Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor

Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor

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The world’s most remarkable and revered audio compressor — available as a UAD plug-in.

The Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor plug-in for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces provides everything from a velvet touch to an iron fist — making it a go-to on records by Muse, Green Day, Gnarls Barkley, and more. Designed by Brainworx, the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor plug-in is a thorough emulation of the high-end hardware.

Few pieces of audio hardware are as revered as the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor. Created by enigmatic mastermind, Peter Reardon, this five-rackspace behemoth tempers dynamics and tames transients like no other compressor in history. With its serial, two-stage dynamics control and switchable output transformer matrix.

Now You Can:

Mix and master with an emulation of the legendary Shadow Hills Compressor, endorsed by Peter Reardon

Harness Nickel, Iron, and Steel transformer types for a wide range of distortion characteristics and transient limiting

Use separate Optical and Discrete (VCA) dynamics sections for two-stage serial dynamics control

Employ 90 Hz sidechain filtering for musical compression of low-frequency program material

Three Majestic Compressors in One

Three Majestic Compressors in One

The genius of the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor plug-in is its ability to control dynamics in two stages — an Optical and Discrete (VCA). Both sections can be bypassed, effectively providing three compression sounds (Optical, Discrete, and combined) in a single unit.

The Optical section is highly program dependent, with basic Threshold and Gain settings, and a two-stage release time akin to the classic LA-2A — perfect for gently taming dynamic range. The Discrete section takes over where the Optical section leaves off, provides precise control over gain, threshold, ratio, attack, and release.

Switchable Output Transformers — Nickel, Iron, and Steel

Switchable Output Transformers — Nickel, Iron, and Steel

The Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor plug-in’s tonal palette is enhanced by a unique matrix which allows selection between three output transformers — Nickel, Iron, and Steel. By switching the selected transformer type in and out of the signal path, you can hear the different frequency response, distortion characteristics, and transient limiting of each transformer — going from “clean” (Nickel), to “colored” (Iron), to “dirty” (Steel).

Key Features

Meticulous emulation of the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor, licensed and endorsed by Peter Reardon
Created by Brainworx, developed exclusively for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform
Separate Optical and Discrete (VCA) dynamics sections for two-stage serial dynamics control
Separate Threshold and makeup Gain for each dynamics section
Fixed Ratio, Attack and Recover settings within the Discrete section
Transformer matrix switches between Nickel, Iron, and Steel output transformers — like selecting between 3 distinct vintage console outputs
90 Hz sidechain filtering for musical compression of low-frequency program material
Large, accurate VU meters provide Optical, Discrete, or Output gain views
Custom presets created by Shadow Hills founder and designer Peter Reardon
Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide

Customer Reviews

Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor

Overall Rating

G. Wolin

April 14, 2021

Money well spent.

To anyone mixing in the box, I highly recommend the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor plug in. It seams to glues everything together and gives the mix a nice polished sheen. Definitely money well spent.

G. Wolin

April 14, 2021

Money well spent.

To anyone mixing in the box, I highly recommend the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor plug in. It seams to glues everything together and gives the mix a nice polished sheen. Definitely money well spent.

A. Smirnov

April 11, 2021

The one

Makes the sound alive. Great pump. Love playing my elektron drum machines though it. Instant buy.

R. Tulloch

April 9, 2021

Best Plugin For My Vocal Buss (Deciphered Audio)

Honestly I just use Plugins by feel, been feeling this compressor on my vocal buss its between it and my Fairchild Comp plugin on vocal busses

M. Vejar

March 31, 2021

Shadow Hills Mastering

Hello, my name is Mario Vejar from the city of Chillan Chile, almost at the end of the world. I decided on Shadow Hills Mastering, it really produces something magical in the final result ... I use it in the Master bus and it is very good ... I am very happy with the purchase of this add-on ... and I am in this pandemic ... .regards

Hola mi nombre es Mario Vejar de la cuidad de Chillan Chile, casi al fin del mundo. Me decidí por Shadow Hills Mastering, realmente produce algo mágico en el resultado final... lo uso en el bus Master y es muy bueno...estoy muy conforme con la compra de este complemento...y a cuidarse en esta pandemia...saludos A&M Studio CHillan Chile

t. moore

March 12, 2021

The game changer "Shadow hills"

run to the hills where the shadows dance, where the pigs lay golden eggs where salamanders serve chicken tetrazzini and tell me that doesn't sound like salvation. My brothers, this plugin is great success. Check out my music "Troy Moore" on Spotify my music is the best. Go on n getya some and use Shadow hills master and compressor today

s. phothirath

February 26, 2021

Best

Best plugin

J. Rendl

February 23, 2021

Nice Glue!

I spent some hours to fully understand how to get it to sound how I wanted it. It is a very nice mastering compressor. Now I use it all the time. It is worth the investment.

S. Cozzi

February 2, 2021

State of the Art

This plugin in unbeleivable! I use on the drum busses and on the master track. It's a game changer!

J. Parnell

February 1, 2021

Boom! (Mic drop)

This plugin is amazing on instrument buses, and for mastering. Total game changer for pro mixing.

h. hyakkoku

January 29, 2021

Discrete section is great

It is wonderful that you can choose 3 types of characters according to the atmosphere of the song.

A. Grigoriadis

January 29, 2021

Pultec type compressor

When you put this on master buss the track takes a nice round shape . It's sound reminds my of pultec style eq's and compressors . Be careful tho , you don't have to push things too much . 90 % of the times i put it on master the needle is hardly moving . You get what you want especially on bassy types of music .

R. KURIAN

January 24, 2021

Sound amazing

What a brilliant compressor. The best compressor for mastering .

M. Griffo

January 16, 2021

Wow

I love this unit, it really makes things just have a little extra oomph to sound amazing.

c. antoine

January 12, 2021

Outil très puissant

D'énormes combinaisons et de possibilités a disposition avec ces deux technologies de compresseurs en un surtout pour contenir discrètement et gonfler son mix.
Au top

c. antoine

January 12, 2021

Outil très puissant

D'énormes combinaisons et de possibilités a disposition avec ces deux technologies de compresseurs en un surtout pour contenir discrètement et gonfler son mix.
Au top

c. antoine

January 12, 2021

Outil très puissant

D'énormes combinaisons et de possibilités a disposition avec ces deux technologies de compresseurs en un surtout pour contenir discrètement et gonfler son mix.
Au top

c. antoine

January 12, 2021

Outil très puissant

D'énormes combinaisons et de possibilités a disposition avec ces deux technologies de compresseurs en un surtout pour contenir discrètement et gonfler son mix.
Au top

b. zucchetti

January 9, 2021

Top One ! as the original hardware and everything of UAudio !

Legendary.... Must to have ! Top Top !
A great big portable studio in my Mac !
By the time and waiting the right promotion i will buy everything of UAudio!

M. Ramos Jiménez

January 9, 2021

It's great for mastering.

I love this compressor for mastering. You can use two diferrent compresor and then you can choose between three different ways of coloring the sound.