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Tone Projects Compadre

Compadre beatpuncher Compress with attitude

Compadre is the result of more than one year of research, development, and countless hours of listening tests. The final product is a quality compressor that not only delivers a highly tuned sonic behaviour, but also drips with character.

Compadre is designed specifically for use on beats, drum loops, and other percussive material, and it does this with attitude and flexibility. Use it for subtle enhancements or heavy duty compression. While Compadre has been designed with drums in mind, its range of flexibility allows it to also deliver good and often unique performances on many other types of tracks; such as for example bass tracks.

Format: VST (Windows XP, Vista or Win7)
Version: 1.6 - Version history
Price: $49

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Key Features

Tone Projects Compadre Unique Sound

Unique Sound

Compadre is a compressor with an attitude and a truly unique sound. We like to describe Compadre's sound as aggressive, with a tight & punchy attack and an airy release capable of very musical pumping.
It's a sound that suits drums - and also bass - very well, which makes it easy to achieve great results with a minimum of tweaking.

Tone Projects Compadre Unique Features

Unique Features

Compadre offers features you will not find on other compressors whether software or hardware.
The "Shaper" mode offers a more experimental mode of compression allowing inspiring effects ranging from transient shaping to wild and funky gated-sounding compression. Other unique features are host tempo-sync perfect for rhythmic compression, wet/dry mix for parallel compression and low-level controls to tweak the compressor response.

Tone Projects Compadre True Stereo Sidechaining

True Stereo Sidechaining

Compadre gives you full control over the sidechain with both external input and sidechain filtering. Using an external input to trigger the compression is what's often referred to as sidechain compression and is used extensively in modern electronic productions. Sidechain filtering allows you filter just the sidechain - and not the outgoing audio path - which can be used to make the compression more or less sensitive to certain frequencies.

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Estrada i Studio magazine review

"OtiumFX Compadre Beatpuncher is an easy, yet effective tool and definitely a character plug-in. I must admit I like the sound very much – it is smooth, yet biting and the sidechaining has been implemented in the most user-friendly and efficient way."
Estrada i Studio

"Compadre Beatpuncher has such an unique sound that it is, as far as I know, impossible to mimic with anything else. Especially the "shaper" mode is so radical that it can't be copied. (...) I use it constantly on kicks, snares and misc percussion."

Niklas Silén (bManic)
(Musician / Producer / Mastering Engineer)
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