Compressor

Compressor

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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.

 

"It kept the bass sounding raw and natural, yet thickened it up—not with added tone, but tight control. Very cool!"

Paul Vnuk Jr., Recording Magazine

"I found the Stereo setting way, way more useful than on most stereo compressors, since it still uses the independent left and right signals to trigger the comp...

Eli Crews, Producer/Engineer

"I love the fact that the box is both easy and deep. It's like driving a Ferrari with an optional autopilot."

Michael James, Producer, 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

“A must have in my world. It’s a refreshing complement to the currently fashionable boxes that indiscriminately add color."

Michael James, Producer, Engineer

"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

"Whether working on a solo voice or a complete stereo mix, the Compressor reigns in the dynamics effortlessly and naturally and, in many cases, so well that I q...

Hugh Robjohns, Sound On Sound Magazine

"Very easy to use and performs superbly, controlling the dynamics in an extremely transparent but effective manner. Impressive."

Hugh Robjohns, Sound On Sound Magazine

"As a bus compressor, the Compressor does a superb job of gluing all the elements together to form a cohesive sound, and it does this without ever sounding cont...

Hugh Robjohns, Sound On Sound Magazine

"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