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AOM’s Nu Compressor plugin gives you a different program for every week of the year

AOM Nu Compressor
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It’s amazing how many different spins have been put on the plugin compressor. We’ve had emulations of hardware models, new forward-thinking designs and one-knob processors, and now comes AOM’s Nu Compressor.

The USP here is the ability to choose from 52 compressor programs. Divided up into categories - Clear & Smooth, Drive & Saturation, Snare, Vocals, Instruments, Kick, Bass, Special, Bus and Unplugged - these are laid out on a collapsible panel to the right. 

Each of these programs is said to feature a set of more than 90 hidden parameters, though you do have access to standard compressor controls (Input, Output, Threshold etc) to the right. There’s a sidechain input, too.

There’s plenty here to get your teeth into, then - which, when you consider that AOM Compressor costs $300, is a good job, really. It’s available for PC and Mac in VST2/3, AU and AAX native formats (64-bit), and you can find out more on the AOM website.

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology. 

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