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3 Compressors You'll Actually Use

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Sound Shaping Legends

Iconic, rare compressors recreated through physical modelling, letting you add 50 years of studio heritage to your DAW.

Let’s face it, there are hundreds of software effects out there. You don’t have the time or the budget to try them all out and find the ones you like. The team at Arturia felt the same way. They wanted to make things simpler, so they could spend more time making music, and less time auditioning dozens of effects. 3 Compressors You’ll Actually Use features - you’ve guessed it - a trio of legendary compressors recreated as software through physical modelling. In the same way the biggest studios and record artists relied on these compressors to achieve their signature sounds, they will become your go-to choice for shaping the dynamics and adding character to your music.

Iconic tone, unique abilities, and 21st century features you’ll come back to time and time again.

Comp FET-76

UREI®’s fabled 1176 compressor, accurately modelled, and turbo-charged with new features. Famous for its fast attack, huge punch, and versatility.

Learn more about Comp FET-76.

Comp VCA-65

Arturia's very own rendition of DBX®’s classic 165A®, made famous for its treatment of drums, bass, and percussive sound sources.

Learn more about Comp VCA-65.


A perfectly recreated version of the rare tube-powered Gates® STA-Level broadcast compressor. A dream for warming up bass and vocals.

Learn more about Comp TUBE-STA.

Brought alive by the same exclusive TAE® found in Arturia's flagship V Collection, Arturia's engineers and developers have meticulously analyzed the original hardware to create the best-sounding software compressors ever.

"Don’t all compressors do the same thing?" Yes, but also no. Confused? Don’t be.

Compressors will all tame louder parts of an audio signal, balancing the dynamics. However, the way they do this, the tone they impart on the signal, and the creative ways they can be pushed vary wildly. That’s why these 3 compressors are so unique, and the reason why legendary engineers and producers used the originals on countless hit records.

Arturia's team carefully analyzed the originals, seeing how each compressor treats incoming audio signals at a component level and recreated that magic through advanced physical modelling. The result is, simply put, awesome. 3 Compressors You’ll Actually Use puts 3 of the most coveted, time-honoured compressors right in your DAW, so you can use them on whatever you want! Warm-up vocals, slam drum room mics, gently limit delicate performances to bring out their subtleties, Arturia have done the hard work, so you don’t have to!

Tips & Tricks

No matter how powerful an effect is, if you don’t know how to use the settings, you won’t get the best out of it. Arturia to the rescue!

The presets found within each compressor give you on-screen tips. This lets you quickly understand which parameters to change to achieve the effect you want. Not only that, but they’ve also included some of the favourite settings from notable studio engineers that use this gear on a daily basis. With 3 Compressors You’ll Actually Use, you not only get the sound, feel, and controls of the most dependable, iconic compressors ever, you also get a helping hand from experienced engineers.

Modern Tweaks

As incredible as vintage gear often is, it has its limitations. Fortunately, as we are recreating this legendary hardware in the software domain, we can remove these limits, and expand on their potential. The compressors in this awesome collection feature many contemporary touches that will really excite modern music makers: “look-ahead” processing to maximize snap, side-chaining for the ultimate pump, and mid-side processing for huge creative control.

Main Features

  • 3 iconic hardware compressors recreated as software effects with exclusive TAE® technology:
    • Comp VCA-65
    • Comp FET-76
    • Comp TUBE-STA
  • Get the big studio sound in your own music
  • High quality presets from award-winning sound designers.
  • Sidechain control and mid-side processing
  • Arturia’s State-of-the-art TAE® analog modeling ensures that each analogue modelled compressor sounds and behaves exactly like the original.
  • Available as VST2, VST3, AU, and AAX for great compatibility.
  • Beautiful, incredibly detailed, high-res interfaces.
  • Fast, intelligent, tag-based preset browsing.

System Requirements


  • Windows: Win 7+ (64-bit) PC: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU. 
  • 1GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU


  • Apple: 10.10+: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU. 
  • 1GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Required Configuration

  • VST 2.4 (64-bit), VST 3 (64-bit), AAX (64-bit with PT 11), Audio Unit (64-bit), NKS* (64-bit DAWs only)


  • This software is protected by the Arturia Software Center.

*NKS compatibility coming soon

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