Audified has just announced the Version 2 of the famous U73b Compressor and they are celebrating it by giving away inValve Effects and STA Preamp plug-ins — worth $49.00 USD apiece — for free, when you register your new U73b!
Version 2 gives this vintage German broadcast compressor/limiter-emulating plug-in an ‘audiovisual’ makeover and has added great new features.
The U73b Compressor was developed by Telefunken in 1955, an all-tube, three-stage push/push variable mu design with a theoretical compression ratio of 100:1 !! The device was often used for mastering between 1960 and 1980. It is an all tube vary-mu compressor/limiter with adjustable release time option.
Audified 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.
U73b Compressor Video
The new look of the U73b Compressor Version 2