Gain Reduction 2
Gain Reduction 2

Gain Reduction 2

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Gain Reduction 2 is unmatched control of your vocals in one audio plugin.


Compression Modes

Choose between heavy or light compression to fit your style and genre.

  • Light Mode: Delivers softer compression and less saturation than the heavy mode.
  • Heavy Mode: the classic Gain Reduction compression/saturation algorithm.


Add tube saturation to heat up your vocals and unlock rich harmonics in your vocal sound.


Remove harsh unwanted frequencies from your vocals - automatically and dynamically detected.


Intelligent control of breathing in between syllables all in a simple knob.


Set the exact amount of compression you desire to achieve the perfect dynamic balance


Decide exactly how much "ess" you want in your signal with a single knob.


Control the exact amount of low-end and low-mids in your vocal with this setting.


Add air to your vocal and make it float on the mix with ease, just turn up the air and fly!


Balance the output of GR2 with your input signal at any level.

Contextual Visualizer

See exactly what you're doing to the audio as you're changing it with detailed visual feedback.

Audio Demos


  • One single-user license, 3 iLok activations (iLok Cloud, iLok 2 or 3 key, or Machine supported)
  • VST3, AAX, AU audio plugin formats
  • User manual


  • Free iLok user account (Host deposit, dongle, and iLok Cloud are supported)
  • iLok dongle is not required
  • Audio plugin requires compatible DAW


  • macOS 10.14+ (Intel, M1/M2)
  • Windows 7+
  • 64-bit only

Supported DAWs

  • Cubase
  • Pro Tools
  • Logic
  • Reaper
  • Ableton
  • Studio One
  • FL Studio
  • Digital Performer

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Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
gr2 - great, but..

the air scale, need to be more shine at 10k-12k -- for now, i use other air plugins are more useful for air freq

Not just for vocals!

I originally bought this for metal vocals and I get good results in that avenue. HOWEVER, I have been using this plugin on my guitars and bass for a while now. The results are stellar! I use it on the DI to level it out, add some smooth saturation, then knock out some of the unwanted harshness from higher strings with the sibilance knob. It has seriously changed my game in terms of guitar and bass tones. It also works on drum rooms and overheads, as well as any snare you find to be particularly ear-grating anywhere between the 3k-10k range.

If you think this plugin is just for vocals, you are WRONG. Dead wrong. This improves anything it touches.

Paul Hughes

I'm a rapper who bought this in hopes that it would help and I was right! It has de breaths, a noise gate and and de esser features. it honestly rocks and I use this on all my vocal stem's then use the Howard Benson vocals on the main vocal buses and they sound just incredible together. My genre is not regular hip hop it is rock rap so compression is light on the stems bit it's not just the compression I use it's the other features that this epic plugin does that I love! The detection with shift and double click that allows the plugin to pick the right input level and the body and clarity buttons also!
Simple and perfect sounding !

The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because in studio one 4 pro my plugin shows up really small and the knobs are not it the right place to turn them with the mouse so you've to hover around waiting on the sweet spot to show up to use the knobs properly.
Hopefully this will be fixed soon!
Thanks so much jst for the awesome plugin and also Howard Benson vocals is worth picking up too that's awesome too!

Daniel Picknell
Expected a gimmick but got QUALITY!

I have to be honest, I half expected this plugin to only be hiding under a pretty mask and not actually be something I would find useful but man was I wrong!
I’ve never found dialling one a slammin’ vocal easier than when I loaded this onto my chain.
If you mix and/or record vocals, but this immediately!

David Caplinger
Go To Vocal Chain!

GR2 takes everything I loved about Gain Reduction Deluxe to the next level. With GR2 I've sped up mixes for clients so much and they really love the in your face sound it provides. I love how simple it is to use and instantly makes every vocal it's on better.