Softube has softwareized the famous compressor of Chandler Limited.
Softube has already released “Chandler Limited® Curve Bender Mastering EQ” which is a software version of Chandler Limited’s TG12345 Curve Bender.
And now the software version of Chandler Limited’s Germanium Compressor has been released.
In this article, I am going to explain the advantages and disadvantages of Softube “Chandler Limited® Germanium Compressor”. Please read the details below;
1. What is Softube “Chandler Limited® Germanium Compressor” ?
Softube “Chandler Limited® Germanium Compressor” is a plugin effect that emulates the hardware “Germanium Compressor” developed by Chandler Limited.
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2. What is Chandler Limited “Germanium Compressor” ?
Chandler Limited is a hardware equipment manufacturer founded by Wade Goeke.
Chandler Limited has developed a reprinted TG series through a business alliance with Abbey Road Studios. This made it a famous brand.
Among the Chandler Limited products, the Germanium Compressor is a masterpiece that has been in development for over two years.
The feature is that there is no notation such as RATIO○ : ○.
It is designed to have a musical sensation that you can actually hear without being bound by mathematical calculations based on numerical values.
There are two advantages when using Softube “Chandler Limited® Germanium Compressor”
- Rich sound similar to the actual machine
- Additional parameters unique to software
(1)Rich sound similar to the actual machine
You can get a rich sound similar to the actual machine.
Red Hot Chili Peppers engineer Dave Schiffman commented on the Softube official that “it feels like adding 3D.”
Not only is it rich, it can add depth to the sound of a single board.
As you can see in the demo video above, it’s perfect for Drum Bus.
(2)Additional parameters unique to software
In the plugin effect version, M / S processing and external side chains have been added.
Chandler Limited’s Wade Gawke also appreciates that.
4. Disadvantages that you should know before using
However, there is one caveat that you should know before using it.
The point is that the notation of parameters is difficult to understand.
This is the same as the actual machine, reflecting Wade Goeke’s idea that you should use it not depending on the numerical value but rely on sensitivity.
If you do not know the actual machine, I recommend that you use the presets by famous engineers first.
The Softube “Chandler Limited® Germanium Compressor” is a fantastic compressor, just like the emulated original.
It is a plugin that gives coloring and personality, but you can also fine-tune it.
I hope this article is helpful for you.