Munich’s Vertigo Sound is a respected manufacturer of products that aspire to integrate the best of modern, hi-tech design with the best sonic qualities of the past.
Their first hardware product, the hand-built VSC-2 Quad Discrete Compressor, contained four high-quality ’70s-style VCA compressors and a collection of smart features that earned the company credibility as well as customers—Sound On Sound magazine called it “stunningly good.”

Founder Andreas Eschenwecker has been involved in high-end analog equipment since the late nineties. His company HE Studiotechnik provides technical services in modification, repair and sales of high-end vintage equipment. Consummate analog audio technicians, recording engineers, and musicians, for years they have worked with the very best audio designs in German Broadcast and Recording.


    • $299
    • Vertigo
    • VSM-3
    • Tasty to trashy distortion, M/S processing and mastering grade audio quality. The VSM-3 is like no other harmonic generator.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Mastering
    • $299
    • Vertigo
    • VSC-2
    • The VSC-2 combines the classic tone of the best VCA compressors from the 70s and 80s with a modern mastering quality signal path.
      • Hardware Emulations

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  • Robert L. Smith
    Robert L. Smith

    I just wanted you to know I have bought most of your plug-ins in the last few months. Your gear is truly amazing! Can't mix and master without them. Thanks so much for making these excellent tools. I am in the midst of some high-profile projects and am more than happy to spread the word.

  • Craig Bauer
    Craig Bauer

    This new Vertigo Sound VSM-3 native plugin from Plugin Alliance will change your life.... I use the hardware version on my stereo bus on practically every mix.

    about VSM-3
  • Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher
    Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher

    One of the best compressors I've heard, period. The way it responds to an incoming signal and shapes dynamics removes any doubt about whether a plugin can sound as good or better than hardware. I use this extensively in my mixing and mastering sessions because it's dependable, has great flexibility with the non-linear 'soft' setting ratio and it's not uncommon that I will daisy chain a couple of these or run it in parallel to add weight to my mixes. A swiss-army knife of a unit, you need to try it out, the results will speak for themselves.

    about VSC-2