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’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

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

"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

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

Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer

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

Jonathan Wyner, Mastering 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

"It seems to do a lot. Fantastic sounding. It can be subtle, but also knock your socks off with variations of the sidechain path. Sounds like a beautiful box."

Will Schillinger, Engineer

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

Hugh Robjohns, Sound On Sound Magazine

"From hip hop to classic rock, I was able to bring a more aggressive back beat out of a variety of sources [with the Dangerous Compressor]."

Garrett Haines, Mastering 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