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  1. API 2500

    MFR#: 2500 Best Seller
    Discrete stereo bus compressor
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    $3,295.00

    $3,130.25
  2. Retro Instruments 176

    MFR#: 176 Best Seller
    An outstanding tube-limiting amplifier for drums, bass, synth lines and thicker vocals
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    $3,975.00

    $3,253.00
  3. Rupert Neve Designs Portico II Master Buss Processor

    MFR#: Portico II Master Buss Processor Best Seller
    Stereo bus compressor that redefines the boundaries and limitations of traditional two-channel dynamic control
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    $4,495.00

    $3,995.00
  4. Tube-Tech CL 1B

    MFR#: CL1B Best Seller
    Mono opto tube compressor
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    $3,500.00

    $3,250.00
  5. Universal Audio LA-2A

    MFR#: LA2A Best Seller
    True to the original design, the famed tube-amplified T4 electro-optical classic compressor
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    $4,299.00

    $3,499.00
  6. 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
  7. Prism Maselec MLA-2 Mastering Compressor #MLA2-5-432 (Used)

    Dual-mono/stereo compressor
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    $3,495.00
  8. Neve 2264x Compressor/Limiter Single #VKA0020 (Used)

    Mono compressor/limiter module
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    $3,995.00
  9. Manley Variable Mu Limiter Compressor #MSLC82561 (Used)

    Stereo tube compressor/limiter with High Pass Filter Option
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    $3,250.00
  10. Airfield Audio Liminator 2

    MFR#: Liminator 2
    Analog stereo compressor
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    $3,495.00
  11. Gyraf Audio Gyratec X

    MFR#: G10
    Stereo vari-mu tube compressor
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    $3,000.00
  12. InnerTUBE Audio Atomic Squeeze Box

    MFR#: Atomic Squeeze Box
    Single-channel compressor/limiter
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    $4,550.00

    $3,500.00
  13. Manley Stereo Variable Mu Limiter/Compressor

    MFR#: MSLCHP
    Tube compressor/limiter with high-pass filter option
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    $4,400.00

    $3,960.00
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  14. Maselec MPL-2

    MFR#: MPL-2
    Single-channel peak and high-frequency limiter
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    $3,140.00
  15. Pendulum ES-8

    MFR#: ES-8
    Two-channel remote cutoff tube limiter
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    $4,000.00

    $3,500.00
  16. Summit Audio DCL-200

    MFR#: DCL-200
    Two-channel tube/solid state hybrid compressor/limiter
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    $3,299.99

    $3,113.50
  17. Tube-Tech CL 2A

    MFR#: CL2A
    Dual-channel tube compressor
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    $4,000.00

    $3,699.00
  18. Weiss Upgrade from DS1 to DS1-MK3

    MFR#: UP-M
    Upgrade from DS1 to DS1-MK2
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    $4,280.00

    $3,965.00
  19. 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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    $4,285.00

    $3,935.00
  20. Millennia TCL-2

    MFR#: TCL-2
    Stereo compressor/limiter with tube and solid-state signal paths
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    $3,590.00

    $3,230.99
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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.