• HOFA IQ-Comp version 2

HOFA Releases IQ-Comp V2

HOFA today released a new version of their IQ-Comp plug-in with lots of fixes, improvements and new features.

Here’s an overview of the changes:
– compressor with supremely intelligent/adaptive attack-, release- und ratio-settings
– new in V2 adaptive AUTO-mode
– new in V2 two compression modes, CALM & ROUGH
– simple handling, concise representation
– optimized for maximum compression with minimal artifacts
  (in your face & classic 80’s British console buss compressor sound)
– mono, stereo, dual mono, MS (Lat Vert) operation modes, sidechaining and parallel-compression
– new in V2 look-ahead for compression to catch transient
– innovative link-up of gain reduction with the two onboard EQs
– allows precise equalisation according to the compressor’s gain reduction
– arbitrary shelving and peak filters can be used on the FlavorEQs
– new in V2 Flavor presets for quick results in the most common applications
– EQ look ahead function for maximum transient punch
– new in V2 sidechain filter for controlled compression without pumping
– innovative level & frequency reduction display for ideal optical control
– changeable plugin window size
– “set as default” preset

The HOFA IQ-Comp provides for:
– a dense vocal- and drum sound without technical artifacts
– simple realisation of “warm”, “colourful” or simply novel compression sounds
new in V2 stable and transient rich drum sounds even when played very dynamically
– “triggered EQ” when mixing real drums:
  e.g. while processing the snare track the hihat remains gentle even if a lot of high frequencies are added
– subtle to heavy dynamic processing, if necessary linked with precise to radical EQing
– many innovative and accurate intervention options during mastering by use of CompLinkEqs in conjunction with MS processing, parallel compression, look ahead …
new in V2 ahead compression combined with oversampled clipping for high loudness when mastering rock and pop
new in V2 controlled compression without pumping due to two sidechain filters

All HOFA Plugins work with Windows 7/8, Vista and WinXP, as well as Intel-Mac from OS X 10.5.
Audio Unit, VST, VST3, RTAS and AAX. If you purchased IQ-Comp after 1 January 2013 the upgrade is free. All other IQ-Comp users get the update for only €29,90 in the HOFA-Plugins STORE.