Waves officially releases the dbx 160, a new compressor / limiter VST plugin. dbx 160 emulates one of the most popular compressor/limiter ever, especially for drums. Developed in association with dbx, dbx® 160 compressor plugin features meticulous modeling of the original and is suitable for both live and studio use.
Also the Waves dbx® 160 plugin incorporates unique and exclusive features not found in the original hardware, such as Waves’ MS Matrix, mix and noise controls, and a stereo component.
Val Garay, the legendary producer/engineer, responsible for some of the biggest hits of the 1970s and 1980s, one of the “L.A. Sound” parents, was among the first who used the original dbx® 160 compressor.
The very first album I used it on was Linda Ronstadt’s Hasten Down the Wind, which went on to win a Grammy.
From 1975 to 1980, while at the Sound Factory, I used the dbx® 160 to mix nine number-one singles—hits by Ronstadt, Taylor, and also Neil Diamond, Jackson Browne, Seals & Croft, Elton John, The Four Seasons, Andrew Gold, J. D. Souther, Donald Byrd & The Blackbyrds, Mr. Big… the list goes on.
Says Val Garay / Producer, Engineer (Barn Studio in Topanga, California) – Waves Interview
- Created in collaboration with dbx®
- Meticulous modeling of the original dbx® 160 compressor
- Designed for both studio and live useMS matrix
- Mix & noise controlsStereo component
Waves dbx 160 is available at Plugin Boutique, the biggest online market for plugins, for an introductory price of $99 (regular $150).