Fuse Audio Labs releases the VCL-864U Vintage Tube Limiter/Compressor

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103 posts since 13 Jan, 2018 from Duesseldorf, Germany

Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:06 am

Fuse Audio Labs presents the VCL-864U Vintage Tube Limiter/Compressor plugin

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Available for Mac OS and Windows in AAX, AU, VST2.4 and VST3 in 32 and 64 bits.

FUSE AUDIO LABS BRINGS YOU THE VCL-864U, A FAITHFUL EMULATION OF A CLASSIC 50S TUBE LIMITER/COMPRESSOR.

ON SALE FOR ONLY $29 UNTIL FEBRUARY 15TH 2019! (REGULAR $69)

ABOUT THE VCL-864U PLUGIN

The VCL-864U is an uncompromising recreation of an iconic tube limiter packed with powerful added controls and capabilities. This plugin is primed and ready to do incredible things for your mixes, but believe it or not, the limiter it’s modeled after has its roots placed firmly in wartime communications, not music. It was mostly used by the US military during the Korean War. Its original manual even included handy tips for how to keep the device out of enemy hands and several methods of destruction. Word eventually got out that about the device’s superior compression abilities, and it became highly sought after in communities of audio engineers and music producers.

Using modern circuit-modeling techniques, all aspects of the original model are mirrored in this plugin down to the smallest detail. A high-powered set of versatile features have been added, including switchable release times, a side chain high pass and a dry/wet control to streamline your ITB workflow. The result is a vintage tube limiter with an outstanding range that gives you everything from thin and transparent to gritty, distorted operation without ever losing its unique easy-going vintage vibe.

The VCL-864U includes
  • A precise emulation of the original circuit
  • A compensated input gain control
  • Selectable release time constants
  • An optional side chain high pass
  • Adjustable optional noise floor level capabilities
  • A dry/wet mix
  • A linear output control
Uses for the VCL-864U
  • Tame and tone highly dynamic material including vocals, drums and orchestral tracks
  • Limit the dynamic range of your signals transparently or obtrusively
  • Squash your signals and then dial back the mix for parallel operation
  • Breathe gentle coloration into your sources
  • Add a unique, pleasant character to your mixes
Download your fully functional 14-day trial here: https://fuseaudiolabs.de/product.html?id=300879685

THE PROTOTYPE UNIT

Here is a close-up of the hardware device that was rebuilt using NOS components and which the VCL-864U was modeled after/matched with.

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TRIALS AND PLUGIN ACTIVATION

You can test our plugins without any restrictions for 14 days. Simply click the "Activate Trial" button in the plug-in GUI after the installation to start your trial period. To activate your full license you can purchase a product activation key on our website. The activation key will be sent to you by email once the payment process has been completed, successfully. Click "Activate plug-in..." in the plug-in GUI or the drop down menu below, enter your email and product activation key and hit the "Activate" button to proceed.

FAQS AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT

An overview of Frequently Asked Questions can be found under the following link on our website

https://fuseaudiolabs.de/#faq

Our tech support can be reached via the following link

https://fuseaudiolabs.de/#support

Best,
Ray | Fuse Audio Labs
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mcbpete
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1550 posts since 24 Jun, 2006 from London, England

Re: Fuse Audio Labs releases the VCL-864U Vintage Tube Limiter/Compressor

Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:27 am

The manual for the original is a thing of beauty. Totally should come with the VST ! http://www.preservationsound.com/wp-con ... l-copy.pdf (not many compressors come with a section on winter & desert field maintenance or a destruction guide !)
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escalona
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464 posts since 16 Jan, 2018 from Portland, OR USA

Re: Fuse Audio Labs releases the VCL-864U Vintage Tube Limiter/Compressor

Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:16 am

Looking forward to trying it out! Very promising release. Thank you.

sleepcircle
KVRian
672 posts since 28 Nov, 2016

Re: Fuse Audio Labs releases the VCL-864U Vintage Tube Limiter/Compressor

Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:10 pm

fascinating sound, a bizarre cross between unobtrusive and dramatic

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9 posts since 12 Sep, 2010

Re: Fuse Audio Labs releases the VCL-864U Vintage Tube Limiter/Compressor

Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:26 pm

Sorry for the stupid question, but is this the Fairchild...? :)

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zvenx
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7048 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: Fuse Audio Labs releases the VCL-864U Vintage Tube Limiter/Compressor

Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:34 pm

Not a stupid question at all... not a Fairchild but a different vari mu.

see mcbpete post above.
It is a Federal AM 864.

rsp
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MogwaiBoy
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3101 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Re: Fuse Audio Labs releases the VCL-864U Vintage Tube Limiter/Compressor

Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:49 am

How is it? I know Fuse Audio are not keen on oversampling which makes me hesitant...

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Burillo
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3631 posts since 15 Nov, 2006 from Hell

Re: Fuse Audio Labs releases the VCL-864U Vintage Tube Limiter/Compressor

Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:02 am

tested it. it sucked. i bought it just to spite Ray!
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Lesha
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1439 posts since 18 Feb, 2005 from Serbia

Re: Fuse Audio Labs releases the VCL-864U Vintage Tube Limiter/Compressor

Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:09 am

MogwaiBoy wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:49 am
How is it? I know Fuse Audio are not keen on oversampling which makes me hesitant...
Just checked aliasing and it is perfectly fine, even when using extreme settings. It is worth demoing.
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fuseaudiolabs
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103 posts since 13 Jan, 2018 from Duesseldorf, Germany

Re: Fuse Audio Labs releases the VCL-864U Vintage Tube Limiter/Compressor

Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:41 am

MogwaiBoy wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:49 am
How is it? I know Fuse Audio are not keen on oversampling which makes me hesitant...
Pardon me, no offense but I really don't see why Fuse isn't keen on oversampling? Of course this one is properly oversampled.

Best,
Ray
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Aloysius
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Re: Fuse Audio Labs releases the VCL-864U Vintage Tube Limiter/Compressor

Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:45 am

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Aloysius
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Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:14 am

You're a little Ray of sunshine. Thanks for brightening my day.
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sqigls
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3850 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Fuse Audio Labs releases the VCL-864U Vintage Tube Limiter/Compressor

Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:24 am

yes!
cheers Ray, you're the best!

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Aloysius
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Re: Fuse Audio Labs releases the VCL-864U Vintage Tube Limiter/Compressor

Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:47 am

Got it by the way. :) Loving the sound of parallel on a drum buss for making a drum machine sound rock'n'roll dirty and alive, instead of tame and lifeless.
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sqigls
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3850 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Fuse Audio Labs releases the VCL-864U Vintage Tube Limiter/Compressor

Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:52 am

totally, it seems (in my short time pseudo testing) to kill a bit of the low lows, but it really brings the mid/tops out swimmingly :P sounded like it made the drums shine anyway. I'm obviously gonna test the f**k out of it as soon as i have the time, but any Fuse Audio Labs plugins should be an instabuy really... top programming, top bloke, no mess, no fuss... love em!

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