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.
“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
“From simple dynamics control to complete mix balance transformation, the Dangerous Compressor does both and everything in between.”
Greg Calbi, 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
“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 side chain options are very useful and easy to engage, and the stereo imaging is amazing!"
Maor Appelbaum, Mastering 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
"It compresses without any artifacts. It’s like the other Dangerous Music equipment, really transparent."
Antoine "Chab" Chabert, Mastering 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
"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
"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