$ 134 .00
Your Savings: $ 15 .00 Msrp: $ 149 .00
No interest if paid in full within 12 months Learn more
In Stock - Fastest eDelivery 24/7!
This product is delivered by download. Once your order is complete, you will receive a license code via email within minutes. Note: Software is not returnable, so please call if you need advice about compatibility or version.

SKU

100817

Audified U73b Compressor - Electronic Delivery

Faithful emulation of the German broadcast compressor/limiter unit U73b
MFR# 1063-28

Product Description

The Audified U73b Compressor is a faithful emulation of the German broadcast compressor/limiter unit U73b. 2nd generation of the famous plug-in. The quality and uniqueness of its sound and the inaccessibility of the original device makes U73b Compressor plug-in hitting the top ranks of the producers' wish lists.

The device was often used for mastering between 1960 and 1980. It is an all tube vary-mu compressor/limiter with adjustable release time option. Audified kept the circuit exactly as it was originally designed and only added input and output gain (before and right after compressor circuit) to help with proper adjustment of the compression. The plugin effect has been also supplemented with a VU meter and selectable side-chaining.

There are many models of vintage compressors around. The sound and control of the original devices with legendary brand names from one era and one region were great, so it is good to have the originals or software models in your studio. But there is quite significant number of famous recordings where a different gear was used.

The glory of U73b appeared simultaneously with the glory of the first very famous rock bands. Most of them recorded in Europe and although some studios used American compressors, a significant number of the recording used U73b or very similar products. U73b may bring not only some required diversity to your recordings, it brings the sound tied with the golden era of rock music in Europe.

Controls:

  • Compressor/Limiter switch – is the upper U73b knob and it switches between Compressor mode (Kompr), Bypass (Durchschalt) and Limiter mode (Begr), the compressor mode has lower threshold setting and very gentle increasing ratio, in opposite, the limiter mode provides a higher threshold setting with a higher ratio but still with the smooth knee
  • Release time – the first three positions offer fixed release time, the other three positions (marked red) provide adjustable program content dependent release time option
  • IN – adjust input gain before the compressor/limiter circuit
  • OUT – adjust output gain after the compressor/limiter circuit
  • Key input – selects the signal source used for controlling the gain reduction
  • HPF – U73b is a vintage device and as such it may not meet present mastering demands, the bass management button that simply switches between original sound and desired modern sound (without low frequencies bypass)

System requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.8 - Mac OS X 10.13; AAX 32b, AAX 64b, AU 32b, AU 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b
  • Windows 7 - Windows 10; AAX 32b, AAX 64b, AU 32b, AU 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
Software DeliveryElectronic Delivery
Plug-in TypeDynamics
Plug-In FormatAAX, AU, VST2, VST3
Operating SystemMac, Windows

Product Reviews

No one has written a review yet. Be the first!

* Required Fields

Share Your Opinion

The best gear advice always comes from those who use it the most. That's where you come in! Let the pro audio world hear your voice with a review of the Audified U73b Compressor - Electronic Delivery . Once you submit your review, please check your email and verify your address to have it posted.

How do you rate this product?
I would like to thank VK for the wonderful sales assistance, service and prices. This was my first purchase with you and it won't be my last. I only wish I'd discovered you years ago!
Matthew R.
I had two Grammy wins this year - Ray LaMontagne & Carolina Chocolate Drops. Both made with help from Vintage King!
Ryan F.
In almost 20 years in Pro audio buying, never did I receive a unit so well packed and exactly as described. Works flawlessly. The whole process has been so smooth. I will never hesitate to do business with you guys in the future and will recommend you to everyone I know.
Martin C.
This was my first experience buying something from Vintage King (although I surf the "used" categories on the website frequently!), and, despite being on the other side of the world, I had absolutely no trouble and everything went very smoothly.
Phil T.
The speed of delivery exceeded my expectations! I was VERY pleased that my shipment arrived in time for a scheduled vocal tracking session. The packing insured that my order arrived safely. And the sales staff responded quickly to questions regarding the product.
James P.
Thank you so much! Vintage King has been so fair and easy to work with. I can't thank you enough. It feels good to trust such a hefty purchase to folks who are so helpful and knowledgeable. Vintage King is a sound designers dream store.
Noa L.
You guys have excellent customer service and I am excited about the next upgrade I complete on my fifth recording facility. I've been in the studio business for forty plus years. The salesman I worked with at Vintage King was the best of the best. You all rock!
Robby T.
I would recommend Vintage King to any one looking for top-class gear, unbeatable customer service and the best prices on the map!
Jake D.
My experience with Vintage King was excellent. The order was here fast considering it was out of stock. The sales person had SKB send it to me directly and I couldn't have been more pleased.
Michael D.
From the minute I placed my order I was kept well-informed through each step in your process. Even though I was buying a comparatively modest piece of gear, your attention to detail made me feel like I was purchasing a six-figure mixing desk.
Thomas W.
I am a new customer of yours. You guys provided me the absolute best deals in ordering all the equipment to power my brand new recording studio. Your customer service is amazing and i will always deal with you from here on out.
Rob M.
Thanks for your great service and getting this out today. You guys really are the Kings!
Alan B.
Better than expected! Truly impeccable service. Your team was professional, knowledgeable, provided speedy delivery above and beyond standard. Vintage King Audio is definitely my go to for all of my audio and information needs.
James O.