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CFA Sound GRIP Valve Drive Compressor

Compressor by Resonance Sound

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The brand new GRIP valve drive compressor by CFA-Sound is a powerful dynamic processor, which delivers compression with character! The hybrid design features an accurate emulation of legendary german vintage tubes of the 1960s and a modern VCA compressor workhorse. Together they create a powerful fusion of both worlds – vintage and modern at once.

With the flexible and intuitive design, you can use GRIP as vintage compressor with the warm and rich sound of the valve tube circuit, or without to have a clean-as-possible compressor on your track. Both core elements featuring a mix control, so you can also make use of the famous “New York”/parallel compression. AND it also means, you can use GRIP as pure valve drive effect – to warm up vocals, give drums more egde or basslines way more heat!

Futhermore the valve drive emulation features 2 different taste of drive – Triode aswell as Pentode mode. Triode will enhance the sound in a more musical way by adding even harmonics and that “warmth”, while the Pentode mode will add more odd harmonics and makes the sound more crunchy.


  • Compression with Character
  • Valve Drive Emulation of German Vintage Tubes
  • Including Triode and Pentode Drive Mode
  • VCA Compressor Model
  • Versatile use by Mix Control for Valve Drive and Compressor
  • Intuitive Design and Workflow
  • 2x Oversampling for Aliasing-Free Sound
  • CPU Friendly
  • Formats: AU & VST (32/64 bit)
  • Platforms: OSX & Windows

System Requirements


  • Windows XP SP2 or later
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz / AMD Athlon 64 or Equivalent
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Screen Resolution: 1024 × 768
  • VST 32-bit or 64-bit Host


  • macOS 10.6.8 or later (macOS 10.15 Catalina compatible)
  • Core Duo 2GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Screen Resolution: 1024 × 768
  • VST and AU 32-bit or 64-bit Host

Info for macOS Users: For future macOS versions (later than 10.15 Catalina) please try the Trial Version before purchasing, to be sure the plugin runs without any issues on your system.

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