Tone Empire has announced the release of its latest audio plugin FireChild, an effect that aims to emulate the characteristics of the king of compressors from the 1950s.

The vintage units are variable-mu type compressors, which use the vacuum tubes for reduction of gain right in the audio signal path, (no re-routing to a compression circuit)

Given its primary purpose as a protective device in broadcast or vinyl cutting environments, in which the limiter was required to catch any unwanted signal peaks reliably, these fast attack times were one of the compressors most important features.

FireChild Plugin features not 1, but 4 models including a “clean version” – off mode for the convolution, which presents a “non-coloured” compression characteristics version as well.

Available for Windows and Mac in VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats, FireChild is on sale at Plugin Boutique for the introductory price of $49 USD until November 30th, 2021 (regular $99 USD).

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