Free Software Friday is our regular Friday feature here at the dBs blog. We dig the depths of the music production and media webosphere and discover what downloadable plugin freebies are worth double clicking each week.
It's no secret that we're fans of the work of Analog Obsession. Developed by Rıdvan Küçük, the back catalogue of plugins is a treasure trove, one that was made completely free back in 2020. So, it's with no small amount of glee that we take a look at the latest addition to the fold: Specomp.
Based on the SSL S-Type Console, Specomp is an emulation of the compressor found on that desk and we're pleased to say that it continues to meet the high standards we've come to expect from Analog Obsession.
Adding a wonderful warmth and analog saturation, the Specomp performs exactly as you'd want and is a great way to achieve a classic hardware sound without needing the real article or even paying for one of the paid digital emulations from someone like Waves.
Analog Obsession's output for new plugins averages around one per month, which considering the quality and price tag is honestly astonishing. Though all plugins are free, we highly recommend subscribing to Ridvan's Patreon to show your support, which will enable him to keep producing these wonderful tools.
Specomp is available for Windows and macOS (VST/VST3/AU) and can be downloaded for free using the link below.
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