The World’s First Matching And Component Based Studio Plug-Ins

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Pro Series Plug-ins

Over the past decade, professional effects plug-ins have been about authentic analog emulation of original hardware, with either a black-box approach or circuit analysis and emulation. This gives musicians an easy-to-use user interface and faithful reproduction of analog tone in the digital domain.

Looking forward, the question is how we can create new tools to maximize the sound quality and usability with today’s new technology, with faster processors and memory, matching analysis, advanced nonlinear processing, and a cloud-based worldwide community. What can we do better, smarter, and more efficient?

Positive Grid teamed up the world’s brightest DSP engineers and component level modeling and matching authorities, working with the world’s leading producers, world-class engineers, and mixing & mastering gurus to develop some breakthrough technologies to bring software plug-ins to the next level.

Matching Compressor


The world’s first and unique compression matching works by measuring the dynamic response, pre and post filters, nonlinear transformer characteristics, and attack, release, and ratio curves to capture the nuanced sound of any compressor.

It accurately recreates the underlying architecture of the best compressors in the world, with the most intuitive user interface ever in a desktop plug-in. Audio engineers and musicians will now have virtual access to a wide assortment of the best compressors in the world, no longer limited by the traditional plugin architecture.

Tube Compressor

Models classic analog tube compressor at component level to add richness and fullness to the overall sound. You can instantly feel the difference by changing the input and output tubes, capacitors and transformers. Change the tubes and you can add a different harmonic characteristic and warmth to the sound, while changing capacitors and transformers colors the sound and brings up the high and low end.

Optical Compressor

It provides a careful emulation of the original optical compressor now at component level: you can even change capacitors to enrich the overall sound. We even modeled the light source and detector behavior, so you can fine tune and get the perfect attack and release characteristics by changing the light source, light source age, light source sensitivity, attack, and release knob.

FET Compressor

It captures the authentic sound and feel of the classic FET studio compressor thanks to its extremely accurate matching technology. At component level, it catches the peak very and applies compression with a very fast attack time, release time and look ahead function. It also filters out the low-end and high-end in its detector, so you can control the frequency range you want to trigger in the compression.



After years of research and development with the world’s best DSP engineers, we are proud to introduce a new way of EQ matching, one that truly recreates real world outboard analog equalizers – for the first time at component level. We used analog filters to match the frequency response for each EQ module: digital, tube, and passive EQ.

The EQ match works by analyzing the signal from the input track and side chain track – you can even see the frequency response of the matching process in real time. It then analyzes the difference curve between input and side chain, and automatically adjusts the controls to match the different curves.

The Pro Series EQ match process uses analog filters to match the frequency response difference, without adding post filters to compensate the frequency response difference. The end result is a more natural sound with real world analog sound characteristics.

Tube Equalizer

Loaded with 12AX7, 12AU7 and 12AT7 preamp tubes, the tube EQ captures the essence of analog EQ found in the best professional studios in the world, giving you the ultimate solution to add color and warmth to your recordings. It comes with low, mid, and high control panels so you can get a full frequency range control in one single EQ module.

Digital Equalizer

Provides the most clear and transparent digital EQ sound ever in a plug-in. With 5 bands plus high pass and low filter for each channel, its wide range control will give your mixes the necessary sound balance for professional use. You can also use the digital EQ module to shape your tracks tone without altering the output signal.

Passive Equalizer

With 3 band controls for each channel, the passive EQ module gives an authentic analog sounding EQ shaping for a more musical mix. You can use the available tube power amplifier emulation to add even more color to the output sound, and get that rich tone from real world tube amplifier EQ racks.


What The Pros Are Saying

“They really raise the bar!”

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“The Pro-Series compressors are my new go-to choice when I need some digital compression in a pinch. The Tube & Transformer modeling match their analog counterparts in a very real way & the customizable capacitor settings, along with the mix blend option, give me the precise control over tiny but impactful changes we look for in mastering.”

Mike Piacentini (Bob Dylan, New Found Glory, Converge)


“The first thing I noticed about the Positive Grid Pro Series Compressors was the suck and pump on an emulation rather than just transient shaping. The difference is the algorithms, using technology for modelling that is up to date. The FET is off the lid!”

Aidan Lavelle (Gorillaz, Queens Of The Stone Age, Massive Attack)


“Positive Grid’s Pro Series is the best emulation of the classical compressor available in the market and with the added features like Capacitor, Transformer, light source and all the other detailed parameters which are easy to work with, makes it different from the rest.”

Producer Spot



  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • Audio Units, VST, RTAS, AAX Native
  • 4GB of RAM minimal, 8GB or more recommended
  • 400MB free disk space
  • Pro Series plug-in requires A DAW software (Digital Audio Workstation) to host, it doesn’t have a Standalone version at this moment.


  • Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8, Windows 10
  • VST, RTAS, AAX Native
  • 4GB of RAM minimal, 8GB or more recommended
  • 1.5GHz Dual core processor minimal, 2.0GHz Dual core or more recommended
  • 250MB free disk space for per version (32 or 64 bits)
  • Pro Series plug-in requires A DAW software (Digital Audio Workstation) to host, it doesn’t have a Standalone version at this moment.

Support Host

Host Requirements
Ableton Live 8.0 or above
Avid Pro Tools 10 or above
Ardour 3.0 or above
Apple Logic Pro 9.0 or above
Apple GarageBand 6.0.5, 10.0 or above
Bitwig Studio 1.0 and above
Cakewalk Sonar X2 or above
Cockos Reaper 3.4 or above
Harrison Mixbus 2.0 or above
Steinberg Cubase 5.0 or above
Steinberg Nuendo 4.3 or above
MuTools MuLab 6.0 or above
PreSonus Studio One Producer/Professional 2 or above