Dbx 160 Vst Plugin Download

When it was released, the original DBX 165A® was a compressor unlike any other.

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Rather than the more traditional vacuum tube, it used a solid-state VCA to create its compression effect, and cutting-edge RMS dynamics detection. It also sounded great, which is the important thing!

These days, it’s getting harder and harder to find working originals, but their legendary sound-shaping power is still highly sought-after. Now, thanks to Arturia’s advanced TAE® modelling, you can enjoy using this fabled compressor in your DAW, on as many channels as you want, and with advanced features only possible through software.

Audio Plugin Guy is giving away the dbx® 160 ($149 value) compressor plugin as a free download for a limited time only. Subscribe now and receive your free copy of the dbx® 160 Compressor on November 17th. The original dbx® 160 hardware unit is widely considered one of the best drum compressors ever due toRead More. VC 160 DEMO DOWNLOAD. I can dial in the same settings and it really sounds like a lovely DBX.' Zdar (Producer for Phoenix, Beastie Boys, The Rapture). VST, AAX Mac OS X (64-bit only): VST, AU, AAX Some of these payment methods might not be supported in your country.

Unlike the more common DBX 160, the 165A® sported several unique features that made it a “must have” for studios looking for tight, punchy percussive sounds. Known as the “Over Easy” compressor, its auto attack-decay detection made great compression simple, its harsh peakstop limiter added a touch of vintage filth when things really hit hard, and its unique compression sound gives even extreme settings a natural feel.


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  • Compression ratio from 1:1 through infinity:1
  • Easy to use - automatic attack and release time
  • Sidechain input and Low-Cut Detector
  • This product is only available as part of VINTAGE COMPRESSORS and can no longer be bought separately.


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Classic compressor for added attack and subtle drive. Especially good on kickdrum, snare, bass or guitar.


A member of the VINTAGE COMPRESSORS Series, the VC 160 is based on one of the most famous VCA compressors found in studios all over the world. The VC 160 provides a continuously-adjustable threshold range and a compression ratio from 1:1 right up to infinity while still offering intuitive controls for immediate usability.
The VC 160 is mostly used for mixing drums, adding a definitive 'thwack' or 'knock' to even the dullest kick and snare. Also helpful as a mix-fix for troublesome bass, the VC 160 delivers additional attack and a gritty edge — well-suited to hip hop and retro styles, but versatile enough to deliver exciting results on a wide range of productions.
This effect is also available as part of the specially-priced VINTAGE COMPRESSORS bundle.


Produced in cooperation with Softube, the VC 160 also offers a host of additional features not available on the original. An added sidechain input not only allows for characteristic ducking and pumping effects, but also provides possibilities for a wide range of creative compression techniques.
A dry control makes parallel compression with the VC 160 a reality and a Low-Cut dial effectively tells the compressor to ignore (i.e. not compress) anything below the set frequency. This essential enhancement helps to avoid over-compression caused by unruly bass frequencies.

Based on a classic voltage-controlled design that adds attack and grit to tracks that need to hit hard. An unparalleled drum compressor.

  • Version 1.4.0
  • Mac OS: 78 MB
  • Windows: 65 MB


VINTAGE COMPRESSORS is produced in collaboration with Softube. These 'Swedish rock ‘n’ roll scientists' specialize in incredibly accurate software emulations of professional audio hardware.
As well as working with NATIVE INSTRUMENTS, they make a wide range of their own products. Their reputation in the industry is exceptional.


VCA stands for Voltage Controlled Amplifier. The VCA uses multiple ‘detectors’ to monitor the input signal, so response times are fast.
VCA compressors are particularly versatile, and perform well in critical situations where hard compression is required.


'I...was amazed by the reaction of the [VC 160]. I can dial in the same settings and it really sounds like a lovely DBX.'
Zdar (Producer for Phoenix, Beastie Boys, The Rapture)
'Now, with the VC 160...we have a complete powerhouse that goes way beyond the capabilities of the original unit.'
Stephen W Tayler (recording and mixing engineer for Kate Bush, Tina Turner, Underworld)
'The VC 160 is my weapon of choice for a lot of compression duties...with all the snap of the original.'
Robbie Bronnimann (producer, recording and mixing engineer for Howard Jones, Nicki Minaj, John B.)

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Product type High-quality vintage VCA compressor emulation
For use with All popular host sequencers as a native plug-in
Effect category Studio Compressors
Size (Mac / PC) Mac: 108 MB, PC: 45 MB
User manual Download Manual


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macOS 10.14, 10.15 or 11 (latest update)
Windows 10 (64-bit, latest Service Pack)
Intel Core i5 or equivalent AMD CPU, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)
An Internet connection and a graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher are required to download and activate this product. Once installed and activated, the product can be used offline.
Supported interfaces:
Windows (64-bit only): VST, AAX
Mac OS X (64-bit only): VST, AU, AAX

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