Caelum Audio has announced the release of its latest audio effect plugin, a characterful, colorful and aggressive sounding program-dependent compressor.

Taking inspiration from hardware RMS compressors of the past, Schlap is designed to meet the needs of those who want their track to be energetic, in-your-face and bold.

The compressor uses a program-dependent attack and release influenced by old hardware making the compression sound characterful and dynamic. The RMS detection means that Schlap detects the average loudness of a signal, resulting in sudden short peaks being uncompressed so that they can attack hard and sound heavy hitting. Also inherently in RMS detection, there is a slight delay in compression which allows the initial, early transients to sneak through uncompressed so they keep their punch.

You’ve got a safe, controlled track you think you’re happy with, but you have to ask yourself… “Does it Schlap?”

Schlap is available for Windows and macOS (VST3/AU) and iOS and iPadOS (AUv3/IAA/standalone app). You can try a free demo version before you buy.

The desktop version is 20% off at Caelum Audio until January 15th, priced £11.99 GBP (regular £14.99 GBP). The iOS version is $1.99 USD in the App Store.

Additionally, the Tape Pro plugin is also offered at up to 25% off during the introductory promotion. The tape emulation was just updated to version 1.1.1, improving graphics, fixing some VU bugs and bringing overall improvements.