P11 ABYSS Audio Compressor


P11 Abyss is a chameleon audio compressor that can go ultra clean competing against the cleanest of mastering compressors or super dirty to compete against the best of the color compressors.

Modern producers, engineers and artists should not be constrained by the need to understand different characteristics offered by the multitude of physical compressor topologies. They should not need to project and translate that information into selecting the right tool for the right purpose. One would choose VCA when seeking deep, aggressive punch; Opto for clean, open, smooth action; Vari Mu for flowing, rhythmic pulsing.

Abyss casts physically imposed rules and constraints completely aside, allowing it to masterfully exhibit any characteristic that is desired. Aggressive, punchy, smooth, open, breathy, dense, clean, dirty… it’s all here at your fingertips. Abyss fulfills the dream of having a direct connection with the audio without being mired in technicalities.

Dive in and experience the infinite colors, hues and characters Abyss beautifully draws out of your audio. It is very much designed to be equally at home on individual tracks and instruments, group buses, returns and main buses. It is designed to fulfill all mixing, stem and stereo mastering needs.

Now, more than ever – Pulsar Modular – The sound is unbelievable.


  • Organic hardware-like feel & behavior.
  • Covers the sound of all compressor topologies.
  • Unique audio circuit designs: SOUL, PSI and O2.
  • Zero sample latency (when Oversampling not engaged).
  • All parameters are exposed to your DAW for automation.
  • Clipper routing and  Brickwall limiter.
  • AU, AAX and VST3 formats. LV2 coming soon.


Audio Examples


Supported Plugin Formats
AU, VST3, AAX (Apple Silicon ready).

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.14+
Windows 10+

Apple Silicon M1 Native and Intel CPU (Universal 2 Binary)

x64-compatible CPU

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

Copy Protection
A one-time challenge & response over the internet. License works on up two separate machines.


Latest User Guides


Latest Presets Guides


For previously authorized computers

  • Fixed the Vintage oversampling combing effect over 5 kHz.
  • Rename the ClassA HPF to Transformer.
  • Addressed issue of plugin losing authorization on Windows OS.
  • “Save Current Size” button added.
  • Japanese and French user guides added.


  • This version replaces v1.1 due to a bug in Pro Tools Sidechain.
  • Engine upgrade for next level in analog behavior.
  • EQ bands upgraded from our upcoming Mastering EQ.
  • Cut/Attenuation Band EQ added.
  • Italian User Guide included.
  • AAX is now Apple Silicon ready.


  • Metering Bug fix.
  • AAX for Windows authorized.
  • Phasing issue with OS Vintage mode using Class A transformer


  • v1.0.5 Fixed issue related to External Sidechain (in particular for Reaper).


  • Moved to JUCE 7 framework for faster optimized GUI rendering.
  • CPU optimization
  • AAX M1 ready.
  • Abyss now works under the DAW PYRAMIX for Windows.
  • Over a hundred instances of Abyss can run in your session without a hiccup.


40-Day Free Trial

To start your 40-day fully functional trial for 2 computers, Press the "add to cart" Trial button and complete the checkout. Follow the instructions you will get by email. No dongle required.

With every full version purchase, a gift of custom handmade real calf hide wallet (lighter, softer and finer grain than cowhide) made here in Türkiye by a local artisan shop.

(63 customer reviews)


  • EUR: € 318
  • TRY: 7.168 ₺


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  1. Very Good Compressor, that needs time invested to better understand the inner workings.

    A special compressor

  2. P11 Abyss has quickly become my favourite compressor. It is very flexible, easy to use, CPU friendly, and it sounds amazing.

    It does cost quite a bit, but considering how many compressor plugins I own, I imagine I could’ve made a saving had I had the chance to invest in it some 20 years ago. After purchasing it, P11 Abyss has replaced most other compressors in my daily use.

    Even though Abyss can be set to destroy, especially with its saturation and clipper features, for absolute crushing of signals I still turn to other compressors. Other than those cases, Abyss has quickly become my go-to compressor regardless of the project.

    It may not be perfect, but it just might be the best software compressor I’ve ever used, and it certainly is my favourite at the time of writing this.

  3. Recently been using Abyss for mixing over 30 songs of folk-music. Together with the P42 it`s the ultimate pair for getting great results fast and easy. From smooth to clamping down and everything in between.

  4. I don’t consider myself an expert in compression, so take this with a grain of salt, but: I’m able to get drums to sound quite loud with Abyss, without sounding obviously/excessively distorted.

    Give it a demo and decide for yourself! There is a generous 40-day demo period.

  5. very fun to work with , and it makes you work to get results.
    there’s a lot of possibilities with this one.
    the expand mode is on point, very good.