Overloud’s Comp G Compressor plugin looks very familiar

Overloud isn’t the first company to emulate a certain classic British VCA Master Bus compressor, but if the new Comp G can deliver the sound of the original hardware, we doubt that anyone’s going to complain too much.

It promises to be a realistic emulation that also goes beyond its forebear in several respects. It offers built-in parallel compression that can be controlled with a single knob, mid-side processing and filters on the sidechain. There’s continuous time and ratio selection, multi-level undo/redo and an A/B comparison feature. Scribble strips enable you to take notes anywhere on the plugin panel, and you can calibrate the meters at four different “sensibilities”.

Comp G is the latest in Overloud’s Gems plugin range and is available as a VST/AU/AAX plugin and a standalone application. The regular price is $139/€139, but it’s currently on sale for the introductory price of $89/€89. Find out more and download a demo on the Overloud 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.