Outboard - Compressors

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Analog audio compressor units. For units that combine a microphone preamp or other features with compression, please see the channel strips category. 


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Universal Audio Teletronix LA-2A

  • Brand: Universal Audio
  • Item ID: SKU-290
$6,395.00

Universal Audio Teletronix LA2A

 

Audio professionals passionate about their compressors revere the LA-2A. The original was immediately acknowledged for its natural compression characteristics. A unique electro-optical attenuator system allows instantaneous gain reduction with no increase in harmonic distortion – an accomplishment at the time, still appreciated today.

Universal Audio now announces the rebirth of the Teletronix LA-2A, a Universal Audio Classics product. Painstaking care has been taken to ensure that every new LA-2A provides the performance and characteristics of the original. Each unit is hand built, each component carefully evaluated for authenticity. No expense has been spared to guarantee ...

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Pro VLA II

$580.00

The ProVLA II is a tube driven Vactrol®-based Compressor / Leveling amplifier designed to excel in any professional audio environment. Superior performance and an incredible tone makes the ProVLA II and indispensable tool for tracking, mixing, mastering, dynamic control of live sound sources or for use in broadcast audio.

Capable of delivering a far more musical natural sounding and sonically transparent compression than competitive units in its class, the ProVLA II uses an Opto-electronic circuit rather than the more typical design VCA driven level detection circuit. This VCA-less design coupled with a 12AT7 vacuum tube in the gain stage makes ...

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Drawmer 1968 Mercenary

  • Brand: Drawmer
  • Item ID: SKU-400
$1,779.00

Drawmer 1968 Mercenary Dual Channel Tube Compressor

The 1968 is a 1U Tube/FET ‘stereo bus’ compressor which by design delivers a transparent ‘open’ sound even during periods of heavy compression. Featured on both channels is a switchable ‘BIG’ mode which applies less processing to the fundamental low frequency but still disciplines the upward associated harmonics which if untamed can result in a ‘boomy’ or ‘boxy’ sound. The result - a solid bottom end with enhanced sub-bass and a smoother, wider frequency response overall.

The 1968 is a ‘stripped down’ version of the 1969 introduced to the market by customer demand for ...

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Universal Audio 1176LN

  • Brand: Universal Audio
  • Item ID: SKU-486
$3,699.00

Universal Audio 1176LN

The original Universal Audio 1176LN designed by Bill Putnam was a major breakthrough in limiter technology – the first true peak limiter with all transistor circuitry offering superior performance and a signature sound. Evolved from the popular Universal Audio 175 and 176 vacuum tube limiters, the 1176LN retained the proven qualities of these industry leaders, and set the standard for all limiters to follow.

Today, the 1176LN is new again. While it certainly would have been possible – and much simpler – to modernize and "improve" the 1176LN, every effort was made to remain faithful to Putnam’s ...

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Solid State Logic X-Rack Dynamics

  • Brand: Solid State Logic
  • Item ID: SKU-572
$1,328.00

Designed to be the perfect level control tool kit for recording, the Dynamics Module is densely packed with control features yet simple to use. The combination of separate Compressor and Gate/Expander section is powerful, graceful and ideal for gentle and unobtrusive level control.


Key Features:

  • Fully balanced XLR input and output
  • Switched -10dB/+4dB operating level
  • Dedicated compression meter display
  • Over-easy RMS compressor, switchable to peak sensing hard knee
  • Variable Ratio, Threshold and Release
  • External key operation
  • Independently switched Gate/Expander section
  • Link facility for multiple module linking

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Solid State Logic X-Rack G Stereo Bus

  • Brand: Solid State Logic
  • Item ID: SKU-573
$3,367.00

The centre section compressor from the 1980’s G-Series analogue console is an audio production legend. It is a simple unit with a simple purpose; it makes complete mixes sound bigger, with more power, punch and drive. It brings cohesion and strength to your mix without compromising clarity. The Stereo Bus Compressor Module brings this classic ‘audio glue’ to you with spectacular SuperAnalogue™ audio performance.

