The shadow hills master’ing compressor plug in for uad 2 and Apollo interface’s provide’s everything from a velvet touch to an iron fist mak’ing it a go to on record’s by muse, green day, gnarl’s barkley, and more. design’ed by brainworx, the shadow hills master’ing compressor plug in is a thorough emulat’ion of the high end hardware.
Few piece’s of audio hardware are as rever’ed as the shadow hills master’ing compressor. Creat’ed by enigmatic mastermind, peter reardon, this five rackspace behemoth tempers dynamic’s and tame’s transient’s like no other compressor in history. It’s serial, two stage dynamic’s control and switchable output transform’er matrix.
The genius of the shadow hills master’ing compressor plug in is its abili’ty to control dynamic’s in two stage’s an optic’al and discrete. Section’s can be bypass’ed, effective’ly provid’ing three compression sound’s (optic’al, discrete, and combin’ed) in a single unit.
The optic’al section is high’ly program dependent, with basic threshold and gain setting’s, and a two stage release time akin to the classic LA-2A perfect for gent’ly taming dynamic range. The discrete section take’s over where the optic’al section leave’s off, provide’s precise control over gain, threshold, ratio, attack, and release.
The shadow hills master’ing compressor plug in’s tonal palette is enhanc’ed by a unique matrix which allow’s select’ion between three output transformer’s nickel, iron, and steel. By switch’ing the select’ed transform’er type in and out of the sign’al path, you can hear the different frequency response, distorti’on characteristic’s, and transient limit’ing of each transform’er go’ing from “clean” (nickel), to “color’ed” (iron), to “dirty” (steel).