The Return of the King

Inspired by a model of the classic British device from the Beatles era used on hundreds of records since the sixties Royal Compressor delivers the true vintage analogue sound and feel. Pleasant saturation and sensitive compression are something every track really needs. 

Royal Compressor Key Features

Vari-mu compression

The simulation of the vari-mu circuits delivers warmth and pleasant compression to any kind of audio material. It‘s more than just suitable for vocals, bass, drums on both insert and bus.

Just a few knobs

Back in the analogue days when every mix had to be achieved manually, it was necessary, to keep as few controls as possible. Royal Compressor honours this philosophy. Those few knobs have a massive impact on your sound and deliver the vintage sound and feel almost instantly.

Three circuit types

The A/B/C Model knob offers gives you a chance to switch between three models of circuitry with a different value of the fixed attack.

Automatic gain control

Worry about the volume no more. The AGC keeps the output signal at the same level no matter how much input gain you add to get some serious saturation. Changing colour doesn't change the output volume then.

The saturator

Unlike the original vintage devices, Royal Compressor also features an adjustable amount of valve saturation. The random saturation algorithm creates the effect the real hardware would have on your tracks.


Although Royal Compressor operates using high internal sample rate, the modern simulation technology allows it to deliver great sound using the minimum CPU power.

Second-hand edition for FREE

Even partly broken machines can serve well in many studios. Although their functionality can be limited to just one feature, they may give your records something extra. And that is exactly the case of the second-hand version of our Royal Compressor.

Hassle-free software protection

No iLok, no dongle, or internet access is required for activation. Our software uses license files to activate your software. You can freely use the purchased software on all your computers as long as you are the user.

Realistic 3D yet flexible GUI

The photorealistic graphic user interface of the plugin gives you the feeling you are touching the real hardware. But it easily adapts to your needs. You can always drag the arrow in the bottom right corner to change its size - make it smaller to save valuable screen space, or enlarge it to make it easier to use.

FREE 15-Day unlimited trial

All the descriptions are nothing compared to putting your hands on the plugin. No saving limits. No noises. No boundaries. Engage the plugin in your project for real and fully exploit its powers for two weeks.

64-bit audio quality at ANY sampling rate

The plugin provides the maximum audio quality you can get. It uses internal 64-bit audio processing and can handle any sampling rate. 192 kHz or even higher.

Smart bypass

The intelligent way our plugins manage bypassing ensures that you don't get any clicks or harmful noises when automating the parameter. It also compensates for latency, ensuring that the bypass states are perfectly in sync with each other.

Intelligent sleep on silence

This plugin intelligently detects whether it makes sense to perform processing at all. If not, it temporarily turns on sleep mode. In such a state, it requires virtually no CPU at all to save the computing sources for other processes.

Free-for-life updates

Our plugins never become obsolete. We keep track of the current operating systems and DAWs. You may always update to the most recent version for free, without paying a cent, a penny, or whatever currency you prefer.

Royal Compressor Samples

  • Male Vocal
  • Bass
  • Guitar
  • Drum Room
  • Kick
  • Snare
  • Hi-Hat
  • Male Vocal
    • WET
    • DRY
  • Male Vocal Heavy Compressed
    • WET
    • DRY

Royal Compressor Powered Artists

Glen Robinson profile photo
Royal Compressor is a beast! Living on my drum buss, pure power!
Boris Carloff profile photo
I put my experience, my taste and my music skills into forging this plug-in. I hope it meets your taste, too.
Simon Duggal profile photo
A great emulation of a hardware classic. You’ll find yourself using many instances of Royal Compressor across your mix.
Peter Duggal profile photo
It's been done many times before, but this one nails it. A fantastic emulation and the saturation control works wonders. Will rapidly become your 'go-to' compressor. I love that compressor... it's brutal.
George Shilling profile photo
I love the Royal Compressor, it’s about time someone made a really great plug-in for that great old classic compressor, and this one hits the spot! It’s wonderfully outrageous on drum ambience!
Geoff Tyson profile photo
Smash it! Not for the easily offended! A vintage style compressor with extreme qualities, great for anything that you want to feature forward in your mix. I use the most extreme settings on your parallel drum buss!
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Royal Compressor in reviews

Royal on Gearspace

date: August 1, 2019
A colourful, characterful compressor that is a joy to use.

Royal Compressor Review-An Honest Opinion After Heavy Use

date: September 19, 2022
A review that will tell you everything about Royal Compressor. Maybe even more than we know.