Overloud has released Comp G, a plugin based on a legendary VCA Master Bus compressor. Comp G goes beyond the mere simulation of the original unit, by adding features not available in the hardware, like the mid-side processing, parallel compression, and EQ on the sidechain. Parallel compression is achieved by summing the compressor output to the original track. With Comp G you do not need to create complex routing inside the DAW—just turn the Parallel knob. You can also separately compress the Mono (Mid) and Stereo (side) elements of the track, using different compression settings for each. This gives you complete control over the dynamics. For instance, you can squeeze the stereo aspect to tighten the room mics and get an in-your-face drum sound.

Overloud Comp G is available now for €139 (around $169), with an intro price of €89. It requires macOS 10.6 or later and an AU, VST, or AAX plugin host. Both 32bit and 64bit are natively supported. You can authorize Comp G on up to three computers that you own and one USB stick with a simple one-click software procedure (no hardware key needed).