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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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    Bettermaker Stereo Passive Equalizer

    Analogue EQ With Plug-in Remote Control

    This classy EQ marries vintage tone with the convenience of software control.

    Reviews . Jun 2022
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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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    Gainlab Audio Empress

    Passive Valve Equaliser

    Hungarian company Gainlab impressed us with their Dictator compressor, so we were looking forward to putting their EQ through its paces.

    Reviews Apr 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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    Tegeler Audio Manufaktur Crème RC

    Analogue Channel Strip + Remote Control

    Tegeler add convenient plug‑in remote control to one of their best‑selling processors.

    Reviews Jul 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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    McDSP Moo X & APB-8

    Hybrid Processing System

    McDSP's software-configured analogue processing system now has new hardware and software options — and support for more DAWs.

    Reviews Jul 2020
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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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    Gamechanger Audio Plasma Rack

    Distortion Processor

    With more control and functionality than the Plasma pedal that preceded it, is this box the new king of controllable carnage?

    Reviews May 2020
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    Drawmer 1976

    Stereo 3-band Saturation & Width Processor

    Could this be the ultimate analogue 'vibe box'?

    Reviews Apr 2020
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    Euterpe Vertice

    Hand-built Analogue Filterbank

    They say they don't make 'em like they used to, but in the case of this Italian boutique filterbank, they do!

    Reviews Apr 2020
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    Drawmer 1974

    Stereo Four-band Parametric Equaliser

    Drawmer's affordable EQ brings a '70s vibe to your studio.

    Reviews Mar 2020

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