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Pulsar - Smasher (1176 Compressor) v1.0.1 x64 x86 VST VST3 AU AAX WiN MAC [Free For A Limited Time] screenshot
09.02.2020 | x64 x86 VST VST3 AU AAX WiN MAC | 243 / 79 MB
Regular price - $59 after March 11, 2020.
A straightforward extreme compressor modeled after the “British mode” of a uniquely modified 1176 compressor. Between saturation and compression, the texture of the Smasher is unique, inimitable. It doesn’t work everywhere, but if it works, go for it generously!

Pulsar Smasher is an unprecedented custom modification of the 1176 compressor circuit, which we stumbled upon while fine-tuning other algorithms.

The original 1176 compressor has 4 selectable ratios. But it just so happens that all 4 buttons can be pressed at the same time, this is called “all buttons mode” or “British Mode”. Although probably an unanticipated feature, this mode has become very popular because of its distorted, explosive and highly compressed sound. Think of it as something halfway between a compressor and a saturation.

While remaining very close to the original circuitry, this modification adds definition to the transients and makes the whole tone more aggressive. Decidedly not versatile, this effect is especially useful to enhance the ambience in drum busses, but many other creative uses are possible.

Typical effects you can get with the Smasher are the raw and gritty sounds of bands such as Vulfpeck, The Whitefield Brothers or The Black Keys.

The 1176 is a vintage FET (field effect transistor) compressor. Based on an internal feedback configuration, these designs are known to be fast and colorful, capable from soft limiting to heavily saturated tones.

In all-button mode, several things happen in the circuit, including changes in the bias voltages. For the first time, all these phenomena are perfectly reproduced, with all the associated sound peculiarities.

With our unique tuning and its beautiful and uncomplicated interface, the Pulsar Smasher gives this mythical circuit a new personality.

How does it sound ?
It can add thickness and grit to any drum or bass track, or completely crush a bus, producing an aggressive sound, impossible to achieve with other plugins.

On a drum buss
On a drum track, the Smasher will provide the typical sound of a 1176 in all-buttons mode, with the signature sound of the delayed transient squashing. The result is an explosive sound which will instantly put your drums in the front of the mix.

On a snare drum
Used on a snare drum, the Smasher adds body and sustain. We strongly encourage you to try to thicken your snare drum by reaching between -6 and -10dB of gain reduction, and then try to mix a few percent of the resulting huge snare drum sound into your dry sound.

On a bass
Since the bass track often requires a combination of compression and saturation, the Smasher is the ideal tool to get it dirty. You will be able to control precisely how much grit to add. For example, use the Mix knob to add just a small amount of fuzzy saturation.

On lead vocals
Please don’t try this at home.

Pulsar - Smasher (1176 Compressor) v1.0.1 x64 x86 VST VST3 AU AAX WiN MAC [Free For A Limited Time] screenshot

Main Features

Topology Preservation Technology
Our modelling technology guarantees a perfect emulation of the original device’s behavior. From the saturation of the magnetic flux in the inductors, to the precise response of the transistors, to the effects of tiny calibration defects, everything is perfectly reproduced.

Low CPU Usage
Low CPU consumption
We spent a ridiculous amount of time optimizing Smasher to consume as few system resources as possible – despite the complex algorithms at work. Pulsar Smasher takes full advantage of modern CPUs to do more with less. But if your computer can stand it and you enjoy making it suffer, you can always turn oversampling on, processing at rates up to 384kHz!

Parallel compression
By using parallel compression, one can thick up a sound, adding sustain, without loosing the dynamic of the whole track. The Mix knob of the Smasher will allow precise adjustment of how much thickness you want to add to your sound.

Linked sidechain
On a stereo bus, for smooth dynamic control, the channels are usually compressed independently. But when high compression is required, it is essential to keep the stereo image stable. That’s why the Smasher uses a single detector for a stereo track.

ATTENTiON!!!
To activate your copy of Pulsar Smasher, you will need to sign up for a free iLok user account (valid email address required). When loading the plugin for the first time, paste the activation code provided:

0361-0304-6484-0271-4647-2634-0140-91

The license will then be registered to your free iLok user account and activated on your computer.

Sincerely, STRiKE











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  Releaser 8.01.2011 6612 1880
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  Resident 5.12.2012 759 16912
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  Member 18.10.2016 7 145
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> iLok
> We don’t do that here
  Releaser 8.01.2011 6612 1880
+141396
It is free for one month only and no USB-dongle required and the registration of Free ILok account takes 1 second. Then 1 second takes free plugin registration. Worth 100% it.

Sincerely
  Resident 30.12.2017 979
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Well at least now whoever can and does want to crack it has it supplied lol
  Member 24.07.2019 9 118
+165
Sounds pretty good and low cpu usage but there are other free comps with way more flexibility that sounds as good or better. Shame that they didn't add attack and release, that would have made it a real gem! It is free though so I guess my complains doesn't really matter

Thanks for the upload Strike!
  Releaser 8.01.2011 6612 1880
+141396
You are welcome mate. And thank you for your opinion on my post!

