by jsAudio
4.9 / 5     (22 votes)
Win32 Win64
jsCompShaper is a morphing soft-knee / waveshaping compressor.

It has the ability to morph between soft-knee compression and waveshaping as desired.

Furthermore, it provides pre-/post-emphasis filtering (similar to a side-chain filter) and a analog-like attack.

Isaak Mar 14 2023
(5 / 5)
Mar 14 2023
More than a decade ago, but still one of the best plugin compressors around (freeware or commercial). I think it's the set of features that makes jsCompShaper so special. It's basically a flexible compressor with pre-emphasis (to determine which parts of the frequency spectrum are affected more by compression and a an additional clipper (waveshaper) with flexible transfer curve (from hard to soft). With those features you can almost solve any compression duty you can imagine! Shoutouts to the developer, he created a sustainable product that 10 years later can still compete with the best!
Sammy Steele Nov 03 2022
(5 / 5)
Nov 03 2022
Been to the lost and found for this! Remembered it and downloaded it again. Years later still as good and wonderful as ever!!!
Eel Aug 23 2022
(5 / 5)
Aug 23 2022
A classic!
Jon B Mar 30 2022
(5 / 5)
Mar 30 2022
Going on 11 years now and this plug-in still puts to shame most paid for compressor plug-ins. You can emulate most types of analog and digital compressors with just this plug-in (not all of them, but most), so the fact that this is a free plug-in from 2011 is just mind boggling. The only things it's missing for it to be an absolute OP plug-in would be external side-chain, lookahead and some sort of program-dependent/auto release. I'm still rating it 5-stars though because it has everything you need to get a great sound!
Dumitru) Mar 29 2022
(5 / 5)
Mar 29 2022
One of the best free compressors I have ever come across. I think it can compete with many paid. Very well emphasizes the rhythm (I would even say raises, pumps up). Moreover, it makes the sound somehow special.) In my humble opinion.
Mark Christopher Jun 27 2021
(5 / 5)
Jun 27 2021
I don't usually bother writing reviews but this plugin deserves one. By far the best compressor plugin I have ever used and I've been doing this for a while! I use it all the time for various tasks. It has a lovely transparent sound and nice looking gui and it is excellent for use on drum groups or for pumping the master bus. I don't use the shaper much as I use other tools for that but the shaper sounds nice if used sparingly. It's also not too heavy on the cpu usage and the mix knob allows for easy parallel compression should You desire it. 5/5 from Me, excellent work, thanks very much!
Иван Иваныч Feb 28 2021
(5 / 5)
Feb 28 2021
Geogre Nov 25 2020
(5 / 5)
Nov 25 2020
Very unique compressor with overall saturation and 3 band saturation. Pretty amazing, can really shape the sound with this one.
Bob Angelo Aug 31 2020
(5 / 5)
Aug 31 2020
Excellent !
Губер Mar 24 2020
(5 / 5)
Mar 24 2020
Joseph Feb 09 2020
(4 / 5)
Feb 09 2020
The concept is nice You should be able to adjust the brightness and contrast of the audio from belly to a tinker and adjust the audios punch and thickness "like paint" but its so shallow I could not hear a change. It needs louder depths. And a smoother not a distorter.
Person Dec 17 2019
(5 / 5)
Dec 17 2019
This thing is outstanding, it is very professional sounding and great to use!
eranmadi84@gmail.com Oct 20 2019
(5 / 5)
Oct 20 2019
Very very nice good master mix buss glue compressor, i really really love with this plugin. 😀 Great results on the master buss, it gives life glue to the mix with more brighter clarity sonic enhancer saturation waveshaping. 😀 It's always a pleasure for mix & mastering. 😀 😀 😀
eranmadi84@gmail.com Aug 07 2018
Aug 07 2018
Very very good 4 mix & mastering final touch sessions.
eranmadi84@gmail.com Aug 06 2018
(5 / 5)
Aug 06 2018
This is a kind of VCA buss compressor like ssl, api 2500, Fairchild UAD freeware vst style version, it's just an amazing cuz, it's glue my mixes so much real like no tomorrow, God I love this plugin 64 bit free download
Benny Black Mar 25 2018
(4 / 5)
Mar 25 2018
This is a sweet comp .. maybe the only thing missing is a auto make-up gain .. U can really shape a nice sound if U take a little time .. If I want something to use that is quicker I will use Reacomp.
GIGAWATT Nov 14 2017
(5 / 5)
Nov 14 2017
The cats pajamas. Rivals most payware.
freasy Oct 21 2017
(5 / 5)
Oct 21 2017
Best of it's kind
MMB Oct 03 2017
(5 / 5)
Oct 03 2017
Really Great !!!
SoulTaco Jul 09 2017
(5 / 5)
Jul 09 2017
Rivals a lot of payware. Unreal that it's free.
KsoundHomeWorks May 20 2017
(5 / 5)
May 20 2017
It should work GREAT on drum tracks. sexy gui <3 <3 :)
Only me Dec 23 2016
Dec 23 2016
Good stuff. Nice to see it got added to the site, thanks.
JG Dec 20 2016
(5 / 5)
Dec 20 2016