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Here you can find emulation files for the various Focusrite Liquid range. These are additional emulations to expand upon those shipped with the Liquid products. Stock emulations are available on product download pages. Please note the the Liquid Saffire 56 does not have additional emulations available beyond those incorporated into the original hardware.

US Modern Copy Cat
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The Distressor controls just about any source in a very pleasing and "musical" manner, adding fullness, intelligibility and especially excitement. The compressor is digitally controlled, but offers a warm, vintage sound by allowing you to add 2nd- or 3rd- order harmonic distortion to the signal (See COPYCAT2 and COPYCAT3 - COPYCAT has no added harmonics), emulating tape saturation and the classic tube compressor sound of the '60's and '70's. Don't miss out on the NUKE setting (by turning the ratio dial to full)!

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Brit Classic Desk 2
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This is the famous G+ series channel soft knee compressor. It has a programme sensitive attack time and an automatic gain make-up circuit that ensure it maintains a steady output. According to Billboard magazine, 74.5% of US No. 1 singles were recorded on G+ series consoles!

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US Modern Tube 1
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Avalon's opto-compressor unit features a signal path design with twin Class A vacuum tube triodes for gain matching. The optical attenuator acts as a simple passive level controller. Full dynamic control from soft compression to hard-knee limiting can be achieved with the threshold, ratio-compression, attack and release controls. Smooth high end, with valve warmth.

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Brit Modern Desk 1
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The SL 5000M was one of Solid State Logic's most esoteric and expensive mixing consoles at the time. It was primarily used in the film and broadcast industry. The SL510 is the Mono Dynamics cassette. It's a true RMS-sensing feed-forward circuit with a soft-knee threshold characteristic.

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US Modern Tube 3
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The DCL-200 is a dual channel compressor/limiter and is based on a hybrid design, combining the characteristics of valves with the reliability of solid state devices. Its circuitry incorporates 12AX7A vacuum tubes and 990 op-amps in a transformerless signal path. It is a favourite in both the live sound and studio environments and provides you with a crisp yet smooth high frequency response and the sweet low-mid and low frequencies you get from vacuum tubes.

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US Modern Tube 4
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The Summit Audio TLA-100A Tube Leveling Amplifier is a classic design with a technological hybrid of vacuum tube and solid state devices. It produces an incredibly warm and smooth sound that does not have the inherent disadvantages of older designs. When fast transient signals are being fed to the TLA-100A, the unit reacts fast, both in attack and release. When the signal is more legato, the attack and release times react more slowly.

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US Classic Tube 3
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If you are passionate about compressors, you'll love the LA-2A. The original was immediately acknowledged for its natural sounding compression characteristics. It has a unique electro-optical attenuator system that allows immediate gain reduction without an increase in harmonic distortion. The LA-2A is an absolute all time classic.

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Danish Classic Tube 2
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The TUBE-TECH LCA 2B is a tube based, two-channel unit with an independent compressor and limiter per channel. The compressor has six attack/release presets as well as manual control. The limiter's attack/release is fixed. The audio path is fully symmetrical from input to output. Input and output have fully floating transformers.

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US Classic Solid State 1
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The original Universal Audio 1176LN designed by Bill Putnam was a major breakthrough in limiter technology. It was the first true peak limiter with all transistor circuitry offering superior performance and a signature sound. It set the standard for all limiters to follow. It still is one of the most widely used and respected limiters in the industry. Sounds great on everything!

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US Classic Solid State 2
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Every serious recording studio has at least one of these mono units in its rack as a standard. It is useful on almost anything and there is something very pleasing to the ear about how it controls dynamics. Even though they operate on the FET principle, they possess wonderfully 'warming' properties. The UREI has a warm and gently overdriven character.

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US Classic Solid State 3
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The LA-3A Leveling Amplifier started life at the 1969 NY AES show and marked the departure from tube design. Its simple control set and the T4 electro-optical attenuator (which is the source of the LA-3A's program dependent compression) led to it being embraced as a studio workhorse. It is still widely used today and remains a favorite of engineers and producers for its unique compression and sonic characteristics.

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Brit Live Sound 1
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The DPR-402 is a dual-channel compressor/limiter with peak limiting, adjustable speed, dynamics program manipulation. This is the unit that has made it onto almost every technical spec in Live sound. Its audio quality and ease of use has made it a true standard.

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US Classic Optical 1
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Like the LA-3A, this is a half rack mono compressor/limiter, using electro-optical attenuation. It has adjustable threshold and ratios, and attack/release settings that are dependent on the audio signal and amount of gain reduction. It was designed to respond to RMS measurement of signal levels, possibly the least intrusive method of automatic volume control. This makes the unit more 'musical', unfussy and smooth.

