Plugin Boutique has launched a sale on the OptoRED transparent optical attenuator (compressor) based on the classic American unit used on countless hit records.

This optical compressor has a built-in side chain circuit, A Low pass filter, automatic gain, wet/dry mix, and other features. This allows it to go beyond the original intent of just being suitable for vocals and bass. OptoRED kills on Drums, Synths, Percussion, and both Electronic & Acoustic instruments.

The Lo-Cut Filter is designed to let the artist use this as a tracking compressor as well, getting rid of unwanted low frequencies at the time of tracking, yet get a low latency compressed signal perfect for tracking. Unlike the original classic, OptoRED is super clean and does not impart any unwanted colouration.

Available in VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats, the OptoRED is $19 USD until February 28th, 2023 (regular $79 USD).

More information: Tone Empire