Baby Audio Parallel Aggressor Audio Plug-in

Parallel compression made easy! This plug-in splits any audio into 3 channels: dry, compressed, and saturated. Blend to taste to dial in impact and punch!

Add triple impact to your tracks! Baby Audio's Parallel Aggressor splits your audio into three parallel tracks: Dry, Compressed, and Saturated. You balance the three internal tracks to add impact and punch while retaining the dynamics of your original audio. Parallel Aggressor lets you add powerful parallel compression/saturation without having to route your audio to any busses!

Parallel processing plays a fundamental part in getting a "big" mix sound. By processing multiple copies of the same track and blending them together you can add more punch to a mix in a more natural sounding way.

You're probably using parallel processing all over your mixes already, but Parallel Aggressor is designed to give you the maximum sonic impact with the lowest possible track count. No extra busses or mix faders needed. Simplify your track count!

Baby Audio engineered Parallel Aggressor to inject some strong sonic colorations into your mix. It usually works best as a 'flavoring tool' on individual tracks in need of extra impact. If you end up using it on sources that are already very dense or processed (like a master bus), make sure to use it subtly!

Parallel Engine 1: Spank
Spank offers an addictively punchy compression algorithm, designed to adapt to your audio signal. It begins where the I Heart NY plugin ended, with improvements in sound quality, signal detection, and flexibility. Hit any or all of the Style injection buttons: Extra Punch, Extra Smack, Sidechain Filter, Mono.

Parallel read more Engine 2: Heat
Heat is a warm, analog modeled, saturation algorithm with an aggressive bite. It is based on Baby Audio's tape saturator from Super VHS, but has been rewritten and optimized for the Parallel Aggressor release. Choose any or all of the Style injection buttons: Extra Hot, Tone, HP Filter, LP Filter.


- Parallel Aggressor splits your signal into three parts: Dry - Your original signal, Spank - A heavily compressed duplicate, Heat - A heavily saturated duplicate.
- Setting the mix balance: Balance Parallel Aggressor's three parallel signals with the volume faders in the center of the plugin interface.
- Auto Gain: Engage "Auto Gain" to ensure that the combined level of the plug-in's three signals roughly matches the input/dry level. This allows you to experiment with different internal mix balances while keeping a consistent plugin output.
- Mixing with the meters: The plugin interface's left and right side meters help you set the appropriate amount of "Spank" and "Heat" for any audio signal. As a general rule of thumb, Baby Audio recommends you dial the Spank/Heat wheels to taste until their respective meters peak somewhere before the orange line.
- Use the Spank and Heat knobs to dial-up the firepower of the parallel engines.
- The meters help you set the right amount of Spank and Heat for any audio signal.
- The style knobs inject desirable sonic flavors into the parallel engines. Engage multiple at once.
- The solo buttons let you monitor each parallel signal individually for fine-tuning purposes.
- Display options: Switch between black, gray and white background colors.
- Output sets the global output level (post Auto Gain).
- Parallel Aggressor comes loaded with 25 presets created by friends of Baby Audio, including KurtCurt (Grammy nominated engineer for 2 Chainz, Diamond D, Wiz Khalifa), and Anthony Saffery (Billboard #1 producer for Portugal. The Man, Dirty Vegas, Cornershop).
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- Plug-in formats: VST, VST3, AU, AAX.
- Platforms supported: Mac OS 10.7 and up including Catalina. PC Windows 7 and up.
- DAWs supported: Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, FL Studio, Cubase, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason + more.
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Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1035-1357

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