Empirical Labs EL8X-S Distressor with British Mode and Image Link - Stereo Pair Distressor Stereo Pair w/BritDual-channel Compressor with "British Mode"
The Distressor gets its name from its feature of incorporating harmonic DISTortion with a classic knee compRESSOR. For instance, the Distortion 2 setting introduces a 2nd order harmonic, which adds tube-like analog warmth to the signal and the Distortion 3 setting introduces a 3rd order harmonic, which simulates tape saturation... More Info... Sale Price: $2,899.00 List Price: $3,300.00
KuSh Audio UBK Fatso Dual-Ch Character Compressor2-channel Full Analog Tape Simulator / Optimizer with 6 Preset Compression Curves Designed by UBK
Have you already heard of the mind-blowingly fat and warm sounds you can pull out of the Empirical Labs FATSO? It's like taking your sound straight out of the digital world and putting it back in that round and full analog domain. And because of that, the FATSO has been a studio mainstay for years. In fact, the folks over at KuSh... More Info...(2 reviews) (2 reviews)Sale Price: $2,500.00 List Price: $2,799.00
Dave Hill Designs Titan Adjustable Color CompressorCompressor/Limiter with Discrete Class a Design, Stepped Controls, Parallel Mix Function, Crossfader, and Dynamic Color Control
Dave Hill Designs' Titan is a hardware compressor-limiter that does a superb job of transparently controlling dynamic range, but also gives you a broad palette of tasty coloration options. A digitally controlled analog feedback compressor with two types of VCAs (plus a crossfade), Titan equips your studio with a huge spectrum of... More Info...(1 review) (1 review)Sale Price: $1,699.00 List Price: $1,890.00
Empirical Labs EL7 Fatso Full Analog Tape Simulator2-Channel Full Analog Tape Simulator / Optimizer with Compression
Saturate and enhance your sound with analog warmth! If you work on HD recorders, DAT's, CDR's, or any other digital medium, the Empirical Labs FATSO Jr. is exactly what you've been waiting for to fatten up your digital. This two channel Full Analog Tape Simulator/Optimizer (FATSO) with Knee Compressor simulates classic recording... More Info...(3 reviews) (3 reviews)Sale Price: $2,199.00 List Price: $2,500.00
Universal Audio 1176LN Limiting AmplifierLimiting Class A Line Level Amplifier with All Transistor Circuitry
Universal Audio's 1176LN set the lead among limiters many years ago, and it still is one of the most widely used - and highly respected - limiters in pro audio! This is a revamped, updated version of the original 1176LN that retains all the unique qualities that made it a must have! Features include pushbutton selection of... More Info...(5 reviews) (5 reviews)Sale Price: $1,999.00 List Price: $2,499.00
Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5043 Special Offer: 24 Months Interest Free Financing! Portico 2-Ch Comp/Lim H2-channel Compressor/Limiter with Independent and Linked Operation Modes
The Portico 5043 Compressor/Limiter Duo is the perfect companion to the 5012 mic pre or 5033 EQ, giving you a triple play of vintage Neve sound for your rack. Built to handle either tracking or mixing, the Portico 5043 boasts two channels of compression/limiting which can be used independently or linked in sequence for two... More Info... Sale Price: $1,795.50 List Price: $1,995.00
TC Electronic Finalizer 96K Special Offer: 24 Months Interest Free Financing! Dynamic Processor24-Bit/96kHz Multi-Band Mastering Processor
The latest progression in TC's Multi-Award winning mastering technology - the Finalizer 96K - delivers unprecedented levels of clarity, warmth and punch to your mix.
The Finalizer 96K's all new set of advanced features and enhancements, including 96kHz internal and external processing truly puts the world of professional... More Info... Sale Price: $2,499.00 List Price: $2,995.00
Avalon VT-747SP Tube Stereo CompressorStereo Discrete Class A Vacuum Tube Compressor with EQ
Sweetwater has another amazing device from the mighty Avalon! The VT-747SP is their Class A tube stereo compressor/limiter with EQ built right in. Ideal for high performance DAW input signal conditioning, stereo buss compression-EQ, stereo keyboards and analog mastering applications. Find out why Avalon is the top choice of audio... More Info... Sale Price: $2,450.00 List Price: $2,700.00
Universal Audio 2-1176 Twin Vintage Limiting AmpTwin Vintage Limiting Amplifier with Stereo or Dual Mono Operation
Finally, a true stereo 1176! With over 2000 units already sold to date since the year 2000 re-birth of Universal Audio's 1176LN, it is clear the public's love affair with the legendary sound of the 1176 is still as passionate as ever.
