Compressors

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  • ACME Audio Opticom XLA-500
    XLA500

    Acme Audio Mfg. Co. is proud to introduce the OPTICOM XLA-500. Taking inspiration from the acclaimed XLA-3, Acme Audio has painstakingly squeezed the XLA-3's topology into a convenient double-slot 500 series module. 

    $975.00
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  • Acme Opticom XLA-3 MKII
    XLA3MKIII

    The Acme Opticom XLA-3 MKII is an optical audio limiter built to exacting military-style specifications, designed to produce a full range of non-linear, dynamic audio effects.

    $3,368.13
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  • Alta Moda HIPPO
    HIPPO

    The Alta Moda Audio Hippo is a high-performance bus compressor designed for the 500-series compatible rack systems. The Hippo is based on a VCA topology made popular in highly successful recording consoles of the 1980's, but includes many modern features not found on typical bus compressors.

    $1,365.00
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  • Alta Moda UNICOMP
    UNICOMP

    The Alta Moda Unicomp audio compressor combines the best features of both modern and classic audio compressors into a single, dual-mono unit.  At its heart is a unique gain cell/sidechain combination which gives the Unicomp its own distinctive sonic character.  The Unicomp’s comprehensive set of sidechain features gives it true versatility and accuracy...

    $3,999.00
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  • Aurora Audio GTC2
    GTC2

    What makes the Aurora audio GTC2 unique is that it features two separate and selectable compression circuits. The GTC2 features a FET circuit, a classic Opto circuit, and the ability to combine both in something we call “COMB” mode. The FET circuit is the slightly more aggressive of the two, but still incredibly musical. It has a harder knee that makes it...

    $3,195.00
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  • Bettermaker C502V
    C502V

    Bettermaker will reveal a new product at the New York AES show: the C502V a two channel 3 in 1 analog 500 Series Compressor, The C502V which is a VCA type compressor with some unique features like M/S mode, Side-chain through USB, Undo fonction, selectable High-pass filters ...etc. All the modules parameters are can be controlled by the DAW (like all the...

    $1,175.89
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  • Bettermaker Mastering Limiter
    MASTERLIMIT

    The Bettermaker Mastering Limiter is an analog stereo VCA Limiter for studio and broadcast featuring full analog signal path. The audio processing in the Mastering Limiter isn’t done by any digital hardware nor software, it is a DSP unit. Only the control of the parameters and on-board measuring tools are digital.   The Mastering Limiter offers two soft...

    $2,659.05
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  • Buzz Audio DBC-20
    DBC20

    The Buzz Audio DBC-20 is a new take on a vintage technique utilizing a gain reduction element of silicon diodes in a balanced bridge arrangement. The diode bridge is coupled via a "radio steel" laminated transformer of our own design. This element produces a desirable compression character that can best be described as tight, colourful and rich with...

    $1,440.00
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  • Buzz Audio DBC-M
    DBCM

    Buzz Audio DBC-M mastering diode bridge compressor. Add some real vibe to your mastering project with this take on the vintage diode bridge compressor technique.

    $2,670.87
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  • Buzz Audio Essence
    ESSENCE

    The Buzz Audio Essence is a 500 Series version of the flagship SOC-1.1 opto compressor with a similar compression characteristic. The signal path uses Lundahl input and output transformers and our True Class A discrete amplifiers. This compressor is the only compressor on the market to offer a side chain insert point in the 500 Series format. In addition,...

    $1,016.35
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  • Buzz Audio SOC 1.1
    SOC11

    The use of Light Dependent Resistors (LDR) as the control element of an audio compressor was pioneered in the 1960's and we are all aware of the value placed on those famous vintage "LA" units. The Buzz Audio SOC-1.1 was designed not to copy, but to take that signature and improve on it by offering the user more control. With 4 ratio settings, 3 attack...

    $2,611.78
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  • Buzz Audio SOC 20
    SOC20

    The Buzz Audio SOC-20 is a design extension of our original SOC-1.1 optical compressor featuring the same Differential Drive Side Chain design but a discrete Class A signal path, complete with Lundhal output transformers. Inspired by ideas from our users, we have incorporated a mid-side (or sum and difference) encoder and decoder. How this works is when...

    $2,611.78
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  • Dramastic Audio Obsidia Stereo Comp
    OBSSC

    Through the use of several proprietary methods the Dramastic Audio Obsidian Stereo compressor performs a range of tasks unheard of from the average SSL or SSL-esque unit.  The fist difference the user will notice is that the unit suffers no ‘shrinkage’ to the audio sound field.  The highs stay brilliant and clear and the bottom will continue to thunder...

