Aggressive Dynamic Processor
Straightforward but extreme "British mode" compression – a faithful emulation of a uniquely modified 1176. All buttons in, all the time! Smasher is an unprecedented custom modification of the classic Urei 1176 compressor circuit, a unique formula stumbled upon while fine-tuning other algorithms.
The original 1176 compressor hardware offered a selection of four ratios, but studio engineers soon discovered that pressing them all at once led to a distorted, explosive and highly compressed sound. It’s this "All buttons in" or "British" mode that Smasher was painstakingly designed to recreate.
While remaining very close to the original circuitry, the modifications built into Smasher will add definition to transients and make your tone more aggressive. Customers love using it to enhance the ambience in drum busses, but there are many more creative uses too. Smasher won’t work on every single track, but where it does, it works magic.
Smasher excels at raw and gritty sounds, calling to mind bands like Vulfpeck, The Whitefield Brothers and The Black Keys.
A faithful emulation of a uniquely modified 1176
Topology Preservation Technology
Low CPU Usage
- macOS 10.8-11.1
- Intel processor (i3, i5 or i7 recommended)
- RAM: 4GB
- Windows 7 or higher
- Intel processor (i3, i5 or i7 recommended) or AMD quad-core
- RAM: 4GB
Pulsar Audio products require you to register with the manufacturer at www.pulsar.audio as well as with www.ilok.com and my.plugivery.com/redeem to activate your license.
This product requires an activation!
For the activation you can either choose between using an iLok dongle (iLok 2 or iLok 3) or the iLok Cloud authorization process.
The iLokDongle can be used to run the protected software on different computers. Your licenses can be easily manged using the iLok License Manager. A internet connection on any computer and a free user-accout at www.ilok.com are required to authorize the product. To protect your investment against theft or loss we recommend the iLok Zero Downtime protection with TLC.
*This USB protection device is not included with your order, it is a separate item you have to buy additionally.
iLok Cloud requires an iLok account, which can be setup for free at www.ilok.com. Please install the latest version of iLok License Manger so you can manage your authorizations and active an iLok Cloud session. An active internet connection is required for all iLok Cloud sessions.
Please check with the software manufacturer which iLok version is required at least if you want to use a hardware iLok!