 

Key Features:

  • Classic sonic character and mix finalising capabilities of SSL Stereo Bus Compression
  • True Stereo side-chain input for external signal keying
  • Link control enables several modules to be combined for surround compression
  • Gain reduction ...

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FMR Audio RNC-1773

  • Brand: FMR Audio
  • Item ID: SKU-686
$374.00

The RNC achieves such high performance at a low cost by using evolutionary advances in digital technology, coupled with the best analog has to offer. Using digital controls and an all-analog signal path, the RNC offers accurate, precise controls and a clean tonal character.

The RNC provides two modes of operation: normal and SuperNice TM. Normal mode allows the RNC to be used for everyday compression tasks, like punchy snare drums or bass guitars, and is great for everything from gentle compression to serious squashing. SuperNice mode provides near-invisible signal compression for sensitive material where compression artifacts are less desirable ...

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FMR Audio FMR RNLA

  • Brand: FMR Audio
  • Item ID: SKU-688
$428.00
The Really Nice Levelling Amplifier (RNLA) is a compressor, of sorts, with a character that works well with vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitars and two-mix sources. A friend describes the RNLA's tone as "thick and gooey". Some very well-outfitted RNLA users report that even with a full complement of expensive, vintage levelling amps/compressors, the RNLA still fills a niche that the others don't! The sonic performance of the RNLA harkens back to the Really Nice Compressor's (RNC's) origins. The original RNC was, in fact, based upon an optical gain element that was ultimately rejected (and ...

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Chandler LTD-2

  • Brand: Chandler
  • Item ID: SKU-697
$2,419.00

The Chandler Limited LTD-2 is a hand-wired 2254/2264/33609 that has been handmade using parts and build techniques from the original manufacture of the modules. Grounding, wiring techniques, original transformers, transistors, and much more attribute to the special sound of these units and have been painstakingly recreated in each LTD-2.

The LTD-2 uses the control circuit from the family of compressors, but retains the Class A amps and transformers from the the 2254 modules. We add a six position attack switch which none of the vintage types had, and speed up the release times, which makes the units much ...

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Chandler Germanium Compressor

  • Brand: Chandler
  • Item ID: SKU-700
$2,445.00
The Germanium series continues with the GERMANIUM Compressor. The GERM Comp starts with the same all class A amp found in the GERM Pre and Tone Control and is transformer balanced in and out. The Compression circuit uses a FET gain reduction element but with the tricks and flexibilty of all the GERM units. Some of the most notable additions include a WET/DRY mix (for “submixing” tracks within the comp), COMP CURVE (which selects the knee using various diode combinations), CLEAN/DIRTY COMP, and SIDECHAIN FILTER. Many of the GERM Comp parameters have been purposely set by studio use ...

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Chandler EMI TG12413 Zener Limiter

  • Brand: Chandler
  • Item ID: SKU-931
$6,975.00
The EMI TG12413 Zener Limiter is the ultimate TG Limiter issued in celebration of the 75th birthday of Abbey Road Studios. The Zener Limiter was conceived by Chandler Limited designer Wade Goeke and is based on the vintage EMI circuits used to record The Beatles and Pink Floyd. This newest EMI Limiter continues the tradition of EMI Limiters started in 1956 with the RS114 tube limiter, and continued with the RS168 Zener Limiter in 1966, part of the TG12345 console channel in 1968 and TG12413 in 1974. The newest version borrows from the RS168 Zener Limiter and TG12345 console strip ...

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Chandler Little Devil Compressor

  • Brand: Chandler
  • Item ID: SKU-932
$1,605.00
Chandler Limited Little Devil Compressor

CHANDLER LIMITED enters the 500 race furiously with its new LITTLE DEVIL Equalizers and Compressors. Using all discrete circuits that combine Chandler's best designs with the hottest designs from the past, transformer balanced everything, and the American hand made quality you expect from Chandler, the LITTLE DEVILS will take the lunchbox UP (or DOWN:-) to the next level... Technically and sonically speaking, the Chandler LITTLE DEVILS are steeped in the sound and function of all Chandler gear - discrete amplifiers, inductors, transformers, and quality American build. You won't find any surface mount or ribbon ...

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