Klevgrand has released Richter – Tectonic Compressor which they describe as a compressor that goes beyond the ordinary. They say that it is the culmination of years of experimentation, resulting in a compressor that empowers you to squeeze every bit of sonic perfection out of your tracks like never before. A spokesperson told us, "From mixes to vocals, punchy drums to smooth, transparent vocal tracks, Richter delivers great results across multiple genres."
Here's the details direct from the company...
Background: A few years back, the Klevgränd development team experimented with a few new ideas of how to achieve lots of compression without creating too many artifacts of the audio content. Normally a heavily compressed audio signal gets distorted, and in many cases a dreadful zipper noise is added to the output because of how the internal envelope followers are engineered. The experiments led to the brand new product that we now call Richter (yes, this one compresses to earthquake levels).
Unconventional approach: Due to how the algorithm is designed, there are a few unconventional controls to tame Richter. First of all: one single parameter controls how much compression will get applied. The other (important) parameter controls how the internal envelope follower will react to transients vs continuous/lasting sounds. These two parameters make Richter a highly intuitive compressor where the user quickly will be able to dial in the wanted sound. On top of that there's a boost switch that literally makes the amount span go to eleven. Richter also comes with expected features like makeup gain, dry/wet mix, input trim and a simple EQ. There's also a handful of factory presets to get anyone started.
Designed to be intuitive and easy to use: Richter's sleek interface and intuitive controls ensure that you spend less time wrestling with technicalities and more time focusing on the actual impact. Richter's Transient knob, designed for fast adjustments allowing you to achieve sonic results in record time. Don't settle for ordinary – let Richter effortlessly add more life into your mixes, adding clarity and impact.
• Superheavy compression with minimal unwanted artifacts
• Intuitive Transients and Amount dials
• Real time graph visualization
• Tonal control
• Three-step boost switch
• Input trim control
• Makeup gain, Dry/Wet mix and Output control
Pricing and Availability:
• Mac and Windows (AU/VST/AAX): $69.99. Introductory price: $29.99 (valid until June 15, 2023).
• iPad (AUv3/Standalone): $12.99. Introductory price: $4.99 (valid until June 15, 2023).
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