PSP Flare

a new kind of psycho-acoustic compressor

PSP Flare (originally PSP Flow*) is a new kind of psycho-acoustic compressor that provides exceptional volume consistency without the usual audible side effects associated with heavy compression. Developed with insights from post-production engineer Paolo Pasquariello  PSP Flare uses a psychoacoustic approach inspired by advanced post-production techniques to subtly maintain track level consistency. This ensures that your audio remains naturally dynamic without the perceptible effects of compression. While it was specifically designed for film and TV/video post-production, its unique behavior can deliver excellent results in almost any application, and is excellent at leveling elements in a dense mix. 

Intro price

$79 $99 (until 31st of May 2024)

30-day trial for macOS 30-day trial for Windows

*Due to an unforeseen trademark conflict with an unreleased product, we have decided to change the name of our newest compressor to PSP Flare.

  • Single-band unique probability compression algorithm.

  • Wide compression knee.

  • Peak or RMS level detector.

  • Optional automatic release readjustment.

  • Wide range of threshold and ratio settings.

  • Preamp section modeling on input.

  • Lookahead for reduction of transients through the compressor.

  • Smooth control of the side chain high pass filter and link.

  • Optional automatic makeup gain.

  • Dry/Compressed Mix control.

  • Output brick wall limiter with adjustable ceiling level and release time.

  • 64-bit double precision floating point math for ultra-low cumulative errors in the filters and proper filter characteristics across the entire frequency spectrum.

Main plug-in development and algorithms: Mateusz Woźniak

Project inspiration and base algorithm: Paolo Pasquariello

Platform development: Piotr Dmuchowski

Plug-in Design and Graphics: Mateusz Woźniak

Installer: Piotr Dmuchowski

Product Manager: Antoni Ożyński

Documentation: Mike Metlay, Mateusz Woźniak, Paolo Pasquariello

In order to run PSP Flare in 30-day trial mode or activate it, you need an iLok user ID which you can create for free at www.ilok.com, and you need to install the free iLok License Manager application but you don't need any hardware dongle.

You can activate the license in 3 separate locations, each of which can be either a computer or an iLok dongle (2nd generation or above). You can move these licenses at any time using PACE's iLok License Manager software.

PC

VST3

  • Windows 7 – Windows 11

  • 64-bit VST3 compatible application

VST

  • Windows 7 – Windows 11

  • 64-bit VST compatible application

AAX

  • Windows 7 – Windows 11

  • Pro Tools

All DAWs

  • The latest iLok License Manager application installed 

macOS Intel or macOS Silicon

AudioUnit

  • macOSX 10.14 Mojave – macOS 14 Sonoma

  • 64-bit AudioUnit compatible host application

VST

  • macOSX 10.14 Mojave – macOS 14 Sonoma

  • 64-bit VST compatible host application

VST3

  • macOS 10.14 Mojave – macOS 14 Sonoma

  • 64-bit VST3 compatible host application

AAX

  • macOS 10.14 Mojave – macOS 14 Sonoma

  • Pro Tools

All DAWs

  • Up to date iLok License Manager application installed

VST and VST3 are trademarks and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. AAX and Pro Tools are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. AudioUnit, OSX and macOS and macOS Silicon are trademarks of Apple Inc. iLok is a trademark of PACE Anti-Piracy, Inc.