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Free Plugin of the Week – DC1A 3 a Character Compressor

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DC1A 3 REVIEW
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DC1A 3 is an easy to use compressor plugin with minimal design, sounds nice and is CPU friendly.
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GET IT HERE: Klanghelm DC1A 3

Starting today, we are creating a new series called “Free Plugin of the Week”, where we will be reviewing the best free VST plugins and instruments available on the internet.

This week’s free plugin is from the VST plugins developer Klanghelm, it is called DC1A 3, a free compressor plugin which is an enhanced version of DC1A 2, their previously released plugin. This plugin will give your sounds colors, use it for subtle compression or use it for hard crunched saturated sound.

Litle Beast Hidden Inside

DC1A 3 is a strong little brother of the beast  DC8C which contains more features and controls. DC1A 3’s creates magic with its two main big knobs which are the heart and brain of this compressor plugin. The first knob is input and the second knob is output.

The VU meter is on the top that shows either output or gain reduction, depends on your preference, the meter is calibrated to the VU standard. The reference level is set to 0dBVU=-18dBFS. Keep in mind that, more you increase the input, more the gain reduction you will get!

At the bottom, you get four buttons for various compression styles:

  • Deep: When clicking on it enables a side-chain high pass filter to keep the low-end nearly untouched. This helps a lot when you don’t want to process your low end at all, especially when you have to compress the drum loops.
  • Relaxed: When enabled, will apply gentle, more relaxed compression to the sound with longer time
    constants, but it will give you less saturation at the end.
  • Dual mode: Click to disable the stereo link of the side-chain and compress left and right channel separately (stereo tracks only).
  • Negative: Click on this to enable an alternative compression curve with negative ratios, this will give more extreme input Settings. Comes in handy, when more aggressive, obvious, pumping compression is desired.

Conclusion

DC1A 3 is an easy to use compressor plugin with minimal design, sounds nice and is CPU friendly. Use it on every channel to give subtle compression, and on the final master to glue all sounds together or give you sounds NY style compression with the help of mix(40 to 50% is optimal, in my opinion).

Easy to use, CPU friendly, minimal design.
Lack of controls.

GET IT HERE: Klanghelm DC1A 3

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