Qmc's Effects

Although a lot can be done in the box today, some high quality hardware devices are still essential for great results.




We have made the experience that different compressors are required in one and the same piece of music and often even on the same track. On the one hand it is about controlling the transients, on the other hand it is about bringing out the quiet, organic structures and finally it is about the careful musical leveling of the music signal. We use a combination of different compressors both in the DAW and externally one behind the other. The Millennia compressors work either with tubes or transistor circuits with optoelectronics. The compression is extremely musical and mostly completely transparent. It is considered as an absolute top end representative of the musical variety. We also like to use the DBX 160 SL. DBX fought a real material battle with the 160 SL. When properly calibrated, the DBX has incredible technical specifications (127 dB dynamic range). Even without compression, it makes a very fine but large sound thanks to the two Jenssen transformers.


In addition to the compressor, the equalizer is the most important, basic tool for a sound engineer. Every device has its individual strengths and weaknesses. On the analog side, we like to use the Millennia NS EQ2. Its bass response is abysmal without smearing and its highs are silky, never intrusive and very clean. Due to its precise and wide controllability of the filter quality, this equalizer can be used for sound shaping as well as for specific corrections. By using either the transistor or the tube circuit, further subtle characteristics can be added. The Ramsa WZ DM 45 is a very good sounding digital equalizer that allows extremely precise parameterization and is therefore ideal for correcting individual frequency problems. We use other equalizers with different characters in the DAW.



Despite initial skepticism, we now like to use software plugins. In addition to the advantages of the automation options and the multiple applicability, some representatives now sound very good. At this point we would like to highlight the plugins from the manufacturer Fabfilter. We recommend the videos from Dan Worrall.

  • Acustica Coffepunn
  • Acustica Coralbaxter
  • Brainworx BX digital v3
  • Brainworx dynamic EQ v2
  • Fabfilter Pro Q3
  • Fabfilter Vulcano 2
  • Goodhertz Tiltshift 3
  • Logic Vintage EQs
  • Maag 4
  • Mllennia NS EQ2
  • SPL Passeq
  • SPL Ranger EQs
  • SPL Vitalizer MK 2
  • TDR Nova Gentlemen's Edition
  • TDR SlickEQ Mastering Gentlemen's Edition
  • TDR VOS SlickEQ Gentlemen's Edition
  • Brainworx Dynamic EQ v2
  • Brainworx Opto
  • DDMF Magic Death Eye
  • Fabfilter Pro C2
  • Fabfilter Pro DS
  • Fabfilter Pro G
  • Fabfilter Pro L2
  • Fabfilter Pro MB
  • Goodhertz Vulf Compressor 3
  • Logic Vintage Compressors
  • Millennia TCL2
  • Native Instruments VC 2A
  • Native Instruments VC 76
  • Native Instruments VC 160
  • SPL Iron
  • SPL Transient Designer Plus
  • TDR Kotelnikov GE
  • TDR Molotok GE
  • TDR Limiter 6 GE
  • TDR Nova GE
  • VertigoVSC-2
  • Weiss DS 1-MK 3
Reverb & Delay
  • Arturia Rev PLATE-140
  • Bricasti M7
  • Exponential Audio Excalibur
  • Exponential Audio Nimbus
  • Exponential Audio Phoenix Surround
  • Exponential Audio R4 Surround
  • Exponential Audio Stratus
  • Exponential Audio Symphony
  • Fabfilter Pro R
  • Lexicon PCM 96
  • Lexicon PCM Bundle
  • Liquisonics Cinematic Rooms Pro
  • Liquidsonics Seventh Heaven Pro
  • Logic Space ChromaVerb
  • Logic Space Designer
  • Relab LX 480 complete
  • Relab Sonsig Rev-A
  • Relab VSR S24 (TC electronics system 6000 VSS6.1)
  • SPL Deverb
  • Valhalla Room
  • Valhalla Shimmer
  • Valhalla Vintage Verb
Ampsimulation & Distortion / Saturation
  • Arturia Pre 1973
  • Arturia TridA
  • Arturia V76
  • Brainworx bx_saturator V2
  • Fabfilter Saturn 2
  • HoRNet Analog Stage
  • HoRNet ChannelStrip MK3
  • HoRNet Tape
  • u-he satin
  • Vertigo VSM-3
  • Celemony Melodyne Studio 5
  • DSP Quattro 5
  • Hofa CD-Burn.DDP.Master Pro
  • iZotope RX 9
  • Steinberg WaveLab 11
  • bx_stereomaker
  • Goodhertz CanOpener Studio
  • Goodhertz MidSide 3
  • Goodhertz panpot 3
  • Schoeps MonoUpmix
  • Schoeps Double MS
  • Schoeps Polarflex
  • HoRNetTheNormlizer
  • Ohlhorst DeEdger
  • ADPTR MetricAB
  • bx_subsynth
  • SPL DrumXchanger
  • SPL Hawkeye
  • Waves VocalRider

