Omnipressor® - Eventide Audio

Your Omnipressor Loves You…

Introduced in the early 1970s, the Omnipressor was the first dynamics effects processor of any kind. Originally invented by Eventide’s founder, Richard Factor (and later redesigned for production by John Paul), the Omnipresssor made a host of effects possible. It featured variable control of all aspects of dynamic modification. It also introduced the notion of the ‘side chain’ and foretold techniques that today we take for granted like ‘look ahead’ processing.

…And Wants To Be Your Friend!

The Omnipressor plug-in is a faithful emulation of the “dark meter” unit and is popular among some of the world’s leading producers and engineers as a dynamics-modifier with variable expressive controls of all aspects of a signal’s dynamics. The Function control allows you to set compression and expansion ratios over a wide, continuous range from extreme expansion to infinite compression and beyond. Dynamic reversal, which reverses a sound’s envelope, allows you to make loud sounds quiet and quiet sounds loud.

One of our first customers was a young Brian May, lead guitarist of Queen. With the Omnipressor in his rig, his sound was never the same again.

Features

  • Dynamics Processing — capable of creating otherworldly sounds
  • Dynamic Reversal — the first of its kind, soft signals come out loud and loud signals come out quiet, simulating tape reversal, a near unique attribute of this versatile compressor
  • Function Control — sets a ratio over a continuous range allowing extreme expansion, to infinite compression, and is even able to push further into dynamic reversal
  • Variable Control of attack and release time
  • Variable Control of maximum gain and maximum attenuation
  • Side Chain allows the level detect of the Omnipressor to be driven by another audio source
  • Gating — amplitudes of signals that fall below a set threshold are ‘squooshed’
  • Expansion — widen a signal’s dynamic range, louder gets louder, softer gets softer
  • Compression offers variable control of compression ratio
  • Infinite Compression — if you want everything to come out at the same level, this is the feature for you
  • Limiting — a fast, versatile limiter, useful for maintaining a loud sound
  • Intuitive Interface — clean and easy to operate
  • Dozens of presets to help you explore and learn the unique workings of the Omnipressor

Richard Factor Says Its Richard Nixon’s Fault…


Original Data Sheet from 1974 illustrating some of the “unusual” capabilities of the Omnipressor.

Want More?

Interested in more Omnipressor history? Check out our Flashback blog.

Reviews

Highly recommend.

This is the plug-in that’s going to take your programmed drum sounds and randomize them… I really highly recommend this plug-in.

Warren Huart
Produce Like a Pro

Aggressive and shouty.

Omnipressor is a compressor and expander/gate dynamics plug-in that goes about the business of compression in a very aggressive and shouty way. If you are looking for a subtle transparent compression then look somewhere else, if you want a compressor with bags of pump, depth and character then look no further.

Dan Cooper
Pro Tools Expert

Seductively versatile.

[Omnipressor] is the most twisted, aggressive, nasty, and yes, seductively versatile dynamics control device I’ve used…The Bass Cut switch is way cool for kick drum fans, as it attenuates bass frequencies going to the compression control circuit.

Craig Anderton
Harmony Central

Artists Using Omnipressor®

Alex Solano
Pulsating Waves, Plugin Connection
Buda & Grandz
Wyclef, Dave East, Meek Mill, G-Unit, The Lox
Enrico De Paoli
Jacknife Lee
The Killers, U2, R.E.M, Snow Patrol, Weezer, Catfish And The Bottlemen
Joe Berger
Jon Hammond Band, BCTD, Cymbalic Encounters
Ken Sluiter
Heart, Weezer, Ok Go, Morrissey
Robert Venable
Twenty One Pilots, Kelly Clarkson, Megadeth
Siegfried Meier
Kittie, Face To Face, DMX, Woods of Ypres, Adam Wendler

Platform Compatibility

Windows 8+
AAX 64-bit, VST2 64-bit, VST3 64-bit
macOS 10.9+
AAX 64-bit, AU 64-bit, VST2 64-bit, VST3 64-bit

An iLok account is required, but no physical dongle is necessary.
We test our desktop plug-ins in Ableton Live, Cubase, FL Studio, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and Studio One.
Our plug-ins should work with any compatible host, however we recommend you download a 30-day demo to check before buying.