Presswerk is a powerful and easy-to-use dynamics processor from u-he. With rich feature set and an "everything at your fingertips" interface, Presswerk is well suited for a large range of sound shaping tasks. Presswerk blends the tone and warmth of classic hardware models with modern touches to create a compressor rich in musical soul, but still packs a punch.

Features overview:

  • 3 different detection topologies:
    • feed-forward: more modern style and precise.
    • feed-back: more classic style and musical.
    • interactive (mixture of feed-back and feed-forward).
  • Dual channel (stereo) or two independent channels - control values can be set for both channels or each channel independently.
  • 6 views for specific jobs, faster work flow:
    • Drum Compressor.
    • Vocal Compressor.
    • M/S Program Compressor.
    • Easy Compressor.
    • Bus Compressor.
    • Limiter.
  • M/S (Mid-Side) mode - for more detailed stereo processing and delicate mastering tasks.
  • DPR (Dual Phase Rotation) mode - creates an emulation of classic outboard gear phase response by rotating lower and mid frequencies at input and output stages.
  • Adjustable Soft Knee.
  • Compression Ratio - from 1:1 to 20:1.
  • Adjustable Non Linear control - simulates the behaviour of specific compressors or gain-reduction circuits.
  • Auto Makeup.
  • Full envelope control - adjustment the attack, release, RMS window.
  • Sidechain ready with 6 / 12 dB high pass & low pass filters.
  • Pre or post compression stage saturation with variable "warmth" (tilt filter style) and "dynamics" to model the distortion behaviour of the FET-based voltage dividers from classic devices.
  • Internal parallel compression.
  • Dry / Wet mix controls with high pass filter and expand options.
  • Soft Clip.
  • Analogue style VU meters display gain reduction.
  • User interface zooms in 10% steps.
  • global preferences.
  • MIDI learn controls.
  • 32 & 64-bit VST, AU, AAX.