Acustica Audio’s El Rey Compressor is an emulation of a famous compressor from the 1950s. My guess would be that it’s an RCA compressor. Not only is it a recreation of an RCA compressor, but it’s a recreation of superstar producer Greg Wells compressor. To me, this is pretty cool. Not so much that it’s Greg’s (although that is cool) but that we can now get specific emulations from specific gear from a certain studio.
My, it’s great to be engineering in 2019!
As far as the sound this thing is a beast! It gives you some real thick low-end body that most compressor’s usually take away. That fact that they added a parallel compression knob is a great feature as well. Check out the review below! Let me know what you think in the comments too!