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DBX 160 SL

The luxury compressor from DBX

The dbx 160 SL combines the best qualities of the original DBX 160 VU and the DBX 165 with the highest audio quality. Used correctly, the 160 SL gives the signal more space and depth. If necessary, the DBX can really pop it without being unmusical. Both channels can be coupled with stereo signals. The coupling is realized by means of true RMS power summing. This guarantees musical processing of the stereo signal.

DBX has made a real statement in the use of materials with the 160 SL: More is not possible ...

DBX 1066

The workhorse among compressors

The dbx 1066 compressor is not only suitable for the stage. Due to its low distortion and noise values ​​- due to the newly developed V2 VCA - the dbx 1066 also feels at home in the studio and impresses with its high precision and its own sound, which is particularly suitable for punchy drum sounds. Both channels can be coupled with stereo signals. The coupling is realized by means of True-RMS-Power Summing, this guarantees a reliable and yet "musical" processing of the signal.

Ramsa WZ DE 45

The digitale EQ from Ramsa

Ramsa is best known as a manufacturer for its 12/2 speaker, which was mainly used by entertainment bands due to its compact size and performance. However, this narrow focus is doing this manufacturer an injustice. Ramsa developed a lot of audiophile treasures in the 80s and 90s and pioneered digital signal processors. The WZ DE 45 has some special features: On the one hand, the DE 45 sounds very inconspicuous. In addition, the WZ DE 45 has very good sounding notch filters for effective correction of room resonances or other spikes in the frequency response. The music signal always remains intact. Thanks to its digital connections, the WZ DE 45 becomes part of the “in the box” system and avoids unnecessary conversions.

Millennia NS EQ 2

Ultracleaner Shunt EQ with Character

The NS EQ2 equalizer is characterized by its incredible musicality. A transparent solid state path or a subtle, colorful tube path can be chosen for the perfect fit. With both paths, the Millennias always sound extremely clean, stable and magnificently detailed. Its bass response is pitch black, making the signal dark without smearing. The mids are processed without softening the attack, and the high frequency spectrum is the definition of silky smooth. Our devices have the best sounding original Telefunken tubes (NOS = New Old Stock). This makes the Millennias especially suitable for mastering on stems or stereo tracks.

Millennia STT 1

The high end Channel Strip

Our two Millennia STT1s contain the legendary NS EQ2. This equalizer is characterized by its outstanding musicality. You can choose between solid state paths or tube paths. The Millennias always sound extremely clean, stable and in great detail. Its bass is pitch black, making the signal dark without smearing. The mids are finely resolved without softening the attack and the highs are really silky smooth.

Our devices have the best sounding original Telefunken tubes (NOS = New Old Stock). This means that the Millennias are not only suitable for individual tracks, but also especially for mastering on the stems or stereo tracks.

Ramsa WZ DM 30

The early digital EQ

The Ramsa WZ DM 30 was one of the first good sounding equalizers. Today EQ plugins are so good that the DM 30 has now moved to the side rack.

Still a nice and good device.

Millennia TCL2

The musical compressor

The Millennia STT1 includes the Millennia TCL2. This compressor can be switched either before or after the EQ. The TCL2 is an optoelectronic compressor with a choice of tube or transistor circuit. The TCL2 sounds incredibly transparent and musical. Like all optical compressors, its processing behavior is slower than that of VCA compressors. Brute pumping effects are thus less possible, but also not wanted. In contrast, the TCL2 gives the music more weight, more consistency and more depth. The TCL2 can probably do this better than any other compressor.