VTMC-M2 – The VTMC-M2 Vintage Mastering Tube Compressor


VTMC-M2 is an original, classic Vintage inspired Tube Mastering Compressor. The VTMC-M2 shares our same unparalleled technology as the VTM-M2, The VTMC-M2 has two classic compression modes and three tube coloration processes with full wet/dry control.

Choose either the 32 bit or 64 bit version and not both simultaneously, or you may experience a conflict in scanning within your DAW. On a 64 Bit Windows system, your 32 bit directory path is typically something like: “Program Files (x86)/Steinberg/Vstplugins”. Typically, your 64 bit directory looks like: “Program Files/Steinberg/Vstplugins”. Make sure your DAW is closed when installing the update. Log on as administrator, right click ‘run as administrator’ for install and for opening DAW.

The VTMC-M2 is the second Plug-In designed by Michael Heiler and Michael Angel. The sound system, signal chain, and processing design is an original concept created by Michael Angel that began back in 2005 and took until 2009 to begin implementation. Michael Heiler provided the perfect coding and development partnership to bring this process to fruition in VST Plug-In form. This made for the development team “Mx2” under exclusive release by CDSoundMaster. The VTMC-M2 stands for “Vintage Tube Mastering Compressor” developed by “Mx2” or “Michael Times Two”. The original concept for the signal chain developed by Michael Angel of CDSoundMaster is called “Virtual Interactive Signal Chain Technology”, and has been brilliantly executed in code by Michael Heiler.

This unique process provides the most advanced and complex system for recreating analog circuitry with the benefit of using a stream-lined and memory-efficient sound procedure. With very few steps, it is able to generate a more complex response than other algorithmic processes. Every device that is created using the “Virtual Interactive Signal Chain Technology” is designed in comparison to real analog recording devices for the ultimate in realism and excellence in sound. The name “Vintage Tube Mastering Compressor” represents three incredibly complex characteristics, each containing extremely high expectations. We believe that you will find that the VTMC-M2 accomplishes this task with an amazing and individual personality that will find its place in a wide range of mixes and final masters. The VTMC-M2 is not an emulator of a single specific device. It is built upon years of hands-on knowledge of many different classic devices, each famous for their particular character and capabilities.


The tube design of the VTMC-M2 is a completely original sound, but those who have loved the range of tones that classic tube gear provides will instantly recognize the tube personality in this device. In the same way that the VTM-M2 is undeniably a Vintage Tape Machine, the VTMC-M2 is a “New Classic” tube device. You can keep it clean or get more overtly aggressive.

The VTMC-M2 is not designed to be all mastering compressors to all people at all times. We believe that the pristine, surgical digital compressor has been achieved in many forms by many hardware manufacturers and software developers, and we do not believe in re-inventing the wheel. But, rather CDS believes in bringing something to the audio community that has not been done in this manner before. We believe that after some time with the VTMC-M2, you will wonder how you got the sound you were after without it!