by Jon V Audio
5.0 / 5     (7 votes)
Win64 OSX Linux
fircomp is a clean compressor with punchy attack, musical release, and optional lookahead smoothing.

For tracks or busses. Zero/low latency and low CPU. Warm distortion at extreme settings.
  • Simple UI and fast workflow.
  • Attack stage tuned for punch. True zero attack (same-sample) when 0.0 ms is selected.
  • Dual parallel release stage with musical, highly program-dependent behaviour. Avoids needing to use multiple compressors in series!
  • Easy sidechain filtering options for common mixing situations.
  • Optional smooth digital FIR lookahead gain smoothing with perfect timing and no artefacts, resulting in the minimum possible distortion.
  • Low CPU DSP code written in a mix of C++ and SSE intrinsics. Insert on every track without a second thought!
  • Zero latency with lookahead off. With lookahead on, compensated latency of 64, 128, or 256 samples depending on sample rate (approximately 1.3 to 1.5 ms).
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Synthie Feb 21 2024
(5 / 5)
Feb 21 2024
Not a "character compressor", but very precise and clean compression with little to no unwanted artefacts. Great for mastering and buss mixing. The paid version is even better from what I've heard.
Eel Oct 18 2022
(5 / 5)
Oct 18 2022
Good stuff!
Peter Feb 20 2022
(5 / 5)
Feb 20 2022
This is a good one! Sounds nice and has a UI that is simple and fun to use.
audioonlinux Jan 13 2021
(5 / 5)
Jan 13 2021
Thanks for the Linux XD version
TA-AT Jan 06 2021
(5 / 5)
Jan 06 2021
A really good plugin, easy to use, very user friendly and effective on any of my tracks.
Ambedo Jan 06 2021
(5 / 5)
Jan 06 2021
One of the best compressors I think I have used. Super easy to dial in quick and seems to give great results. It's transparent and effective.
norbus Jan 06 2021
(5 / 5)
Jan 06 2021
Really solid free compressor plugin. The minimalist GUI looks great, and the controls are easy to understand.