by smacklabs
4.9 / 5     (10 votes)
SL473 is a vintage vinyl disc cutting compressor.

Based off of a VCA design, this compressor has a unique compressor/limiter/expander function that can shape the dynamics of your source. This compressor was the main compressor for vinyl disc cutting from the late 1970's and on. Known for transparent clean compression, you can really compress the source without the typical negative effects.

The expander controls are found to the left with yellow knobs. The expander has a fixed attack and ratio, giving the user control of the Threshold and Recovery of the expander. The compressor is controlled by the black knobs, with the ratio knob being red. The compressor has a fixed threshold, to manage the fixed threshold, the user can add gain with the "Compr Gain" knob.

Like the original hardware, this compressor has a small learning curve. But once you get accustom to how this compressor works, you will see how it deals with dynamics in a extremely musical way.

This compressor really excels on Mastering, Mix Bus, Drum Groups, and Vocals.
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dude Dec 30 2022
(5 / 5)
Dec 30 2022
Tried it on my drum buss and, with the expansion section, really filled out my drum kit. Great find. Thank you.
Dapz Aug 04 2022
(5 / 5)
Aug 04 2022
I love this comp, it's worth trying. Also try 2 instances one on the left channel and one on the right
nomentero Apr 10 2022
Apr 10 2022
Regards. I would have liked to use this plugin but it conflicts with sl84. Let me explain: when I opened a project with an sl84 loaded, it was replaced by the sl437. I use fl20. any idea why this happens? Thank you.
John Burns Aug 31 2021
(4 / 5)
Aug 31 2021
Like the blurb says: a bit counter-intuitive but once you get the hang of it it does seem very musical. CPU usage seems to be about average.
robert Aug 25 2021
(5 / 5)
Aug 25 2021
Great to see smacklabs back making plugins. I stopped using the earlier ones as I stopped using jbridge but they are great. Would love to see more / to have sl63x compressor in 64 bit as that thing is amazing on drums.
robert Aug 25 2021
Aug 25 2021
I see sl63x has a 64 bit counterpart now, I see that was added end of last yr, really nice!
Deee Aug 18 2021
(5 / 5)
Aug 18 2021
Bob Aug 17 2021
(5 / 5)
Aug 17 2021
I wish they still made 32bit versions. Metaplug to the rescue
DonnieDarkcore Aug 24 2021
Aug 24 2021
I would also like to have this in 32 bit
TA-AT Aug 26 2021
Aug 26 2021
Ya`ll need to upgrade yer compooters.
Nami Oct 10 2021
Oct 10 2021
I think they mean to be able to use it on a 32 bit DAW rather than 32 bit computer system.
LowEnd Love Aug 13 2021
(5 / 5)
Aug 13 2021
Smooth sounding and the UI looks clean!
PSY-LION Aug 12 2021
(5 / 5)
Aug 12 2021
5 stars! Clean n soft as a babies cheek!
Alex Aug 12 2021
(5 / 5)
Aug 12 2021
вася Aug 12 2021
(5 / 5)
Aug 12 2021
Хороший компрессор.