Voxengo announces the release of version 2 of Polysquasher – a mastering compressor plug-in for professional audio and sound production applications in VST and AudioUnit format. Introductory pricing is in effect for the debut month.

Version 2 features the following improvements over version 1:

  • Compressor mode editor
  • Linear-phase oversampling
  • Multi-channel support
  • Multi-platform support
  • Undo/redo
  • Routing matrix
  • Preset manager
  • User interface coloration
  • User interface re-scaling
  • Channel grouping
  • Plug-in instance naming
  • Bypass switch

Polysquasher was designed with a main goal: to be transparent. Polysquasher achieves its goal by using a unique compression algorithm which requires a small number of parameters – basically threshold and ratio only – making this compressor a joy to use.  More advanced settings are hidden in the “compressor mode editor” panel where you can create your own compressor modes that can be easily recalled later.

Polysquasher is best used as a finishing compressor inserted in the chain before the final mastering limiter.

Polysquasher features:

  • Transparent compression sound
  • Real-time gain reduction graph
  • 8 built-in compressor modes
  • Compressor mode editor
  • Multi-channel processing
  • Internal channel routing
  • Channel grouping
  • Up to 8x linear-phase oversampling
  • 64-bit floating point processing
  • Preset manager
  • Undo/redo history
  • A/B comparisons
  • Contextual hint messages

Polysquasher can be loaded into any audio host application that conforms to the VST or AudioUnit plug-in specification. The Mac version is compatible with OS X 10.4.11 and above, with an Intel or PowerPC processor. A 2 GHz dual-core or faster processor with at least 1 GB of system RAM is recommended.

A one-month introductory price of $55.95 is now effective, which is 20% off the regular price. Upgrading from the previous version costs $34.95 if the previous version was purchased earlier than 90 days from now: otherwise the upgrade is free during this grace period. A demo version of Polysquasher can be downloaded at the Voxengo web site.

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