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.

 

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

"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

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

Junior Sanchez, Producer, Remixer

"It gives a subtly warm presence while remaining open and retaining transparency. The sound of the box is superlative."

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

"The visceral feel, and the look and aesthetic is beyond a step up. It's next level. The minute I get that thing in my rack it's going to be the centerpiece. It...

Phil Demetro, 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

"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

“From simple dynamics control to complete mix balance transformation, the Dangerous Compressor does both and everything in between.”

Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer

"This is without a doubt the most transparent compressor I have ever used, and the more I learn it, the more uses I find for it."

Paul Vnuk Jr., Recording Magazine