Shadow Hills' Peter Reardon, told us, "The Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor hardware is capable of delivering so much character and color, from subtle to very dramatic. It was important to me that any plug-in emulation provided the same sonic experience. Thankfully, the team at Brainworx and Universal Audio have faithfully brought this hardware product to life in the digital world."
As the go-to compressor on recordings by Muse, Gnarls Barkley, Coldplay, John Mayer, Regina Spektor, and more, the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor features a world-class signal path, controlling music dynamics in two stages -- first with an Optical section, then with a Discrete (VCA) section. Both sections can be bypassed, providing a variety of compression sounds (Optical, Discrete, and combined) from a velvet touch to an iron fist.
Like the hardware version, the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor plug-in offers selection of three distinct output transformers (Nickel, Iron, and Steel) -- taking the signal from "clean" to "colored" and "dirty" -- as if selecting from the output stages of three distinct classic analog consoles.
UA says that, whether employed on a vocal chain, drum buss, or on the master fader, the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor's unique control and character will inspire creativity.
Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Plug-In Features:
Pricing and Availability:
Available as part of the upcoming UAD Software v6.3.2 release, scheduled for early November, the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor will be available for $299 USD from UA's Online Store.