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Dragon Fire – Tonal Compression

Dragon Fire from denise – a monstrous way to tame dynamics of your track. Dragon Fire introduces tonal compression: a new and easier way to tame and color the dynamic of your tracks. On top of that, our Shape technology allows you to finely sculpt the flavor and behavior of the compressor algorithm.

Out of the box, the Dragon Fire offers many classic compressor types, but you can go next level and design your own compressor style. Go from vintage to transparent and finally create that OPTO style compressor with a hard knee, a touch of VCA punch, and add some transformer flavor on top.

To tame your track dynamics, the Dragon Fire offers a new approach that has the ease of use of an equalizer with its push-pull graph. Flavoring your sound and cutting through the mix has never been easier. Speed up your workflow and add creativity and fun to your production process while keeping your ears fresh, creative and healthy.

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denise asked Rhys May for feedback on the plugin as he had the opportunity to test the Dragon Fire sometime before its release. He really flattered us as he sent over a short showcase video using the Dragon on a mix he was working on for Dohny Jep with his quote.

When denise started to conceptualize a ‘denise style’ compressor, denise wanted to go beyond emulating a classic compressor. It’s after all denise’s mission to take inspiration from the analog world, but create plugins with their own unique soul, craziness, and character.

They wanted their compressor to give you the freedom to tune the sound of the compressor itself – imagine fine-tuning the compressor’s saturation amount based on the gain reduction, or tweaking the envelope follower to sound more analog or vintage. Secondly, denise wants to make compressing multiple bands easy, controlled, and more flexible than with a traditional multiband compressor. To achieve this denise integrated the push-pull technology from denise popular God Mode, so you can target the compression towards specific elements in your mix, like the snare in a full beat. These new features and technology made us rethink the mixing process entirely.

Dragon Fire with its Shape technology offers multiple creative features Finely sculpt the flavor and behaviour of the compressor algorithm itself. Go from vintage to transparent and anything in between:

  • Unique RMS and Knee functions to soften the compression sound.
  • Interpolate between a fast and slow release curve for an ‘optic’ style response.
  • Adaptive saturation: Like an old tube compressor, the more you push a signal the more it gets saturated.

Pricing and Availability

The possibilities with the Dragon Fire are endless. Please go try the Dragon Fire for yourself and find a FREE trial and plenty of examples here. The Dragon Fire is offered for a limited time at 50% off. Instead of €82/$99, get it for €40.50/£36/$49.90 (€49 incl. VAT).

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