By | December 18th, 2013|VST|

DC1A2Klanghelm has announced the release of DC1A 2, a free compressor VST effect plugin for Windows and Mac.

DC1A is the little brother of the compression monster DC8C. I’ve taken a few of my favourite settings from DC8C and tried to make it work in a two control context. Sound wise it’s comparable to the PUNCH mode in DC8C but offers a few additional features, such as negative ratio and stereo unlink. I’ve always wanted to do a compressor with just an input and output knob, a compressor that just works: gentle, faithful, from almost invisible, smooth levelling to heavy pumping with a nice crunchy saturation and punchy enough to treat drums with.
DC1A looks like a one trick pony. But don’t get fooled by the lack of additional controls. You may be surprised on how many different material this little thing works. DC1A is heavily program dependent, so is the saturation.

More info: DC1A 2 free compressor VST effect