1 is punchier and more dynamic.
  • Circuit 2 is more transparent and gives more space to the bass.


What are your top 5 software compressors?

Slate FG-MU Slate FG-401, Circuit 2, transformer on Slate FG-116 Slate FG-Grey Slate FG-Red

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...that he had done the day before through his usual rig. He set up the console emulation and put the FG-Red on the mix buss and then literally started mixing like a madman. He had the previous day's mix loaded for reference but he never checked it even once. About an hour later he...

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Fuse Audio Labs releases the VCL-864U Vintage Tube Limiter/Compressor

Except that when you are experiencing CPU spikes issues in PT one of the first everyone suggests to try is to deactivate DPP ^^. But that's another subject and your point is indeed well thought !

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