Workhorse VCA limiter. Stereo or dual mono.
Very usable and excellent sounding (is that possible?) gate. Frequency specific key input feature is very easy to use and the “key listen” function allows the gates to be used as steep hi and/or low pass filters. Good for getting that transistor radio voice.
This compressor is a bit squirrely, but good for adding color. De-esser is handy too.
These are combination fast peak limiters and RMS compressors in a single unit. Designed for use in radio broadcast as the last line of defense before the transmitter, these are excellent for squashing signals. The circuit is identical to the Urei BL40, which utilizes an LA3A optical circuit for the RMS compression and an 1176 FET circuit for the fast limiting. Best part is the controls are recessed for the real “set-it-and-forget-it” broadcast-style. Adjustments need to be made with a screwdriver. They even come equipped with a protective guard to prevent nosey engineers from tweaking with the settings. DON’T TOUCH!!!
Made in West Germany. Limited features but good "grabby" sound. Great on drum overheads.
Classic FET based compressor/limiter. 2x Rev. A and 1x Rev. D.
Heir to the Valley People/Kepex gate. Discrete VCA based gate/expander. Very fast transient response.