Year / Release Date: 12.2020
Developer: Korneff Audio
Developer site: korneffaudio
Format: VST3, AAX
Bit depth: 64bit
System requirements: 1 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor or AMD equivalent (PC)
4GB of RAM
Windows 7 & Above
Description: Sandy. Punchy. Smooth. Warm. And more!
Pawn Shop Comp 2.0 is a professional tool that will significantly impact the quality of your mixes. It sounds great on any audio source and in almost any application.
Pawn Shop Comp is not just a compressor, but a fully adjustable tube preamp, two-band EQ and replaceable components that give you unprecedented control over every plug-in parameter.
The developer claims the Pawn Shop Comp 2.0 is a very versatile compressor suitable for a wide variety of tasks and signals. It is based on a hybrid lamp and a FET circuit. The plugin also includes a tube preamp and a two-band equalizer.
The “front panel” has all the necessary compressor parameters: threshold, ratio, attack, release, a “make it beautiful” button and a large VU meter. The fun starts when you open the virtual box and dive inside. This is where the I / O level meters and controls for preamp gain, offset, wet / dry level and working level, and an equalizer are located. The EQ bands are called “weight” and “focus” and now offer switchable frequencies (63/171 Hz and 1.6 / 2.4 kHz). According to the developer, all parameter ranges have been expanded for greater sound flexibility.
As with the first version, Pawn Shop Comp 2.0 takes customization to the next level by allowing you to swap out components. The original plug-in allowed you to choose between two types of resistors and field-effect transistors. In version 2.0, you can now also experiment with three different preamp tubes and three types of output transformers. It’s almost like creating your own compressor, and the great graphical interface makes it all the more fun. Speaking of the GUI, it is now larger and can be changed, and the level meters have been relocated.
Get punch and snap out of individual drums or the entire drum bus. Built-in low-frequency EQ centered at 63Hz, perfect for enhancing the chance of a kick drum. And you can dial in a bit of saturation to mimic the sound of classic FET limiters like the 1176.
Built for bass sounds. Dial-in attack to punch the bass through the mix. Set release to control the sustain and resonance. Some low-end equalization to enhance the bottom end, and add some tube-style saturation for additional growl.
Killer on electric guitars. Precise control over note articulation and sustain. Adjust the midrange equalization for presence in the mix. Swap in ECC-83 tubes and get vintage amp overdrive and distortion… from a compressor!
The PSC is a vocal channel strip, with almost everything you need to get kick-ass vocals. Get smooth tube Opto compression, or crush it for color and character. Swap out transformers for a tighter or darker response. Add warmth with the preamp, or saturation and drive.
Add color, character, and crunch lead lines, and warmth and warmth and harmonic structure pads. The wide adjustability of the PSC makes it a natural for use with analog or sampled pianos.
Bus compression with the Pawn Shop Comp… yes, it can do this, too. Give your mix or instrument cluster definition and “glue.” Control the amount of effect with the Wet/Dry control for easy parallel processing. Punch up the top and bottom with the PSC’s inductor based EQ.
Too often, the accordion is overlooked in modern recording… kinda like the cowbell. The Pawn Shop Comp’s preset library is full of places to start when you don’t quite know what you’re dealing with, but know it needs something.
A unique hybrid tube/FET circuit lets the Pawn Shop Comp 2.0 handle virtually any compression task you throw at it. Complete controls for all compressor parameters let you tailor the response from smooth to punchy to total crush.
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