The CT5 provides clean and smooth gain reduction, with a little punch. The CT5 is an “excellent all rounder that'll work on pretty much anything
I designed the CT5 to have both electro-optical and vari-mu characteristics. Users have noted that the CT5 has “simple controls and ear-pleasing results
” and is very good at preserving the "air" of the source material.
The CT5 offers two distinct compression curves for either a more transparent or more aggressive character. The blend knob allows you to mix in the dry signal for “parallel compression
" techniques. The plugin can also accept a sidechain input for customized shaping of the compressor's response.
With the limit button disabled, the CT5 has a very soft-knee compression curve with a peak ratio of about 5:1. This means that the compression knob acts both like a threshold and ratio control rolled into one. Turning up the control simultaneously lowers the threshold and increases the ratio.
With limit activated, the compression curve is reshaped into a harder knee, higher ratio curve.
The CT5 includes a blend control that lets you mix between the dry and compressed (wet) signals. By default, this control is set to 100% wet.
Using a sidechain input with the CT5