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Classic VCA tones with modern specs.

Dubbed "The Mercedes of VCA compressors" the Vertigo VSC-2 Quad Discrete Compressor was Vertigo Sound’s very first product, putting the German company on the map with its genius juxtaposition of vintage sonics and high-tech design.

Developed by Brainworx, the Vertigo Sound VSC-2 Compressor plug-in for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces is an exhaustive emulation of this modern classic — right down to its four hand-built discrete VCAs — delivering legendary compression textures with a modern signal path and controls.

Track and mix with the classic VCA compression combined with a modern mastering-grade signal path

Add musical-sounding compression character to your tracks

Dial-up precise punch on instrument buses without sounding dull or nasty, even when the unit is pushed hard

Tame dynamics with an inaudible start to compression with Soft mode

Cut off signal peaks using the natural sounding Brick mode

Use the Sidechain filters (60 Hz or 90 Hz) to prevent pumping bass frequencies when using extreme compression

Key Features

Faithful recreation of the Vertigo VSC-2's all-discrete VCA compressor circuitry with the same tonal flexibility as the original, authenticated by Vertigo Sound
Provides the rich tonal characteristics of classic compressors with modern mastering-grade audio specifications
Select the unique Soft mode for a threshold-related ratio that automatically increases with higher input signal
Use Brick mode to operate the VSC-2 as a limiter, effectively cutting off signal peaks
Sidechain high pass filters are provided to reduce the compressor's response to low frequencies
Dual mono as well as linked stereo modes; perfect phase coherence is maintained between channels in stereo
Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide

Customer Reviews

Vertigo Sound VSC-2 Compressor

Overall Rating


S. Tanner

March 31, 2024

My to go Compressor

The Vertigo Sound VSC-2 Compressor i am using a lot in the summing Channels or on Tracks like Keyboards and other complex Instruments.

E. Khokhlov

February 3, 2024


Good comressor on group tracks. Sounds very clean and powerfull.

E. Ananda

June 23, 2022

Love the Glue

Love using this glue group tracks together or just for traditional compression. Glues the sound seamlessly without altering the phase.

E. Jegu

December 16, 2021

Good VCA !

Very good compressor !

C. Cartagena

September 23, 2020


Definitely slept on this one

E. Koch

September 9, 2020

not your typical kick crunch box here..

nothing at all like the DBX160, this thing is flexible, smooth, transparent, and adds copious amounts of lustrous Oomph to any source..all hail the digital recreation of the 1979, captured in it's VSC-2 circuit habitat !!!

M. Malinski

August 24, 2020

Clean punchy box

Great on parallel buses if you need extra punch without coloration

R. Thomas

May 24, 2020


This plugin is definitely a compressor that is over looked and not talked about enough. It does magic to anything it touches.
I will say I’ve never heard of this compressor until I became Team UA. But I plan to do a lot more research on its build and history. It wasn’t a waste of money at all.

R. Silva

April 25, 2020

The Best Discret Compressor

For sure it's one of the Best Plugins from Universal Audio, I feel i can make a Louder Mastering without Over Compression with this Guy! So become one of my favorites from the List! Amazing Work!

R. Silva

April 25, 2020

The Best Discret Compressor

For sure it's one of the Best Plugins from Universal Audio, I feel i can make a Louder Mastering without Over Compression with this Guy! So become one of my favorites from the List! Amazing Work!

P. Alexander

March 12, 2020

The go to bus comp

Super clean, the side chain filter opens up the options. I prefer it over the 33609.

A. Warren

April 30, 2019

This is one of the best.

I came across this blue beasty while looking for something to master with.
I now use it on loads of stuff. Simple and effective.

A. Heinzelmann

March 31, 2019

Must have plugin

This VSC-2 Compressor Plugin is very impressive on allmost every Solo Channel or Mix Bus. It is also very usefull in the mastering chain. The very clear Sound and the compression can be like a Punch or very subtile. For me, it´s a MUST HAVE.

T. Mai

March 8, 2019

The king

when that records hits #1 the hardware of this compressor will def be in my studio.

T. Mai

March 6, 2019

I am not surprised

Vertigo Sounds makes serious gear.. we are lucky to be in a time where plugins almost sounds identical to the hardware.

i. sözüer

December 9, 2018


The VSC-2 has its own noble restrained character. Showing its strengths, both when editing subgroups and single tracks, is also very well suited for mastering. If you are looking for a noble VCA compressor, you should have it, worth every penny

康. 荒金

May 16, 2018

great comp

this is amazing
let's double assine this!

i. karagiannakis

July 9, 2017

VSC-2 Compressor

powerful compressor i love it

m. jackson

May 2, 2017

Very Good Overall

Smooth and subtle....really good for a lot of tasks....a solid workhorse....Doesn't have a super special sound or flavor, so hence the 3 stars....but it does a lot of things well.

R. Gun

February 24, 2017


Oh if only i didn´t own so much other bus compressors. I would throw them all away an buy this one and only.