Fuse Audio Labs has released the VCL-25A Vintage Vari-Mu Leveler plug-in, an emulation of a 50s leveling amplifier that was primarily used for radio broadcasting applications.
All aspects of the circuit including the transformers, phase inverter stage, the 6386 vari-mu circuitry as well as the output driver and the time-constant network have been accurately modeled. Some convenient features, namely comprehensive metering, input gain compensation, switchable release times, a linear output attenuator, adjustable noise floor level and a mix control have been added in the digital domain for more versatility.
The release time constants have been carefully selected in order to produce a wide range of compression flavors ranging from transparent to aggressive.
Price: $69 - On sale for $29 until the 27th of September 2018.
Download fully functional trial here: fuseaudiolabs.de/#vcl25a