Analog Obsession released Britpressor, a free vintage solid-state compressor/limiter effect in VST, VST3, and AU plugin formats for PC and Mac.
Britpressor is a freeware plugin inspired by vintage solid-state compressor units. It features a compression module with adjustable threshold, ratio, timing, a gain reduction meter, and a multi-band side-chain.
The most interesting feature is the multi-band side-chain section, which can be both internal and external. The button labeled “EXT” engages the external sidechain input.
The user can fine-tune the frequency content of the side-chain signal before it hits the compression module. The side-chain input features three tone controls (high-pass filter, high-frequency EQ, and mid-frequency EQ).
Britpressor also features a mix knob, which is useful for parallel compression. Simply adjust the dry/wet ratio to mix the compressed signal with the clean audio source.
The user interface is well-designed overall, although it can’t be freely resized. Another minor issue is the color palette, which can be too dark to use in a bright environment.
Like all Analog Obsession products, Britpressor is free to download from the developer’s official Patreon page. You can use the plugin for free and send a donation to Analog Obsession to support their future work.
On a related note, Analog Obsession recently released another free plugin called Kabin (pictured above).
Kabin is Analog Obsession’s free guitar cabinet simulator effect. The user can adjust the cabinet size and character to shape the guitar tone. It is also possible to move the microphone placement relative to the simulated cabinet.
Britpressor is available in VST, VST3, and AU plugin formats for compatible digital audio workstations on PC and Mac. Please note that only 64-bit plugin hosts are supported.
More info: Britpressor (2.48 MB download size, ZIP archive, 64-bit VST/VST3/AU plugin format for Windows & macOS)