Fuse Audio Labs has released the VCL-373 Vintage Compressor/Limiter plug-in which is a recreation of an early 60s broadcasting limiter/compressor that eventually found its way into many mastering studios. 1963 was thought to have marked a technological shift when the diode-bridge based gain reduction stage was replaced by a transistor-based circuit that allowed for less THD and more reliable control voltage tracking.
Fuse audio's VCL-373 plug-in includes an emulation of the audio transformers, the crucial feedback compression circuitry as well as the discrete class A make-up amplifier. Some convenient features including a continuous drive control, gain compensation, GR metering and a dry/wet mix have been added in the digital domain.
Price: $59 - on sale for $29 until July 15th.
Download fully functional trial here: fuseaudiolabs.de/#vcl373