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.

 

"The astonishing sense of transparency and complete absence of audible distortion, even when compressing hard, are seriously impressive."

Hugh Robjohns, Sound On Sound Magazine

On vocals, the Compressor is sublime - it's one of the most natural and inaudible compressors I've ever used, even with quite heavy-handed ratio and threshold s...

Hugh Robjohns, Sound On Sound Magazine

"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

"If your job description includes any kind of master- ing work, you need to put this magazine down, go call your local retailer, and arrange for a demo immediat...

Paul Vnuk Jr., Recording Magazine

"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

"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 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

"The headroom and transparency of the Dangerous put it into a different category than the other stereo compressors I regularly use. I can say without hesitation...

Eli Crews, Producer/Engineer

"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

"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