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Vintage compressors bundle


A powerful compression toolkit with faithful emulations of legendary FET, variable-bias tube & “british mode” compressors.


The Vintage Compressors Bundle features Pulsar 1178, Mu, and Smasher. Each plugin offers unique compression styles, allowing you to glue your mix, shape and smash transients, or infuse grit and color into your audio sources. Drawing inspiration from classic analog compressors renowned for their musicality and effectiveness, these plugins faithfully capture their tonal nuances and compression characteristics.

Far from mere replicas, the Vintage Compressors Bundle elevates iconic compression into the digital age. With many exciting additional features like modern visualization and sidechain EQ, these plugins are fine-tuned for today’s production environments, ensuring seamless integration with your DAW of choice.

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A compressor with fast control over transients, the 1178 is a rare and expensive recording studio legend, cleaner and more versatile than its older brother, the Urei 1176. Pulsar 1178  meticulously recreates the original 1178 hardware in its tonal color and compression character. Known for its versatility, this compressor can be super effective in bringing warmth and character thanks to its different saturation stages. With it, you get the world’s most flexible FET compressor, reimagined with cutting-edge features for the contemporary producer.

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With Pulsar Mu, you get the market’s most accurate emulation of an iconic all-tube compressor, a staple in mastering studios globally. Often employed as a glue compressor, it’s the go-to tool on audio busses to add cohesion to the sound. It allows for gentle, musical transient shaping, even at extreme settings, and provides complete dynamic range control with its sidechain, lookahead/behind options, M/S mode, and contemporary graphics.

Pulsar Smasher 3d side view

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Pulsar Smasher offers an unprecedented custom modification of the classic Urei 1176 compressor circuit, a unique formula we stumbled upon while fine-tuning other algorithms. While remaining very close to the original circuitry, the modifications we’ve built into Smasher add definition to transients and make your tone more aggressive. Smasher excels at raw and gritty sounds, calling to mind bands like Vulfpeck, The Whitefield Brothers, and The Black Keys.

Ryan Hewitt

Grammy award-winning mixer & engineer | Producer

Red Hot Chili Peppers | Blink 182 | Lumineers | Harry Connick Jr

“Absolutely LOVE Pulsar 1178! Just what I’ve been needing to further my ITB mixing. Amazing on all the things I’d use an 1178 on in the studio. Background vocal bus and drum room are my favorite sources to use it on.

John Nathaniel

Producer | Mixing Engineer | Songwriter

Gwen Stefani | OneRepublic | Switchfoot

Pulsar Smasher is a rockstar when you need to give energy to tracks and have that classic 1176 all buttons in compression style! Adding this on the drum buss and having a bit of the mix knob in can add so much energy!”

William Robertson

Mixing Engineer | Record Producer

Mick Jagger | Travis Scott | Nicki Minaj | Will.I.Am | Future

“Slower releases are an important part of mixbus processing for me. And the Pulsar MU reacts beautifully at the slowest releases while handling complex materials. Oh and also, it is the one I use on bass – with a special setting – if I feel the bass doesn’t stand out consistently enough.

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