Empirical Labs has released a simplified version of its Arousor classic knee compressor plugin. Featuring identical processing at an affordable price point, Arousor LT puts the professional audio signal processing equipment designer and manufacturer’s hardware Distressor ‘DNA’ into anyone’s hands with the look, feel, and sound of the best analog compressors around.

By simplifying the controls, hiding a few functions, and reducing the available ratios from 12 to the most commonly used 4, the AROUSOR LT provides the core sound and function of the full version in a low cost, easy to use but still powerful package. The AROUSOR LT can excite any source, be it an instrument, voice, submix or master buss.

Arousor LT is available to purchase for $79 USD at the Empirical Labs shop and from distributor PluginFox. It comes in VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats for Windows and Mac.