Variety Of Sound has introduced NastyVCS - a virtual console strip which brings “nasty” signal coloration series on to the next level.
Here's what they have to say about it:
Built entirely new around an opto-electric style compression unit, NastyVCS offers everything you need to shape your channels dynamics and tone. It offers a dedicated input stage featuring crunchy pre-amp saturation and a brickwall safety limiter in the output stage while everything is set up to work in zero latency and so to have it available for hassle free tracking and mixing.
Two dedicated filters can be used in either the audio path or in the compressors sidechain which can be external as well. Wether pre or post compression, the equalizer section offers four interacting coloring tools with very well-selected musical sounding curves. The concept gets rounded by a phase alignment tool which can be used for coloring purposes as well.
Pricing and Availability
NastyVCS will be available as freeware for PC and VST compatible hosts. More details will be unveiled during March on varietyofsound.wordpress.com; the release is targeted to spring 2010.
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