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

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

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

Junior Sanchez, Producer, Remixer

“Multiple sidechain options, the innovative 'Smart Dynamics' feature, and the signature transparent musicality Dangerous brings to all their products- we hav...

Mike Wells, 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

"This compressor is top-drawer in every way."

Paul Vnuk Jr., Recording Magazine

“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

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

Hugh Robjohns, Sound On Sound Magazine

"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

"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