Hit your choice of buttons and twist the threshold for radio-ready results
Smart Dyn Dual Slope Detection: Automatically limits peaks while stealthily compressing the average.
Auto Attack/Release: Replace "guess" with "yes" for rapid-fire results.
Performs like an automated fader: No more drawing vocal rides.
True Stereo Dual Detector: Traditional linking shares one detector, often resulting in a narrower stereo image.
Immaculate VCA: Virtually no distortion, even with 20dB of gain reduction.
Internal sidechain circuitry houses the audiophile soul of the compressor:
Bass Cut: Tightens the track without sacrificing the low end.
Sibilance Boost: Shave sibilance and shrill histrionics with zero post-compression hangover.
Frequency Response: +/-0.25dB from 15Hz to 80kHz
Maximum level: > +27dBu
Noise floor: < -93dBu band limited from 22Hz-22kHz
THD+N: < 0.005%
IMD: < 0.007%
Crosstalk rejection: > 115dB @1kHz
Input Impedance: 20K Ohms
Output Impedance: 50 Ohms
USA 500mA fast blow for 120V
Europe 250mA fast blow for 240V
Side Chain Filters:
Bass cut is 6dB/octave, -3dB at 60Hz. Sibilance boost corner frequency is 1kHz with +2dB at 5kHz shelving
Warranty: Free 2 year extended warranty with online registration.
Standard warranty: 90 days parts and labor, subject to inspection. Does not include damage incurred through abusive operation or modifications/attempted repair by unauthorized technicians.
"Transparency is not a dirty word and this compressor is full of it. It can be so gentle you would barely hear it, OR it can compress hard and yet it keeps the ...
Maor Appelbaum, Mastering Engineer
"I'm really enjoying the sounds I'm getting, and the amazing versatility of the Compressor!"
John Paine, Mix Engineer
"This is a high-headroom, high-speed, high-fidelity analog unit. And once you hear it in action, you'll understand how useful that kind of design can be."
Garrett Haines, Mastering Engineer
"It compresses without any artifacts. It’s like the other Dangerous Music equipment, really transparent."
Antoine "Chab" Chabert, Mastering Engineer
"It's super transparent. It's amazing."
Junior Sanchez, Producer, Remixer
"Even if you think of yourself as somebody who favors compressors with a sound, I'd recommend checking out the Dangerous Compressor to see if it can fill a hole...
Eli Crews, Producer/Engineer
"It seems to do a lot. Fantastic sounding. It can be subtle, but also knock your socks off with variations of the sidechain path. Sounds like a beautiful box."
Will Schillinger, Engineer
"This is without a doubt the most transparent compressor I have ever used, and the more I learn it, the more uses I find for it."
Paul Vnuk Jr., Recording Magazine
"The detector is so very smooth, it reminds me of the classic compressors we have all come to love. The Auto-Time constants, the attack and release, work very w...
Jonathan Wyner, Mastering Engineer
“If I were able to conjure up the compressor of my dreams, I’m pretty sure this would be it. It just works.”
Ryan West, Mix Engineer