The DW Fearn VT-7 has an all Class-A vacuum tube audio path, like all DWs products. The gain reduction elements utilize circuitry that duplicates the sound and characteristics of the finest classic vacuum tube compressors, without depending on tubes that are no longer manufactured. The control circuitry is modern solid-state analogue.
The two channels may be used independently or linked together for stereo.
Controls: Threshold, Gain, Attack, Release, Curve, and Link. The VU meters can be switched between output level and gain reduction.
This compressor has a unique sound. It is highly transparent, adding only loudness to the audio without introducing obvious artefacts. The compression curves can be adjusted from very gentle to moderately hard. Like all our products, the VT-7 Compressor is designed to process high-quality audio and make it sound great. This compressor is not intended to be used as an obvious effect.