REQ: Universal Audio UAD : Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor
The Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor plug-in for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces provides everything from a velvet touch to an iron fist — making it a go-to on records by Muse, Green Day, Gnarls Barkley, and more. Designed by Brainworx, the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor plug-in is a thorough emulation of the high-end hardware.
Few pieces of audio hardware are as revered as the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor. Created by enigmatic mastermind, Peter Reardon, this five-rackspace behemoth tempers dynamics and tames transients like no other compressor in history. With its serial, two-stage dynamics control and switchable output transformer matrix.
NOW YOU CAN:
Mix, and master with an exclusive emulation of the legendary Shadow Hills Compressor, endorsed by Peter Reardon
Use separate Optical and Discrete (VCA) dynamics sections for two-stage serial dynamics control
Harness Nickel, Iron, and Steel transformer types for a wide range of distortion characteristics and transient limiting
Employ 90 Hz sidechain filtering for musical compression of low-frequency program material