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Brit Boutique Tube 1
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The Chiswick Reach Stereo Valve Compressor is an impressive mastering compressor. This box features "variable mu" gain control as used in many vintage compressors. Two all-transformer coupled, valve signal paths operate in true class A mode. A unique "thump" position added to the attack control to give creative drum and percussion effects. This is a versatile and unique valve compressor that is able to produce a range of flavours from transparent and neutral to thick and dirty.

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Brit Classic Solid State 1
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The Drawmer DL221 is a 2-channel hard knee compressor/limiter, used since the 80s. It has programme related, semi-automatic release characteristics that enable the DL221 to work effectively on input signals such as vocals or slapped bass, where the natural decay envelope can vary considerably. It has a great sound quality, no noise and a very fast attack. A classic for that warm compressed sound.

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Brit Classic Buss
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This rackmount version of the G Series stereo desk output compressor is definitely a brilliant SSL must-have. The FX G384 has fixed attack, release and ratio values with variable threshold and gain make up. The 60-second autofade is a valuable asset for that very last brilliant ad lib that you can't afford to lose. It is easy to use, straight to the point and not too brutal; great for final mix bus compression.

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Brit Modern Desk Copy B
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The C2 compressor houses two independent mono compressors. The characteristic sound of this unit arises mostly from the fast response at the start of compression. When used across a mix, or with any dynamic programme, the C2 has the effect of adding 'punch' as the sidechain 'breathes' around these transients, while still controlling overall levels. CRUSH mode has been developed as an extension of this 'musicality'. The C2's superb sonic performance and its 'Crush' function has made this the unit of choice among so many successful producers in the pop field.

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US Vintage Tube 1
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Designed in the early 1950s, the Fairchild 670 is part of the variable-mu limiter family. Variable-mu designs use an unusual form of vacuum tube that is capable of changing its gain dynamically. This results in, in addition to featuring a tube output stage, the Fairchild actually achieving gain reduction using tubes. A lovely warm and thick sound.

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Focusrite Classic ISA 130
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The ISA 130 is a discrete VCA compressor, which uses peak side-chain detection. Its sound is very reliable and accurate, providing a wide range of control over threshold, ratio, attack and release. Due to transformer coupling, there is some colour and warmth added to the signal but the overall feel is of pristine clarity and subtle depth.

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Focusrite Green Channel Strip
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Our classic Green 5 is a discrete VCA compressor, which uses peak side-chain detection. Its sound is reliable and accurate, providing a wide range of control over threshold, ratio, attack and release.

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Focusrite Classic Red 7
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Our much revered Red 7 is a discrete VCA compressor, which uses peak side-chain detection. Its sound is reliable and accurate, providing a wide range of control over threshold, ratio, attack and release. Due to transformer coupling, there is some colour and warmth added to the signal but the overall feel is of pristine clarity and subtle depth. The Red 7 and U87 microphone have become an industry standard in recording studios across the globe.

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US Modern FET 1
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SLAM! The acronym for "Stereo Limiter And Micpre" will get LOUD fast! This box houses four Limiters and Class A tube mic preamps. Manley combined their favorite Electro-Optical circuit (ELOP) with an extremely fast FET based brick-wall limiter. The FET LIMITER covers the range of clean predictable limiting all the way to grunge and gravel. The FET RELEASE control allows you to achieve a variety of colours. The "CLIP" setting provides an surpassed round shape. It's punchy and Manley's rule of thumb is: 'Louder is better'.

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US Modern Optical 1
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SLAM! The acronym for "Stereo Limiter And Micpre" will get LOUD fast! This box houses four Limiters and Class A tube mic preamps. Manley combined their favorite Electro-Optical circuit (ELOP) with an extremely fast FET based brick-wall limiter. One of the most appreciated aspects of the SLAM!'s original ELOP® is the simplicity of a two knob limiter, which is perfect for the most demanding recording situations.

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US Classic Tube 2
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The Manley Variable Mu Limiter has become a real standard in Mastering studios. "Mu" is tube talk for gain. It works by using the "remote cut-off" (re-biasing) of a vacuum tube in order to achieve compression (like the Fairchild 670).The COMPRESS mode is soft-knee (1.5 to 1) while the sharper knee LIMIT mode starts at 4 to 1 and moves to 20 to 1 when limiting over 12dB. The knee softens when more limiting is applied.

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Brit Classic Optical
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The Joemeek SC2 was one of the first products to expose the industry to Ted Fletcher's circuit design. The SC2 uses a photo-electric gain-control element with modern servo-control techniques, which results in accuracy and speed of response to the light source. The strength of the SC2 is in stereo bus compression. The SC2 is not the type of machine that can be simply set and left. It requires experimentation and tweaking. It provides both very musical limiting and compression and reacts to changes in sound in a way that is pleasant to the ear.

