Vintage "levelling amp" style compressor.
This is a faithful model of the (literally) legendary "Leveller" hardware compressor from the 60s. These units are extremely rare and collectable due to the fact that less than one of them was ever made and sold. On the plus side, this did make it possible for me to collect together ALL surviving examples, and thereby create a modelled vst version that is actually more like the original units than the original units were themselves.
The compressor can be gentle and subtle if you want it to be. But its more fun when you slam it hard, especially on drums.
* One knob compression: turn up the comp knob for more, turn it down for less.
* Optional soft clipping keeps your peaks below 0dBFS: turn up the Gain knob to drive it harder.
* Powerful envelope shaping, with no calibration for the time constants: use your ears!
* Series mode: mode "II" runs two L3V3LL3Rs in series for some serious smashing.
* Not that much cpu load at all really. Stick one on every track if you want....
This compressor is also available as a vst plugin (windows only) from http://www.platinumears.com/l3v3ll3r.html
This Reaktor port uses th exact same algorithm, but offers a few extra features:
* 64 bit internal resolution.
* 64 bit native (via the 64 bit Reaktor plugin).
* option to turn off stereo linking for dual mono compression.
* optional 4x oversampling for the saturation section (this can be combined with the native Reaktor oversampling for up to 16x oversampled saturation)
Last two features available via the back panel: click the L3V3LL3R logo.