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Weiss Compressor/Limiter

The Modern and Transparent Mastering Compressor/Limiter

The name Weiss is synonymous with quality in mastering, and a truly exceptional compressor/limiter is essential to any serious mastering engineer. The Weiss DS1-MK3 digital dynamics processor is the top-of-the-line go-to for a huge proportion of the world’s greatest mastering gurus, and for the Weiss Compressor/Limiter, we draw on its essence (and code-base) to bring a totally focused and fit-for-purpose modern answer to the question ‘how should I deal with dynamics on my mix bus?’

Available as a standalone plug-in, or as part of the Weiss DS1-MK3 collection (also including the class-leading Weiss Deess de-esser for your high-frequency delight, and the fast and intelligent Weiss MM-1 Mastering Maximizer) the Weiss Compressor/Limiter aims squarely at the body of your sound, and offers the perfect set of features for this most crucial of tasks.



The mastering stage is the last chance to make or break a track, so getting it right can be the difference between a battle won or lost. That’s why the startling transparency and effectiveness of the Weiss digital compression algorithms, and its unrivalled versatility in terms of detailed control over attack and release times, knee settings, ratio, threshold, filters (low pass and band pass), and other crucial factors, are a must-have.

After spending a little time getting used to the simplified interface, I have really started to see how the new Weiss Compressor/Limiter plugin not only sounds excellent & transparent like it's big brother, but I can dial up the sounds I'm looking for only quicker! It seems to 'know' what I'm wanting it to do?!? Excellent addition to the full DS1! And perfect for newer engineers who may not be totally sure how to deal with a 5-knob release setup! ;^)

Warren Sokol, Mastering Engineer (Imagine Dragons, Paul McCartney, Lana Del Ray)

And being able to push a track to the appropriate degree of loudness without unpleasant artifacts from the limiter is rightfully expected of any modern mastering engineer. That’s when the quality of your tools really matters; the Weiss is the only product that allows you to achieve such a clean, sweet, and dynamic sound at high levels. And with two brand-new advanced limiter algorithms on top of the Weiss original, you have more top-of the line options with Weiss than ever before.

The legendary Digital Compressor - This is the streamlined version plug-in of the very complex unit - If you just need quality compression or limiting - its here and it rocks !!!!! no need to go in to deep its all in front of you.

Maor Appelbaum, Mastering Engineer (Faith No More, Yes, William Shatner, Walter Trout, Eric Gales, Rob Halford and Sepultura).

But it’s perhaps the new visualisations that really make the Compressor/Limiter a no-brainer. Being able to see in detail the precise effect you’re having on your signal; where things are working nicely and where you might be over or under-compressing; allows you to know your material better and make the right calls with a degree of precision and detail that even the very best ears can’t promise.

Of course, this being a plug-in, you can run as many instances of it as you like, so there’s nothing to stop you using its uniquely clear and precise character on individual instrument tracks. Take a bass guitar, for example, and run the Compressor/Limiter with a low-pass filter applied, to compress only the lowest frequencies and fatten out the body of the instrument, just as you might with a multi-band compressor. Or use the Compressor/Limiter on a vocal in conjunction with the Deess, for perfectly tailored dynamics processing across the frequency range, and no compromise.

Whatever you do with it, the Compressor/Limiter’s unbeatable sound-quality makes it a joy to use, and ultimately leads to better-than-ever finished sounds, so buy or upgrade today.


In short

A modern and transparent digital compressor and limiter, with code-ported algorithms from the industry standard DS1-MK3
Total control, without an over-complicated interface. The ‘expert’ tools are all in a hidden side-menu
Stunning and intuitive visualisations for detailed control, and an intuitive experience
Clean tweak-and-go faceplate, with immensely detailed controls hidden in side-menu
Ultra-professional tool, but without the daunting, complex look
Compress selectively, with low pass and band pass filters
Two brand-new advanced limiter algorithms in addition to the Weiss original
Available as a single plug-in, or as part of the Weiss DS1-MK3 collection

For use with VST, VST3, Audio Units, AAX Native and Console 1.