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 compresses without any artifacts. It’s like the other Dangerous Music equipment, really transparent."

Antoine "Chab" Chabert, Mastering Engineer

“I put the Dangerous Compressor on after everything and the mix starts to sound ‘together’."

Reuven Amiel, Mix 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

"The most remarkable feature is its uncanny ability to push the melodic elements of the mix forward while maintaining all the separation in the low end, which a...

Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer

"My hands-down blown-away moment came when tracking a vintage Gibson acoustic guitar, where it really helped the fingerstyle playing and strumming stay controll...

Paul Vnuk Jr., Recording 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

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

Hugh Robjohns, Sound On Sound Magazine

"It’s a really creative tool. I can work quickly with it. I can add a bit of sibilance or brilliance, I can compress without the bass using the Side Chain. I ...

Antoine "Chab" Chabert, Mastering 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

"Smart Dyn mode handles loud transients seamlessly, almost negating the need for a separate limiter."

Hugh Robjohns, Sound On Sound Magazine