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Simple:

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.

Transparent:

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.

Powerful:

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

Replacement Fuses: 

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.

 

"I've never in my life used a compressor where I felt confident using it on every master... until now! Plus it just looks great. Makes me smile every time I sit...

Paris Minzer, Frogtown Sound

"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

"The side chain options are very useful and easy to engage, and the stereo imaging is amazing!"

Maor Appelbaum, Mastering Engineer

"The Side-Chain facility that's built into the Compressor [is] very well implemented. Just having that facility integrated and being able to go with their relat...

Jonathan Wyner, Mastering Engineer

"The sound of the signal path through the Dangerous Compressor, and the quality of the sound even when you just deploy the gain, is really quite lovely."

Jonathan Wyner, Mastering Engineer

"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 love this compressor! It’s perfect on hip hop, R&B tracks, vocals, drums & the mix buss. It does it all.”

Rob Chiarelli, Record Producer, Mix Engineer

"The Smart Dynamics feature helps address the level issue in a really great way that let's me use less of, or even turn off, my digital limiter!"

Jonathan Wyner, Mastering Engineer

"It's super transparent. It's amazing."

Junior Sanchez, Producer, Remixer

"This baby is a game changer. I've got plenty of compressors at my place, but just the fact that we have the ability to monitor the sidechain here, and we've go...

Mike Wells, Mastering Engineer