Fuse Audio Labs has launched its latest effect plugin VCL-864U, an uncompromising recreation of the iconic Federal AM-864/U tube limiter packed with powerful added controls and capabilities.

Fuse Audio Labs VCL-864U

This plugin is primed and ready to do incredible things for your mixes, but believe it or not, the limiter it’s modeled after has its roots placed firmly in wartime communications, not music. It was mostly used by the US military during the Korean War. Its original manual even included handy tips for how to keep the device out of enemy hands and several methods of destruction. Word eventually got out that about the device’s superior compression abilities, and it became highly sought after in communities of audio engineers and music producers.

Using modern circuit-modeling techniques, all aspects of the original model are mirrored in this plugin down to the smallest detail. A high-powered set of versatile features have been added, including switchable release times, a side chain high pass and a dry/wet control to streamline your ITB workflow. The result is a vintage tube limiter with an outstanding range that gives you everything from thin and transparent to gritty, distorted operation without ever losing its unique easy-going vintage vibe.

VCL-864U features

  • Precise emulation of the original circuit.
  • Compensated input gain control.
  • Selectable release time constants.
  • Optional side chain high pass.
  • Adjustable optional noise floor level capabilities.
  • Dry/wet mix.
  • Linear output control.

The plugin is available in VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats for Windows and Mac. It is on sale for the intro price of $29 USD until February 15th, 2019 (regular $69 USD).

More information: Fuse Audio Labs