TheExpressor is a colored upwards/downwards (Ex)pander/Com(pressor). ===================================== KEY FEATURES: 1. Color - change slightly to soften the knee or boost/cut up to 24 dB for extreme emphasis. 2. Extremely Low Aliasing - better quality than 6x oversampled plugins without the oversampling overhead or any delay. * 3. Bounded - output is at most 6 dB louder than the input when Makeup is 0 dB. CURRENT VERSION: v1.2.1 REQUIREMENTS: - 64-bit Windows/Mac (M1 Apple Silicon supported) - VST3/AU compatible host PRICE: This plugin is 100% FREE, but donations make consistent releases and updates possible. Enjoy! *Backed by open-source research (github.com/thezhe/SOUL-VA). ===================================== BUSES: Inputs: 1. Main - input. 2. Aux - sidechain input. Outputs: 1. Output - output. PARAMETERS: Attack (Main): - Description: Attack time. - Range 0.1 ms to 50 ms. - Default: 0.1 ms. Release (Main): - Description: Release time. - Range 30 ms to 3.00 s. - Default: 30 ms. Threshold (Main): - Description: Vertical location of the transfer function's knee. - Range -50 dB to 0 dB. - Default: -50 dB. Post-Threshold (Ratios): - Description: Post-threshold ratio. - Range: 0.5 to 20.0. - Default: 20. Pre-Threshold (Ratios): - Description: Pre-threshold ratio. - Range: 0.5 to 1.5. - Default: 1. Makeup (Utility): - Description: Apply a volume to the wet signal. - Range: -6.0 dB to 50 dB. - Default: 0 dB. Mix (Utility): - Description: Mix the dry and wet signals. - Range: 0 % dB to 100 %. - Default: Wet (100 %). Sidechain (Detector)*: - Description: If set to On, the internal detector uses the sidechain signal. - Options: Off, On. - Default: Off. High Pass (Detector): - Description: High-pass the detector's signal before calculating gain reduction. - Range: 1 Hz to 500 Hz. - Default: 1 Hz. Stereo Link (Detector): - Description: Stereo-link the detector's signal directly after the high-pass. - Range: 0 % to 100 %. - Default: 0 %. Softness (Knee): - Description: Set the width of the knee smoothing. - Range: 0 dB to 24 dB. - Default: 0 %. Color (Knee): - Description: Add or subtract a bell-shaped curve to the knee. - Range: -24 dB to 24 dB. - Default: 0 dB. *Not suitable for modulation.