Thick, rich gluey. Outstanding on guitars, snares, bass, etc. A very desirable compressor with its own unique sound.
- Threshold from -20 to +16 dB.
- Decay times of 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 ms.
- Compression ratios of 1:1 / 2:1 / 3:1 / 5:1 / and Limiting
HistoryPYE started out as a technical instruments manufacturer in Cambridge, England, and eventually got into making television receivers and cameras for broadcast. After developing the earliest British transistors in the 50s, they developed one of the first Class A solid-state compressor/limiters in the 1960s. Their PYE Limiter was an essential part of the 'British sound' of the classic rock era.
The PYE compressor saw extensive use at London's famed Olympic Studios during the golden era of rock recording in the late 60s, when the Rolling Stones (Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed) and Led Zeppelin (debut album) were among the many artists recording there. Eddie Kramer had a stint at Olympic, and made regular use of the PYE comp on the classic early recordings of Jimi Hendrix.