Free Compressor Plugin For Mac & Windows, Acustica TAN


Acustica has released a free compressor effect for Mac & Windows, TAN.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

TAN is based on CORE8, with a classic analog VCA compression.

TAN it is a very versatile tool to provide a lot of possibilities to shape the sound with gorgeous graphical user interface.

In TAN you will find the most common compressors parameters like attack, release, threshold, ratio, dry/wet and gain, to allow you an extremely wide range of adjustments, but the exciting news is what we call “ShMod”, a compressor shape control for the attack behavior that allows you to fine-tune the attack shape so you can really customize the attack behavior for any audio source.


  • Preamp Section:
    • Hardware preamp simulation (PRE): on and off.
  • Compressor Section:
    • Threshold: from -64 dB to +0 dB.
    • Ratio: from 2, 4 and 8.
    • Attack: from 0.1 ms to 30 ms.
    • Release: from 0.1 sec. to 1.6 sec.
    • SHMod (adjustable attack shape): from 0 to 4.
    • Gain: from 0 dB to 24 dB.
    • Dry/Wet (parallel compressor): from 0 to 100%

Pricing and Availability

TAN is available now as a free download for Mac & Windows (AU, VST & AAX).


2 thoughts on “Free Compressor Plugin For Mac & Windows, Acustica TAN

  1. Nice to see a free Dl. This way you can test it`s quality. Only one note. Could download of this plugin be any more complicated? I think it`s among the most complicated ones

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