Inga Naïve Leveller
Classic all-round studio compressor
"Naïve art is any form of art that is created by a person who lacks the formal education and training that a professional artist undergoes."
Inga Naïve Leveller is my humble interpretation of classic all-round studio compressor.It tries to simulate some dynamic characteristics found in Optoelectronic and Varimu compressors of the past. Although it certainly doesn't sound like LA2A or Fairchild I've tried to inject some character and mojo into the design, especially into the sidechain signal detection (Memory and Inertia detectors) and sidechain filtering. Inga certainly have its own sound and is a very program dependent, but it was designed to be as flexible as possible and mostly shine on vocals and bass, and other non-percussive sources.If you set it up correctly it can sound anywhere from fast, aggressive and pumping to slow, smooth and leveling and everything in between.In some cases it generally behaves pretty closely to some compressor plugins outside Reaktor environment.
TIP: Always start with Input knob and read the info hints.
For more geeky stuff I may write the full manual in near future.
Enjoy, donations welcomed since I'm practically broke:)
Any feedback is welcomed.
Meters by Jo Oheim and Heinrich Angel,
knobs by Efflam Le Bivic and Boscomac,
general GUI inspiration Stephen Reid.