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The sound of big studio hardware reborn as software effects

Let’s face it, there are hundreds of software effects out there. You don’t have the time or the budget to try them all out and find the ones you like.

The team at Arturia felt the same way. We wanted to make things simpler, so we could spend more time making music, and less time auditioning dozens of effects. 3 Compressors You’ll Actually Use features - you’ve guessed it - a trio of legendary compressors recreated as software through physical modelling.

In the same way the biggest studios and record artists relied on these compressors to achieve their signature sounds, they will become your go-to choice for shaping the dynamics and adding character to your music.

Iconic tone, unique abilities, and 21st century features you’ll come back to time and time again.

Compressors that stood the test of time

Brought alive by the same exclusive TAE® found in our flagship V Collection, our engineers and developers have meticulously analyzed the original hardware to create the best-sounding software compressors ever.

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Don’t all compressors do the same thing?

Yes, but also no. Confused? Don’t be.

Compressors will all tame louder parts of an audio signal, balancing the dynamics. However, the way they do this, the tone they impart on the signal, and the creative ways they can be pushed vary wildly. esults are quite amazing.

That’s why these 3 compressors are so unique, and the reason why legendary engineers and producers used the originals on countless hit records.

These are obviously only examples of what you can do with these amazing compressors, but as you can hear, the results are quite amazing.

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Artists corner

Recreating magic with science

Vintage gear just has that “certain something” about it that seems to just make anything sound better.

Our team carefully analyzed the originals, seeing how the each compressor treats incoming audio signals at a component level, and recreated that magic through advanced physical modelling.

The result is, simply put, awesome. 3 Compressors You’ll Actually Use puts 3 of the most coveted, time-honored compressors right in your DAW, so you can use them on whatever you want! Warm up vocals, slam drum room mics, gently limit delicate performances to bring out their subtleties, we’ve done the hard work, so you don’t have to.

Interested? Find out more about our modelling technology.

Find out more about TAE® here

Where to start?

Get to know our modulation FX and their extensive features - pristine, intuitive sound for your mix, straight away.

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