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ELI announces the simplified Arousor LT knee compressor plug-in.

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18 July 2022

Empirical Labs Inc. (ELI) has downsized its Arousor classic knee compressor plug-in in order to bring about Arousor LT with identical processing, but at an affordable price point. GRAMMY Award-winning record producer Greg Wells states that, “Arousor is a compressor plug-in without equal — instantly exciting and instantly musical, there’s no turning back!”

With Arousor LT, ELI has simplified the Arousor’s controls, hiding a few functions, and adjusting its focus from 12 varied RATIO settings to four carefully chosen ones that provide a perfect balance between versatility and ease of use.

Compression Ratios
1:1 — no compression, allowing Arousor LT to be used in a smooth-sounding saturation capacity
3:1 — gentle compression curve with a 10 – 30dB knee, depending on attack and release settings
8:1 — the same ratio and curve as the hardware Distressor’s popular 6:1 setting, but with a more aggressive ratio
20:1 — a ratio for peak-skimming purposes or creating natural ambiences when heavily used with room mics or lifeless sounding sources

Anyone already familiar with Arousor will recognise the ‘LED’ bar graph for AtMod (Attack Modification) which slows down the initial slope of the attack envelope to add just a little bit more of the transient back into the track — however the Arousor LT offers it as a fixed setting.

The pocket-change price of Arousor LT should have users reaching for it and its creamy sound and ease of use. It is worth noting that its purchase price provides customers with a coupon for that same amount redeemable against purchasing Arousor at a discount during any Arousor sale promotions.

Arousor LT is available in the following formats:

  • AAX, AU, VST2, and VST3, supporting 64-bit effect plug-in for macOS (OS X 10.7 or higher)
  • AAX, VST2, and VST3 supporting 64-bit effect plug-in for Windows (7 or higher)
  • AAX DSP plug-in that runs natively on Avid VENUE (4.61 or higher)

RRP: US$79.00
A fully-functional, 15-day trial of Arousor LT is also available to download.

CONTACT

Empirical Labs: empiricallabs.com
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