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  1. Shadow Hills Dual Vandergraph

    MFR#: Dual Vandergraph Best Seller
    Fully discrete 500 Series stereo compressor
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    $2,425.00

    $2,085.00
  2. Spectra Sonics Model V610 Complimiter

    MFR#: V610-COMP Best Seller
    Compressor and peak limiter with high resolution detented controls, lower distortion, noise, and a +24dBu output
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    $2,495.00

    $2,245.50 (You Save 10%, ends 12/04)

  3. Universal Audio 2-1176 Compressor/Limiter #2022 (Used)

    Dual-mono/stereo compressor/limiter
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    $2,195.00
  4. BAE 10DC pair with PSU #0052/0162 (Used)

    Mono pair Class A discrete compressor/limiter w/ PSU
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    $2,395.00
  5. Acme Audio Opticom XLA-3 MKII

    MFR#: XLA-3 MKII
    All-tube optical audio limiter inspired by the classic Teletronix LA-2A
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    $2,750.00

    $2,475.00 (You Save 10%, ends 12/04)

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  6. Acme Audio Opticom XLA-3 MKII (Demo Deal)

    MFR#: XLA-3 MKII
    All-tube optical audio limiter inspired by the classic Teletronix LA-2A
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    $2,750.00

    $2,227.50 (You Save 19%)

  7. Neve 2264A CV (Demo Deal)

    MFR#: PL32264A-CV
    Vertical mono limiter/compressor module
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    $2,995.00

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  8. Maag Audio Magnum-K Compressor - 1 Channel

    MFR#: MAGNUM-K
    Single channel compressor built to complement the audio engineer’s craft in a very big and impactful way - two compressor sections, parallel EQ, and soft limit
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    $2,895.00

    $2,395.00
  9. Locomotive Audio 14B Compressor

    MFR#: 14B
    Single channel, classic, analog tube compression in a 19-inch rackmount
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    $2,395.00
  10. Q2 Audio Compex F760X-RS

    MFR#: F760X-RS
    Re-issue of the classic stereo compressor/limiter/expander/gate
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    $2,750.00

    $2,475.00 (You Save 10%, ends 12/04)

  11. Vintech 609CA w/psu #VA1022710-172 (Used)

    Dual Compressor/Limiter w/psu
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    $2,095.00
  12. Pendulum PL-2 Analog Peak Limiter

    MFR#: PL-2
    Two-channel JFET/MOSFET peak limiter
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    $2,600.00

    $2,450.00
  13. Smart Research C1 Compressor

    MFR#: C1 Compressor
    Stereo or dual-mono compressor
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    $2,500.00

    $2,345.00
  14. Smart Research C2M Compressor - Stereo Only

    MFR#: C2M Compressor - Stereo Only
    C2M stereo compressor with ability to expand using C2R slave units
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    $2,450.00

    $2,400.00
  15. Dramastic Audio Obsidian 500

    MFR#: Obsidian 500 Stereo Compressor
    Stereo bus compressor for the API 500 format
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    $3,495.00

    $2,495.00
  16. TK Audio BC2-ME

    MFR#: BC2-ME
    Mastering Compressor
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    $2,339.00

    $2,199.00
  17. Looptrotter Audio Monster Compressor

    MFR#: Monster Compressor
    3 original independent units built into one piece
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    $2,408.68
  18. Empirical Labs EL7 Fatso

    MFR#: EL7-X FATSO
    Full Analog Tape Simulator and Optimizer
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    $2,500.00

    $2,199.00
  19. Manley ELOP+

    MFR#: MELPP
    Stereo electro-optical all-tube limiter with stereo link
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    $2,500.00

    $2,250.00

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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.