Shame for the suspense, but here it is, Woodpressor is my favorite compressor limiter for many small and big reasons.
The smallest of the little reasons is that I love its design....
Okay, you're going to tell me that it's not very important, but for me, it counts... And besides, I love this green...
The second reason, which encompasses many small and large reasons, is its versatility.
I have a lot of compressors. Some are transparent, and that's great, and others are very colorful. Which is great too...
But with WoodPressor, I have both. The best of both worlds.
If I want a very transparent compression, no problem.
I can use all the parameters found in all compressors. Threshold, Release, Attack, Ratio and Mix. Even the Make Up is transparent.
Now if I want to color my sound a little more and even saturate it as much as possible, I can use the Tube | Distortion section. (Watch the video...).
2 knobs for the Tube Class Type A & AB and one knob to set the distortion level.
The processing quality is so great and the Tube Simulator and the Distortion, can replace easily any other Pre Amp Simulator.. One more time watch the video below.
4 small switches: Maximum Make up (will turn the Make up knob inactive). In the Advanced setting you will be able to set the default level of this parameter. A Make up Limiter. An Auto Gain: as for the Maximum Make Up, a knob allows you to adjust its level in the Advanced setting. and a Brick Limiter. The Release Setting is also found in Advanced Settings
I love this possibility of being able to pre-set the Auto Gain, and Maximum Make Up because they allow you to just have to press a switch when you work on a "dangerous" compression or when you use the Tube | Distortion section.:
At the top left is a level Filter with its switch. By default a Band Pass Filter, but if you go to Advanced Settings, you can choose a High Pass, Low Pass and Notch Filter. A Q is also available.
Finally i2 other little switches Adaptive and Non Linear.
Select them to change the compressor response.
These two small tools are very nice to use to bring your compression to life.
Similarly, in Advanced Settings more settings are available.
For Adaptive Compression: An Amount, a Gain and a Lockahead..
For non-linear compression a knob for the Release
I saved, the best for last...
WoodPressor is equipped with a sidechain.
Watch the video...
A sidechain allows to pump the signal from one track by following another...
I think one of the most famous songs where you can hear this effect (with a compressor) is One More Time by Daft Punk
The use of the sidechain is so simple. You loaded WoodPressor on a bass drum or HH track for example, you set the sidechain to send. On destination track, a pad, a bass (to perfectly fit your kick), you load another instance of Woodpressor that sets on revcieve.
8 channels are available for one instance of WoodPressor
Note also that you can also set the Woodpressor input to Multi mono in this same menu.
That's it, it's over...
To conclude, even if there are many parameters Woodpressor is very simple to use.
If you are not a professional of compression, don't be scared all these parameters because many are there to help you.
For the Pros, you have the most incredible tool I know!
Of an exceptional sound quality and versatility that I have never seen before in the App Store...
It's my compressor...
You have already seen it in a lot of other videos and will see it again...
A Must Have. À Killer App!
Price $8.99 Author Woodman's Immaculate Maple Syrup Studio Type Effect Effect type Compressor, Limiter Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audio Unit (AU) Version 1.8.1 Released 08/02/2018 Updated 03/01/2019
The AUv3 version
The Stand Alone version | IAA & Audiobus version
6/30/2019 07:58:31 am
Wow,did not know it had sidechain input.Thanks Ed
6/30/2019 08:44:06 am
6/30/2019 11:41:30 am
Great review, well explanatory as usual, about what you say it must be really a good compressor (sidechain too...). Never used compressors, but you've said One More Time by Daft Punk...WOW I loved it!!!
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