Plugin Alliance has announced the release of an emulation of a unique compressor that combines a solid state diode bridge using Germanium crystal semiconductors with all-tube and massive transformer-coupled amplification; the Neold U17.

In 1954, a truly unique compressor appeared on the scene: the U17. Built by Allgemeine Telefon-Fabrik in Hamburg for the NWDR broadcasting network, only a few dozen units of this exemplary analog masterpiece were manufactured, making this gem one of the rarest compressors ever built.

Neold U17 features

  • Painstakingly modeled on legendary, extremely rare, analog studio hardware from 1954.
  • Unique combination of a solid-state diode bridge with all-tube transformer-coupled amplification.
  • Flexible and easy-to-use soft clipper combined with a vintage compressor.
  • Torque control for blending from gentle and transparent to straight and aggressive.
  • Auto modes for attack and release.
  • Sidechain monitoring button.

The plugin is on sale for the intro price of $104.99 USD until August 31st, 2022 (MSRP $249 USD). Use coupon code U17-7999 at the checkout to reduce the price to $79.99 USD during the intro promotion. The plugin is included in the MEGA Bundle and MIX & MASTER Bundle at no extra cost, and it is also available for $1 USD in the Forever 29 plan.

More information: Plugin Alliance