Get ready for a plugin designed to deliver some punches. Not literally but proverbially in the realm of plugin metaphors. Whatever we mean by that doesn’t really matter against the fact that until July 31st, you can get Puncher 2 from WA Production for FREE in the ADSRsounds shop, given that you purchase any one, or more, things. And do buy a punching-bag for this bad-boy and give it some (virtual) space!
Of course, metaphors and proverbialism are why so many plugins are given really cool names that describe their function and ability. Puncher 2 is one of those, a neat Multi-effect plugin designed to deliver power and punch to whatever bone you throw at it. With a Transient Shaper, a Multiband Compressor and a Parallel Compressor, what you get is simple: intense power and perfect punch.
Effectively three units chucked into a single package, a unit is born with the three necessities to create the perfect punch and intensity. The transient shaper has a main intensity knob and a few advanced settings to sculpt your transients like a professional carver perfecting his art with just a few added slices. The Multiband compressor offers a 4-band split with subtractive IIR filters and a logarithmic attack and release to smooth the compression in an analogue fashion.
The Parallel compressor can make the multiband compression more outspoken and obvious by increasing the ratio, and has things like an automatic RMS time control and knee width control function so that the effect can be fine-tuned from smooth to aggressive and from digital to analogue. For spunking out your tracks, this may be the cheapest best solution out there…
- Attack and release transient shaping
- Real-time linear phase Multiband compression
- Variable RMS parallel compression
- Built-in preset manager
- Before/after dynamics wave display
- Smoothed out bypass controls
- Resizable user interface
- 9 Instrument Presets (guitar,brass,string,piano)
- 8 Drum Presets (deep house,dub,rock,trap)
- 9 Bass Synth Presets
- 7 Synth Lead Presets
- 11 Synth Presets by Genre (ambient, hip-hop, future bass)
- 6 vocal presets
Especially for those relatively new in the immeasurable forest of plugins and dying to find their way, this is one of many to consider, but equally the hard-wintered plugin-specialist can find fun and value in this three-for-one deal which is, might we once more add: FREE!
Puncher 2 from WA Production is FREE with any purchase Effect plugin at ADSRsounds until July 31st!
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