Pure Compressor v3
Sound On Sound review of Flux Plug-ins
Pure Compressor is a conventional compressor plug-in with Flux's unique Angel's Share and Hysteresis controls added. Having thought that the Hysteresis control would be an excellent tool for handling vocalists with a wide dynamic range, I dropped an instance of Flux's Pure Compressor onto a suitable track, and all I can say is that it is amazing. The low-level compression from the Hysteresis mode gives the quiet sections density so that they sit well in the mix, and with around 50 percent Hysteresis dialled in, the level-dependent conventional compressor takes over and manages the loud sections well too. Pure Compressor is an excellent, natural-sounding compressor, obviously compressing but doing it almost invisibly, which has to be the aim of any good compressor. I also tried it on a bass-guitar track and a great sound just fell into my ears. It was so easy to set up.
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