Although the MODERN and VINTAGE Compressors have nearly identical controls, the sound and response characteristics couldn’t be more different. The VINTAGE COMPRESSOR was modeled on the vintage UA LA-2A™ and 1176™ style response curves, but have more flexibility to tailor the sound. This warm and musical-sounding unit works best with individual elements.

    Sets the audio level at which the unit starts to compress the signal. If the input signal is below the Threshold level, the unit does not apply any compression. Once the level crosses the Threshold, the compression begins to affect the signal.
    Range: 0 ~ -60 dB
    The range of dynamic compression once the compressor engages.
    Range: 1:1 ~ 10:1
  • GAIN
    A gain make-up stage that adjusts the overall output to compensate for compression level reduction.
    Range: 0 ~ 24 dB
    Allows the choice of PEAK Limiting or RMS Compression curves. Peak Limiting detects audio transients that are louder than the set Threshold level and applies compression to control those Peaks to whatever level you’ve set. RMS Compression detects an audio signal’s average level and applies Compression to the overall signal. This helps make the entire audio signal louder. With RMS, there is no specific ceiling for the audio as there is with Peak Limiting.
    Adjusts the amount of time until compression starts once the audio has gone above the Threshold level.
    Range: 0.1ms ~ 400 ms
    Adjusts the amount of time until compression stops once the audio has gone under the Threshold level.
    Range: 10ms ~ 5000ms
    Engages and disengages an additional “brick wall” limiter at the output. The compression controls continue to work regardless of whether the limiter is engaged or not.

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