Voxengo has released a new major version 3 of its Polysquasher plugin, a mastering compressor for Windows and Mac.
Version 3.0 offers a redesigned compression algorithm and its parameters, and additional ProTools 12+ AAX-64 support.
Polysquasher was designed with a main goal: to be transparent. Transparent compression action is a cornerstone for any mastering compressor. Transparency of audio signal processing is necessary to preserve all existing elements in the mix, while compression itself is necessary to make the mix sound uniform to other mixes (tracks) and to make it sound more solid and “glued”.
Polysquasher achieves its goal by using a unique compression algorithm which requires a small number of parameters – basically threshold and ratio only – making this compressor a joy to use. More advanced settings are hidden in the “compressor mode editor” panel where you can create your own compressor modes that can be easily recalled later.
Polysquasher is best used as a finishing compressor inserted in the chain before the final mastering limiter.
Polysquasher also features real-time gain reduction and waveform graphs. Full multi-channel operation is supported.
- Transparent compression sound.
- Real-time gain reduction graph.
- 6 built-in compressor modes.
- Compressor mode editor.
- Stereo and multi-channel processing.
- Internal channel routing.
- Channel grouping.
- Mid/side processing.
- Up to 8x oversampling.
- 64-bit floating point processing.
- Preset manager.
- Undo/redo history.
- A/B comparisons.
- Contextual hint messages.
- All sample rates support.
- 22 ms compensated processing latency.
Polysquasher (VST/AU/AAX) is available for purchase for $89.95 USD. If you purchased the previous version in the last 90 days the upgrade is free, otherwise the upgrade price from the previous version is $39.95 USD.
A free demo version of Voxengo Polysquasher and other pro audio plugins can be downloaded at the Voxengo website.