Colours Audio VG1 is based on the famous classic VCA compressor from the 80s. Just like many others, we really like using this classic VCA compressor for drum buss or master, but this time we decided to use it for tracking. It worked really well with tracking, but controlling it wasn't a very convenient process, nor was it possible to use 2 channels separately. It inspired us to split the buss compressor and add some additional features to the compressor control.
After a series of tests and experiments we've added the following:
High Pass Filter for Side Chain
Pot For Attack
Pot for release
LED meter for a better reading accuracy
Then we decided to add color and depth to the sound and our new compressor gets a discrete opamp with the output transformer. In addition, we added a link button for being able to control two VG1 compressors simultaneously and to use them as a classic VCA buss compressor.