The Sonoris Compressor is a versatile compressor suitable for mastering or mixing. It is meant to be a compressor that can be very transparent but also have some "character". Transparency can be achieved by selecting auto-release and opto envelope emulation together with two soft knees. If a more warm sound is needed you can for example choose RC envelope emulation with a harder knee.
The NCMP has a high resolution gain reduction meter and a transfer graph, so you can actually see what you are doing. The ratio is allowed to be lower than 1 so it's also an upward expander. The ratio can be set to infinit for limiting action.
The ouput section of the NCMP also features a limiter. This guarantees that the output will never exceed the 0dB point. This limiter can also be used as an effect to “warm” up a signal.
The NCMP is able to process one channel only. With this feature, in combination with the Sonoris MS Codec, it is possible to perform very powerful processing in the MS domain.