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IGS Audio S-Type 500 Series VU Compressor

Low power consumption, stereo buss compressor with large, analog VU meter, wet/dry mixer, and external/internal side-chain control
MFR# S-Type 500 VU

Product Description

The IGS Audio S-Type 500 VU Compressor is best known for its ability to replicate the buss compressor of the legendary British large format console. The heart of the compressor is the THAT integrated circuit instead of the now unavailable DBX. The analog path is balanced with ultra-fast op-amps. This is the source of the completely transparent sound. A minimal level of noise allows the device to be used in any musical setting. IGS have added Sidechain HPF, which allows the user to select the lowest frequencies to pass the unit uncompressed, enabling your mixes to breathe and avoid pumping.

Sidechain functionality

IGS S-TYPE 500 is a stereo compressor, featuring a large GR meter and four fast, modern op-amps on inputs and outputs, providing the perfect balance of this stereo circuit. Two channels of the unit are being summed together and used to control both VCA stages. This allows you to use the S-TYPE 500 as an external side-chain compressor, where the signal goes through EXSC input. Last but not least, the MIX knob allows for parallel compression, so you can crush the living hell out of your tracks, and blend them with the dry signal for that NY drum sound. Overall, the S-Type is a very creative device.

Your stereo buss deserves better

IGS S-Type gives you the sound of compression from your favorite records, it's the magic glue for your mixes. It’s really hard to make it sound bad - from a gentle hug to an aggressive crush and anywhere in between.

Specifications:

  • VCA Compressor
  • Sidechain HPF: Ext, Off, 60, 90, 120, Hi-Pass
  • WET/DRY Mixer
  • Input Impedance (balanced): 10 kOhm
  • Output Impedance (balanced): 600 Ohms
  • Operating level: +4 dBu
  • Max input level: +20 dBu
  • Max output level: +21 dBu
  • Noise level: -102 dBA
  • Max gain: 20 dB
  • Max gain reduction: 20 dB
  • Attack: 0.1 - 30 ms
  • Ratio 2:1, 4:1, 10:1
  • Release: 0.1 - 2s + auto
  • Frequency response: 8 Hz - 20 kHz ±0.1 dB
  • THD+N: 0.012% @ 0 dBu
  • Power consumption: 4.5 W

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
Tube or Solid StateSolid State
Chassis500 Series
Module Slot Count2 Slots

Product Reviews

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Awesome Mix Bus compressor. This has some mojo and control the dynamics very well. My myxes are compacted, glued, fatter and fuller, and the snap and punch are there.. I like it better than any plugin with SSL behavior

By Carlos D on July 29, 2019

Lovin it.

By Cholo H on June 3, 2019

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