Plug-In Version of SSL Compressor Released for Free

Solid State Logic has announced the LMC-1 Plug-In. Capturing the signature sound of the legendary ''Listen Mic Compressor'' from SSL''s 1980s SL 4000 Series consoles, the LMC-1 delivers a distinctive compression sound for a range of processing applications.

Originally intended to prevent overloading on a tracking room 'talkback' mic, the Listen Mic Compressor accidentally became an essential factor in defining the drum sound of the 1980s, when producers began patching it into their signal chain to process ambient drum mics, creating radically dynamic drum sounds and rhythm tracks.

Recreated from analysis of the original units, the LMC-1 Plug-In features the same great sound and simplicity as its forebear, with fixed attack and release levels and controls for Compression level as well as Input and Output trim and a Bypass switch.

LMC-1 is available for Mac only, in AU and VST plug-in formats, making it compatible with a wide range of popular software sequencers. Users of ProTools systems will be able to use the plug-in via a third-party VST to RTAS plug-in 'wrapper'.

The plug-in is available as a direct download and is free of charge following a simple registration procedure.

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