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Audified unveils 2nd-gen U73b Compressor

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Laura  Barnes
Audified unveils 2nd-gen U73b Compressor

The U73b now features true side chaining to control the compression.

Latest emulation software gives users an authentic sixties vintage sound.

Host application and audio effects developer Audified has introduced the second-generation version of its U73b Compressor.

The new compressor is capable of running as an AAX, VST3, and VST2 plug-in on Mac (OS X 10.9 - 10.12) and PC (Windows 7, 8, and 10) and AU on Mac as an authentic emulation of the sixties vintage German broadcast compressor/limiter hardware with which it shares its name.

Audified’s all-new U73b Compressor features a new GUI (Graphical User Interface) comprising of an almost photo-realistic rendering of the hardware on which the plug-in is modelled and an area to display numerically editable parameters or menu functions and settings that are not available via the ‘modelled module’ – including Load (for selecting presets) and Store (for saving presets) and High-Pass Filter on/off (to switch off the high-pass filter mode).

The U73b now features true side chaining to control the compression via an independent signal, improved processing with added adjustable Oversampling, an automatic gain control option, and -9dB default calibration setting.

Note that the software model works with real voltages that are the same as those found in the original hardware circuitry (related to the dBu scale), but the DSP (Digital Signal Processing) in DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) works with dBFS (Decibels relative to full scale) so users can carefully set the calibration to work within the correct operational range of the compressor effect.

Intriguingly, what was once seen as a must-have mastering tool fell out of favour. Fortunately, times change – as does technology. Thanks to Audified, today the unique sound of the U73b is authentically available to any discerning DAW user as the new and improved U73b Compressor plug-in – ideal for mastering purposes, yet also lending itself to mixing drums, bass, guitar, vocals, and voiceovers.

The 2nd-gen U73b Compressor is available to purchase (as an iLok-protected plug-in) for $149.00 from Audified’s website


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