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BattleComp VST compressor


The BattleComp consist of two compressors, one placed after the other, all in one VST plugin.
Compressor 1 --> Compressor 2 --> output

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You can download the plugin for free here.

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But please donate, if you like this plugin:


Tips & facts

  • In most cases it's best to just use one of the two compressors of the BattleComp VST.
  • Or use the first compressor for slow gain riding, the second one for fast transients. (Somewhat tricky to control though.)
  • Leave Threshold at +10 dB to disable each compressor.
  • Increase the "Big" button if the bass makes the sound pump.
  • There is also vintage version of this plugin now.

BattleComp version history

  • v0.3: Correct handling of different samplerates. Nicer read-outs.
  • v0.2: Now with fairly correct attack/release times and wider slider ranges.
  • v0.1: Initial release.

Demos

      dvd-dynamics.mp3 (1.8 MB)
      dvd-dynamics cmp.mp3 (1.8 MB)
      music01.mp3 (1.2 MB)
      music01 cmp.mp3 (1.2 MB)
      music02.mp3 (707 KB)
      music02 cmp.mp3 (707 KB)
      music03.mp3 (707 KB)
      music03 cmp.mp3 (707 KB)
      music04.mp3 (707 KB)
      music04 cmp.mp3 (707 KB)
      music05.mp3 (2.9 MB)
      music05 cmp.mp3 (2.9 MB)
      music06.mp3 (1.4 MB)
      music06 cmp.mp3 (1.4 MB)
      music07.mp3 (1.4 MB)
      music07 cmp.mp3 (1.4 MB)
      piano.mp3 (432 KB)
      piano cmp.mp3 (432 KB)
      rickylee.mp3 (1 MB)
      rickylee cmp.mp3 (1 MB)
      speech1.mp3 (229 KB)
      speech1 cmp.mp3 (229 KB)

Screenshots of BattleComp using other applications

I still have not figured out how to create a custom GUI, but on the other hand, it shouldn't be necessary. It seems like double work that every single plug-in developer should spend lots of time doing something as trivial as sliders and knobs, when the host application can offer generic ones.

Unfortunately the quality of the default user interface is rarely as nice as what is offered by FL Studio. Here are a few examples of what BattleComp looks like in different host applications:

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Ableton Live 7 presents my compressor this way.


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Jeskola Buzz using Polac VST adaptor.


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SoundForge 9 has a small awkward VST user interface that cannot be resized. You have to first select a parameter, and then you can adjust the value using the same slider.


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Samplitude 8's VST interface is even more awkward, cannot be resized and cannot even show all parameters at once. Quite dissapointing considering how excellent the rest of Samplitude is.


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