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Softube FET Compressor - "Solid State" Compressor Plug-In (Native)

B&H # SOFETNAT Mfr # SFT-FET-NAT
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This product must be downloaded from the Manufacturer's website. You should receive the license code to complete your order within 1-3 business days. Orders placed on Weekends or Holidays are processed the next business day.

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You Pay: $199.99
Product Highlights
  • Modeled Analog Compressor
  • "All Buttons In" Mode
  • Super Fast Attack
  • Parallel Compression
  • Audio Units
  • AAX
  • RTAS
  • VST
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7

The FET Compressor from Softube is a native based compressor plug-in modeled after what is arguably considered the most famous solid state hardware compressor. The company realized that simply approximating the most apparent features is not enough to capture the uniqueness of the original hardware, so instead of modeling individual features and putting them together digitally, they modeled the unit in its entirety - input and output stages, gain reduction feedback loops, bias differences of different transistors, etc.

Unlike the original, the plug-in features a fully variable ratio although it can still function the standard way with fixed ratios. And of course the "All Buttons In" mode has been included. The signature attack that the original is famous for is faster than a single sample, and a look-ahead detector can make it function even faster. Parallel compression functions within the plug-in and since the "Dry" signal also spends some time inside the algorithms, it can take on the subtle distortion derived from pushing the input and output stages.

Added features not found on the original hardware include external side chain support, detector look-ahead with low- and high-cut filters for the detector, two modeled VU meters, and a stereo peak meter that allows for controlling the output signal. In case there is no use for the extra features, they can be simply switched off.

Famous solid state analog compressor model including modeled input and output stages
"All Buttons In" mode
Continuous adjustable ratio (even between 20:1 and ALL)
Super fast attack time, just like on the original hardware
Input and output stage distortion
Parallel compression
Detector low- and high-cut filters
External side chain
Detector look ahead
Stereo with synchronized gain reduction
Low CPU usage
Attack 20 microsecs to 0.8 ms
Release 50 ms to about a second
System Requirements Mac
Intel processor
OS X 10.5 or higher
1GB RAM
1024 x 768 minimum screen resolution
Host software that supports Audio Units, AAX, RTAS, or VST/VST3 plug-in formats (fully compatible with 64-bit DAWs)
Pro Tools requires version 7.0 or higher
iLok USB key and the latest Pace Interlok drivers

PC
CPU that supports SSE2 instruction set including DAZ flag (most Intel and AMD processors since 2003 supports this)
Windows XP (32-bit only), Vista, Windows 7
1GB RAM
1024 x 768 minimum screen resolution
Host software that supports AAX, RTAS, or VST/VST3 plug-in formats (fully compatible with 64-bit DAWs)
Pro Tools use requires version 7.0 or higher
iLok USB key and the latest Pace Interlok drivers

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