Marquis Compressor to v1.1

Voxengo is most happy to present you a new universal compressor PC VST plug-in: Marquis. This compressor incorporates all digital signal processing advancements we have made so far. You may find a very smooth compression performance in this compressor coupled with a very harmonic-rich sound, both suitable for mixing and mastering.

Marquis features a unique signal level detector algorithm which creates a very open, punchy compressed sound with an impressive transient response. Beside this, Marquis compressor offers you a classic feedback (opto) compression mode switchable to a more common feed-forward compression. Both modes perform differently, but equally well.

While Marquis works fine with normal compression levels it works exceptionally well for brutal "tape" drum compression. Program-dependent compression release stage can be controlled precisely via special "contour" parameters this compressor possesses.

All these excellent features are backed up by a responsive and consistent graphical representation. You may visually control compression function, release contour, key signal filtering EQ curve, level detector, gain reduction and output signal meters.

We would like to focus your attention on a new level meter design we have implemented for Marquis. These level meters are built up from four RMS meters all tuned to different integration times. Such design allows you to evaluate dynamics of the signal and see the constant signal level together with transient signal peaks. Conventional level meters are unable to deliver such information which by itself is most useful when setting up dynamics processing.


* Variable knee design
* Harmonically enhanced sound
* Three compression behaviors
* Feed-forward and feedback (opto) modes
* Different coloration types
* Release contour controls
* Key signal filtering
* 4-level meters
* "A-to-B" comparisons
* Factory presets
* 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
* 1+ GHz processor
* Audio application supporting VST plug-ins

What's New
Version 1.1, 28-nov-2005
# VST ID conflict fixed.
# Minor speed optimization (when side-chain is disabled compressor works a bit faster).
# "Clean" coloration option added.
# T1/T2/T3 attack/release behaviour switch added.
# Detector type switch added. You may use the "Classic" detector type instead of the default "Round" to get a more conventional compression sound.
# Change in overall precision and coloration implemented. Now Marquis Compressor should deliver a smoother and a more dimensional sound.
# New presets added.