PreSonus ACP-88Item ID: ACP88
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Eight compressors and eight gates in one!Looking for the perfect dynamics processor for live sound applications like concerts or church PA? Then check out the ACP-88! The ACP-88 is simply loaded with the stuff you need to get the job done right!
Take a look - you get eight separate compressors (hard or soft knee) with full control of threshold, ratio (1:1 -20:1), attack, release, and gain. You also get eight gates with threshold, attack and release controls, your choice of balanced or unbalanced I/O, a sidechain jack on every channel for spectral compression and a separate jack for gate key processing. Improvements over the original ACP-8 include increased dynamic range, better gates, brighter LEDs for low light conditions, and a built-in power supply!
A unique linking function makes it possible for any channel to be linked to the previous! This comprehensive bus can link two to eight channels together in any order as well to create various link groups.
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Christopher , Sasvannah, GA
Reviewsbased on 7 reviews
Exactly what I need it to do.
by Corey Allan Hawkins from Port Moody, BC CanadaI can understand why people might want this for a live recording situation. 8 Channels is always awesome. But I have to say that in the studio I think it's great.
December 16, 2011
Music Background: Musician, Recording Engineer.
I appreciate that thi... read more [+]s unit doesn't colour the sound. What you hear is what you get. And it does the job very well.
On some compressors I often notice that you wish that there could be a "click" in between two settings that the factory has pre-chosen, but in this case I have all the room I need to get the compression or limiting/gate that I want/need.
If you're looking for that "warm" sound like an Avalon or UA this isn't for you. It's clear, precise and definitely does the job.
I should note that it can be noisy if you've got the gain cranked on it. I find that if you let your preamp do the work and use the compressors gain minimally, you shouldn't have any noise problems. If you don't, you can run into noise issues for sure, but I've yet to have an issue so... close [-]
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by ELIJAHB03 from email@example.comI USE IT MAINLY FOR LIVE SOUND, WE HAVE NINE BACK GROUND SINGERS WHO MOST HAVE POWERFUL VOICES. AFTER A FEW TIMES OF ADJUSTING THE COMPRESSION/LIMITER SETTING USING IT IS A BREEZE AND MAKES MIXING SO ... read more [+]MUCH EASIER. ALSO I USE IT IN RECORDING. VERY VERY QUIET OPERATION. close [-]
January 31, 2008
Music Background: Pro Live Sound Engineer
Perfect for Live Sound
by Nate from Plymouth, INThis is an excellent unit for live sound in a church. We have three of these units and absolutely love them. The unit is compact (8 channels in only 2U) which makes it perfect for use in limited spa... read more [+]ce, but its small size doesn't mean there's any loss of capability. In fact, this is one of the most capable compressors/gate/limiters I've worked with. I highly recommend this unit to anyone working with live sound who wants to clean up their sound. close [-]
August 21, 2012
Music Background: Church sound engineer
Correction re: original ACP-8
by GizmoDan from Portland, ORThe original ACP-8 had an internal power supply. It was a great unit, and the ACP-88 is a bit better.
October 14, 2007
Music Background: Church Sound
Flexible us for both live and recording
by Ted from Kalamazoo, MII've owned one of these for a few years and used it with great success in my live mixing duties with my company. This gives me a ton of options for compression/gates in only 2 rack spaces. I regular... read more [+]ly use it for drums mild compression and gating live, and always on bass. Typically that uses up the first 4 or 5 channels. I will also use in from time to time as a limiter for screamers, or across a vocal sub-group. My original unit ended up in my project studio, mostly limiter mode into my recorder. I decided to get a second unit for my live rack and use it every week at shows. If you are looking for something to add color or character, this is not your unit. If you are looking for a ton of flexibility, solid basic compression/limiting and gates, in a very compact space....this is your machine! I've paired it with a 31 band eq in my live rack for frequency dependent gating too, which is very cool for accurate gating. close [-]
October 13, 2011
Music Background: Songwriter, bass player/signer, professional audio support for live sound
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