‘New York compression’ - or parallel compression - is a technique where you send your audio to a separate bus, crush it to death with expensive hardware, then blend it in with your dry track for a sound that is both powerful and dynamic. The technique was made popular in New York’s production circles in the 1990s — when million-dollar studios were readily available to anyone with a record deal.
With I Heart NY, we wanted to bring this technique into your DAW. With a simple plugin that replicates both the sound and workflow of classic ‘New York style’ parallel compression.
● Parallel bus and routing hosted inside the plugin for an ultra-simple workflow ● Unique compression algorithm with punch and transparency ● EQ and adaptive side-chain filtering under the hood for extra tone-shaping ● Can be used as a normal insert compressor by engaging the ‘solo’ button
Under the hood.
The ‘Spank’ knob may look innocent on the surface. But it controls a complex algorithm developed to fire-up whatever you throw at it. ‘Spank’ offers a mix of punchy, yet transparent, high-ratio compression, a bit of EQ — and an adaptive low-end preservation filter for extra fullness.
The signal flow has been designed to add its own unique flavor to your tracks, bringing together qualities from both analog and digital compressors. Whether you want to recreate the thunderous drum sound of 1990s rock bangers - a ‘NYC Compression’ favorite! - or bring your pop vocals all the way to the front, the ‘Spank’ knob has got you covered.
The incoming audio is duplicated, then processed and mixed in, before both signals are summed together through the output.
____________________________________________ System Requirements
Plugin formats: VST, VST3, AU, AAX.
Platforms supported: Mac OS 10.7 and up including Catalina. PC Windows 7 and up.
DAWs supported: Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Pro Tools, FL Studio, Reaper, Reason + more.