Pro Compressor

Pro Compressor


Shape sounds, enhance tracks, and breathe life into mixes with this stunning high-quality compressor that features “SMART” technology. Based on the Avid Channel Strip plug-in, which emulates the coveted dynamics characteristics of the renowned Avid System 5 console, the Pro Compressor AAX plug-in goes even further, enabling you to optimize the compression for mono and multichannel material, quickly and easily.


Pro Compressor offers a wide range of features and improvements that go way beyond what you can do with the Avid Channel Strip plug-in:

  • Four advanced compression detectors, plus a unique SMART mode—Change how the compressor sounds and reacts:
    • Average detector—Level sounds by calculating the average loudness
    • Peak detector—Optimize sounds based on a set threshold
    • Fast Peak detector—Smooth transient-heavy tracks (such as drums) using faster attack and release times
    • RMS detector—Improve tracks with this great “all around” enhancer/optimizer
    • SMART mode (default)—Breathe life into tracks fast; analyze audio and morph between the four detectors, compressing tracks without distortion or pumping
  • Q with side-chain control—Target offending frequencies with ease to set up a de-esser, plosive remover, and more
  • Solo—Isolate just the gain reduction part of your audio material, get a better understanding of what’s being compressed, and adjust settings accordingly
  • Mix—Blend the compressed sound with the unprocessed input for more creative sound design, making parallel compression easier than ever
  • PPM metering—Get a more precise and responsive read on highly transient audio material
  • Front/rear linking mode—Work with surround sound material more easily and link channels for more consistent level management
  • AAX DSP optimized—Pro Compressor handles monster-sized Pro Tools|HDX mixes with ease, delivering exceptional sound quality and DSP efficiency

System requirements

  • Qualified Avid audio system:
    • Pro Tools|HDX (AAX DSP/Native)
    • Pro Tools|HD Native or other Pro Tools system running Pro Tools 10 or higher software (AAX Native)
  • iLok USB Smart Key (for authorization; not included)


OSAAX DSP (32-and 64-bit)AAX Native (32-and 64-bit)TDM HD AccelTDM HDVENUE AAXTDM VENUERTASAudioSuite
Mac OS X                
Windows 7 and 8                
Windows XP