Chris’s Dynamic Compressor plugin for Audacity

After our loss of Chris Capel, his fabulous work on Chris’s Dynamic Compressor needed a new home. For now, I’ll host it here and will update this page with instructions.

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How to install

  1. Ensure you have the latest version of Audacity installed.
  2. Download Chris’s Dynamic Compressor plugin for Audacity.
  3. Double-click the zipped file to open or extract it.
  4. Move “compress.ny” to Audacity’s plug-ins folder.
    • macOS: ~/Library/Application Support/audacity/Plug-Ins
    • Windows: C:\Program Files\Audacity\plugins
    • Linux: /usr/share/audacity/plug-ins, /usr/local/share/audacity/plug-ins, or ~/.audacity-files/plug-ins
  5. Go to the Effect menu > Manage…
  6. Find either “compress” or “compress &dynamics 1.2.6” and select it.
  7. Click Enable.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Now, “Compress Dynamics” will appear in the Effect menu.

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