Pure elation in a compressor
Recreated down to the finest detail
T-RackS Comprexxor is based on one of the most flexible and creative analog compressors ever made. With eight selectable curves, selectable 2nd or 3rd order harmonic saturation, high-pass/band-pass filters on the sidechain path and much more, Comprexxor delivers endless sonic flexibility, whether that’s emulating classic sounds of the past or inspiring new ones for tomorrow.
All the best in one
Comprexxor features eight selectable ratio curves representing legendary analog compressor designs and others only imagined. Each ratio selection features its own threshold setting starting from the 1:1 mode, which adds warmth without compression, all the way to the MAX setting, which is a dramatic brick-wall limiting curve.
No optical illusion
Comprexxor can also be set to work as a traditional opto-compressor, proving why that technology is still so popular today. By simply adjusting the attack and release controls while in the optical mode, you can give new life to any element in the mix.
Inspiring new sounds
Experiment with Comprexxor as a distortion module and you’ll find a whole new realm of sound-shaping at your fingertips. By selecting the first ratio setting and tweaking to taste, or engaging the 4-button effect of the GB mode, you can instantly add grit and character to any track.
Comprexxor lets you add color or warm up digitally recorded tracks in sublime ways. The color section offers 2nd order (“tube-like”) or 3rd order (“tape-like”) harmonic distortion with dedicated controls for adding exactly the right amount. The color engine is designed to make coloring and warming up audio easy and effective.
More sonic tools
Comprexxor also offers controls for defining sound before the signal hits the compressor. The advanced sidechain section allows you to focus exactly on the frequencies you want to process via two adjustable filters, offering a powerful and creative way to optimize compression and distortion right from the start.
Thanks to IK’s 25 years of developing advanced modeling technologies, T-RackS Comprexxor manages all this flexible sound-shaping in one easy-to-use plug-in, and comes loaded with a variety of presets to get you quickly mixing and mastering in new and different ways.
The power of T-RackS
Like all T-RackS plug-ins, the T-RackS Comprexxor offers you two ways to work: as a stand-alone plug-in, or inside the T-RackS 5 shell. Use these together with any of the other T-RackS processors to mix and master faster than ever creating a powerful, lightning-fast workflow.
The T-RackS shell offers a unique modular system with up to 16-processor chains, series & parallel routing, easy A/B/C/D comparison, up to 192 kHz / 32-bit floating point processing and much more, in both a plug-in and stand-alone mastering application.
T-RackS Comprexxor overview
- Knee-type compressor emulates classic analog gear
- Versatile tools for subtle to radical sound shaping
- 8 distinct ratio curves with optical and GB modes
- Automatic threshold adjusts to each ratio selection
- Warm 2nd and 3rd level harmonics with tone control
- Advanced sidechain section with 2 adjustable filters
- A variety of compressors and more in one
- Color section for adding rich overtones
- Sidechain path offers precise EQ detection
- Creative tools like distortion and GB mode
- Single plug-in or part of the T-RackS processing chain
- T-RackS Custom Shop integration
T-RackS 5 is a 64-bit application and requires a 64 bit CPU and Operating System.
Minimal: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested), macOS 10.9 or later.
Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): Audio Units, VST 2, VST 3, AAX.
Minimal: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested), Windows® 7, Windows® 8 or Windows® 10. Requires an ASIO compatible sound card.
Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): VST 2, VST 3, AAX.
NOTE: EQual processor requires an OpenGL 2 compatible graphics adapter.