Year / Release Date: 04.2020
Developer: Pulsar Audio
Developer’s site: pulsar audio
Format: VST, VST3, AAX * (* MODiFiED)
Bit: 32bit, 64bit
System requirements: VST 2.4 / 3, AAX compatible host
Description: Smasher is an unprecedented user modification of the classic Urei 1176 compressor circuit, a unique formula that we came across when tweaking other algorithms.
The original hardware of the 1176 compressor offered a choice of four ratios, but studio engineers soon found that tapping them simultaneously produced a distorted, explosive, and highly compressed sound. It was this “All Buttons in” or “British” mode that was carefully designed by Smasher to recreate.
Staying very close to the original circuit, the modifications that we built into Smasher will add a definition to transients and make your tone more aggressive. We like to use it to improve the atmosphere in the drums, but there are many other creative uses. Smasher will not work on every track, but where it works, it works magically.
Smasher exudes rude and rude sounds reminiscent of bands such as Vulfpeck, The Whitefield Brothers and The Black Keys.