Raising Jake Studios has released DRP2a, an audio effect that emulates of the original Rocksonics DRP2a Stereo Dynamic Range Processor hardware unit from the mid 1990s.

RJ Studios DRP2a

DRP2a includes a few bonus features only available in the plugin.

The DRP2a is a “Swiss Army Knife” of dynamics processors capable of a multitude of functions all within one little plugin interface – compression, expansion, noise gating, limiting, clipping, de- essing, ducking, pumping and MORE!

The DRP2a uses multiple layers of program-dependent RMS level detectors for smooth, low distortion “musical” results while being very simple to set up and operate. A single Threshold control sets the point at which compression and gating occur making it extremely fast to set up on guitars, vocals, bass, etc..

The DRP2a plugin offers the same time constants and controls as the original hardware unit including Ratio – which ranges from 10:1 compression to 1:1.9 expansion – Threshold, Makup Gain and Release speed. An Expander Gate control allows the selection of two different downward expansion ratios for the soft expander noise gate.

Additionally, DRP2a features:

  • Side Chain Input.
  • Look Ahead.
  • De-Essing emphasis control for the sidechain.
  • Oversampled output Clipper/Limiter.
  • Wet/Dry Mix control.
  • Automatically switches for mono or stereo tracks to minimize CPU load.

DRP2a is available as a 64-bit plugin for Mac and Windows in VST/VST3, AU and AAX formats, priced $39.95 USD ex. VAT where applicable.

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