u-he has introduced Presswerk, a construction kit for classical compressors.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
It’s got a large number of parameters and use cases.
To make things easy – or less intimidating – Presswerk comes with a set of “vintage views” which limit its parameters to common use scenarios. With those you’ll feel at home immediately, and you can always go back to the full parameter set if you need more saturation or a less gentle knee. And of course, you can use Presswerk to create your own compressor that never was.
Most importantly, some vintage views allow for the display of sticker graphics to remind you which track you’re on!
Presswerk is currently availabile in open beta. See KVR for more info.