SSL Releases Free Plug-In Version Of Classic LMC-1 Compressor

New York, NY (November 3, 2005)--Solid State Logic announced the LMC-1 plug-in at last month's AES Convention in New York. Capturing the sound of the 'Listen Mic Compressor' from SSL's classic 1980s SL 4000 Series consoles, the LMC-1 delivers a distinctive compression sound fitting for a range of processing applications.
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New York, NY (November 3, 2005)--Solid State Logic announced the LMC-1 plug-in at last month's AES Convention in New York. Capturing the sound of the 'Listen Mic Compressor' from SSL's classic 1980s SL 4000 Series consoles, the LMC-1 delivers a distinctive compression sound fitting for a range of processing applications.

Originally intended to prevent overloading on a tracking room 'talkback' mic, the Listen Mic Compressor accidentally became an essential factor in defining the drum sound of the 1980s, when producers began patching it into their signal chain to process ambient drum mics, creating dynamic drum sounds and rhythm tracks.

"The LMC-1 delivers one of our unique compression sounds to users of Digital Audio Workstations for the first time," said Niall Feldman, director of product marketing for SSL. "The plug-in is just part of our ongoing vision to create powerful, creative tools for the workstation market, allowing a new generation of users to experience SSL sound and technology."

Meticulously recreated from analysis of the original units, the LMC-1 plug-in features the same great sound and simplicity as its forebear, with fixed attack and release levels and controls for Compression level as well as Input and Output trim and a Bypass switch.

LMC-1 is available for Mac only, in AU and VST plug-in formats, making it compatible with a wide range of software sequencers. Users of Pro Tools systems will be able to use the plug-in via a third-party VST to RTAS plug-in 'wrapper'.

The plug-in is available as a direct download from www.solid-state-logic.com and is free of charge following a simple registration procedure.

Solid State Logic
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