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    Endorphin.es Golden Master

    Multiband Processor Pedal

    Designed to deliver an aggressive ’90s mastering sound on stage, the Golden Master could well come in handy in the studio too.

    Reviews Jul 2024
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    Solid State Logic B-DYN

    500-series Dynamics Processor

    Meet the older, hard‑hitting version of SSL’s 4K channel compressor!

    Reviews Apr 2024
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    HUM Audio LAAL

    Analogue Mastering Limiter

    This all‑analogue feed‑forward limiter has the sort of look‑ahead function normally found only in digital devices.

    Reviews Feb 2024
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    McDSP SA-3

    Spectral Processing Plug-in

    The best plug‑ins make under‑the‑hood sophistication simple in practice...

    Reviews Jan 2024
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    Lindell Audio LiN2A

    Valve Optical Compressor

    Does Lindell’s LiN2A sound as classy as the famous compressor that inspired it?

    Reviews Jan 2024
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    Universal Audio Compact UAFX Pedals

    Digital Stompboxes

    The ever‑growing UAFX stompbox line‑up now includes a range of more affordable single‑function digital pedals: 1176 Studio Compressor, Orion Tape Echo, Heavenly Plate Reverb and Evermore Studio Reverb.

    Reviews Dec 2023
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    Warm Audio WA-1B

    Valve Optical Compressor

    The war of the clones shows little sign of ending — and Warm Audio have now trained their sights on a very classy optical compressor.

    Reviews Dec 2023
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    Alice 538R

    Stereo Optical Compressor

    If you’re a fan of Ted Fletcher’s classic optical compressor designs, this one should not disappoint.

    Reviews Nov 2023
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    Rupert Neve Designs MBT

    Stereo Bus Processor

    For the first time, the Red and Blue bands of RND’s popular Silk circuit can be used together in the same device — but there’s more to the MBT than purple Silk!

    Reviews Nov 2023
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    Frap Audio Dynamics 2806

    500-series Compressor & Expander

    With some neat features to control how the compressor and expander interact, there’s more to this module than meets the eye.

    Reviews Oct 2023
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    Frap Audio Dynamics 2806 | Audio Examples

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    The audio examples on this page accompany the review of the Dynamics 2806 Compressor and Expander module by Frap Audio.

    Reviews Oct 2023
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    Wes Audio ng76

    Digitally Controlled FET Compressor

    The Polish pioneers pair their plug‑in remote control system with a classic analogue compressor.

    Reviews Oct 2023
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    PSP auralComp

    Immersive Audio Compressor Plug-in

    Intuitive and powerful, this compressor can handle anything from mono up to 7.1.4 Atmos sources.

    Reviews Sep 2023
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    SSL G3 MultiBusComp

    Multiband Compressor Plug-in

    Solid State Logic have added some new strings to their G‑series compressor’s bow.

    Reviews Sep 2023
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    Black Lion Audio Bluey 500

    Mono FET Compressor

    BLA have packed their take on the classic ‘blue‑stripe’ 1176 into a 500‑series module.

    Reviews Jul 2023
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    Softube Bus Processor

    Dynamics & Saturation Plug-in

    As a traditional bus compressor, this plug‑in sounds great — but there’s much more to it than that!

    Reviews Jul 2023
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    Chandler RS660

    Valve Compressor

    Can’t decide if you’d rather blow your vari‑mu budget on a Fairchild or an RS124? Chandler’s RS660 puts a little of both in one box...

    Reviews Jun 2023
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    Electric & Company EC5B

    Valve Compressor/Limiter

    This boutique compressor sounds every bit as classy and characterful as it looks.

    Reviews May 2023
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    DryBell Module 4

    Compressor Pedal

    Croatia‑based manufacturer DryBell’s Module 4 design aims to recreate the famous Orange Squeezer compressor.

    Reviews May 2023
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    Waves Magma Tube Channel Strip

    Dynamics, EQ & Saturation Plug-in

    Magma offers a one‑stop shop for analogue‑style attitude and warmth.

    Reviews May 2023
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    Electric & Company EC5B | Audio Examples

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    These audio examples accompany the review of the Electric & Company EC5B Limiting Amplifier in the SOS May 2023 issue.

    Reviews May 2023

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