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5-Min UAD Tips: dbx 160

5-Min UAD Tips: dbx 160

The dbx® 160 Compressor/Limiter stands alone with its enigmatic brand of solid-state VCA compression. Famous for its simple control set and firm, often radical compression characteristics, the UAD dbx 160 plug-in features nonlinearities not found in other VCA compressors, giving it a sonic personality all its own.

In this 5-Minute UAD Tip, learn how to add parallel compression to drums, even out a bass part, and bring presence to acoustic guitars with the dbx 160 Compressor/Limiter.

— Ben Lindell