There’s more to Audified’s one-knob VocalMint Compressor plugin than meets the eye

Although it only has one knob on it - and not much else, to be frank - Audified's VocalMint Compressor plugin actually contains three pre-tuned compressors (plus an analogue-style valve stage) that are specifically designed to work on vocals.

Inherently simple to use, VocalMint gives you a “virtual signal chain” that comprises a smash compressor, valve compressor and multi-band compressor. Collectively, these are designed to resolve problems related to the human voice.

The valve circuit adds some subtle EQ shaping, too - not enough to get in the way of your own EQ processing but enough to make the track sound more open, apparently - and you can also open up the interface to gain access to a few more controls.

VocalMint Compressor runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats and costs $79. There’s a demo you can download, too; head to the Audified website for all the details.

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. 

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