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dbx® 160 Compressor / Limiter

dbx® 160 stands tall, boasting a very clean sound with minimum THD
dbx® 160 Compressor / Limiter - dbx® 160 stands tall, boasting a very clean sound with minimum THD
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Compressor, Gate & DeEsser
Related Plugin Types:
Limiter
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Considered one of the best drum compressors ever, the original dbx® 160 stands tall among its peers, boasting a very clean sound with minimum THD. The fast-acting dbx® 160 compressor was used in almost every major recording in the late ‘70s and throughout the ‘80s, and later models in the 160 series also became industry standards.

Created in collaboration with dbx®, the Waves dbx® 160 compressor / limiter plugin is an authentic-sounding software version of this storied piece of hardware. In addition to its meticulous modeling of the vintage compressor, 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. The result is a must-have compressor / limiter for use in the studio, live, or both.

“To get closer to the realism of live performance” has been a goal of dbx® since the company's inception in the 1970s. This goal has come full circle with the Waves dbx® 160 compressor / limiter plugin, which enables you to achieve stunning realism in the studio or to add nuance to an actual live performance.
Product Details:

- Created in collaboration with dbx®
- Meticulous modeling of the original dbx® 160 compressor
- Designed for both studio and live use
- MS matrixMix & noise controls
- Stereo component

dbx® 160 Compressor / Limiter (V9) - Supported Platforms

Supported Platforms
*Most Audio Hosts
MultiRack Native
MultiRack SoundGrid
StudioRack Native
StudioRack SoundGrid
eMotion ST Mixer
eMotion LV1 Mixer
Avid VENUE
Plug-in


dbx® 160 Compressor / Limiter (V9) - Sample Rate

All Waves plugins support 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz; most support higher sample rates.
Avid VENUE supports up to 48 kHz.

Sample Rate
NATIVE/SOUNDGRID
Plug-in
192 kHz


dbx® 160 Compressor / Limiter (V9) - Channel Components

Channel Components
Mono
Stereo
Mono-to-Stereo
Surround / Comments
Plug-in


dbx® 160 Compressor / Limiter (V9) - Latency

The table below indicates how much latency is produced by each plugin, in samples.

Not all plugins support all platforms (MultiRack, StudioRack, eMotion, Venue). Check the Supported Platforms table for more info.

Latency
NATIVE / SOUNDGRID
VENUE
kHz
44.1kHz-48kHz
88.2kHz-96kHz
176.4kHz-192kHz
44.1kHz-48kHz
88.2kHz-96kHz
176.4kHz-192kHz
Plug-in
85
0
0
N/A
N/A
N/A


System Requirements:

Mac:

CPU
- Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon
RAM
- 4 GB
Operating System
- 10.9.5 - 10.11
Screen Resolution
- Minimum: 1024x768
- Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024
- USB displays are not supported as the primary display.

Windows:

CPU
- Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon
RAM
- 4 GB
Operating System
- Windows 7 with SP1 64 bit
- Windows 8.1 64 bit
- Windows 10 64 bit
Screen Resolution
- Minimum: 1024x768
- Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024

*Most Audio Hosts include:

Windows:

Pro Tools 11.0.3 - 12.1 (AAX Native 64-bit, Audiosuite)
Pro Tools 10.3.8 - 10.3.10 (RTAS, Audiosuite)
Ableton Live 9.1.6 - 9.2.0 (VST)
Nuendo 6.5.35 - 6.5.40 (VST3)
Cubase 7.5.30 - 8.0.20 (VST3)
WaveLab 8.5 (VST3)
Sonar X2 (VST), X3e (VST3), Platinum (VST3)
Sound Forge 10.0e, 11 (VST)
Vegas 12 - 13 (VST)
Acid 7.0e (VST)
Audition CC2014, CC2015 (VST3)
Adobe Premiere CC2014 (VST3)
Samplitude ProX - ProX2 (VST)
Sequoia 12 - 13 (VST)
Pyramix 9.0.7 - 9.1.6 (VST)
Studio One 2.6.4 - 2.6.5 (VST3)
Media Composer 7.0.4 (RTAS), 8.1, 8.4 (AAX Native)

Mac:

Pro Tools 11.0.3 - 12.1 (AAX Native 64-bit, Audiosuite)
Pro Tools 10.3.8 - 10.3.10 (RTAS, Audiosuite)
Logic Pro X 10.0.7 - 10.1.1 (Audio Units)
Digital Performer 8.0.7 - 9.0 (Audio Units)
Ableton Live 9.1.6 - 9.2.0 (VST)
Nuendo 6.5.35 - 6.5.40 (VST3)
Cubase 7.5.30 - 8.0.20 (VST3)
WaveLab 8.0.3 (VST3)
Main Stage 3.0.4 - 3.1.1 (Audio Units)
Garage Band 10.0.3 - 10.1.0 (Audio Units)
Audition CC2014, CC2015 (VST3)
Adobe Premiere CC2014 (VST3)
Final Cut Pro X 10.1.3 - 10.2.1 (Audio Units)
Studio One 2.6.4 - 2.6.5 (VST3)
Media Composer 7.0.4 (RTAS), 8.1, 8.4 (AAX Native)
Sound Forge Pro 2.0.2 - 2.5 (Audio Units)




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