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    IGS Audio Zen

    Dual-channel Zener Compressor/Limiter

    Diode‑based compressors can be delightful but also rather noisy. True to its name, the Zen promises a more peaceful approach...

    Reviews . Jul 2022
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    Q. Should I compress at the recording stage?

    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?

    Sound Advice . Jul 2022
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    Standard Audio Level-Or Mk2 Dual hardware limiter distortion

    Standard Audio Level-Or Mk2 Dual

    Dual channel version of 500 series limiter/distortion unit

    Standard Audio's Level-Or Mk2 Dual is a JFET limiter and distortion unit based on the Shure Level-Loc PA limiter. 

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    NAMM 2022 - Heritage Audio

    Video report

    Heritage Audio were at NAMM 2022, showing their new replicas of Fairchild compressors and a Motown EQ. 

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    NAMM 2022 - PYE PWM Compressor

    Video report

    We get the details on a new replica of a long-discontinued PWM Compressor. 

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    STL ControlHub plug-in

    STL Tones release ControlHub

    Amp modelling specialists turn their attention to mixing

    STL Tones have used their amp modelling technology to create a plug-in that emulates entire recording signal chains.

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    Heritage Audio Herchild 670 compressor

    Heritage Audio announce Herchild 660 & 670

    Modern alternative to sought-after vintage compressors

    Heritage Audio have introduced two new hardware compressors, providing modern recreations of incredibly rare and sought-after devices. 

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    Source Audio Atlas Compressor guitar pedal

    Source Audio launches Atlas Compressor

    New pedal features six compression styles and MIDI connectivity

    Source Audio's new compression pedal packs in an array of features, with even more in-depth control on offer via their software editor. 

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    Superbooth 2022 - DOCtron Instant Mastering Channel

    Video report

    The Instant Mastering Channel from DOCtron combines an EQ, a VCA compressor and a drive stage into a lightweight and portable unit. 

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    Solid State Logic The Bus+

    Dual-channel VCA Compressor & Dynamic EQ

    A stunning overhaul of SSL’s bus compressor, the Bus+ goes much further than most imitators without sophistication undermining ease of use.

    Reviews May 2022
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    SSL The Bus+

    The Bus+ from SSL

    Read our exclusive first review!

    New stereo analogue processor offers compression, dynamic EQ & more.

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    Warm Audio Bus Comp

    Stereo VCA Compressor

    This homage to a famous console compressor is keenly priced and offers some thoughtful extra features.

    Reviews Mar 2022
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    Hazelrigg Industries VNE

    Single-channel PWM Compressor

    With its unusual method of applying gain reduction, the Hazelrigg VNE is no ordinary compressor.

    Reviews . Mar 2022
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    API Select T25

    Dual-channel Valve FET Compressor-Limiter

    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.

    Reviews Feb 2022
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    Slate Digital MO-TT

    Multiband Upwards & Downwards Compressor Plug-in

    Slate have taken the famous OTT effect and added a whole load more control, creating a unique dynamics processor.

    Reviews Jan 2022
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    Gainlab Audio Dictator Dual Mono

    Gainlab release Dictator Dual Mono

    Twin-channel valve compressor unveiled

    Hungarian outboard makers launch twin-channel version of their classy Dictator stereo compressor.

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    Pulsar 1178

    Analogue-modelling Compressor Plug-in

    A four‑band side‑chain EQ is just one of many nice touches in this new take on an analogue classic.

    Reviews Dec 2021
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    Slate Digital Custom Opto

    Analogue-modelling Compressor Plug-in

    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!

    Reviews Dec 2021
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    Gainlab Audio Dictator

    Stereo Valve Compressor

    This keenly priced device offers a bit more control than most valve compressors.

    Reviews Dec 2021
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    Bram Bos Woott

    Multiband Compressor For iOS

    Woott is described as a ‘dynamic hype enhancer’ , which suggests we are in for a bit of not‑so‑subtle compression...

    Reviews Nov 2021
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    Compression: What Do All Those Knobs Do?

    How To Make Compressors Do What You Want

    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!

    Techniques Nov 2021

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