Fuse Audio Labs tells us that the VCL-373 is a recreation of an early 60s broadcasting limiter/compressor that eventually found its way into many mastering studios. They say that 1963 marks a technological shift in that the famous diode-bridge based gain reduction stage was replaced by a transistor-based circuit that allowed for less THD and more reliable control voltage tracking.
A spokesperson told us, "The plugin includes a faithful 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."
Available in VST, VST3, AAX Native, AudioUnits for Mac OS and Windows in 32 and 64 bits.
Pricing and Availability:
On sale for $29 until July 15th (regular proce: $59)