The ultimate rhythm section compressor, Comp VCA-65 is a perfectly recreated VCA compressor with a modern twist. When it was released, the original DBX 165A was a compressor unlike any other. Rather than the more traditional vacuum tube, it used a solid-state VCA to create its compression effect, and cutting-edge RMS dynamics detection.These days, ... Click To Read More About This Product
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The ultimate rhythm section compressor, Comp VCA-65 is a perfectly recreated VCA compressor with a modern twist. When it was released, the original DBX 165A was a compressor unlike any other. Rather than the more traditional vacuum tube, it used a solid-state VCA to create its compression effect, and cutting-edge RMS dynamics detection.
These days, it’s getting harder and harder to find working originals, but their legendary sound-shaping power is still highly sought-after. Now, thanks to Arturia’s advanced TAE modeling, you can enjoy using this fabled compressor in your DAW, on as many channels as you want, and with advanced features only possible through software.
Unlike the more common DBX 160, the 165A sported several unique features that made it a “must have” for studios looking for tight, punchy percussive sounds. Known as the “Over Easy” compressor, its auto attack-decay detection made great compression simple, its harsh peakstop limiter added a touch of vintage filth when things really hit hard, and its unique compression sound gives even extreme settings a natural feel.
If you’re looking for an easy-to-use compressor with character, you’ll love Comp VCA-65.
Vintage tone, modern features
The top panel of the interface gives you access to all of the original controls. You can click to expand the plugin to and access its advanced, new features.
Half a century of hit-making tone, right in your DAW
Push hard for that saturated, soft-clipping sound that cuts through any mix; get the tonal balance just right at the input stage; add vintage analog warmth in your mastering chain; use the in-built mid/side processing to enhance your whole mix.
Compatible with all major DAWs, now you too can enjoy the harmonic push, subtle overtones, and tone-shaping power of the most iconic studio gear ever made.
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