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  1. Chandler Limited EMI TG Opto Compressor

    MFR#: TG Opto
    500 series mono dual space compressor
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    $1,195.00
    or $50/month for 24 months*
  2. Chandler Limited Little Devil Compressor (Demo Deal)

    500 Series all-discrete FET compressor
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    $1,145.00

    $916.00 (You Save 20%)

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  3. Chandler Limited EMI TG12345 MKIV EQ

    MFR#: TG12345 MKIV
    Handmade, fully discrete, mono, single space EQ module
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    $1,095.00
    or $46/month for 24 months*
  4. Chandler Limited EMI TG12345 MKIV EQ (Demo Deal)

    MFR#: TG12345 MKIV
    Handmade, fully discrete, mono, single space EQ module
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    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
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    $1,095.00

    $990.00 (You Save 9.6%)

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  5. Chandler Limited Little Devil Compressor

    MFR#: LITTLE DEVIL COMPRESSOR
    500 Series all-discrete FET compressor
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    $1,145.00
    or $48/month for 24 months*
  6. Chandler EMI TG12413 Zener Limiter

    MFR#: ZENER LIMITER (TG12413)
    The ultimate TG limiter issued in celebration of the 75th birthday of Abbey Road Studios - power supply not included
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    $4,960.00
    or $207/month for 24 months*
  7. Chandler Limited RS124 Compressor - Standard

    MFR#: RS124 COMPRESSOR
    Not one, but three historic Abbey Road RS124s compressors in a single complete unit - with new modern features for today's studio environment
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    $2,875.00
    or $120/month for 24 months*
  8. Chandler LTD2 Mono Compressor

    MFR#: LTD-2 COMPRESSOR
    Based on the Neve 2254 compressor
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    $1,695.00
    or $71/month for 24 months*
  9. Chandler TG1 Limiter/Compressor

    MFR#: TG1 Limiter/Compressor
    Chandler TG1 EMI inspired stereo compressor limiter - requires the Chandler PSU-1 power supply (not included)
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    $3,935.00
    or $164/month for 24 months*
  10. Chandler Germanium Compressor

    MFR#: Germanium Compressor
    FET compressor with germanium amp
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    $1,685.00
    or $71/month for 24 months*
  11. Chandler Germanium Compressor - Matched Pair

    MFR#: Germanium Compressor Matched Pair
    Matched pair of Chandler Germanium compressors
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    $3,590.00
    or $150/month for 24 months*
  12. Chandler LTD2 Mastering Pair

    MFR#: LTD2 Mastering Pair
    Matched pair of compressor/limiters based on Neve 2254 with even faster release times, 1dB stepped gain makeup
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    $3,590.00
    or $150/month for 24 months*
  13. Chandler LTD2 Mastering - Single

    MFR#: LTD-2 MASTERING VERSION
    Compressor/limiter based on Neve 2254 with even faster release times - 1dB stepped gain makeup
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    $1,795.00
    or $75/month for 24 months*
  14. Chandler Limited RS124 Compressor - Mastering

    MFR#: RS124 COMPRESSOR WITH STEPPED I/O SWITCHES
    Not one, but three historic Abbey Road RS124s compressors in a single complete unit - mastering version with stepped Input/Output modification
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    $3,125.00
    or $131/month for 24 months*
  15. Chandler Limited RS124 Compressor - Mastering, Matched Pair

    MFR#: RS124 COMPRESSOR MATCHED PAIR
    Not one, but three historic Abbey Road RS124s compressors in a single complete unit - matched pair of mastering version with stepped Input/Output modification
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    $6,450.00
    or $269/month for 24 months*

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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.