Announcement: ATKColoredCompressor 1.0.0 and ATKColoredExpander 1.0.0

I’m happy to announce the release of a colored compressor plugin as well as a colored expander plugin based on the Audio Toolkit. They are available on Windows and OS X (min. 10.8) in different formats. They are effectively replacing the ATKCompressor and ATKExpander plugins by adding several new parameters: RMS filter (set it to 0 to get peak detection from the old plugins), color (gain change around the threshold, positive color adding gain and negative color removing gain), quality (affecting the coloring on a smaller or bigger area around the threshold). The expander also has a maximum reduction parameter, allowing the user to specify the maximum amount of gain reduction below the threshold.



The supported formats are:

  • VST2 (32bits/64bits on Windows, 64bits on OS X)
  • VST3 (32bits/64bits on Windows, 64bits on OS X)
  • Audio Unit (64bits, OS X)

Direct link for ATKColoredCompressor.
Direct link for ATKColoredExpander.

The files as well as the previous plugins can be downloaded on SourceForge, as well as the source code.

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7 thoughts on “Announcement: ATKColoredCompressor 1.0.0 and ATKColoredExpander 1.0.0

  1. Wow… these are your best by far! Definitely sounds like commercial plugins. What also was a surprise, is the fact there is no zipper noise or other artifacts when making adjustments to various functions, that I normally get from your products. This really deserves a stereo version.

    Would be a shame to be limited to mono material only. Definitely worth expensive coffee!

    1. Thanks!
      Yes, the first ATKCompressor/ATKExpander/ATKLimiter had glitches, the latest version shouldn’t have anymore. They update their gain table on a background thread, so no more glitches 🙂 If there are other plugins with glitches, please let me know, I will figure out a way of removing them.
      I’ll think about a stereo version, I have to stop doing that many plugins (I still have an auto swell, a transient shaper and a stereo delay plugins in my pipeline, lots of simple ideas, but still takes time) because of other time consuming projects that are coming up 🙁

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