About

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.

Products

    • $149
    • Vertigo
    • VSC-2
    • The classic tone of the best VCA compressors from the 70s and 80s with a modern, mastering quality signal path.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Mastering
    • $149
    • Vertigo
    • VSM-3
    • Mastering Grade Saturation and M/S processing. The VSM-3 is a digital emulation of a $7k hardware unit!
      • Hardware Emulations
      • M/S Inside
      • Mastering

Recent Articles

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Recent Reviews

  • Tony Vincent

    Tony Vincent

    Artist/Producer (Queen’s We Will Rock You, Green Day’s American Idiot, The Voice)

    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!

  • Charles Stella

    Charles Stella

    Composer/Producer/Engineer (MTV, 2K Games, Nora Jones, Jarobi/A Tribe Called Quest, Issa Rae)

    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.

  • Robert L. Smith

    Robert L. Smith

    Emmy Nominated Producer/Engineer/Mixer (Lady Gaga, U2, Glee)

    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.