Minimal Audio releases Fuse Multiband Compressor

If you are trying to master multiband compression, this is the plugin for you.

Minimal Audio has released a new compressor plugin, Fuse Compressor. The company promises to make multiband compression faster and more intuitive.

Regular compression can be hard enough for you, what more with multiband compressor.

Multiband compressors split the frequency spectrum of any signal up into multiple bands, applying compression to each one separately to achieve precise and controlled dynamic sculpting, and it is not an easy technique to get right.

Hence, Minimal Audio are hoping to make the process a little more accessible with their new Fuse Compressor.

Fuse Compressor is a multiband compressor that does everything a multiband compressor should do, enabling you apply up to six bands of independent upward and downward compression to any sound source. Each band can be bypassed to hear the overall sound without it, or soloed to work on it individually

You can tweak parameters like threshold, ratio and makeup gain individually for each band and visualize the compression being applied in real-time via the plugin’s detailed spectrum display. Most of the important controls are placed on the spectrum display in the relevant band, which is a handy feature that helps to visualize how each parameter affects the sound.

You may want to know what makes the plugin different to the many other multiband compressors out there. Minimal Audio have included a bunch of features that help make multiband compression quicker, easier and more intuitive. Though the threshold and ratio can be dialled in specifically for each band, you are also able adjust these values globally across all bands via macro controls.

The Spectral Tilt feature enables you quickly tilt the intensity of the compression’s distribution across the entire frequency spectrum, while a feature called Adaptive Time enables you dial in global attack and release times for every band along with a percentage value; a positive value will make higher frequency bands respond faster than the times you have specified, and lower frequencies will respond slower, while a negative value will reverse that.

All of these features make it easier to dial in tweaks and adjustments to the overall character of the plugin’s compression without having to get into the nitty-gritty of each band’s settings.

Watch the walkthrough video below:

Minimal Audio Fuse Compressor is available now for Mac and Windows in AU/VST/VST3/AAX formats, priced at $49. Find out more on Minimal Audio website.



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