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Blockfish is a versatile compressor with countless ways to shape the incoming audio. Unlike many other digital compressors, Blockfish has 'soul'. It likes to bite, but it can be tamed easily once you've learned how to use its potential. You can remove the front plate and make further adjustments on the circuit board. Everything is possible: clean, transparent, loud, punchy, silky, subtle, fat. But still with a unique sonic character.

It's definitely a character compressor - it adds flavour to your channel. It can be made to be fairly clinical, but it's not crystal clear, nor is it meant to be.

As you can see the interface differs a bit from most compressors, but it looks (and is) very easy to use. The treshold and ratio parameters are put together under the "compression" knob, and the attack and release are here known as "response". Although it may seem that you lose a bit of control when grouping those parameters, it's actually this feature that makes Blockfish less static than other compressors. The compression knob also controls the makeup gain automatically, so that's another thing you don't have to worry about.

Overall, You simply tweak those 2 knobs until your sound is what you want :)

Download: Digitalfishphones.com


ludwig said...

yeah, that's a good one :)

was one of my first VST-plugins i used when i started working with cubase some years ago.

almost forgot it over the years, maybe it's about time to give it a new try...

MatCoes said...

Hi. great site, well done.
It should be mentioned that the Digitalfishphones plugs are orphaned on the Mac Intel platform.
The creator will not be updating the plugins. They do still work on Windows, (and oddly in Tracktion on an Intel machine), but they are dead for the future of the Mac.

Greeg said...

ok, thanks for the info. it's always a plesure to see ppl contributing too :)

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