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NAMM 2022: Mixland bounces back with a new version of its Rubber Band Compressor plugin

Mixland Rubber Band Compressor 2
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NAMM 2022: Launched in 2021, MIxland’s Rubber Band Compressor plugin is a VCA-style compressor that simulates the compression effects and physical response of pushing an audio signal into a theoretical rubber band that offers exponential, dual-stage resistance. Now it’s been rebuilt and rebooted for version 2.

This new version features a redesigned VCA circuit based on Mixland’s latest modelling technology. It promises greater feel, bounce and resolution, along with instantaneous load times.

There’s now a FET mode, too, along with a crunch circuit that offers adjustable tube bias, type and high and low shelving with selectable frequencies. You can add flexible sidechain options, artist presets, A/B comparison modes, undo/redo, pre-and-post EQ modes, a mix knob, Tape and Limit functions and three overall voicing modes (vintage, flat, and modern) to the list of new features, too.

Rubber Band Compressor 2 is available now in VST/AU/AAX formats priced at $50. Owners of the original can get it at a 50% discount, and there’s also a 14-day demo version.

Find out more on the Mixland (opens in new tab) 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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