u-he has launched a public beta of Presswerk, a dynamics effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

u-he Presswerk

After Satin, Presswerk is our second construction kit, this time for all sorts of classical compressors.

It’s got a large number of parameters and use cases. To make things easy – or less intimidating – Presswerk comes with a set of “vintage views” which limit its parameters to common use scenarios. With those you’ll feel at home immediately, and you can always go back to the full parameter set if you need more saturation or a less gentle knee. And of course, you can use Presswerk to create your own compressor that never was.

Most importantly, some vintage views allow for the display of sticker graphics to remind you which track you’re on!

The public beta is available to download from the u-he forum at KVR Audio. For the impatient, a license is available for purchase at the introductory price of $89 USD ex. VAT (regular price will be $129 USD).

More information: u-he / Presswerk