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ATK Side Chain Compressor

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ATKSideChainCompressor is a stereo side chain compressor plugin. It features the following characteristics:
  • two separate channels that can be linked together,
  • Middle/Side processing,
  • a control between peak power and RMS detection,
  • a color section (color and quality),
  • a dry/wet section for parallel compression.
The side chain capability allows an outside signal to trigger the compressor, like a filtered version of the original signal or a completely distinct signal. Bass triggered by drums is the typical example of a side-chain compressor effect.
The plugin features a unique color section that enables non linear compression near the knee. A negative color lowers the gain while a positive color increases the gain above 0dB (a simple compressor always has a gain less or equal to 0dB).
In linked channels mode, both channels attach/release filters are working independently while their sum activates the single gain filter.
How the plugin works
The following picture describes the pipeline of the compressor in middle/side mode. The basic blocks are usually active and the way they are connected will vary with the selected options.
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Pipeline in middle/side mode without side chain
Format: Windows 7 and more recent (VST2, VST3 32/64-bits) and MacOS 10.9 and more recent (VST2, VST3, AU and AUv3 universal binaries)