Compressor Classic OLD 2M
PseudoStereo releases Classic OLD 2M, a freeware vintage compressor plugin for Windows and macOS
OLD 2M is based on the Chandler Limited TG1, itself a recreation of the EMI TG12413, which was inspired by the Fairchild 660 and 670. A lot of things to get inspired by, right?
OLD 2M has a fairly familiar interface and bears the legacy of Chandler’s design ethos quite well. Users familiar with the Abbey Road channel strip from Waves or the Chandler Limiter from Softube should feel right at home. Thankfully, this one is a good bit less expensive than the Chandler set from Softube.
Compression is done via stereo or dual mono, which can be further manipulated to mid and side bands. There are only two options present for the compression itself, one being Comp and the other Limiter.
Comp is more gradual, more akin to a varimu at lower input gain. Limiter is closer to a classic limiter, around 6:1 to 10:1. It is a grabbier setting and quite readily snags the transients in your material.