Today we will be testing out the amazing Eventide Omnipressor plugin! This was my first time using this plugin, but I do know and love the hardware. The hardware is pretty legendary. If you go to a studio and you see an Omnipressor, you get excited!
Below is the description Eventide has on their site about this great plugin:
“Introduced in the early 1970s, the Omnipressor® was the first dynamics effects processor of any kind. Originally invented by Eventide’s founder, Richard Factor (and later redesigned for production by John Paul), the Omnipresssor made a host of effects possible. It featured variable control of all aspects of dynamic modification. It also introduced the notion of the ‘side chain’ and foretold techniques that today we take for granted like ‘look ahead’ processing.
The Omnipressor plug-in is a faithful emulation of the “black-face” unit and is popular among some of the world’s leading producers and engineers as a dynamics-modifier with variable expressive controls of all aspects of a signal’s dynamics. The Function control allows you to set compression and expansion ratios over a wide, continuous range from extreme expansion to infinite compression and beyond – dynamic reversal which reverses a sound’s envelope, making loud sounds quiet and quiet sounds loud.
One of our first customers was a young Brian May, lead guitarist of Queen. With the Omnipressor in his rig, his sound was never the same again.”
As you can see, the Omnipressor is a legendary piece of equipment, and after trying out the plugin, I can tell you the plugin is amazing as well! The sound you can create with this plugin is incredible. I used it on a very boring recording of myself drumming, and it made my drumming sound so much better and more exciting.
A lot of you ask me what I would use to randomize, and this is a great plugin to use for that. This plugin will take your programmed drum sounds and roughen them up and turn them into something that sounds truly great. This plugin does something that no other plugin does!
Watch the full video below to see the plugin in action! If you want a chance to win your very own Omnipressor plugin, make sure you scroll up to enter!