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Software Klanghelm DC8C released, advanced compressor for WIN and OSX 32&64Bit

Hi all,
after more than six months of development DC8C is finally available.



DC8C is one of the most flexible compressors around.
While making a lot of different compression styles possible, it's general nature may be described as: clear, smooth, open, distinct.
The main goal while designing DC8C was to get a very clean compressor action without unwanted and often almost unevitable artefacts/distortion. This way you can achieve almost invisible compression for your most demanding mastering sessions, when you want to avoid coloration.

If you aim for colour you can choose between two saturation models.

DC8C offers some features, you probably haven't seen yet in a compressor, for instance:

morphing between FeedForward and FeedBack compression characteristics.
PRE COMP control to delay the attack stage. This way you can leave transients 100% intact.
a zero latency brickwall limiting mode.
tweakable program dependency for both attack AND release times.

if you're not in the mood for tweaking, DC8C offers an additional EASY mode, which lets you get results which just a few controls. EASY mode has 4 different compression styles to choose from.

From opto style, peak compression, RMS compression, Feedback, Feedforward compression (and everything inbetween) to negative ratios, zero latency brickwall limiting, from snappy transient treatment to smooth transient rounding - everything is possible.

For sound examples, charts, manual go to

DC8C Overview

DC8C costs 20 € (intro offer)

Thanks for reading

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Amazing price with an amazing compressor. 64-bit upon release as well.

Workflow and gui concept tick, sounds (plural) tick, flexibility tick.

Edit: The manual's well done as well.
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I'm very curious
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How much? Tony, you make jokes....ordered this second. Looking forward to this one.
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DC1A is a nice freebie so it's big brother has to be worth checking out
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I paid $27 through paypal. That is a great intro price! I love the freebie compressor so I bought this unheard. Can't wait to get the license!

This compressor looks a little intimidating but I like the idea of the Easy mode. I hope this has a manual for when I want to dive in further.

I also think it is cool that it can be transparent or colored. Sounds versatile.

Edit: Wow, that was quick. Already able to use it!
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Tony. Tony!!! Was machst Du denn für Sachen?

I do not very often get excited about a bloody plugin, but this here thing you created is TASTY!!!! And to think you are virtually giving away this goodness .......anyone and everyone should get this!!

In Punch, this thing actually does PUNCH. Would you believe it........

Big, big congratulations on a superb, musical plug in with ridiculous (and very un-gimmicky and VERY useful) flexibility!!! Properly STINKS of something created by a man who knows what he wants his tool to be able to do for him, not a company selling some shitty dream of an old hardware box. Like you created this for YOURSELF to use, didn't stop until it behaved right, and then decided to share it with us. Thank you very much for doing so!!!!!

Jetzt freu ich mich schon auf Dein nächstes, was auch immer es wird.....



P.S. And props for the supersimple 'manual'/function descrition, too. Superb!
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I used to have many soft comps but I have to say that this is the best I've ever had.

Great Job, Tony!!





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Yes thanks for this, brought without demoing! Based on DC1.

Think first before you move on this one
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excellent!
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sweet! just bought it. i can't wait to dig in
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No need to be curious...it's really nice . You won't be dissapointed
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The free version was really nice so i just bought this too. Everyone should at least check out the free version!
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Looks banging, just purchased based on the freebie.
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Not sure I want to try this one cause from the demos I feel like I gonna miss it every time I'm back to Pro Tools...
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Looks banging, just purchased based on the freebie.
Is mate, is totally banging, punching and sucking. And is very kind to your signal while doing it.
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I hope the introduction prise is still valid next week!
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giving this one a bump, for the sheer unbelievable price over power, if there's some hot news in this forum today it's that this plug in has been released,... there's something about the GUI as well, even with the advanced parameters it's inviting to use.

and no im not affiliated in any way.
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Needs more impressions. How does it sound?
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Needs more impressions. How does it sound?
You can download DC1A and hear a 15% or so of how DC8C sounds like. It's a versatile plug-in with a particular sound and very interesting features like "GR Smoothing" and Feedback-Feedforward topologies blending. If you like DC1A then DC8C won't disappoint you.

[EDIT] You can also hear some audio demos here: http://klanghelm.com/DC8C_audiodemos.html
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Needs more impressions. How does it sound?
This thing is the BIG MAMA of comps!
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Tony. Tony!!! Was machst Du denn für Sachen?

I do not very often get excited about a bloody plugin, but this here thing you created is TASTY!!!! And to think you are virtually giving away this goodness .......anyone and everyone should get this!!

In Punch, this thing actually does PUNCH. Would you believe it........

Big, big congratulations on a superb, musical plug in with ridiculous (and very un-gimmicky and VERY useful) flexibility!!! Properly STINKS of something created by a man who knows what he wants his tool to be able to do for him, not a company selling some shitty dream of an old hardware box. Like you created this for YOURSELF to use, didn't stop until it behaved right, and then decided to share it with us. Thank you very much for doing so!!!!!

Jetzt freu ich mich schon auf Dein nächstes, was auch immer es wird.....



P.S. And props for the supersimple 'manual'/function descrition, too. Superb!

Thank you. that pretty much sums up my goals.

It's so great, that you all like DC8C that much.

Regarding the manual: I hate reading manuals. When mixing and trying out a new plugin I want fast results. I almost only reach for a manual when I don't know what a control is doing in a plugin. That's why Klanghelm manuals are "What-is this-knob-for?"-manuals



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I hope the introduction prise is still valid next week!
the intro offer will definately last until 31th march, maybe still valid after that date.
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Not sure I want to try this one cause from the demos I feel like I gonna miss it every time I'm back to Pro Tools...
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when DC8C is running smoothly for all, which seems to be the case ATM, and maybe after a first update (external sidechain?) I'll start porting all my plugins to RTAS. I have the OK from Avid now . I have no timeline for this yet. But it will happen.
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Thank you. that pretty much sums up my goals.

It's so great, that you all like DC8C that much.

Regarding the manual: I hate reading manuals. When mixing and trying out a new plugin I want fast results. I almost only reach for a manual when I don't know what a control is doing in a plugin. That's why Klanghelm manuals are "What-is this-knob-for?"-manuals



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I hope everyone's appreciation puts a fat smile on your face for a long time and some love in your paypal too.

Perfect tool made by actual user. The manual thinking is spot on!

And yes please to external sidechain!
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I bought it as soon as I saw the Paypal button on Klanghelm's website yesterday morning. It's quite a stunning compressor !
Now, with DC8C and UBK-1, I don't need any other compressor. An now, back to music making.
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yes, but ubk-1 not only is stuck to ilok, but costs (at the introductory price) 7.5x more. at full price it costs 15x more.

for me, the ubk-1 can stay unbought i dont need such expensive iloked product

even waves dropped that shit

edit: i wanted to add something more yesterday, but gs was undergoing maintenance :/

i wanna say that i saw ubk-1's demo vids, and i was kinda droolin and i almost bought it, until i read ilok. if i had one i would def get it
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yes, but ubk-1 not only is stuck to ilok, but costs (at the introductory price) 7.5x more. at full price it costs 15x more.

for me, the ubk-1 can stay unbought i dont need such expensive iloked product

even waves dropped that shit
if money is a concern check out the Sknote plugins - particularly upcoming Grasso. With plugs like this and Sknote you can get pro results for very very reasonable prices. I remember 5 years ago you have to go Waves, UAD or Powercore and spend hundreds and hundreds.
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