1. Introduction

The Antelope Audio FeedForward Compressor is featured in all our interfaces. It comes with all the necessary controls — Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release, and Knee. Furthermore, the Detector drop-down menu offers several Peak / RMS sense modes to choose from! The FeedForward Compressor is easy to use, but it gets the job done just right — all while sounding quite like a real hardware unit. Enjoy working with it!

2. Features

  • Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release, and Knee controls.
  • A choice of Peak / RMS sense modes.
  • Visualized gain and threshold.
  • Sounds like a genuine hardware compressor.

3. Layout

FF Comp Layout

1. Ratio Control

Adjusts the compression ratio.

2. Detector Menu

Lets you choose the detector mode of operation. The available options are: Peak, RMS 20, RMS 50, RMS 100, RMS 150, RMS 200. Try how the different settings sound on your material and stick with the one you like most.

3. Threshold Control

Lets you adjust the signal threshold.

4. Knee Control

Adjusts the compressor knee.

5. Attack Control

Adjusts the compressor attack.

6. Release Control

Adjusts the compressor release.

7 Save, Load, BP Buttons

Provide the following functionality: Save Preset, Load Preset, Bypass compressor

8 Meter

Visualizes gain (green) and threshold (purple).

9. Output Gain Adjustment Fader

Lets you adjust output gain, compensating for lost or excess gain.

10. Gain Reduction and Output Level Meters

Visualize Gain Reduction and Output Level, respectively.

6. Contacts

Having difficulties with the FeedForward Compressor or anything else Antelope? Get in touch with us by the following means:

European Direct Support Line
+44 2039578550
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (EET), Monday – Friday
USA Direct Support Line
+1 734 418 8661
7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST), Monday – Friday
Online (live chat and e-mail)
Antelope Audio Support Page

7. Glossary

Adjusts how quickly the compressor starts to work after the signal exceeds the compression threshold.
Controls how soon the compressor will stop after the signal goes below the compression threshold.
Controls how much compression is applied. For example, a 3:1 ratio means that every time the input signal crosses the threshold by 3dB, output signal will be attenuated 1dB.
The Threshold is the level above which the compressor considers the signal too loud and starts applying compression.
Knee and Attack have a lot in common, but they are not the same. Like Attack, Knee controls how the compressor will react once input signal passes the threshold. Hard Attack makes the compressor engage immediately while Soft Knee shapes its attack time to make it slower and smoother.