Diode‑based compressors can be delightful but also rather noisy. True to its name, the Zen promises a more peaceful approach...
I’m seeing a lot of conflicting advice about using compression while recording. Some swear by it while others say it’s completely unnecessary with 24‑bit recording and modern converters. Where do you stand on this?
Standard Audio's Level-Or Mk2 Dual is a JFET limiter and distortion unit based on the Shure Level-Loc PA limiter.
Heritage Audio were at NAMM 2022, showing their new replicas of Fairchild compressors and a Motown EQ.
We get the details on a new replica of a long-discontinued PWM Compressor.
STL Tones have used their amp modelling technology to create a plug-in that emulates entire recording signal chains.
Heritage Audio have introduced two new hardware compressors, providing modern recreations of incredibly rare and sought-after devices.
Source Audio's new compression pedal packs in an array of features, with even more in-depth control on offer via their software editor.
The Instant Mastering Channel from DOCtron combines an EQ, a VCA compressor and a drive stage into a lightweight and portable unit.
A stunning overhaul of SSL’s bus compressor, the Bus+ goes much further than most imitators without sophistication undermining ease of use.
New stereo analogue processor offers compression, dynamic EQ & more.
This homage to a famous console compressor is keenly priced and offers some thoughtful extra features.
With its unusual method of applying gain reduction, the Hazelrigg VNE is no ordinary compressor.
API have been making excellent solid‑state outboard and consoles for decades, but their latest venture sees them using valves for the very first time.
Slate have taken the famous OTT effect and added a whole load more control, creating a unique dynamics processor.
Hungarian outboard makers launch twin-channel version of their classy Dictator stereo compressor.
A four‑band side‑chain EQ is just one of many nice touches in this new take on an analogue classic.
At heart, it models the same hardware as Slate’s FG‑2A, but Custom Opto’s tweaks make it useful on so many more sources!
This keenly priced device offers a bit more control than most valve compressors.
Woott is described as a ‘dynamic hype enhancer’ , which suggests we are in for a bit of not‑so‑subtle compression...
Dynamics processing is a core mixing technique, but it’s often misunderstood. We explain how to make a compressor do what you want it to!
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