Slate Digital is offering you The Monster, an "extreme" compressor, for free

With a name like The Monster, you'd expect Slate Digital's new plugin freebie to be something of a processing behemoth, and it does indeed come billed as an "extreme" dynamic processor.

It's designed to emulate the "all buttons in" extreme compression sound of the classic FET limiter hardware, but with a few other features to make the plugin more versatile, creative and useful.

For example, there's high frequency detection that's designed to smooth things out at the top end, a variable high-pass filter for low-end control and to make your tracks sound bigger and more punchy, and a wet/dry knob.

The Monster is free for all iLok 2 owners - just download Slate Digital's Virtual Mix Rack and it'll be right there waiting for you. Find out more on the Slate Digital website.

Ben Rogerson

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.