Voxengo Deft Compressor

Voxengo has released version 1.2 of Deft Compressor, an audio track and bus compressor plug-in for Windows and Mac.

This version added support for key signal filtering which is a very useful function that allows you to perform de-essing and use various compressor “voicings”. Feedback compression mode can be also enabled now. This mode sounds a little bit “punchier” than the default “feed-forward” mode. The “feedback” mode in many cases tends to produce a more controlled, less fluctuating sound due to its inherent “prognostic” behavior.

However, the most important addition to this version is the “Punch” parameter. While in our opinion, the original S-curve timing function was a very unique and interesting feature on the compressor plug-in market, it sounded a little bit too punchy for many users. Hence, we decided to implement a special parameter that adjusts the S-curve. The “Punch” parameter allows you to dial in a desired amount of “transient emphasis” effect, expressed in percent. When set to “100” the effect is maximal and the compressor is using the S-curve timing function. At “0” the compressor will be using a much “quicker” L-curve timing function which produces a colored bright sound.

Deft Compressor features

  • Adjustable S-curve timing function.
  • “Vintage” compression mode.
  • Feedback compression mode.
  • Auto make-up gain.
  • External side-chaining.
  • Key signal filtering.
  • Stereo and multi-channel processing.
  • Internal channel routing.
  • Channel grouping.
  • Up to 8x oversampling.
  • 64-bit floating point processing.
  • Preset manager.
  • Undo/redo history.
  • A/B comparisons.
  • Contextual hint messages.
  • All sample rates support.
  • Zero processing latency.

Deft Compressor is available to purchase for PC and Mac (VST/AU) for $89.95 USD.

More information: Voxengo / Deft Compressor