Voxengo Marquis Compressor version 2.1

marquis comp

Voxengo release version 2.1 of its Marquis Compressor plugin. Marquis Compressor is a “universal” compressor AAX, AU, VST3 and VST plugin for professional music production applications. You’ll find a very smooth compression performance in this compressor, coupled with a harmonically-rich sound, both suitable for mixing and mastering. Being “universal” this compressor can be used on a wide range of sound material: individual tracks, stems and mixes, producing “clean” or “colored” sound.

Changes in version 2.1:

  • Added "V.Soft" drive mode for minimal coloration.
  • Added Retina support on macOS, and automatic high-resolution UI size adjustment on Windows.
  • 25% lower CPU usage on AVX2-capable processors (in 64-bit mode).

Marquis Compressor plugin was built around a tube triode-modeled amplifier cascade. At low Drive settings this cascade produces a mild harmonic coloration while at higher Drive settings you can get a brutal tube saturation which works great for drums, bass and vocals. At moderate Drive settings this cascade can add a pleasant grit to the mix.

Marquis Compressor features a unique “round” signal level detection algorithm, which creates a very open, punchy, compressed sound with an impressive transient response. Beside this, Marquis Compressor offers a classic feedback (opto) compression mode switchable to a more common feed-forward compression.

Marquis Compressor carries 3 distinctive compression algorithms, one of them (T3) being modeled after a classic analog compressor. The Gate algorithm is also available which is handy at reducing drum bleed in drum tracks.

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