Wavegrove has recently released the first ever Handcrafted Labs based plugin. A collaboration with Tommi Langen from Tape Over Mastering, the HCL Islander variable-mu compressor plugin features a mastering-grade clipper.

This is just not another compressor in an oversaturated market. This is a dual gain stage feeder with time controls that doesn’t get in the way. This is a classic vari-μ design filled with a gritty groove. This is a high-end clipper with added tonality options. This is your gain stage’s first or final step. This is Tom Hanks with fire. This is Titanic’s parallel universe survival. This is phase free raw gain at its purest form.

This is Islander – our take on Handcrafted Labs ingenious parallel tube drive design.

Available for Windows and Mac in VST/VST3 and AU plugin formats, HCL Islander is on sale for the intro price of 79 EUR + VAT for a limited time (regular 99 EUR).

More information: Wavegrove