PSPaudioware has announced the release of the successor to PSP MixPressor compressor. An accurate, fully-featured, high-precision compressor, PSP Impressor is designed to process whole mixes, busses or single tracks. The plugin emulates the magical classic characteristics of compressors with valve and opto-electronic circuits as well as classic modern compressors.

PSP Impressor also features a highly configurable sidechain. The sidechain filter has a significant effect on PSP Impressor’s sound and operation. Depending on your sidechain filter settings, the filter also lets you use the compressor as a de-esser or to reduce the pumping effects of heavy kick drums and the like.

PSP Impressor also works very well in combination with the PSP Saturator. With the PSP Impressor before the PSP Saturator in the signal path (think of it like placing a bus compressor before a tape machine), you can employ both plug-ins simultaneously (using subtle settings) in order to impart a very cohesive sound, like your mix was being produced on expensive analog hardware. Of course, you can also reverse the order, placing PSP Saturator before PSP Impressor – never be afraid to experiment.

PSP Impressor features

  • A wide range of soft knee characteristics.
  • Peak or RMS level detection.
  • External or internal side chain signal with a smooth bell-type filter.
  • An output algorithm which can operate as either a brick wall limiter or soft saturation algorithm to preserve peaks above 0dBFS.

PSP Impressor for Windows and Mac (VST/VST3, AU and AAX) is on sale at PSP Audioware and from PluginFox at an introductory 30% discount, priced $69 USD until March 14th, 2022 (regular $99 USD). Current users of the PSP MixPack bundle can buy PSP Impressor with an additional 70% discount.