Smasher full Crack is an unprecedented custom modification of the classic Urei 1176 compressor circuit, a unique formula that we stumbled upon while fine-tuning other algorithms.The original 1176 compressor hardware offered a selection of four ratios, but studio engineers soon discovered that pressing them all at once led to a distorted, explosive and highly compressed sound. It’s this “All buttons in” or “British” mode that Smasher was painstakingly designed to recreate.
While remaining very close to the original circuitry, the modifications we’ve built into Smasher will add definition to transients and make your tone more aggressive. We love using it to enhance the ambience in drum busses, but there are many more creative uses too. Smasher full Version won’t work on every single track, but where it does, it works magic.Smasher excels at raw and gritty sounds, calling to mind bands like Vulfpeck, The Whitefield Brothers and The Black Keys.
Smasher’s Serial key Mix knob lets you blend in the original unprocessed signal. This means that you can really squash the transients with extreme compression, then bring back just a hint of the processed signal to add sustain to a sound without compromising its dynamic qualities.
VSTBuzz is offering the Smasher (€49 value) compressor effect by Pulsar Audio as a free download from their website until April 28th, 2020. The iLok License Manager needs to be installed for plugin activation purposes (iLok USB key is not required).
Smasher was already offered for free earlier this year, but that offer expired in March. If you missed that deal, here’s another chance to get Pulsar Audio’s excellent UREI 1176LN peak limiter emulation for free. The plugin emulates 1176LN’s custom “British mode” that is engaged by pressing all four compression ratio buttons at the same time. The “British mode” results in unusually aggressive compression behavior that sounds very good on drums and bass guitar recordings.
- Emulates Urei 1176 in British Mode.
- Aggressive, Raw, and Gritty Compression.
- Mix Knob for Parallel Compression.
- Linked Sidechain for Stable Stereo Image.
IN WHICH SOFTWARE CAN I USE THE PULSAR PLUGINS?
Our plugins can be used in any software that supports one or more of the following formats:
- VST 2.4 / 3
- AAX Native
- Audio Unit
We provide both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of plugins on Windows, and only 64-bit versions on Mac.
Please note that we do not provide standalone versions, and that our plugins require a third-party DAW application to work, such as Cubase, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, REAPER, GarageBand, FL Studio …
WHAT IS ILOK?
iLok is a licensing and anti-piracy system, developed by PACE, which is the most widely used for audio plugins.
To use our plugins (as well as other plugins protected by iLok) you must have an iLok account (or iLok ID), which you can create at www.ilok.com. You will also need to install the free “iLok License Manager” application, which can be downloaded from the same site.
When you purchase, we send you one or more activation codes. These codes can be entered into this application with a functional Internet connection, in order to obtain a license.
You will then have three choices to use the plugin:
If you have an iLok USB dongle (you can buy one in most major audio hardware stores), you can transfer the license to the dongle. You can then use the plugin as long as the dongle is connected to the computer, without needing Internet access. The dongle makes it very easy to move the license from a computer to another.
By opening an iLok Cloud session from the Ilok License Manager, you will be able to use the plugin, without the need for a dongle, as long as the session is open on your computer, and the Internet connection is maintained. You can close the iLok Cloud session on a computer and open it on another one to change computers.
It is also possible to activate the license on the computer. This enables to use the plug-in without an internet connection if you don’t own an iLok dongle. Just remember to deactivate the license before making any changes to your computer hardware or reinstalling your operating system, otherwise you may lose it.
DO I NEED A USB DONGLE TO USE THE PLUGINS?
No, because we support both iLok Cloud and computer activations, which are two distinct activation methods, neither of which requires an iLok dongle.
Owning an iLok dongle is just a more convenient way to keep your licenses with you at all times and move them from one computer to another effortlessly.
CAN I TRANSFER MY LICENSE TO SOMEONE ELSE?
Yes, license transfers to another iLok account are possible: just open the iLok License Manager app, sign in, right-click on the license (s) you want to transfer, select “Transfer License”, then just follow the steps.
Please note that the iLok system charges a transfer fee starting at $ 25 for one license.
Pulsar Smasher is optimized for low CPU usage. It lets you thicken up a sound with parallel compression and linked sidechain keeps the stereo image stable.The plugin is available in VST/VST3, AU and AAX formats and you can get it for free at Pulsar Audio and from distributor Plugin Boutique until March 11th, 2020. The regular price is 49 EUR.