dbx® 160 Compressor / Limiter
dbx® 160 Compressor / Limiter
Where the loudness war began.Ladies and gentlemen, The 70's.
For Psytrance & Progressive music genres... use it for your drums without any specific preset and you will feel your drums sound more agressive... 4 stars because all the presets are not very good for this kind of music.
The butt with it is capable to blow up simply thus without hammering in other tools. That's good!
The DBX 160 has been for years one of my favorite compressor.
I used it in projects ranging from Phillip Glass to Will.I.Am, John Cale, Tom Verlaine and many other.
Thanks to UA for doing such a great job recreating that wonderful unit with such precision.
Perfect for the drum bus! I haven't gotten to use the hardware, but i love the plug in! I can really over exaggerate the low end on the kick and then slap this guy on right after and BAM! It just tightens it right up! brings the crack of out the snare! My go to drum bus chain right now 1081-_DBX160. Love it!
i used to work my ears around two original dbx 160's and this plug surely brings back those memories. sounds so good!
I was fully ready to be disappointed.
But wait a minute . . .
Wow. It sounds just like I remember it.
This is the first time I've heard a plug-in sound this smooth and transparent (especially on vocals) ever.
I'd been meaning to buy the actual analog unit - but not really a need now.
I'll be using it all the time.
Great job UA.
I have tried this amazing plug-in tool on my kick drum and synth bass...the best compressor for this task. The Kick always thumps like nothing else, and the Bass parts just come to life. Great compressor.
I've had a hard time getting that snare and bass guitar sound for a while. The dbx 160 is what I was missing all along. For me that sound of the snare in your face, but feeling sucked back all at the same time and the bass guitar's low end right up front all being controlled. A classic unit that was modeled to the T!
I'd like to write a paragraph about it, but that's pretty much it to me. It's the goto for adding 'twack' on drums in my studio.
Probably the most underated software compressor in the UAD range or native even. The most versital capable of the most extremes as well. I can't say enough good things about it.
Only 3 knobs but so powerful thats for sure. Great for creating new grooves from lifless phrases....
Original dbx-160 sound!
I have try the hardware and i say that plug have the same sound.
I often use the brauerizeâ„¢ technique and the dbx are perfect for my VCA-Bus.
I can only say buy buy buy buy.
For sound quality and accuracy of the emulation, five stars. For versatility, it does one thing extremely well - it makes things go "POP!" It can be subtle or extreme, but that's all it does. For my styles of music, folk, country, melodic rock and jazz rock, I tend to use it more subtly, or in compressor chains.
Love this one! This is the snappiest compressor in the UA arsenal. I love to mix it onto the drum bus by parallel compression!
I like the dbx 160 compressor plugin in combination with the pultec pro eq on single drums and percussionsounds and on drumgroups. It gives a bity, smacking punch to them. Also on vocals i have got fine results. Since i have it, it has always been used to kick sounds right to the front of my mixes. Easy to use and big results! I donÂ´t know the original dbx 160 but this plugin is doing his job really well.
Whenever I need a SLAMMING compressor, the dbx160 is my first choice. It's great for stuff you want to place in an already dense mix, it's great for making screaming voices scream even more, this compressor even changes the emotional energy of a signal. Great tool I wouldn't miss.
TrÃ¨s bon compresseur fidÃ¨le au hardware. Il en devient presque indispensable sur les basses !
It is a sense operating a totally original machine.
I am impressed.
I have used dbx since the early 70s when I bought a 109 second hand in a hifi store.
On synths especially.
I love having racks of them in a DAW for that live sound feel that other plugins don't do for me.
Probably because dbx was the standard in live rigs across the planet since the 70s.
Sounds like the hardware to my ears.