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June 18, 2004
Kjaerhus Audio has released their new compressor VST plug-in for Windows, the Golden Compressor GCO-1.
Rather than modeling one vintage compressor using several different techniques, many high-end analog compressors went into the GCO-1. This includes types such as "Classic" (for warming), "Smooth 1&2" (lower distortion), "Opto" (emulating opto-coupled vintage gear) and "Pumping" (for those pumping dance rhythms).
The GCO-1 has program dependent attack and release times to avoid a pumping effect (the amount can of course be adjusted to zero when pumping effect is desired). Frequency dependent compression filters remove low frequency and DC interference, compression curve adjustments, program dependency, and different stereo link options are just some of the extra features to tweak this compressor into a desired sound and character.
As with the other members of the Gold Series, this plugin uses 64-bit processing, supports up to192kHz sampling rate, and has no latency, according to the company. The no latency feature allows this plugin to be used live.
Normal price is $118.00 but it will be sold for $94.40 as part of an introductory offer through July 18, 2004.
For more information, visit their web site at www.kjaerhusaudio.com