Native Instruments - NI Solid Dynamics


  • Switchable hard and soft knee modes
  • 2 attack modes and 2 release modes
  • Clean, responsive, musical sound


Stereo compressor with a gate/expander module. A responsive, clean, works-on-anything effect for processing dynamic range.


SOLID DYNAMICS is an exceptional stereo compressor with a gate/expander module – ideal for processing dynamic range on single channels before they hit the master section. Available separately or as a part of the SOLID MIX SERIES bundle, SOLID DYNAMICS delivers clear, musical results via a clean and easy-to-use new interface. Now running as a stand-alone plug-in in any DAW, it’s never been easier to master your dynamics.


SOLID DYNAMICS is a clean, responsive, and musical effect for a wide range of uses, particularly drums, vocals and gating noise floors. The compressor delivers a healthy combination of clean and warm with three simple controls: Ratio, Threshold and Release. The knee characteristic is switchable from soft to hard, and you can also switch between two attack modes (slow and fast) and two release modes (linear and logarithmic).

The expander/gate module allows you to manage the noise floor on a track to eliminate unwanted background noise such as headphone bleed. A gate is also extremely useful for making drums sound more direct, and you can use multiple gates to control bleed levels across multiple mics.


Each SOLID MIX effect has its own unique character and specific advantages, and all three are available as a specially-priced bundle:

  • SOLID BUS COMP: More than a bus compressor. Use it on anything – single channels, subgroups, master channel – for consistently rewarding results.
  • SOLID EQ: Two models in one, with switchable curve shapes. A precise 6-band equalizer for all kinds of jobs, from subtle shading to aggressive shaping.
  • SOLID MIX SERIES: Three studio effects add professional sound and powerful tone shaping to any mix. All run as stand-alone plug-ins in any DAW.


"The Solid Bus Compressor, Solid EQ, and Solid Dynamics are incredibly responsive and recreate the sound of their hardware counterparts effortlessly."

Pete Boxta Martin (Jessie J, Sugababes)

"I'm digging these plugs, 'Solid' is an apt description for them!"

Neil Davidge (Massive Attack)

"The Solid Mix Series is part of what makes Komplete 9 the must have bundle."

Stephen Lipson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Cher, Grace Jones, Paul McCartney, Pet Shop Boys)

"The Solid Mix Series bus compressor is another great tool in my kit from NI."

Richard X (Goldfrapp, Kelis, Roisin Murphy, Annie)