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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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    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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    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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    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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    Wes Audio ngBusComp

    Digitally Controlled Analogue Compressor

    Want the sound and tactile experience of hardware but the convenience of plug‑ins? Wes Audio have the answer...

    Reviews Nov 2021
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    Rupert Neve Designs 5254

    Dual-channel Compressor

    Throughout his illustrious career, Rupert Neve continued to refine the diode‑bridge compressor design he first created over half a century ago.

    Reviews May 2021
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    TK Audio T-Komp

    Dual-channel Analogue Compressor

    We check out TK’s latest intriguing interpretation of the humble VCA compressor.

    Reviews May 2021
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    Tierra Audio Gravity

    Stereo VCA Compressor

    If you’re into analogue processing but worried about your carbon footprint, Tierra have you covered!

    Reviews Apr 2021
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    Manley Labs Nu Mu

    Stereo Valve Hybrid Compressor-Limiter

    We check out a modern take on Manley’s classic valve compressor.

    Reviews Feb 2021
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    Black Lion Audio Bluey | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    These audio examples accompany the review of Black Lion Audio’s Bluey FET compressor in SOS June 2020

    Reviews Jun 2020
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    Black Lion Audio Bluey

    Mono FET Compressor

    Black Lion's Bluey recreates an 1176 that has made more hits than most!

    Reviews Jun 2020
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    Manley Labs ELOP+

    Dual-channel Compressor

    Manley's well-liked optical compressor gets a makeover in time for its 30th birthday!

    Reviews Jun 2020
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    Heritage Audio Successor

    Stereo Bus Compressor

    Based on a classic design and bursting with transformers, the Successor from Heritage Audio combines a vintage sound with serious flexibility.

    Reviews Dec 2019
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    Gyraf Gyratec XXIV

    Stereo Compressor

    This clever design rethinks many aspects of compressors that we've long taken for granted.

    Reviews Oct 2019
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    UK Sound 176

    Mono FET Compressor

    We take a look at the first in a new, more affordable range of products from BAE.

    Reviews Mar 2019
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    Black Lion Audio Seventeen

    FET Compressor

    We put BLA’s feature-rich and keenly priced 1176-style compressor to the test.

    Reviews Dec 2018
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    Retro Instruments Revolver

    Dual-channel Valve Compressor

    Retro set their sights on modernising a classic design from the golden age of recording — did they hit their target?

    Reviews Jul 2018
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    Tegeler Audio Manufaktur Crème

    VCA Compressor & Passive Equaliser

    This combination of Pultec-inspired stereo mastering EQ and VCA bus compressor could earn its keep in a wide range of situations.

    Reviews Oct 2017
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    Mäag Audio Magnum-K

    Analogue Compressor & EQ

    With dual compressor stages and dual-band, boost-only EQ, the novel Magnum-K shows that high-end outboard needn’t be retro.

    Reviews Jun 2017
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    Drawmer Tube Station TS1

    Tube Preamp & Compressor

    A compressor and front end combining pedigree Drawmer performance with ease of use.

    Reviews Oct 2002
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    Alesis CLX440

    Compressor/Expander Limiter

    Although it features a familiar analogue-style control interface, the CLX440 has a digital interior that allows it to offer advantages such as a 'Look Ahead' facility more commonly found in plug-in processors.

    Reviews Sep 2002

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