The 2-1176 builds from the circuit design of UA's hugely successful 6176 Channel Strip and... More Info...(4 reviews) (4 reviews)Sale Price: $2,799.00 List Price: $3,499.00
Shadow Hills Industries Mono Optograph 500-series Optical CompressorSingle-channel 500 Series Discrete Optical Compressor with Jensen Input Transformer, Nickel Output Transformer, and Sidechain Filters
The Shadow Hills Industries Mono Optograph 500 Series optical compressor does a stellar job of bringing your frisky audio signals into compliance, and sounds wonderful doing it. Whether you're finessing a delicate vocal or crushing a drum bus, the Mono Optograph performs with pristine poise. Fitted with top-drawer components and... More Info...(1 review) (1 review)Sale Price: $1,595.00 List Price: $1,935.00
Daking FET III Special Offer: 24 Months Interest Free Financing! Dual Channel FET CompressorClass A FET Compressor/Limiter
Daking's FET III gives your tracks that extra "oomph," without over-coloring them. The FET III lets you stay true to the vibe of the original mix, while you get your tracks where they need to be. Think of it as a studio tool, not a paint brush. Saying that, though, shouldn't take away from the versatility of the fully Class A FET... More Info...(1 review) (1 review)Sale Price: $1,995.00 List Price: $2,250.00
Avalon AD2044 Dual Mono Opto-CompressorDual Mono-Stereo, All-discrete Class A Optical Compressor
If you need compression but don't want that "compressed" sound, the Avalon AD2044 Dual Mono Compressor is an ideal choice! The AD2044 is dead quiet, absolutely transparent, and delivers full frequency response even during heavy squeezing. That's why you'll find the AD2044 in major recording studios worldwide!
Avalon AD2044 Dual... More Info...(1 review) (1 review)Sale Price: $2,970.00 List Price: $3,300.00
Drawmer 1968 MKII Tube Compressor MKII2-bus FET Compressor with Big and Bigger Switch
Having "bass" issues with your compressor? The Drawmer 1968 mk2 has a built-in BIG control (switchable HP filters) that keeps the compressor steady even during times of heavy bass and high compression. Variable tube output stages let you have complete control of this unit. The 1968 mk2 works as either two separate channels or in... More Info... Sale Price: $1,649.00 List Price: $1,825.00
Slate Pro Audio Dragon Dynamic Processor1-channel FET Compressor/Limiter with VU Meter
You can't fix what's not broken, but that doesn't mean you can't put your own spin on it! Slate Pro Audio's Dragon does exactly that, taking the classic FET compressor circuit from the '60s and '70s, and enhancing it up to mastering-grade specs. So, how does Slate Pro Audio push the FET compressor standard with the Dragon? It all... More Info...(7 reviews) (7 reviews)Sale Price: $1,899.99
Empirical Labs EL8-S Distressor Stereo Pair Distressor Stereo PairDual Mono / Stereo Pair Analog Compressor with Harmonic Distortion
The Empirical Labs "Distressor" is an analog compressor similar to the ELI8M Single Channel Distressor, but in a stereo/dual mono channel package. Users can add 2nd or 3rd order harmonic distortion to the signal to emulate tape saturation of the classic tube compressors from the 60's and 70's. Other features include classic knee... More Info... Sale Price: $2,700.00 List Price: $3,000.00
Manley ELOP Special Offer: 24 Months Interest Free Financing! Electro-Optical Leveling LimiterElectro-optical Limiter, Dual-channel, with Stereo Link and All-tube Audio Path
The Manley ELOP electro-optical limiter is designed to make your life easy - in signature Manley-quality fashion. Employing a similar principle as the older Teletronix and Urei LA-2A, LA-3, and LA-4 units, the Manley ELOP shines a Light Emitting Dioide onto a Light Dependent Resistor, but features modern VACTROL technology, so you... More Info... Sale Price: $2,970.00 List Price: $3,300.00
Chandler Limited Germanium Compressor Germanium CompressorFET Compressor with Germanium Amp, Wet/Dry Mix Control, Feedback Control, Comp Curve and Link, Sidechain, Ratio and Attack/Release Controls, and Hardwire Bypass
The Chandler Limited Germanium Compressor brings premium compression to the Germanium series. Loaded with an incredible amount of highly useful and dynamic features (not just a batch of knobs and buttons), the Germanium Compressor includes an adjustable Wet/Dry mix control, Comp Curve, which gives different types of "character" to... More Info...(1 review) (1 review)Sale Price: $1,589.00 List Price: $1,765.00
Waves PuigChild Puig Hardware Compressor2-channel Compressor Modeled After Jack Joseph Puig's Fairchild 670, with Dual-mono, Linked, and Lateral/Vertical Modes, and Analog and Digital I/O
Put the sound and vibe of one of the most coveted hardware compressors in musical history, with the Waves PuigChild hardware compressor. The PuigChild was modeled after a rare vintage Fairchild 670 compressor from the collection of Jack Joseph Puig, Grammy award winning producer and engineer. Less than 100 Fairchild 670s were ever... More Info... Sale Price: $2,760.00 List Price: $3,680.00
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