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  1. IGS Audio Multicore Multiband Compressor

    MFR#: MULTICORE
    Multiband compressor - three bands of classic analog VCA compression provide an infinite field of possibilities to shape sound
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    $3,595.00
  2. IGS Audio Neox 500 Mic Preamp and Compressor

    MFR#: NEOX 500
    Microphone preamplifier and compressor combo fitted into a single 500-series module - work with any API 500 Series compatible rack
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    $645.00

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  3. IGS Audio S-Type 500 Compressor

    MFR#: S-TYPE 500
    VCA compressor - precise dynamic range controller intended for use in the most demanding professional audio applications
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    $775.00
  4. IGS Audio 576 Blue Stripe

    MFR#: 576 BLUE STRIPE
    True peak limiter with all transistor circuitry and superior performance on all types of material
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    $895.00
  5. IGS Audio One LA 500 Opto-Compressor

    MFR#: ONE LA 500
    The first high voltage vacuum tube 500 series module offered by IGS
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    $995.00
  6. IGS Audio 572 Red Stripe

    MFR#: 572 RED STRIPE
    Pure tube preamp in a 500-series module
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    $895.00
  7. IGS Audio Volfram Limiter Stereo FET Compressor

    MFR#: VOLFRAM
    Stereo FET compressor based off of the legendary 1176 Peak Limiter
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    $1,895.00
  8. IGS Audio Tubecore 3U Mastering Vari-Mu Compressor

    MFR#: TUBECORE
    Symmetric transformer balanced stereo mastering compressor
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    $3,195.00
  9. IGS Audio Alter 500 Monophonic FET Limiting Amplifier

    MFR#: ALTER 500
    Monophonic FET limiting amplifier equipped with a relay bypass - input is balanced with a modern, low-noise op amp and the output with a Carnhill transformer
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    $775.00
  10. IGS Audio One Leveling Amplifier Optical Compressor

    MFR#: ONE LEVELING AMPLIFIER
    Optical compressor, inspired by the legendary solution the 1960s - very easy to use and great sounding tool
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    $1,795.00
  11. IGS Audio Photon 500 Opto-Compressor

    MFR#: PHOTON 500
    Opto-compressor in 500 series format
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    $795.00
  12. IGS Audio Tubecore 500 Vari-Mu Compressor

    MFR#: TUBECORE 500
    Fully symmetric transformer balanced 500 series tube compressor
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    $1,095.00
  13. IGS Audio Bison 500 Parallel Mixer

    MFR#: BISON 500
    Turn your favorite dual mono compressor into a parallel, Mid/Side compressor
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Adding dynamic processing to your recording rig is a great way to control the extreme peaks of a performance, and also add attitude and excitement to a vocal, electric guitar, or drum performance.

Compressors are designed to control the dynamics of a performance, particularly vocals which typically have a wide dynamic range throughout a song. They can also be used in parallel to allow a blend between the natural and compressed signal, which can add life to guitars, vocals, or the entire mix. A compressor does more than just reduce signal. Often times, just running signal through an outboard compressor can add warmth and vibe to the recording, and no compression is necessary to achieve that sound. Compressors like the Fairchild 660 have multiple tubes, transformers, capacitors, and wire that signal run though. Every step of the circuit adds loads of analog warmth, and sometimes a great choice rather than boosting EQ. When looking into compressors, look at both Optical and Discrete options. Optical compressors such as the LA-2A have a fixed ratio, typically 3:1, and fixed attack and release times. You then have the option to adjust the threshold level to when you want the compressor to engage, and a make up gain to add back and signal that was lost with the compression. A discrete compressor has more control, allowing you to adjust the input and output independently, as well as the attack and release controls.

Some dynamic processors also provide the ability to gate a signal. With a gate, you can allow the main source to come through, then cut out all the extra bleed coming into the microphone. This is great on a full drum kit, where multiple microphones are used to capture the whole kit, but bleed from each drum is coming into every microphone. With the threshold control, you can allow just the transient of a snare drum to open the gate, then adjust the the release and range options to allow the full length of the sound to pass through.

With so many options available, it can be tricky to decide which dynamic processor will work best for you. Our Vintage King sales reps are highly trained with everything we carry, and can surely help find the right choice for you recording studio.