Is there a good real-time compressor/limiter for FM broadcast that I can use on a Mac? Preferably one that works as an AudioUnit (AU) plug-in?
I'm feeding audio for an LPFM station from iTunes over to AU Lab (which comes free with OS X's Xcode Tools), which allows you to run the audio through AU plug-ins, a variety of which come bundled with the Xcode Tools. They're pretty good, but I'd like to find something that really "punches up" the audio for FM broadcast.
Ideally, I'd like something that's an "Orban Optimod clone," the way SoundSolution
does on Windows. It apparently has a reputation for being THE compressor/limiter plug-in, but it's only for WinAmp on Windows, which kinda sucks for me.
My Google-fu is failing me, and I keep coming across consumer-oriented software, which strikes me as glorified volume boosters. I can't seem to even find commercial software that accomplishes what I need. Hardware seems to be the only option, but that's not really realistic for me right now.
Is there any hope?