Drumforge’s DF-Comp compressor lets you mix your drums by “feeling the vibe”

Drumforge is aiming to take the complexity out of drum processing with its new DF-Comp plugin. Rather than being based on a single drum compressor, it takes the best traits of several classic models and enables you to dial them in using just a few simple controls.

The prescribed workflow is pretty straightforward, if a little unconventional. You start by choosing a mode, then “feel your favourite vibe” - there really is a Vibe selector - and dial in as much of it as you want. Rather than having a host of technically-named parameters you’re invited simply to use your ears as a guide.

You can take DF-Comp for a test drive by downloading the demo, and a licence costs $99. Find out more on the Drumforge website.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. 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, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.