Black Rooster Audio has announced the release of its brand new KH-COMP1 audio effect, a signature compressor plugin designed in collaboration with multi-platinum, award-winning mix engineer, producer and sound enthusiast Koen Heldens.

Black Rooster Audio KH COMP1

Koen is the expert when it comes to producing some of the best and most streamed albums in the hip-hop genre – and while his experience and understanding of music allow him to create and shape the emotional foundation of a song, he also has a deep knowledge of the technical aspects and limitations of each plugin and DAW he holds in his arsenal.

His go-to tools were missing some fine-tuning, so he was in need of a very specific, bespoke compressor solution, that was like no other on the market today. His ideas of process timing, channel linking and sidechain filtering have really pushed the team to come up with an entirely new tool.

The result of countless development hours and listening sessions is a one-of-a-kind, beast of a compressor, that is up to the standards of one of the greatest producers of the moment, and that includes the best levelling amplifier that Black Rooster Audio has developed to date.

KH-COMP1 features

  • 4 Detector modes: Hilbert, Peak, Vintage and RMS.
  • 2-band invertible filter for the sidechain signal.
  • Blended Stereo-Link for detailed control over the relation between the stereo channels and their processing.
  • Knee parameter smoothes out the compression effect for a seamless result.
  • SSE2 optimized code.
  • Zero latency.
  • HighDPI/Retina support.

Regularly $139 USD, KH-COMP1 is on sale for the intro price of $109 USD for a limited time. It supports VST, AU and AAX plugin formats.

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