Pro Compressor - Dynamics Plugin - Avid


Shape and enhance tracks quickly

Shape sounds. Enhance tracks. And breathe new life into your mixes with Pro Compressor, a high-quality AAX plugin that delivers exceptional sound quality and DSP efficiency. Based on the Avid Channel Strip plugin, which emulates the coveted dynamics characteristics of the renowned Avid System 5 console, Pro Compressor goes even further.

This incredibly flexible compressor gives you five compression modes, powerful sidechain targeting, and even parallel signal blending. Unique SMART compression mode automatically morphs signals between compression modes—so you can quickly optimize the compression for mono and multichannel material. And AAX DSP optimization lets you handle monster-sized Pro Tools | HDX mixes with ease.

Pro Compressor is included in the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle, which is also included with all Pro Tools Ultimate subscriptions and 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plans.

System Requirement
Windows 7 and later
Mac OS 10.7.x and later
Pro Tools
Pro Tools | First, Pro Tools 10.x and later
Max Sample Rate
192 kHz
Copy Protection
Requires iLok
AAX Native


  • Four advanced compression detectors, plus a unique SMART mode

    Average detector levels sounds by calculating the average loudness, Peak detector optimizes sounds based on a set threshold, Fast peak detector smooths transient-heavy tracks (such as drums) using faster attack and release times, and RMS detector improves tracks with this great “all around” enhancer/optimizer—SMART mode (default) breathes life into tracks fast, compressing tracks without distortion or pumping

  • Mix

    Blend the compressed sound with the unprocessed input for more creative sound design, making parallel compression easier than ever

  • Solo

    Isolate just the gain reduction part of your audio material, get a better understanding of what’s being compressed, and adjust settings accordingly

  • Front/rear linking mode

    Work with surround sound material more easily and link channels for more consistent level management

  • PPM metering

    Get a more precise and responsive read on highly transient audio material

  • Q with side-chain control

    Target offending frequencies with ease to set up a de-esser, plosive remover, and more

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