Variety Of Sound has announced NastyVCS, described as a virtual console strip which finally brings the "nasty" signal coloration series to the next level.
Built around an entirely new opto-electric style compression unit, NastyVCS offers everything you need to shape your channels dynamics and tone. It offers a dedicated input stage featuring crunchy pre-amp saturation and a brickwall safety limiter in the output stage. Everything is set up to work in zero latency and so be available for hassle free tracking and mixing.
Two dedicated filters can be used in either the audio path or in the compressor's sidechain which can be external as well. Whether pre or post compression, the equalizer section offers four interacting coloring tools with well-selected musical sounding curves. The concept gets rounded off by a phase alignment tool which can be used for coloring purposes as well.
NastyVCS will be available as freeware for Windows VST compatible hosts. More details will be unveiled during March on varietyofsound.wordpress.com and the release is expected to be Spring 2010.