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Compassion is the most configurable dynamics plugin we've encountered, offering compression, expansion/gating, transient shaping, and limiting/clipping. It's got over 80 parameters that can be used to approximate the sound of any compressor, reckon DMG.
Thankfully, you can treat it as a normal compressor to begin with, with the advanced controls hidden. Flick through the presets, however, and you'll see the graphs change, indicating the flexibility of the advanced mode - in which the shape of attack and release curves can be modified extensively, with the results shown on the plugin's Response Graph.
It's all a bit overwhelming at first - we strongly recommend reading the manual. However, the range of compression styles you can dial in is vast, ranging from super-precise, clean digital on through to outrageous, pumping analogue tones.
This is a flexible, excellent sounding compression plugin, and a useful transient shaper too.5 Stars