Beatskillz Bounce Music Gear Review

Music Gear Review: Beatskillz Bounce Compressor Plug-In

Bounce is a new compressor plug-in from Beatskillz. The parent company of Beatskillz is Beatfactory Academy, one of the top Music Production and Sound Engineering Schools in the world. It is based in Mumbai, India. Check out their site beatfactory.in.

Bounce has a fully controllable Detector section to “dial in” very specific compression effects on drums, bass, synths, vocals—any source including full mixes for mastering.

You can use Bounce in full bandwidth mode for smooth non-intrusive dynamic control and then use the side- chain filter to emphasize the compression of certain bands of frequencies.

Bounce has controls for: Attack, Release, Threshold, Hard/Soft knee and adjustable compression Ratio up to 20:1. I like the choice of Peak or RMS detectors and the High Pass mode on the side chain filter—it radicalizes the filter for getting wacky dynamic reversal effects.

Available in VST/AU/AAX running on Mac OSX and Win 32 & 64-bit, Bounce is a useful, musically creative and adaptable compressor. It is downloadable for $99.


BARRY RUDOLPH is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com