Two distinct Audio Interfaces: Simple and Advanced!

The Compactor was designed with two objectives in mind: To cater to beginner producers and professional ones as well. Having access to the basic controls in the Simple UI with a handful of presets, lets you dial in your compression in no time without needing to adjust every single parameter since Compactor already does this for you!

All you need to do is choose the right preset, turn down the threshold until you get the desired compression, and that’s it!

Simple UI

Designed specifically with ease of use in mind, it’s the ideal tool for beginner producers to get started with compression as this tends to be one of the points that trip them up the most.
It’s also a great tool for professional producers who are on a strict schedule and who want to get great results in seconds.

Simple UI Features:

Adjust the threshold control to achieve the desired level of compression.

Included are a range of presets tailored to various audio sources, including drum buses, guitars, vocals, bass, and more.

Say goodbye to the hassle of manual output volume adjustments. The THR Compactor features auto makeup functionality that not only takes into account the threshold and the ratio, but also the attack, release, and even the knee parameters, ensuring your audio maintains a balanced output level the entire time.

The THR Compactor offers 4x and 8x oversampling options, reducing aliasing and improving the clarity of your compressed audio.

Advanced UI

The THR Compactor’s Advanced UI goes beyond the basics, offering you a wealth of sophisticated tools that provide you with in-depth control as well as a lot of visual feedback of the compression.

Advanced UI Features:

In addition to all of the conventional controls found in a compressor, such as Threshold, Ratio, Knee, Attack, and Release, the Compactor offers a wide and unique set of features:

Compactor features multiple automatic parameters to speed up the workflow:

Set a maximum limit for gain reduction in dB. This feature guarantees that your audio won’t be compressed over the set limit (works really well when combined with the Auto Threshold).

Keep an eye on your audio levels with a comprehensive histogram that visually represents the input, compression, and post-compression audio levels.

The red line represents the Gain Reduction. The darker audio wave (in the background) show the incoming audio, and the brighter audio wave represents the output post-compression.

Understand and control the knee of your compression with a visual representation, enabling you to fine-tune the compression transition for a smooth and natural audio response.

Set a hold time in Milliseconds to control how long Compactor should hold the release before letting go.

Compactor can synchronize the release time to the tracks’ BPM.

  • Sync Release to the Host’s Tempo: Align the release time with the host’s Bpm and then set the release time by selecting from various time intervals, ranging from 1/1 notes to 1/32, for unparalleled timing precision.
  • Manual BPM Setting: If you prefer manual control, set the release time based on your desired BPM by manually entering it and then you can use the same time intervals (1/1 to 1/32) to control the release time.
  • Sync Release Hold: Create unique and rhythmic compression patterns by holding the release for a defined period, then releasing it for the same duration. Choose from various time intervals, ranging from 1/1 to 1/32, to add creative flair to your audio. This feature can be used to create the typical “pumping” effect achieved when sidechaining, but you can now do so without having to set up the entire sidechain, which depending on the DAW might take some time.

Compactor offers 4x and 8x oversampling options, reducing aliasing and improving the clarity of your compressed audio.

Use an external audio source to trigger Compactor and create pumping or ducking effects.

Automatic Threshold!

The Auto Threshold feature averages the input level for a second and sets the threshold accordingly. This feature is really useful for transitions between loud and quiet parts since Compactor will keep compressing the signal even if it drops by 10dB or more, and the amount of gain reduction will remain the same even if the input level is significantly lower than before.

This feature works really well in conjunction with the “Limit Gain Reduction” parameter since the compressor will follow the input signal but never overly compress it!

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Oversampling Results

The standard method for testing oversampling is using spectral analysis to view the effect of compression on a sine sweep to check for aliasing. Here are the results for Compactor:

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