The King of Vari-Mu Compressors – 4 models included.
The Firechild includes 4 models of the Vari-Mu Compressor ranging from Tube Versions (A/B/C) to a transparent version accurately sampled and emulated from the originals of the 1950s.
Use this for the Master, or individual tracks, you will be pleasantly surprised!
What’s Firechild ?
The Firechild aims to emulate the characteristics of the King of Compressors from the 1950s. The vintage units are variable-mu type compressors, which use the vacuum tubes for reduction of gain right in the audio signal path, (no re-routing to a compression circuit)
Given its primary purpose as a protective device in broadcast or vinyl cutting environments, in which the limiter was required to catch any unwanted signal peaks reliably, these fast attack times were one of the compressors most important features.
Our Plugin features not 1, but 4 models including a “clean version” – off mode for the convolution, which presents a “non-colored” compression characteristics version as well.
The 3 Tube models A/B/C can be driven hard at the input stage without hitting any compression as well, and along with the Bias control, can give the user various Tube Saturation colors, each distinct from the other.
This is produced by actually sampling the real hardware units at multiple stages of gain and compression and implementing it using dynamic convolution technology.