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Blueface SC-5

70s VCA compressor

Overview

Accurately modeled after the original 70s Blueface version of a classic and sought-after VCA compressor the SC-5 opens up a whole world of versatility: You‘re going for super gentle compression to sweeten the signal on your master buss? You‘re looking for a distorted, smashed-up sound on your drum buss? You want to tame lively and dynamic material? The Blueface SC-5 handles it all. The full-blown set of parameters allows you to dial in just the right setting for your application. Yet it always maintains its own pleasant and characteristic tone.

Features

Auto gain compensation

The Blueface SC-5 is a fixed threshold compressor: More compression can be achieved by increasing the input gain. This will of course boost your signal's volume. Drag the input gain knob while holding the right mouse button and the output gain will be adjusted so the perceived output level will remain approximately the same.

Authentic circuit emulation

Our real time SPICE type component based circuit simulation approach allows to authentically capture the sound and feel of the analog counterpart in all nuances. Every crucial part of the circuit, including the custom VCA design, the dual time-constant detector circuit, the feedback compressor loop and the audio path have been faithfully modeled.

SSE2 optimized code

DSP operations are pipe-lined using the SSE2 instruction set. This ensures highest possible performance operation despite very complex computations.

Auto-adjusted oversampling for maximum audio transparency

Aliasing artifacts are efficiently attenuated using a low latency linear phase Dolph-Chebyshev poly-phase design. The oversampling is auto adjusted to your session‘s sample rate to save valuable CPU power while offering the most transparent sound possible.

HighDPI / Retina support

All our plug-Ins support high pixel density on Mac OSX and Windows to bring you the most enjoyable user experience on high DPI displays. Please refer to your manual to find whether your DAW is HighDPI capable if you‘re working on Windows.

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Supported formats

AAX plugin support VST plugin supprt Audio Unit plugin support

Supported platforms (32/64 bit)

Requirements

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (MAC)

  • SSE2 compatible processor (Intel Core CPU recommended)
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Mac OSX 10.9 or newer
  • VST, AU or AAX compatible host
  • Display resolution of 1280x1024 pixels or more

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (WINDOWS)

  • SSE2 compatible processor (Intel Core CPU recommended)
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Windows 7 or newer
  • VST or AAX compatible host
  • Display resolution of 1280x1024 pixels or more

Reviews

Greg Wurth

Greg Wurth

Producer/Mixer/Engineer Mary J Blige, Steve Vai greg-wurth.com

"I’ve never used the hardware version of the SC-5 but I really dig the coloration that you can get out of the plugin. It’s definitely a useful compressor to have in the arsenal."

Koen Heldens

Koen Heldens

Producer/Mixer/Engineer XXXTentacion, Timbaland, Taryn Manning mixedbykoenheldens.com

"The Blueface and blackface comps are great Ashly emulations, just thickness in the right places! I love the combination of the VLA2A and the Blueface comp in series on lead vocals. Phat controlled vocals!"