Audio Plugin Deals has a launched a sale on OptoRED by Tone Empire, offering over 80% off on the transparent optical compressor based on the T4B optical attenuator cell.

The idea was to start with a 1:1 emulation and then take things way beyond the original functionality. This optical compressor has a built-in side chain circuit, A Low pass filter, automatic gain, wet/dry mix, and other features. This allows it to go beyond the original intent of just being suitable for vocals and bass. OptoRED kills on Drums, Synths, Percussion, and both Electronic & Acoustic instruments.

The Lo-Cut Filter is designed to let the artist use this as a tracking compressor as well, getting rid of unwanted low frequencies at the time of tracking, yet get a low latency compressed signal perfect for tracking. Unlike the original classic, OptoRED is super clean and does not impart any unwanted “Coloration”.

Available in VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats, OptoRED is only $14.99 USD through December 22nd, 2020 (regular $79 USD).

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