Klevgrand has introduced Richter, a tectonic compressor, designed to achieve heavy compression with a minimal amount of artifacts.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
“Normally a heavily compressed audio signal gets distorted, often with a nasty “zipper noise” artifact because of how the internal envelope followers are engineered. The experiments led to a brand new approach resulting in a compressor that empowers you to squeeze every bit of sonic perfection out of your tracks. Use it for meaty mixes, punchy drums or smooth, transparent vocal tracks.
Due to how the algorithm is designed, there are a few unconventional controls to tame Richter. First of all: one single parameter controls how much compression will get applied. The other (important) parameter controls how the internal envelope follower will react to transients vs continuous/lasting sounds. These two parameters make Richter a highly intuitive compressor where the user quickly will be able to dial in the wanted sound. On top of that there’s a boost switch that literally makes the amount span go to eleven. And, as the name suggests, earthquake levels are possible.”
- Superheavy compression with minimal unwanted artifacts
- Intuitive Transients and Amount dials
- Real time graph visualization
- Tonal control
- Three-step boost switch
- Input trim control
- Makeup gain, Dry/Wet mix and Output control
Richter Audio Demos:
Pricing and Availability:
Richter is available now for desktop with an intro price of $29.99 USD (normally $69.99). The iPad version is available for $4.99.