Softube Weiss DS1-MK3 v2.5.9 [WiN]

Publisher: Softube
Product: Weiss DS1-MK3
Version: 2.5.9-R2R
Formats: VST, VST3
Requirements: Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10
  • Publisher: Softube
  • Product: Weiss DS1-MK3
  • Version: 2.5.9-R2R
  • Formats: VST, VST3
  • Requirements: Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10

Mastering compression, limiting, and de-essing without compromise. Every mastering engineer’s fondest dream is about to come true. Our plug-in is a line-by-line code port of the legendary Weiss DS1-MK3 mastering processor — the unit no serious mastering engineer can do without.

The DS1-MK3 brings unparalleled mastering quality into the DAW-based studio with new features and workflows, and makes the very best in mastering dynamics more affordable than ever.

  • A line-by-line code port of the original digital hardware—not an emulation
  • Officially licensed and endorsed by Daniel Weiss himself
  • Includes four plug-ins: Weiss DS1-MK3 / Weiss MM-1 Mastering Maximizer / Weiss Deess / Weiss Compressor/Limiter

Best in business

Indispensable in top mastering studios the world over, the Weiss DS1-MK3 offers top of the line compression, limiting and de-essing.

Better than an emulation

A line-by-line code port of the digital original means this plug-in is a perfect copy of the hardware, and with the additional features and versatility made possible by software, this is an improvement on a legend.

Master like the masters

De-ess your vocals while gently compressing your guitars and limiting your master bus at the same time, all with the same top-of-the-line tool, but without the big price tag.

Indispensable technology

Since its launch in the 1990s the Weiss DS1 has become an absolute gold-standard unit, indispensable in mastering studios around the world despite a premium price tag. Its transparency, unparalleled versatility, and exceptional sound quality make it a must-have, heard (or rather not heard) on pretty much any major record you’d care to mention from the last twenty years. And in that time updates and improvements by Weiss have led to the near-perfection of the DS1-MK3.

The fully digital compressor/limiter/de-esser performs tasks no analog unit ever could, across a wider range of settings, and allows for more detailed control of your mastering process than had been previously possible.

World-renowned mastering engineer, Bob Katz

The original hardware featured presets from world-renowned mastering engineer, Bob Katz. Author of Mastering Audio (hailed by Sound on Sound magazine as ‘the definitive work on mastering’), and three times Grammy winner. He described the original unit as ‘impeccable’, saying ‘it is the most transparent, refined, flexible, and least “digital-sounding” dynamics processor I have ever used.’

He was sufficiently impressed with our plug-in version to agree to the porting of his presets, so the plug-in really does have everything the hardware offers including expert suggestions.

An improvement on a legend

The plug-in DS1-MK3 works at resolutions of up to 32 bit/192 kHz (an upgrade on the original hardware).

And because it’s a plug-in, you can run it on multiple tracks at once, at no extra cost.

De-ess your mids and sides independently. Compress with variable soft-knee settings to take you from gentle levelling all the way to aggressive crushing. And limit with simply the best, most transparent, brick wall available — including two all-new advanced limiter algorithms in addition to the Weiss original, the second of which is designed for true peak limiting.

Weiss DS1-MK3 highlights

  • Officially licensed and endorsed by Daniel Weiss himself
  • Not an emulation, but a line-by-line code port of the original digital hardware
  • Exactly the same processor as the $10,000 original, at a fraction of the cost
  • Purchase of the DS1-MK3 also includes the intelligent Weiss MM-1 Mastering Maximizer plug-in, the Weiss Deess de-essing plug-in and the Weiss Compressor/Limiter plug-in
  • Three processors in one; de-ess, compress, and limit, with the industry standard tool
  • Processes at resolutions of up to 32 bit/192 kHz for exceptional sound quality
  • Advanced metering — waveform view
  • Featuring presets from Bob Katz
  • Truly versatile de-essing. Choose your own filters, adjust frequency, and tailor the process to your needs working in stereo or mid-sides
  • Digital compressor can operate at speeds no analog unit ever could, and offers you total control
  • Two brand-new advanced limiter algorithms included, as well as the Weiss original
  • Run multiple instances of this legendary unit on the same mix at no extra cost
  • Nothing sounds as clean, as transparent, as good. That’s why the hardware is in every major mastering studio in the world


* No iLok Driver is required to run.
* Our release loads faster and uses less memory than original.


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