Perfectly emulated and improved FET compressor. Fast and versatile, it’s the perfect control for today’s mixes.
The Pulsar 1178 is an audio plug-in that carefully recreates the original 1178 hardware compressor in its tonal color and compression character, adding a few extra features, making it a very versatile compressor for tracking and mixing.
The 1178 Transient Compressor is a rare and expensive recording studio legend, cleaner and more versatile than its 1176 big brother. The 1178 Compressor has been used by great producers including Chris Lord-Alge (My Chemical Romance), Bob Clearmountain (Rolling Stones , Christina Aguilera), Yvan Bing (Phil Collins) and Nigel Godrich (Radiohead).
Our software carefully recreates the original 1178 hardware in its tonal color and compression character.
But we’ve taken the Pulsar 1178 beyond the original by adding all the features you’d expect from a modern, versatile plug-in, including a side chain EQ for added control, an additional saturation stage for warmth and character, and metering accuracy.
The Pulsar 1178 has a fast and flamboyant character, making it an excellent choice for recalcitrant transients in tracking and mixing. While these qualities make it an ideal choice for taming transients in a drum room for stinging rocky bounce, the extended attack range also provides soft dynamic contouring and can provide unique midband definition and vocal intelligibility.
When it comes to compression, more control over the sidechain signal can take the mix to the next level. The dynamics of the drum beat depends on how the compression is triggered by the kick drum and snare drum. With the Pulsar 1178’s full-featured side chain EQ section, you can achieve the desired gain for each one.