Fuse Audio Labs introduces the ‘60s-style VCL-373 limiter/compressor

It’s time to play ‘guess the hardware inspiration’ again, as Fuse Audio Labs releases the VCL-373, a recreation of an early ‘60s broadcasting limiter/compressor that became a mastering studio staple, too.  

This plugin version emulates the audio transformers, feedback compression circuitry and discrete class A make-up amplifier of said unit, and includes a continuous drive control, gain compensation, GR metering and a dry/wet mix.

The VCL-373 is available for PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats. Regular price is $59, but it’s on sale for $29 until 15 July. Find out more and download a demo on the Fuse Audio Labs website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.