Waves Audio is now delivering the Waves BSS DPR-402 Compressor/Limiter/De-Esser, a software version of the original dynamics processor long used in live, studio and broadcast environments.
Waves, working in association with BSS Audio, modeled this long-unavailable hardware unit, bringing back its diverse functions and sounds, and adding new features for extra flexibility and ease of use.
The BSS DPR-402 can be used as a straightforward compressor, de-esser or limiter. However, it really shows its colors when these processes are combined, and when it is used to selectively process individual parts of the audio band while leaving the rest of the spectrum untouched.
The limitless possibilities range from low-frequency expansion and narrow-band compression to general dynamic equalization for creating surprising enhancement effects.
Waves has also added five features unique to the plugin: an MS matrix to separately process the mid and the sides, a Mix control to balance the processed and unprocessed signal, a Noise control to add or remove the modeled inherent noise of the original unit, a Gain Reduction control and an option for separate L/R metering.
Together, these varied options offer a uniquely flexible tool for dynamic control, with a wealth of possibilities for users to explore whether recording in the field or studio.
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