Universal Audio UAD dbx 160 Compressor/Limiter Plug-In Software

Once a mainstay of studio outboard racks, the dbx 160 comp/limiter is now a UAD plug-in, making it easy to dial in characterful old-school VCA compression. Includes Native and Apollo versions.

Experience the quirky VCA compression of the vintage hardware! The dbx 160 Compressor/Limiter plug-in is a fully licensed, faithful emulation of the legendary studio hardware, capturing the quirky sonics of its colorful VCA compression along with added controls for modern workflows.

Add Versatile VCA Compression to your Tracks
Whether you're using it on synths, bass guitar, or a drum bus, the dbx 160 plug-in emulates the original hardware's grabby, low-end glue and old-school character, full of the same unique nonlinearities that make it a must-have for any engineer's compressor toolkit.

Simple to Use, Timeless Character
With the same simple control set and at-a-glance metering of the original, the dbx 160 plug-in makes it easy to crush a parallel drum bus, or inject subtle fatness. It can also add aggressiveness and impact to everything from guitar power chords to a hip-hop vocal.

Leveled Up for Modern Workflows
Along with graphic enhancements and improved VU metering, the dbx 160 plug's Dry/Wet Mix control lets you easily punch up a drum bus with parallel compression, while the added Sidechain Filter lets you keep the low end tight, enhancing the compressor's impact.


- Add a unique voice and flavor to your compressor toolkit with the first solid-state VCA compressor ever made
- Harness fat compression textures on bass guitar, drum buses, synths, and more
- Give acoustic guitars and snare drums in-your-face "thwack"
- Create with Dry/Wet mix control for quick read more parallel compression and Sidechain Filter for reduced low-frequency pumping
- Use with any audio interface, no UA hardware required
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Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1172-64

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