AM/FM Comp

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.

Figure 1.

Figure 2.


  1. First go to “Macintosh HD > Library > Audio > Plug-Ins > Components > FET Compressor
  2. Right click and select “Show Package Contents”.
  3. Head to the “Resources” folder under the “Contents” folder
  4. Copy the “402.png” file to your desktop
  5. Open it in a program like Pixelmator, GIMP or Photoshop
  6. 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.)
  7. When your done, export the new “402.png” file back to the desktop
  8. Place this new file in the resources folder I discussed in point number 3.
  9. 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.