The FET compressor from Softube is quite a unique-looking 1176 emulation. Judging from its controls we can clearly see that it is a compressor however we can also see that the interface was modeled after a high end AM/FM receiver. The interface is indeed quite interesting with the exception of two LEDs: “AM/FM” and the “Remote” LED which serves no purpose in Logic Pro. Today I show you how to remove the “AM/FM” LEDs from the Softube FET Compressor.
- First go to “Macintosh HD > Library > Audio > Plug-Ins > Components > FET Compressor”
- Right click and select “Show Package Contents”.
- Head to the “Resources” folder under the “Contents” folder
- Copy the “402.png” file to your desktop
- Open it in a program like Pixelmator, GIMP or Photoshop
- Use the Clone tool to copy the black adjacent to the disabled LEDs and gently erase the “AM/FM” and “Remote” LEDs from the interface. (Make sure the “Clone” tool is set to 100% opacity.)
- When your done, export the new “402.png” file back to the desktop
- Place this new file in the resources folder I discussed in point number 3.
- When you’ve re-opened the plugin in your DAW it should look like “Figure 2”
Please note, that these changes can overthrown by re-installing the FET Compressor.