Parallel compression – also called ‘New York-compression’ – is an essential technique for creating powerful mixes, but it can also be a hassle to deal with extra routing when you’re in your creative zone.
Parallel compression, in the original meaning of the word, means setting up a separate bus, sending your audio to it, crushing it hard and then merging it back into your signal. It also means that you need to balance an extra fader for the duration of your mix. If you think there is an easier way to do this, you’ve come to the right place. BABY Audio has created a simple plugin to handle the entire process. ‘I Heart NY’ uses an internal parallel track, which allows you to get a powerful ‘New York Style’ compression on demand. No extra routing required.
The SPANK-button controls a complex and powerful algorithm, designed to work with everything you can manage to throw at it. Telling you precisely how it works, would take away from the magic of this plugin. But briefly summed up, it’s a mix of compression combined with a high ratio and a transient-friendly envelope – a little bit of EQ – combined with a low-end conservation filter applied to the internal detection signal for a fuller sound range. Add a little bit to spice up a boring song, add a lot to push your mix to the limit (and further).
What does it sound like?
Plugin formats: VST, VST3, AU, AAX.
Platform: Mac OS 10.7 and newer, Windows 7 PC and newer, both 64 and 32-bit.
DAWs: Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Pro Tools, FL Studio, Reaper, Reason, and more!