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US Classic Discrete 1A
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The API 2500 is a versatile compressor. Its wide range of ratios, with hard, medium or soft knee compression, and attack and release times offer subtle compression all the way to brick wall limiting. The unit uses Audio Toys' Thrust circuit before the RMS detector to deliver more low end "punch." The 2500 gives you 2 styles of compression; Old style uses a feedback method of compression, while New style uses VCA modulated (Feed Forward Type) compression.

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US Modern Hybrid 2E
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The Millennia STT-1 offers vacuum tube or solid state circuits. The opto-compressor/limiters are available with 100% Class A, all-discrete J-FET solid state topology or 100% Class A, all triode vacuum tube topology. The STT-1 also offers the Twin Topology, a choice of colorful transformer-coupled or transformerless audio paths. All circuits have been designed to deliver a musical optimization of their inherent character. It has the ability to be clear and deliver an accurate representation of the source. It can also create colour and thickness. A special collection of vintage vacuum tubes (old Telefunken & Mullard) provide an enhanced euphonic character.

The emulations offer a combination of valve (VT) or solid-state (SS) input stage, with (TX) or without transformer, then routed to valve (VT) or solid-state (SS) compressor.

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US Modern Hybrid 2A
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The Millennia STT-1 offers vacuum tube or solid state circuits. The opto-compressor/limiters are available with 100% Class A, all-discrete J-FET solid state topology or 100% Class A, all triode vacuum tube topology. The STT-1 also offers the Twin Topology, a choice of colorful transformer-coupled or transformerless audio paths. All circuits have been designed to deliver a musical optimization of their inherent character. It has the ability to be clear and deliver an accurate representation of the source. It can also create colour and thickness. A special collection of vintage vacuum tubes (old Telefunken & Mullard) provide an enhanced euphonic character.

The emulations offer a combination of valve (VT) or solid-state (SS) input stage, with (TX) or without transformer, then routed to valve (VT) or solid-state (SS) compressor.

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Brit 70's Class A 1
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The 2254s were found in the older (dark gray) 80 Series Neve consoles and have a fixed attack time. A variety of compression ratios are available. The fastest release time on the 2254 is 400ms on the compressor and 100ms on the limiter. If you want something to cut through in the mix and add some body to it, this is the one.

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Brit 60's Class A
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This is a classic British solid state unit with unique circuit principles. The basic compression amplifier is model 845751. This unusual beast works on the Mark-space principle, which takes energy out of peaks rather than crushing them. The PYE is a marvelous compressor, very musical and exceptionally easy to use with few parameters to adjust and very smooth automatic gain make up. If you were looking for colour, you found it.

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Brit Modern Desk Copy A
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The C2 compressor houses two independent mono compressors. The characteristic sound of this unit arises mostly from the fast response at the start of compression. When used across a mix, or with any dynamic programme, the C2 has the effect of adding 'punch', as the sidechain 'breathes' around these transients, while still controlling overall levels.

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Brit Classic Tube 1
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The Drawmer 1960 is a 2-channel unit combining eight active tube stages, low noise and the reliability of solid state electronics. Each channel is comprised of a natural sounding "soft knee" vacuum tube compressor. Soft knee designs do not have a rigidly defined threshold but the title 'Threshold' (amount of compression) has been retained. Attack simply offers a choice of slow, medium and fast. Release has six settings: Positions 1-4 have fixed release times, positions 5-6 are two different programme-dependent release time modes.

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US Modern Solid State 1A
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The 160S has been a standard in both the studio and the sound reinforcement fields. Its high-precision input stage followed by the world's widest dynamic range voltage controlled amplifier - the dbx V8(TM) VCA - and an output stage with precise phase alignment at all audio frequencies provides you with a transparent sounding device.

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Bass - US Tube
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Drum Bus- Dual Valve
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Drum Bus- Distress
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Drum Bus- FF Clean
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Drum Bus- Girly Tube
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Drum Bus- Tube Crush
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Drum Bus- US Dunk
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E. Gtr. - Heavy Optical
Novation Music
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E. Gtr - Heavy Solid Compressor
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E. Gtr- Heavy Tube
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E. Gtr- Heavy Tube
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E. Gtr- Lead Leveller
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E. Gtr- Lead Tube
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E. Gtr- Rhythm Brit
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Bass - US easy
Novation Music
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Bass- Brit Vintage
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US Modern Solid State 1B
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The 160S has been a standard in both the studio and the sound reinforcement fields. Its high-precision input stage followed by the world's widest dynamic range voltage controlled amplifier - the dbx V8(TM) VCA - and an output stage with precise phase alignment at all audio frequencies provides you with a transparent-sounding device. The dbx OverEasy function gradually starts processing signals when they haven't reached the Threshold point yet. This creates a soft and smooth compression.

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