Leapwing Audio has announced the release of DynOne, a unique multiband parallel compressor designed from the ground up, using “very gentle and great sounding” linear phase crossover filters.

Its design allows you to mix in compressed filter bands with the original signal. This makes it possible to shape and tonalize your sound without squashing its dynamics.

Leapwing Audio DynOne

DynOne has four unique features. You can set minimum and maximum attack and release values for an adaptive compression timing which is dependent on the crest factor, making it sound musical. There is also a slider to set the envelope detection circuit to RMS or peak, or anything in between. And multi-mono to stereo variable channel linking. The last unique feature is that the sidechain input of each band is defined by a variable weighted mix of that particular band versus the other adjacent bands; one weighting slider gives you intuitive control over the sidechain inputs.

All of these features are available in an intuitive interface. It allows you to tonalize your sound and fatten it up, all within seconds.

DynOne features

  • Compression control for each of the 5 bands.
  • Parallel mode where you add the compressed signal to the original.
  • Variable peak to RMS detection.
  • Multi-mono to stereo channel linking variable control.
  • Upward expansion possibility per band.
  • Set different minimum and maximum attack and release values. Compression will use values closer to minimum when the crest factor is higher and closer to maximum when it’s lower.
  • Weighting option to tweak the sidechain input mix for each of the bands. The weighted mix can vary between its own band and a combination of adjacent bands, so it gets closer to a single compressor behaviour.

DynOne for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available for purchase for 199 EUR.

Leapwing Audio has also recently released CenterOne, a spatial effect plugin that allow you to adjust the phantom center signal, without changing the panorama or spectral characteristics.

Leapwing Audio CenterOne

For final mixes and mastering, CenterOne separates phantom center content from left and right content. With CenterOne, you can zero in on the phantom center and bring out or bring down the vocals without affecting everything else.

For post-production engineers and DJs as well, CenterOne lets you re-position, isolate, and even eliminate elements of your mix.

CenterOne features

  • Center prominence allows you to bring the center panned signal within a stereo mix (phantom center) forward or bring it back by up to 6dB without changing any of the panorama.
  • Center extraction from a stereo mix.
  • Left, center and right plugin outputs so they can be processed separately.
  • Possibility to put a bandpass filter on the center channel so you can zoom in on a center instrument. All frequencies outside the band filter get sent to the left and right outputs.
  • Combining left, center and right plugin outputs gives you a bit-identical copy of the original signal.
  • Beautiful retina interface with unique design, focused on the optimal workflow.

CenterOne for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) costs 199 EUR.

More information: Leapwing Audio