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Impress

Product description

Impress is a wideband stereo compressor including side-chaining,
various prefilter options and state-of-the-art over sampling.

The goal of the design was to cover a broad range of compression applications in today's mixing and mastering situations with strong focus on low aliasing. So, Impress could be used to shape subtle a snare sound, glue different tracks on instrument bus and even do complex tasks like deessing or voice over's.

Flexible design

Impress includes an enhanced compressor, multiband filter for main signal, filter for detector signal and flexible signal monitoring.

Total control

Impress lets you control all aspects of the compressing process.

Total insight

Impress gives detailed visual feedback, how your signal is processed!

Features

Demo version versus Registered version

The demo version stops functionality after 90 secs, which can be rearmed by mouse click on the meters.

Download

Please download Impress here.

System Requirements

Order

Please order Impress registration key here.

References

KVRAudio

Gearslutz

Customer Reviews

MarsBot, Gearslutz:
I think a lot of people might be tempted to pass this up. Who needs another "normal" compressor, right? But this is actually a very good and very flexible comp.

The company emphasizes low aliasing in the promo literature, and I think that may explain why this plug-in has so much clarity in the 4x and 8x oversampled modes. To me that's really what sets this comp apart. It reminds me of the HOFA IQ comp set at high sample rates, but actually sounds more pleasant and "real" when I A/B similar settings. I find myself getting that "aahhhhh" feeling a lot when I use this and thinking of course this is how the track should sound. My sense is that in the 8x oversampled mode it's at or above the quality of Presswerk and the Slate VMR comps.

The behavior of the actual compression is uniquely pleasant, especially on vocals. It has different modes (classic, modern, vintage, etc) like many other compressors out there, and they seem effective in helping to make a track "sit" right. CPU usage is reasonable on a modern computer, perhaps 1-2% per instance in 8x oversampling on the fastest current iMac.

By the way, I had an initial issue with latency not being reported to Studio One in the 8x oversampled mode. The company responded with an update that fixed the issue within a day! So that speaks well for their professionalism and general business approach.

Changelog

1.9.8
- Code optimizations

1.9.7
- Hold parameter added
- VST3 preset management improved

1.9.6
- DSP code optimizations

1.9.5
- PDC optimizations for small ASIO buffers
- Latency optimizations

1.9.4
- PDC fix
- RMS detection bug fixed
- Loudness measurement based on ITU-R BS.1770-4 pre-filter
- GUI update
- Meter decay changed

1.9.3
- Demo "Stutter" fix
- RMS window extended
- Lookahead extended
- RMS meter out

1.9.2
- AAX sidechain

1.9.1:
- PDC Fix

1.9:
- Small GUI Fix

1.8:
- VST3 Factory Preset Fix

1.7:
- VST3 Factory Preset Fix
- Small performance fixes

1.6:
- RMS calculation fixed
- Improved autorelease

1.5:
- Small Fixes, sample rate change

1.4:
- Small Fixes

1.3:
- Small Fixes
- Limit gain reduction
Note: Projects with V1.2 are not compatible to V1.3. You need to adjust new parameter manually

1.2:
- Small fixes
- PDC fix for Studio One

1.1:
- Look ahead
- CPU optimizations

1.0:
- Initial release