Positive Grid Launches ‘Pro Series’ Plugins: Tube, Optical and Fet Compressors

Positive Grid today announced the launch of the Pro Series Studio Plug-ins – a series of revolutionary FET, Tube, and Optical compressors. Company officials say the Pro Series introduces profiling and component-based compression “for the first time ever” in a plug-in, allowing the user to accurately reproduce the many subtle nuances of classic and modern analog studio gear right down to the component level.


“Revolutionary Compression Profiling.” Positive Grid’s first and unique compression profiling works by measuring the dynamic response, pre and post filters, nonlinear transformer characteristics, and attack, release, and ratio curves to capture the nuanced sound of any compressor. Users will now have virtual access to “a wide assortment of the best compressors in the world,” no longer limited by the traditional plugin architecture. Positive Grid is working with audio engineers, producers, and artists to create an endless virtual platform of the best sounding compressor profiles right in the Pro Series Studio Plugins.

Positive_Grid_Pro_Series_Plugins_Tube1_BusGlueLegendary FET, Optical, and Tube Compressors. Positive Grid Pro Series’ FET Compressor models the classic FET studio compressor in a whole new way: at component level, it catches the peak vary and applies compression with a fast attack time, release time and look-ahead function. The Optical Compressor is modeled after the classic analog optical compressor, and provides a careful emulation of the original compressor, now at component level, enabling users to change the tubes and capacitors to enrich the overall sound. The Tube Compressor models the classic analog tube compressor at a “stunning component level” to add richness and fullness to the overall sound. Users can (virtually) change the tubes to add a different harmonic characteristic and warmth to the sound, while changing capacitors and transformers colors the sound and brings up the high and low end.

Pricing and Availability. The Pro Series Studio Plugins are now available for download from the Positive Grid store for $199.

Positive_Grid_Pro_Series_Plugins_Optical3_GuitarPro Series Studio Plugins’ Key Features:

  • 3 individual compressors: FET, Tube and Optical
  • Profiling Technology captures any real world analog compressor nuance
  • Component level modeling, virtually swap out components
  • Extremely high quality audio processing architecture
  • Download more compressor profiles (coming soon)

3 thoughts on “Positive Grid Launches ‘Pro Series’ Plugins: Tube, Optical and Fet Compressors

  1. So, judging by the examples, everything becomes a lot brighter when running through your compressor. No thank you.

    Properly setting the bypass gain would also be nice, we are not fooled.

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