An audio plugin that comes with three components: compressor, autogain, and expander, all working together to create the perfect compression effect

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Aeco A1 provides an audio plugin that acts as a dynamic processor to create a solid compression effect on your tracks. Combining three different components, the VST3 plugin aims to help you get the best out of your mixes by preserving a constant audio output.

The component is easily installed but notes that you need a VST3-compatible host application to be able to use it. The VST plugin must be placed in the same folder as the host program for the latter to be able to detect and load it.  As mentioned above, Aeco A1 comes with three components, namely a compressor, an expander, and an autogain tool, all routed after each other.

The autogain component is designed to facilitate raising the audio signal to reference, which enables the plugin to process the audio stream and obtain a constant output. As for the other two components, the compressor is the opposite of the expander and, as you surely suspect, it allows soft-knee signal compression. The threshold values of the compressor vary from 0 to –60 decibels, with envelope attack and release capabilities.

Last but not least, the expander allows expanding the audio instead of compressing it, also delivering the same range of values for the threshold , as well as dry and wet options for the audio signal.

Obviously, you can freely tamper with all the knobs and experiment with all the values but please keep in mind that Aeco A1 comes with a generous collection of presets that you can use for drums and piano.

System requirements

  • Intel Core i3 or AMD multi-core processor (Intel Core i5 or faster recommended)
  • 1GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 1 GB free HD space
  • A host application that is compatible with VST 3
  • .NET Framework 4.7.2 (minimum) (included in Installation)
  • VC++ Redistributable 14 64 bit (minimum) (included in installation)

Limitations in the unregistered version

  • 30-day trial

We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used Aeco A1 and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