Klanghelm DC8C v3.3.2 VST VST3 AU AAX
DC8C is one of the most flexible compressors around.
While making a lot of different compression styles possible, it’s general nature may be described as: clear, smooth, open, distinct.
The main goal while designing DC8C was to get a very clean compressor action without unwanted and often almost inevitable artifacts/distortion.
This way you can achieve almost invisible compression for your most demanding mastering sessions, when you want to avoid coloration.
If you aim for color you can choose between two saturation models.
From opto-style, peak compression, external side-chaining, RMS compression, Feedback, Feedforward compression (and everything in-between) to negative ratios, zero latency brick-wall limiting, from snappy transient treatment to smooth transient rounding – everything is possible.
DC8C Feature List
- detector network and gain reduction smoothing for extra smooth operation
- choose between two different attack and two release curves
- four different operational modes: NORMAL, CLEAN (100% clean compression with no intermodulation, no distortion, no aliasing), SMASH (ultrafast compression characteristics, almost clipper territory), LIMIT (use DC8C as a zero latency limiter)
- optional soft-clipper at the output
- up to 8x oversampling
- side-chain filter with high pass & low pass filter plus tilt control, which let’s you shift the frequency response of the detector
- the saturation stage can be put freely into the signal chain: pre compression, post compression and side-chain only
- three different compression curves selectable
- customize the program dependency of the compressor separately for Attack and Release
- GR-smoothing control to determine, how sensitive the compressor reacts to changes in the computed gain reduction, great to emulate opto-style compression
- hold control, great for heavy pumping compression effects
- pre-attack control to delay the start of the attack to leave transients completely alone or radically shape the attack
- VU and peak metering
- calibration control not only to set the reference level for the VU-meter and the saturation
- unique Feedback-Mix-Control, which lets you determine, how much of the compressor’s output is fed back into the detector. This way it is possible to morph between Feedback and Feedforward Compression topologies
- true zero attack (0.0 ms)
- negative ratios possible
- parallel compression, peak-compression, RMS-compression
- external side-chain
- side-chain listen
- Easy Mode which features 4 distinct compression styles
- AGC (automatic gain compensation)
- GUI resizing
- comprehensive preset-browser with lots of presets to keep you started
- and more …
Windows (64bit): VST, VST3, AAX Native for ProTools® 11 or higher
macOS (64bit): AU, VST, VST3, AAX Native for ProTools® 11 or higher
System requirements: Windows 7 SP1 or higher, MacOSX 10.9 or higher
12/16/19 version 3.2.1
– in a user default preset GUI size is now being recalled too
12/16/19 version 3.2.0
– Automation fixes and improvements to ensure coherent behavior across all plugin formats and hosts
– tweaked value displays, finer control of low timing constants (e.g. higher resolution at attack values < 2 ms with 2 decimal places)
– fixed a potential crash when saving a user preset and the UserPresets folder contained non-xml or broken xml-files
11/27/19 version 3.1.1
– FIX: VST3 on Windows: when using a Windows scaling factor other than 100% the GUI had been cropped in some hosts
Changelog for version 3.3.0
– GUI performance improvements
– added option to use OpenGL rendering for the GUI to the global settings (experimental)
– more robust Mac-installer
– updated manual