Audified U73b Compressor Plug-In
The Audified U73b compressor is a plug-in thats modeled on the "The German Broadcast Legend" outboard U73b, this device was often used for mastering between 1960 and 1980. It is an all tube vary-mu compressor/limiter with adjustable release time option. We kept the circuit exactly as it was originally designed and only added input and output gain (before and right after compressor circuit) to help with proper adjustment of the compression. The plugin effect has been also supplemented with a VU meter and selectable side-chaining.
The sound and control of the original devices with legendary brand names from one era and one region were great, so it is good to have the originals or software models in your studio. But there is quite significant number of famous recordings where a different gear was used. The glory of U73b appeared simultaneously with the glory of the first very famous rock bands. Most of them recorded in Europe and although some studios used American compressors, a significant number of the recording used U73b or very similar products. U73b may bring not only some required diversity to your recordings, it brings the sound tied with the golden era of rock music in Europe.
- Compressor/Limiter switch – is the upper U73b knob and it switches between Compressor mode (Kompr), Bypass (Durchschalt) and Limiter mode (Begr). The compressor mode has lower threshold setting and very gentle increasing ratio, in opposite, the limiter mode provides a higher threshold setting with a higher ratio but still with the smooth knee.
- Release time – the first three positions offer fixed release time, the other three positions (marked red) provide adjustable program content dependent release time option.
- IN – adjust input gain before the compressor/limiter circuit
- OUT – adjust output gain after the compressor/limiter circuit.
- Key input – selects the signal source used for controlling the gain reduction
- HPF – U73b is a vintage device and as such it may not meet present mastering demands. We added a bass management button that simply switches between original sound and desired modern sound (without low frequencies bypass).
- Award-winning plug-in
- Precise valve circuit model
- Faithful tube sound
- External side-chain
- Auto Output parameter
- Mac OS X 10.9 - Mac OS X 10.13
- AAX 32b, AAX 64b, AU 32b, AU 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b
- Windows 7 - Windows 10
- AAX 32b, AAX 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b
- Additional Information
Manufacturer Audified SKU SAUFU73B Model U73bCompressor GTIN NA Single or Pair N/A