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Powerful analog tone

Core Compressor brings the tonal and dynamic control of a world-class bespoke compressor, packed into a producer-friendly interface that empowers creativity and musicality.

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One comp, endless possibility

Core Comp’s diverse tonal shaping features give you a vast sonic palette to work with. Whether you’re enabling crush mode on drum rooms, driving the output transformer on vocals, or dialing in some transparent parallel processing, Core Comp’s got you covered, no matter the source.

Core Compressor in the studio

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Cameron Cartee

(2 Chainz, T-Pain, T.I., Travis Scott)

Core Compressor adds a very musical tone and I absolutely love the crush option! This compressor is my new go-to for parallel on drums and 808s.

Albert “Lamont Sincere” Brown

(Motown Records, Cam Wallace, Wiz Khalifa)

Core Comp has the killer glue that brings the mix together. One of the best-sounding compressors I've heard in a long time.

Emily Bowie

(Mix Engineer & Home Studio Educator)

Extremely versatile, it just sounds great on everything. The Body knob allows me to bring in as much fullness as I need, even when I’m heavily compressing.

Christopher Smith

(Producer/Mixer & Faders Up Podcaster)

This adds weight, tone, and just really sounds analog and it’s really an addictive sound too. It’s one of those plugins that you just want to use on everything.

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To demo, click the link below to get the free trial and enjoy for two weeks free!

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Core Compressor


• Diverse tonal shaping features range from super transparent to full-on crush mode

• Crush mode sets fixed fast attack and slow release for ultimate ambience and mojo

• Added body circuit allows for precise tonal balancing after compression; body circuit applies a low-shelf filter at 250Hz, with a Q of .9

• Transformer modeling algorithm tames transients with ease while compressing simultaneously

• Designed to work on any source material across all genres

• Wet/dry knob for seamless parallel compression

• Fully-resizable, high-def, 3D GUI


• FREE iLok License Manager and iLok account required

• No iLok USB dongle required

• iLok computer activation not supported (cloud and
dongle only)

• iLok 2 or 3 dongles are supported (not iLok 1)

• macOS 10.14 or later (Intel and M-Series* natively supported - *AU and VST3 only, AAX coming soon)

• Windows 7 - 11 (64-bit only)

• Intel i3 or later

• AMD Quad-Core (Windows)

• 4 GB RAM and 4 GB free disk space

• 64-bit operating system required


• VST3 (Steinberg Virtual Studio Technology 3)

• AU (macOS Audio Unit)

• AAX (Avid Audio Extension)

• Compatible with all major DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) that support the formats mentioned above

• Supports mono and stereo signals

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