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Tone Empire Model 5000 API 2500 Compressor Plugin

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Model 5000

” Heavy Weight ” VCA Compressor

A “Punchy” hybrid compressor with controllable Low End “Thrusting” inspired by the famous American Compressor and the classic British Console Compressor. Great on Drums, The Mix Bus, and for Mastering. Go subtle or “Thrust” your sound!

This is part of our new “Enhanced Classics” series. |


At Tone Empire, we are inspired by classic devices yet yearn to bring the extended functionality to today’s modern musicians, engineers & producers working on advanced systems with a need for more flexibility and extended tones.

Model5000 is our 2nd release in our "Enhanced Classics" line of products.

The Model 5000 is a hybrid VCA modeled on the famous “Thrusting” American compressor and the famous British “Console” compressor. Get “Bottom Weight” on your mixes with ease.

This plugin brings the best of the 2 compressors to one single unit. This VCA compressor derives its compressor ratio, attack and release time from the British Model and brings a unique “KNOCK” circuit from the American compressor design.

The user can truly get that punchy low-end side chain compression but with a low-end lift found nowhere else. This adds “weight” to audio material in just the right and desired way.

We also added a “TransX” input/output transformer option. When engaged, the TransX adds transformer coloration to the circuit, this brings a pleasing analog solid-state style saturation to the sound. The more the input gain, the more the drive.

Since this compressor is meant to be pushed hard, we are also including up to 8x oversampling, allowing users to get a much better frequency response and peak detection. The more your CPU capability, the more analog you can make it sound. This is a user-selectable feature, choose from off, 2x, 4x, or 8x oversampling.

Plugin Formats:

MAC OSX – VST3/AU/AAX – 64bit
WINDOWS – VST3/ AAX – 64 bit

PC/MAC : Windows 10 or later  / OSX High Sierra 10.13.6 or later ( Catalina Supported )

System Requirements:

Intel i3 / AMD Ryzen or equivalent

2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD
Screen resolution: 1024×768

VST3, AU, or AAX 64-bit host

Note: SOME ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE MIGHT ALERT WHILE INSTALLING/DOWNLOADING THE FILES, KINDLY IGNORE THOSE WARNINGS. Those are False positives. We have tested it on Norton Anti-Virus, and the Installers are clean.



Download the Model5000 AU VST AAX OSX.pkg file
Double click on the package zip and click open
Follow the instructions to install the plug-in(s)


Extract Model5000 and Run Model5000.exe
Follow the instructions to install the plug-in(s)

Setup and Registration:

Authorizing Tone Empire Products is really easy too.

When you open the product for the first time it will open in trial mode. It will ask you for your authorization code ( You only need to do this once for the product ). You can continue in trial mode by selecting ” Demo: from the Top bar.

In “Trial Mode” the plugin will work as a fully functional software for up to 15 days. After the trial period is over, the plugin will stop working.

To make the plugin work again, Please click the “Get Serial” button on the registration window. This will take you to the product page on our Tone Empire website, Where you may purchase the full version of the plugin.