    $3,095.00
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  • Dramastic Audio Obsidian 500
    OBS500

    Dramastic Audio Obsidian 500 is derived from the 19" rack mount series Obisdian Stereo Compressor, but adds more flexibility with selectable high-pass filters. This 500 series version is also provided with a soft additional ratio of 1.5: 1. This module can also be completed with the Obisdian Dual Mono Expansion  offering all dual mono features like...

    $2,575.00
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  • Dramastic Audio Obsidian 500 Expansion
    OBS500X

    Obsidian 500 Dual Mono Expansion from Dramastic Audio adds Dual Mono Functionality to the Obsidian 500.

    $2,380.00
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  • Empirical Labs Distressor EL8
    EL8

    The Empirical Labs Distressor is the product that started it all for Empirical Labs. Born of founder Dave Derr’s love of classic compressors like the 1176, LA-2A and Gain Brain (among others), the Distressor incorporates his favorite sonic characteristics of these, along with other unique and interesting features that have made it a staple for audio...

    $1,949.97
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  • Empirical Labs Distressor EL8-S
    EL8S

    The Dual mono version of the Empirical Labs Distressor EL8 the product that started it all for Empirical Labs. Born of founder Dave Derr’s love of classic compressors like the 1176, LA-2A and Gain Brain (among others), the Distressor incorporates his favorite sonic characteristics of these, along with other unique and interesting features that have made...

    $3,486.31
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  • Empirical Labs Distressor EL8X
    EL8X

    The Distressor is the product that started it all for Empirical Labs. Born of founder Dave Derr’s love of classic compressors like the 1176, LA-2A and Gain Brain (among others), the Distressor incorporates his favorite sonic characteristics of these, along with other unique and interesting features that have made it a staple for audio engineers all over...

    $1,859.37
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  • Empirical Labs Distressor EL8X-S
    EL8XS

    The Dual mono version of the Distressor EL8X the product that started it all for Empirical Labs. Born of founder Dave Derr’s love of classic compressors like the 1176, LA-2A and Gain Brain (among others), the Distressor incorporates his favorite sonic characteristics of these, along with other unique and interesting features that have made it a staple for...

    $3,535.55
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  • Empirical Labs Fatso EL7-X
    FATSO

    No longer the “Jr”, the new Empirical Labs FATSO introduces a new compressor ratio, as well as enhanced interface and display functions and overall reliability Empirical Labs is a full analog tape simulator and optimizer with classic knee compression. New features at a glance• A new ratio “Eleven”, which emulates a favorite classic compressor setting.•...

    $2,559.58
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  • Gem Audio Labs Compactor
    COMPACTOR

    Gem Audio Labs COMPACTOR is a two-channel, class-A compressor/limiter. Gain reduction is handled by a discrete VCA design based on Zener diodes and bipolar transistors. The Compactor outfits your studio with extremely high-quality, pure analog compression and limiting. Its name says it all.

    $1,997.24
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  • Gem Audio Labs Preceptor Model A
    PRECEPTORA

    Gem Audio Labs Preceptor Model-A ("A' for Aggressive) is a two-channel, class-A compressor/limiter. Gain reduction is handled by a discrete VCA design based on Zener diodes and bipolar transistors. There are 16 preciesly matched Zener diodes on board! The Gem Audio Labs Preceptor Model-A compressor/limiter looks right out of the early '70s. Its stepped...

    $2,954.50
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  • Gem Audio Labs Preceptor Model T
    PRECEPTORT

    Gem Audio Labs Preceptor Model-T (Transparent) is a two-channel, class-A compressor/limiter. Gain reduction is handled by a discrete VCA design based on Zener diodes and bipolar transistors. There are 16 precisely matched Zener diodes on board! The Gem Audio Labs Preceptor Model-T compressor/limiter looks right out of the early '70s. Its stepped knobs...

    $3,131.77
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  • Highland Dynamics BG2
    HDBG2

    Write less automation. Find more enjoyment. The Highland Dynamics BG2 is an all-tube, fully transformer-balanced “very-mu” compressor with automatic leveling capability, but there’s much more to it than mere leveling. The BG2 is a marriage of classic tube compressor topologies. Its front end is in the style of a British-modified modified Altec 436 while...

    $2,895.00
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  • IGS Audio Tubecore B-Stock
    IGSTC

    IGS Audio Tubecore 2U stereo Vari-Mu type mastering grade tube compressor. B-Stock unit. 

    $2,063.23
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