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The VC 76
A Workhorse FET compressor with a fast attack.
Great presence, punchy, clear high end.
Good for drums, vocals or stereo limiting.

FET compressor
A member of the vintage compressors series, the VC 76 recreates a studio legend with a characteristic presence and a punchy, clear high end. This popular compressor/peak limiter, based on FET technology, is renowned for its super-fast attack and unique 'All Button Mode' — a special combination of attack, release, knee and ratio settings that creates a definitive, slightly overdriven sound. Using the 'no-button mode,' you can even apply the VC 76’s signature tone without applying any compression to the signal. All as an intuitive, instantly-useable, stand-alone plug-in.

Improving the original
Produced in cooperation with Softube, the VC 76 also offers a host of additional features not available on the original. An added sidechain input not only allows for characteristic ducking and pumping effects, but also provides possibilities for a wide range of creative compression techniques. A dry control makes parallel compression with the VC 76 a reality.

The VC 76 is great for making drums hit hard in the mix, but it's also great on vocals, bass and for compressing the stereo sum.

About Softube
The VC 76 was produced in collaboration with Softube. These "Swedish rock 'n' roll scientists" specialize in incredibly accurate software emulations of professional audio hardware.

FET technology
FET technology refers to a special kind of transistor: the Field Effect Transistor. These transistors emulate tube behavior, and they’ve been around a while — the first FET patent was filed in 1925.

FET compressors are fast, relatively clean-sounding, and inherently reliable.


  • Characteristic presence and a punchy, clear high end
  • Based on FET technology
  • Super-fast attack and unique 'All Button Mode
  • No-button mode for applying the VC 76’s signature tone without compression
  • Added sidechain input for characteristic ducking and pumping effects
  • A dry control for parallel compression
  • Produced in collaboration with Softube, "Swedish rock 'n' roll scientists"

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Supported Plugin Formats
Windows (64-bit only): VST, VST3, AAX
Mac OS X (64-bit only): VST, VST3, AU, AA

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.15, 11 or 12 (latest update)
Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit, latest Service Pack)

System Requirements
Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended) 

Apple M1 (with Rosetta 2)
An Internet connection and a graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher are required to download and activate this product. Once installed and activated, the product can be used offline.


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