I don't do masses of VST plugin-based editing, and I've only used fb2k and Audacity to accomplish it. Most of my editing is for live music backing with full dynamic range.I can give the thumbs up to ToneBoosters' Compressor.
by the way foo_dsp_vlevel v20080302.0 i guess it's the last versionmy chain is resampler (sox)skip silenceis you chain only foo_dsp_vlevel -> Advanced Limiter ?
Quote from: francesco on 20 January, 2013, 02:49:37 AMby the way foo_dsp_vlevel v20080302.0 i guess it's the last versionmy chain is resampler (sox)skip silenceis you chain only foo_dsp_vlevel -> Advanced Limiter ?Yes, although I haven't tried it for a year or two, I think foo_dsp_vlevel is now incompatible with current fb2k releases (old versions of fb2k are still excellent with the same floating point pipeline), which is why I went back to try out ToneBoosters, which I'd been meaning to try a few years before.I think vlevel probably contains its own limiter, but I use Advanced Limiter too as it never distorts signals that stay within the -1 to +1 range.Regarding dynamics compressors and fb2k, mudlord's foo_dsp_effect includes one made by Garf (ported from his fb2k 0.8.3 version). It also includes loads of filters (general, parametric EQ and presets incl RIAA and de-emphasis), plus echo, reverb, wahwah, phaser, and also pitch and tempo shifters (use soundtouch and similar pitch/tempo shifters with caution - it's practically impossible to prevent artifacts like warbling in all circumstances - unless you change both pitch and tempo by the same amount, which is playback rate shifting, also available). I haven't really played with its dynamics compressor much, so it's also worth a try (albeit only in fb2k, not via VST)