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 unevitable artefacts/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 colour you can choose between two saturation models. From opto style, peak compression, external sidechaining, RMS compression, Feedback, Feedforward compression (and everything inbetween) to negative ratios, zero latency brickwall limiting, from snappy transient treatment to smooth transient rounding – everything is possible.
Binary name changed to DC8C2.
New plugin ID -> version 1.x and 2.x can be used together.
NEW: preset browser.
NEW: a third main operational mode (besides NORMAL and CLEAN) called SMASH for very fast compression action.
NEW: three transfer curve SHAPES now: SOFT, NOSE, SPIKE.
NEW: position of the saturation can be set to pre compression, sidechain only, post compression.
CHANGE: new oversampling: DC8C now clearly benefits from oversampling (and additional processing inside the oversampling).
CHANGE: reworked saturation modes.
CHANGE: CRUSH style is now based on the new SMASH operational mode.
CHANGE: new GUI.
CHANGE: RANGE control uses a finer resolution for lower settings.