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 DC8C by Klanghelm is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, an RTAS Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Product DC8C
Developer Klanghelm
Price (MSRP) 20 €
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DC8C is one of the most flexible compressors around. While making a lot of different compression styles possible, it's general nature may be described as: clear, smooth, open, distinct.

The main goal while designing DC8C was to get a very clean compressor action without unwanted and often almost inevitable artefacts/distortion. This way you can achieve almost invisible compression for your most demanding mastering sessions, when you want to avoid coloration.

If you aim for colour you can choose between two saturation models.

DC8C offers some features, you probably haven't seen yet in a compressor, for instance:

  • Morphing between FeedForward and FeedBack compression characteristics.
  • PRE COMP control to delay the attack stage. This way you can leave transients 100% intact.
  • A zero latency brickwall limiting mode.
  • Tweakable program dependency for both attack AND release times.

If you're not in the mood for tweaking, DC8C offers an additional EASY mode, which lets you get results which just a few controls. EASY mode has 4 different compression styles to choose from.

From opto style, peak compression, RMS compression, Feedback, Feedforward compression (and everything in between) to negative ratios, external sidechain, zero latency brickwall limiting, from snappy transient treatment to smooth transient rounding - everything is possible.

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8 May 2015 at 1:13pmnicksohn

No Doubt, It is a amazing compressor.

I have tons of other compressors.

But I'm sure it has definitely top-notch sound. One of the best compressor, IMO, .

DC8C has a lot of parameters. For the bright side, Yes, It is absolutely versatile.

But, On the other hand, It is not so easy learning how to handle this monster.

For those who has difficulties to handle a lot of knobs, parameters DC8C has a 4 easy mode so that one can use it as usual compressor.

And I have to say about tony's support for his customers.

When I asked what is next your upcoming product (After his Vari-mu comp), He answered 'It is not time for publishing new toys, But It is time for maintenance.'.

I was a little bit shocked.

Both Quality of Products and Customer service are top-notch!.

4 September 2015 at 7:11ammcc>

i agree it's a bit of an odd company but what quality devices....i mean this stuff is top-notch and for the money (?) it's absolutely crazy. some of the best-looking gear also...if that means anything...and hell yes it does.

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Average user rating of 9.33 from 3 reviews

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