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    Golden Age Project Comp-2A Audio Levelar

    Valve Optical Compressor

    Golden Age Project’s quest to bring classic designs within reach of the masses continues, with this affordable take on the LA-2A.

    Reviews Jun 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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    Locomotive Audio Model 14B

    Variable-mu Compressor

    Combining aspects of two classics from the golden age of hardware design, this compressor is really rather special.

    Reviews May 2017
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    Boss CP-1X

    'Waza Craft' Compressor Pedal

    The CP-1X is no typical guitar compressor pedal. It employs Boss’s proprietary Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP) technology, which analyses various aspects of the incoming signal in real time and then responds by optimising the digital processing for the source.

    Reviews Apr 2017
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    IGS Audio 576 Blue Stripe

    FET Compressor For 500-series

    This stylish module brings the ‘blue stripe’ revision of the UREI 1176 to the 500 series.

    Reviews Mar 2017
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    Q. Is a compressor’s Hold control different from its Release?

    I thought I had a handle on this, but seem to have a hard time understanding the difference between a compressor’s ‘Hold’ and its ‘Release’. Can you help explain?

    Sound Advice Mar 2017
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    Grove Hill Audio Liverpool

    Tube Compressor

    Could this modern take on a classic compressor design be fab for your studio?

    Reviews Feb 2017
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    iZotope Neutron

    Multiband Dynamics & EQ Plug-in

    iZotope say that Neutron not only has the processing power to address all sorts of mixing issues, but the intelligence to help you identify them.

    Reviews Jan 2017
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    Wes Audio Timbre

    Vari-Mu Compressor

    The Gates Sta-Level broadcast compressor is a classic — but it isn’t cheap. Can Wes Audio give you the same sound for less?

    Reviews Dec 2016
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    TFPro P8

    Multi-mode Stereo Compressor

    Ted Fletcher's new processor packs four different well-known compression types into a single box.

    Reviews Apr 2004
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    Q. How does a compressor work?

    Could you explain (slowly!) the basic principles of how a compressor works, and what each control does, the ratio control in particular?

    Sound Advice Mar 2004
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    Q. What does a compressor's sidechain do?

    I have a compressor with inserts to access the side-chain. What is the side-chain and what would you use these inserts for?

    Sound Advice Jan 2004
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    Q. Can I flatten out my finished tracks using a hardware compressor?

    In my hardware-based setup, with my TC electronics Triple*C compressor, is it possible to do the kind of limiting on a full mix where you end up with a waveform that is levelled off at the top and bottom, 'brick wall'-style?

    Sound Advice Dec 2003
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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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    Sintefex FX2000 & CX2000

    Stereo EQ/Compressor & Compressor/Gate

    What if you could access the sound and controllability of a range of the best-known classic analogue compressors and EQs, from a single rackmount box, in the digital domain? Two advanced processors from Sintefex aim to offer just this ability.

    Reviews Sep 2002
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    Buzz Audio SOC 1.1

    Stereo Optical Compressor

    A stereo compressor offering the classic dynamic characteristics that only an optical design can provide.

    Reviews May 2002
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    Front panel controls of the SPL Culture stereo compressor.

    SPL Kultube

    Stereo Compressor

    SPL's new surround-ready stereo compressor offers clever programme-adaptive compression, as well as decompression and tube-saturation functions.

    Reviews Feb 2002
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    API 2500

    Bus Compressor

    Hugh Robjohns looks at a pedigree mix compressor with a number of rather unusual extra functions up its sleeve...

    Reviews Oct 2001
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    TL Audio Fat Man Fat 2

    Valve Preamp & Compressor

    TL Audio's successful Fat 1 stereo compressor now has a new sibling with its own built-in mic preamp. Paul White delivers the SOS verdict.

    Reviews Sep 2001
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    Empirical Labs EL7 FATSO Jr

    Processor

    The inherent non-linearities and distortions of analogue equipment are sometimes sorely missed in this digital age. Empirical Labs offer their new FATSO Jr as a solution.

    Reviews Sep 2001

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