VST Buzz is offering Pulsar Audio’s compressor plugin Smasher as a free download for a limited time.

“Smasher” is an unprecedented custom modification of the classic Urei 1176 compressor circuit, a unique formula that Pulsar Audio stumbled upon while fine-tuning other algorithms.

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.

Smasher excels at raw and gritty sounds, calling to mind bands like Vulfpeck, The Whitefield Brothers and The Black Keys.

Regularly 49 EUR, Smasher is free with coupon code freesmasher20 at the checkout until April 28th, 2020, 9.00am CET. The plugin is available in VST/VST3, AU and AAX formats.

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