Protection Type
an iLok Dongle or iLok Cloud is required
Windows Requirements
  • Host application compatible with:
    • AAX Native plugins
    • VST plugins
    • VST3 plugins
  • CPU:Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / i9 / Xeon or AMD Quad-Core minimum
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM and 1 GB free disk space
  • Operating System: Windows 7 with SP1 64 bit, Windows 8.1 64 bit, Windows 10 64-bit
  • GPU: OpengGL 2.0 compatible GPU
  • Monitor: Resolution: minimum 1024×768, recommended 1920×1080 ; Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  • AAX Native (Windows: 32/64 bit), Audio Unit (64 bits only), VST 2.4 (Windows: 32/64 bit), VST 3 (Windows: 32/64 bit) compatible host DAW.
Mac Requirements
  • Host application compatible with:
    • AAX Native plugins
    • Audio-Unit plugins
    • VST plugins
    • VST3 plugins
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / Apple Silicon (M1)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM and 1 GB free disk space
  • Operating System: MacOS 10.10 - MacOS 10.15
  • GPU: OpengGL 2.0 compatible GPU
  • Monitor: Resolution: minimum 1024×768, recommended 1920×1080 ; Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  • AAX Native (64 bits only), Audio Unit (64 bits only), VST 2.4 and VST 3 compatible host DAW (64-bit only supported)
Aggressive Dynamic Processor
Straightforward but extreme "British mode" compression – a faithful emulation of a uniquely modified 1176. All buttons in, all the time!

Smasher is an unprecedented custom modification of the classic Urei 1176 compressor circuit, a unique formula 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 built into Smasher will add definition to transients and make your tone more aggressive. Customers love using it to enhance the ambience in drum busses, but there are many more creative uses too. Smasher 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.

Product Features

  • A faithful emulation of a uniquely modified 1176
  • Topology Preservation Technology
  • Low CPU Usage
  • Parallel Compression
  • Linked Sidechain

Videos

Pulsar SMASHER : the extreme compressor plugin Video
Pulsar SMASHER : the extreme compressor plugin
00:01:01 by Pulsar Audio Feb 8, 2020
Learn about Smasher in this short video. It's a straightforward extreme compressor modeled after the “British mode” of a uniquely modified 1176 compressor. Between saturation and compression, the...

Compatibility

OS : Mac OSX Mac OSXWindows Windows
Formats : AAX NativeAudio-UnitVSTVST3
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