PC Mac Tone Empire Firechild v1.5.0
The Firechild aims to emulate the characteristics of the King of Compressors from the 1950s. The vintage units are variable-mu type compressors, which use the vacuum tubes for reduction of gain right in the audio signal path, (no re-routing to a compression circuit)
Given its primary purpose as a protective device in broadcast or vinyl cutting environments, in which the limiter was required to catch any unwanted signal peaks reliably, these fast attack times were one of the compressors most important features.
Our Plugin features not 1, but 4 models including a “clean version” – off mode for the convolution, which presents a “non-colored” compression characteristics version as well.
The 3 Tube models A/B/C can be driven hard at the input stage without hitting any compression as well, and along with the Bias control, can give the user various Tube Saturation colors, each distinct from the other.
This is produced by actually sampling the real hardware units at multiple stages of gain and compression and implementing it using dynamic convolution technology.
Featuring 6 Release modes, each carefully emulated & sampled from 4 different units each with slightly different electrical components or tubes with different stages of tube life. A Knee control is also provided to further shape the compression characteristics.
Modern Features in the plugin take it way beyond the originals by add adding a full side-chain section with Hp/ Lp filters( 24db/oct) and side-chain gain, as well as a mix knob for mixing the compressed signal with the non-compressed signal. This gives the user a lot of choices in shaping and coloring the sound as they please.
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