BOLD AND DIRTY
- Compression ratio from 1:1 through infinity:1
- Easy to use - automatic attack and release time
- Sidechain input and Low-Cut Detector
- This product is only available as part of VINTAGE COMPRESSORS and can no longer be bought separately.
THE VC 160 – BOLD AND DIRTY
The VC 160 is mostly used for mixing drums, adding a definitive 'thwack' or 'knock' to even the dullest kick and snare. Also helpful as a mix-fix for troublesome bass, the VC 160 delivers additional attack and a gritty edge — well-suited to hip hop and retro styles, but versatile enough to deliver exciting results on a wide range of productions.
This effect is also available as part of the specially-priced VINTAGE COMPRESSORS bundle.
IMPROVING ON THE ORIGINAL
A dry control makes parallel compression with the VC 160 a reality and a Low-Cut dial effectively tells the compressor to ignore (i.e. not compress) anything below the set frequency. This essential enhancement helps to avoid over-compression caused by unruly bass frequencies.
DOWNLOAD FREE DEMO
VC 160 DEMO DOWNLOAD
Based on a classic voltage-controlled design that adds attack and grit to tracks that need to hit hard. An unparalleled drum compressor.
- Version 1.4.5
- Mac OS: 82 MB
- Windows: 32 MB
- System requirements
As well as working with NATIVE INSTRUMENTS, they make a wide range of their own products. Their reputation in the industry is exceptional.
VCA compressors are particularly versatile, and perform well in critical situations where hard compression is required.
ARTISTS ON VC 160
Zdar (Producer for Phoenix, Beastie Boys, The Rapture)
"Now, with the VC 160...we have a complete powerhouse that goes way beyond the capabilities of the original unit."
Stephen W Tayler (recording and mixing engineer for Kate Bush, Tina Turner, Underworld)
"The VC 160 is my weapon of choice for a lot of compression duties...with all the snap of the original."
Robbie Bronnimann (producer, recording and mixing engineer for Howard Jones, Nicki Minaj, John B.)
AT A GLANCE
|Product type||High-quality vintage VCA compressor emulation|
|For use with||All popular host sequencers as a native plug-in|
|Effect category||Studio Compressors|
|Size (Mac / PC)||Mac: 108 MB, PC: 45 MB|
|User manual||Download Manual|
Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit, latest Service Pack)
Intel Core i5 or equivalent AMD CPU, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)
Apple Silicon Mac (native mode or using Rosetta 2)
An Internet connection and a graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher are required to download and activate this product. Once installed and activated, the product can be used offline.
Windows (64-bit only): VST, VST3, AAX
Mac OS X (64-bit only): VST, VST3, AU, AAX
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