Fuse Audio Labs has released the VCL-864U plugin, a faithful emulation of a classic 50s tube limiter/compressor.
Fuse Audio Labs say: "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 quite a range that gives you everything from thin and transparent to gritty, distorted operation without ever losing its unique easy-going vintage vibe."
Price: $69 - On sale for $29 until the 15th of February, 2019.
Download fully functional trial here: fuseaudiolabs.de/product.html?id=300879685