Pentode Audio Releases VTC-1 Vacuum Tube Compressor Plug-In For Windows
Pentode Audio has released the VTC-1 vacuum tube compressor plug-in for Windows. This analog modeled virtual VST compressor claims to feature “warm analog, fat pumping and transparent sound.” Well, we like our fat pumping, don’t you? ??Compared to modern compressors, Pentode Audio’s VTC-1 doesn’t have a threshold knob, so you set amount of compression by increasing or decreasing input level same like with old analog tube compressors.
Compression amount knob is similar to ratio knob at modern compressors. You can select two curves of compression with switch: significant compression or smooth curve. If you prefer fat/massive sound you can boost input signal of vacuum tubes by turning tube drive knob.
» Compression amount knob: standard attack and release knobs with analog modeled behavior
» Input knob: control amount of compression / level of compression
» Compression amount knob (similar to ratio selector)
» Compression (hard curve) or smooth curve (soft curve)
» Tube drive knob: analog warmth and saturation?
» Post-gain knob
» Bypass knob and gain reduction meter