ThrillseekerLA – the short story behind

The Oscar credit for the most addictive GUI artwork goes to Patrick once again.

There are actually two stories behind the ThrillseekerLA venture: One being the creation of a cutting edge compressor design for the digital domain while the other one is about taking a huge leap forward on my journey towards stateful saturation.

Why another compressor? To cut a long story short: There was a huge demand and lots of folks were asking for such a concept to be implemented in high quality but being available under a freeware license. On top, lots of compressor implementations still fall short, for example regarding the insufficient handling of IM distortion and that was itching me for quite some time.

The Interstage section – bringing sexy back

If a digital compressor design is also dealing with non-linear affairs the things are getting even worse and not seldom not only aliasing is introduced but also the stereo image remains flat and boring. This is where the stateful handling of non-linear systems chimes in to bring sexy back and this is performing first with ThrillseekerLA. Two further plug-in releases are already planned to take advantage of this exciting technology too.

The release of ThrillseekerLA is scheduled for early March 2012.



  1. Nice logo !
    I can’t wait, thanks Bootsie & Patrick

  2. Loks very awsome! πŸ™‚

  3. What does the “mix-level” feature do?

  4. Two other plugins coming after that one. That’s wonderful news !

  5. Must. Have. Now. Donating a little incentive. Cheers for all the hard work!

  6. Very nice – always look forward to a VOS addition in the v-rack. Sounds and loooks nice, more people need to get in on the act and realise the quality or these vs commercial releases.


  7. Looks stunishing.

    I’m very much looking forward to test out the next gen. VOS adventure.


  9. Jazzy Pidjay says:

    The “Mix-Level” is probably a way to set where the “sweet spot” of the plugin is…
    So it’s your reference level (0VU on the plugin equal 0dBFS or -18dBFS)
    I was waiting this for a long time in VoS plugins…

    looks awesome, great work as always !! and many many thanks AGAIN !

  10. Gorgeous – can’t wait!

  11. Where is the paypal donate button?

  12. Looks great, can’t wait to try it out! πŸ™‚

  13. oscardvine says:

    Patrick is a real talent – That gui looks better then alot of $200+ plug-ins.
    And if this thing sound as good as any of your other plug-ins, this will probably be not only the freebie of the year, but might also be the plug-in of the year.

    Since we can’t donate I hope some millionare is paying all involved to make these plug-ins, they are to good to be free!

  14. martinthin says:

    Beautiful! Looks like another VoS winner!

  15. You should get paid by PC companies… i can’t go Mac because of you!

  16. My request is simply. Could you improve a look of UV meter for more realistic. All above is OK, but UV some unnatural. Greatings

  17. Looks like a killer..again! πŸ™‚

    I really hope early march doesnt mean 14th

  18. Looks amazing; can’t wait!

  19. Ahhhh yes….. 0VU = -18dBFS. THANK YOU!

  20. Exciting!


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