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Device Overview

Name/Version: DoomCompressor 1.0
Author: poulhoi  
Description: An extreme upwards compressor loosely based on Mick Gordon's custom "Doom compressor".

Disclaimer: I'm in no way affiliated with mr. Gordon, Doom, id Software or Bethesda. If any of these parties are bothered in any way by my use of the term "doom compressor" please contact me and I will remove this device immediately.

This is just a super quick sketch, when I have some more time I will work on a more serious version. I'm thinking of exploring different kinds of attack/release curves, multiband functionality, possibly gating etc.

For now, this will basically take the input signal, generate an envelope from it (with smoothing determined by the attack/release times) and compare that to the threshold. If it is at the threshold or above, it will find whatever factor the envelope would need to be multiplied by to equal 0 dBFS and then multiply the signal by the same factor. Basically the same as a normal compressor, but upwards and with an infinite ratio and only for signals whose envelope goes above the threshold.
Seems to give similar results to Mick Gordon's, but obviously I can't be sure exactly how his comp functions. I like it after a really shitty reverb, like Ableton's stock reverb on Eco-mode. Another cool thing is to put saturator in between the reverb and the compressor, makes some cool noises.

Device Details

Downloads: 1753
Tags effect, beta
Live Version Used: 10.1.9
Max Version Used: 8.1.3
Date Added: May 09 2020 22:58:31
Date Last Updated: May 09 2020 22:59:56
Average Rating (2) 5
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Device Type: audio_device
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Device Files

Device File: doomCompressor_v1.0.amxd


God damn ! Thx for this man !

I'm absolutely loving using this dude, I cannot wait to see what else you come up with/implement!


This is AWESOME. Your sounds will cut through a mix like a freakin' machete.

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