- Mastering compressor
- Stereo, mid-side, 5.1 surround compressor
- Transparent compressor
Voxengo Polysquasher is a mastering compressor AU and VST plugin for professional sound and music production applications. Polysquasher was designed with a main goal: to be transparent. Transparent compression action is a cornerstone for any mastering compressor. Transparency of audio signal processing is necessary to preserve all existing elements in the mix, while compression itself is necessary to make the mix sound uniform to other mixes (tracks) and to make it sound more solid and “glued”.
Polysquasher achieves its goal by using a unique compression algorithm which requires a small number of parameters – basically threshold and ratio only – making this compressor a joy to use. More advanced settings are hidden in the “compressor mode editor” panel where you can create your own compressor modes that can be easily recalled later.
Polysquasher is best used as a finishing compressor inserted in the chain before the final mastering limiter.
Polysquasher also features real-time gain reduction and waveform graphs. Full multi-channel operation is supported.
Features & Compatibility
- Transparent compression sound
- Compressor mode editor
- Channel grouping
- 64-bit floating point processing
- A/B comparisons
- 22 ms compensated processing latency
- Real-time gain reduction graph
- Stereo and multi-channel processing
- Mid/side processing
- Preset manager
- Contextual hint messages
- 8 built-in compressor modes
- Internal channel routing
- Up to 8x oversampling
- Undo/redo history
- All sample rates support
Processing output is muted for a moment every 45 seconds.
(Demo version is authorized with a product key, which is a text string - no challenge/response nor dongle required)
This audio plugin can be loaded into any audio host application that conforms to the AudioUnit or VST plugin specification.
RTAS compatibility is available by using the FXpansion VST-RTAS adapter. This plugin is compatible with Windows (32- and 64-bit Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and later versions) and Mac OS X (10.6 and later versions, 32- and 64-bit, Intel processor-based) computers (2 GHz dual-core or faster processor with at least 2 GB of system RAM required). A separate binary distribution file is available for each target computer platform for each audio plugin specification.