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Waves Audio releases dbx 160 Compressor/Limiter Plugin and updates V9 Plug-ins to r25


Waves has announced the release of the dbx 160 Compressor/Limiter Plugin, an authentic modeling of what many consider to be the best drum compressor ever. It's available for Windows and Mac OS X in VST 2 & 3, AU, RTAS and AAX plug-in formats with an MSRP of $150 and an introductory price of $99.

The original dbx 160 boasts a very clean sound with minimum THD. The fast-acting dbx 160 compressor was used in almost every major recording in the late '70s and throughout the '80s, and later models in the 160 series also became industry standards.

Created in collaboration with dbx, the Waves dbx 160 compressor / limiter plugin is an authentic-sounding software version of this piece of hardware. In addition to its meticulous modeling of the vintage compressor, the Waves dbx 160 plugin incorporates unique and exclusive features not found in the original hardware, such as Waves' MS Matrix, mix and noise controls, and a stereo component.

Waves has also updated its V9 installers to V9r25:

  • The new dbx 160 Compressor / Limiter available separately as well as in Mercury, Pro Show and SD7 Pro Show.
  • SSL G-Master Buss Compressor: fixed auto fade time in 96 kHz.


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