DC8C is one of the most flexible compressors around. While making a lot of different compression styles possible, it's general nature may be described as: clear, smooth, open, distinct. The main goal while designing DC8C was to get a very clean compressor action without unwanted and often almost unevitable artefacts/distortion. This way you can achieve almost invisible compression for your most demanding mastering sessions, when you want to avoid coloration. If you aim for colour you can choose between two saturation models. From opto style, peak compression, external sidechaining, RMS compression, Feedback, Feedforward compression (and everything inbetween) to negative ratios, zero latency brickwall limiting, from snappy transient treatment to smooth transient rounding - everything is possible.
DC8C is available in the following formats (all included in one single license): Windows: VST (32&64Bit), VST3 (32&64Bit), RTAS, Standalone (32&64Bit) Mac OSX: AU (32&64Bit), VST (32&64Bit), VST3 (32&64Bit), Standalone (32&64Bit), NO RTAS YET FOR OSX!
The standalone version needs a physical input to work. If you want to use it to treat the output of your iTunes or any other application, you need a virtual audio cable to make it work (http://www.jackosx.com/ for Mac or http://jackaudio.org/ for Windows users)
ATTENTION: DC8C doesn't show up in the OSX version of NI's Maschine yet.