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dbx 160 Compressor / Limiter

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dbx 160 Compressor / Limiter


General Description

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.

Studio Role

Studio DBX 160 Dynamics Processor

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Dynamic Processor

dbx 160 Compressor / Limiter




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