VCA160 combines classic sound, perfect metering and ease of use. Suitable for both “brick wall” and subtle pushing, it has been carefully modeled to preserve the character in both bad-ass hard knee or gentle low ratio compression. This fast and firm VCA style compressor is great for controlling vocals, bass guitar or individual drums. When used with aggressive transient sounds, like kick drums or bass, the VCA160’s fast response can create a classic punch or “thwack” sound, which has become a unique part of its famously punchy pedigree.
The hardware original behind Tube176 owes its sound to a unique variable-mu dual triod tube, which is long out of production. Now this cult studio piece is brought back to life in the FPGA realm as a powerful fast compressor, which can be used from everything from vocals, guitar solos, bass lines, drums, and even a full mix. Able to smooth the sound or completely flatten it when pushed real hard, Tube176 makes drum transients shine and boosts vocals through a busy mix.
X903 is cult compressor module, which will add just the right amount of analog touch and punch needed. Equipped with smart RMS detection, treating your sound with X903 will result in high-end, yet authentic analog compression and limiting. With the X903’s Negative Ratio capabilities, you can create a dynamic inversion, which pulls back the transient peaks for a unique tugging type of special effect, making the X903 a more realistic sounding compressor, capable of mangling dynamics in great ways.
Gyraf Gyratec X carries the sound of a true tube stereo compressor. Widely used for its speed, and featuring technology used in early limiters this Vari-Mu beast from Gyraf Audio is now more than alive in the FPGA domain. Allowing hard compression of the low end without polluting the sound thanks to smooth high-pass filtering. Perfect for using along with other types of compressors and Antelope’s growing list of Vintage Effects processors. We’re proud to be the first to offer modeling this unit.
Grove Hill Liverpool is a contemporary fusion of 1960s’ finest American and British compression technologies. This compressor sounds just like you like it – rich, wide and thick. Run acoustic guitars through it and you’ll hear them as clear as possible, yet with more full-bodied sound and soul. A great mid range healer it’ll add a desired smoothness to guitar leads, synths and vocals. When applied to bass you’ll achieve big and warm sound, push harder and you’ll add an edge without affecting clarity.
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