Pulsar Audio has launched a flash sale on the Pulsar Smasher, offering over 80% off on the effect plugin that brings an unprecedented custom modification of the classic Urei 1176 compressor circuit.

The original 1176 compressor hardware offered a selection of four ratios, but studio engineers soon discovered that pressing them all at once led to a distorted, explosive and highly compressed sound. It’s this “All buttons in” or “British” mode that Smasher was painstakingly designed to recreate.

While remaining very close to the original circuitry, the modifications we’ve built into Smasher will add definition to transients and make your tone more aggressive. We love using it to enhance the ambience in drum busses, but there are many more creative uses too. Smasher won’t work on every single track, but where it does, it works magic.

Available in VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats for Windows and Mac, Smasher is just $9 USD / 9 EUR at Pulsar Audio and from distributor Plugin Boutique until August 4th, 2022.