Sincerely
  Resident 30.12.2017 979
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Just curious, which free ones do you mean? I'd think they went for a straight hardware emulation and the hardware unit doesn't have attack and release knobs as far as I know
  Member 24.07.2019 9 118
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The Urei 1176 has both attack and release. The attack on it is kinda what it's famous for! That and the "all ratio buttons pressed in at the same time glitch" , which this plugin tries to emulate. I think the hardwired settings in this plugin equals about 3 on attack and maybe 5 on release compared to the real thing but it's hard to tell!

Btw, this plugin has up to 8x oversampling which I hadn't noticed! Definately a +
  Resident 30.12.2017 979
+403
Ah I forgot about that, thanks. Looking at the original hardware unit brought the memory back. I watched a couple of compressor tutorials and this was on it.
Nice oversampling, seems to always make quality better!
  Member 9.04.2018 28
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I think the attack is signal dependant and can be adjusted by the gains. Also this implements the "British mode" with all buttons pressed on 1176.
  Resident 30.12.2017 979
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Yeah I heard about that button configuration, cool to have that here!
  Member 23.06.2019 3 38
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but there are other free comps with way more flexibility that sounds as good or better


Can you list some please?
  Member 24.07.2019 9 118
+165
Character comps:
Audio Damage Roughrider
AdHd Audio Leveling Tool
Acustica Audio Tan
Vlad G Molot
Klanghelm DC1A and MJUCjr (not so flexible, but sounds good)
d16 Group Frontier (limiter but acts more like a compressor)

Buss comps:
DCAM Freecomp
Airwindows Logical4 (everything this guy does sounds good)

Transparent comps:
TDR Kotelnikov
TDR Feedback Comp (earlier design of the Kotelnikov)

Those are the ones I can remember right now atleast!
  Member 1.03.2014 275
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Hard to believe they are giving this gem for free. Very nice!
  Member 12.02.2019 57
+7
You don't need it
  Member 23.12.2017 71
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Thank You, because for some reason the website wasnt downloading for me
  Releaser 8.01.2011 6612 1880
+141396
My pleasure

Sincerely
  Member 23.12.2017 71
+7
You are welcom,
after Install it didnt work, asking for ILock do I Have to own an ILock so it can work?
  Releaser 8.01.2011 6612 1880
+141396
Please read the remark i have included in post
To activate your copy of Pulsar Smasher, you will need to sign up for a free iLok user account (valid email address required). When loading the plugin for the first time, paste the activation code provided:

0361-0304-6484-0271-4647-2634-0140-91

The license will then be registered to your free iLok user account and activated on your computer.

Sincerely
  Member 24.01.2020 1 18
+18
too many cpu resources for a simple compressor
  Resident 12.04.2012 6 409
+243
Really? Very low CPU usage here i7 3770K image
Remixer, Producer, DJ and music lover.
Thanks for this beautiful community!
  Member 31.01.2017 5 22
+22
slapped this on a bass guitar and it did MAGIC. Does a really nice job.
  Banned 21.11.2019 3 362
+263
My dude. Distressor on bass is INSANE. Everything my friend Alberto Rigoni puts online uses it. The VST equivalents, and both are extremely close (you can't tell which is which compared to hardware even) and only poor online biased comparisons say otherwise. (Reviews I saw even have RMS dB different from hardware to software compare. smh) Biased because of paid for all the hardware - not even intentional and they like it, but subconscious biased.. oh right... this site has them: Arousor and SKNote Disto-S. Believe me. Try it out! Watch his stuff.

Hear what I'm saying? heh heh But also too, Markbass Compressore is sick af for bass. Anyway, Alberto Rigoni:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py_7QsZW5V4
  Member 23.06.2019 3 38
+14
excited to give this a try, im trying to break away from automatically just throwing ableton glue compressor on everything, good to try and get used to using other compressors, hopefully i find a new go-to.
  Banned 21.11.2019 3 362
+263
Try the Overloud Gems. They are all sick!

Also, Leftover Lasagna Pushtec for x86 only BUT comes with Winamp DSP plugin. Sick once again! Believe me. This one is free: http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Pushtec_5+1A&id=483
  Resident 25.12.2017 6 1262
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Thanks for the heads up on this, one Strike, but as my audio PC is strictly offline, I'll sit this one out...and, I know this sounds blasphemous but, between DMG, McDSP, Klanghelm, Fuse, Black Rooster, and, of course, Emperical Labs, I'm kinda set for compressors. And, yes, I do know that the more compressors you own the better your music will sound, but....
"Rap is a gimmick, but I'm for the Hip Hop, The Culture." - Method Man -
  Releaser 8.01.2011 6612 1880
+141396
Enjoy it mate.
  Resident 6.10.2011 1 459
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Thanks Strike
Always nice to give it a try.
I'll throw it in the blender for a taste.
  Releaser 8.01.2011 6612 1880
+141396
Enjoy it mate.

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