Voxengo Crunchessor v1.6

Crunchessor is a general-purpose track compressor in audio plug-in form. One of its main advantages is the ease of tuning, which at the same time instantly delivers an excellent sonic performance. Another remarkable feature of Crunchessor is its valve-type processing, which is applied in parallel to compression. This makes Crunchessor an ideal choice for musicians and producers who are fond of analog compression sound and its warmness.

Beside this, Crunchessor offers you a selection of compression coloration styles--by itself a pretty unique feature for a compressor. Choosing an appropriate coloration style, you can add the character most suitable for the program material you are working with. As an option, you can disable both coloration and valve warming processing to get a neutral and clean compression sound.

Being a general-purpose compressor, Crunchessor can be used for any kind of program material: drums, vocals, bass, guitars, synth sounds, etc. Crunchessor can be suitable both for single track and whole mix processing.


* Easy compressor tuning
* Valve warmness
* Coloration styles
* Fast and slow attack modes
* True side-chaining
* Side-chain signal filtering
* Gain reduction meter
* Factory presets
* "A-to-B" comparisons
* Mono-to-Stereo, Stereo-to-Stereo processing
* All sample rates supported
* 64-bit internal precision
* Native assembler DSP code


* Windows 98 or any later Windows OS
* About 1 MB of harddisk space
* 500 MHz processor
* Audio application supporting VST plug-ins

What's New
Version 1.6, 04-jul-2005

* Side-chaining reimplemented. Now it is possible to use a wide range of various side-chain channel combinations. Plug-in now automatically detects side-chain support in the host. However, if the plug-in was not able to detect side-chain support you may still enable it manually.
* Side-chain monitoring now passes side-chain signal processed by the Filter option (i.e. as it is actually passed to the compression stage).
* More filter options added.
* Attack range increased to 400 ms.
* Release range increased to 8000 ms.