by Craig Bauer
Need to present a mix to a client that is as loud as commercially available mastered tracks in a pinch? Craig Bauer offers us tips on how to get this done.Read More
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.
This isn’t just another compressor from PA. I compulsively use this compressor on everything from vocals to drum buss applications in MANY situations. Delicious transparency as well as coloration when you need it!
The Vertigo VSM-3 is without a doubt my favorite saturation / distortion! It can go from hi-fi subtle to glorious extremes and back again. The dual circuits, frequency selectivity, M/S and blend controls make it so versatile and fun to use. Suitable for all instruments, busses and mastering chains.
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.