The PIE CompressorTDM from Waves was precision-modeled on a vintage Pye compressor similar to the ones used at London's acclaimed Olympic Studios. A mainstay of many esteemed British studios throughout the classic rock era, the original Pye processors are considered by many to be among the best buss compressors of all time.
Developed in association with producer/engineer Eddie Kramer, the plug-in features a meticulously modeled VU meter with superfast refresh rates that recreates the accuracy, sensitivity, and ballistic behavior of a physical analog meter.
Compressor plug-in modeled after the famed British 60's buss compressor
Analog noise and hum added for realism
Compression and limiting modes
Up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution
Mono and stereo components
Threshold: sets the gain reference point beyond which compression begins
Ratio: controls the amount of gain reduction for signal above the threshold
Decay Time (Release Time): sets the recovery speed of the gain attenuation when the input drops below the threshold
Output: sets the output level
Meter Select: toggles between Input, Output, and Gain Reduction metering
Analog: controls analog characteristics caused by noise floor and hum, based on the power supplies of the original units
VU Meter: displays input or output level in dBVU
Clip LED: lights up when levels exceed 0dBFS
VU Calibrate: controls the VU meter headroom calibration