Our sales line is open Saturdays 12pm-5pm Eastern. Give us a call at 888.653.1184.

Slate Pro Audio Dragon Compressor/Limiter #0697 (Used)

Slate Pro Audio Dragon Compressor/Limiter #0697 (Used) 1
Slate Pro Audio Dragon Compressor/Limiter #0697 (Used) 1 Slate Pro Audio Dragon Compressor/Limiter #0697 (Used) 2 Slate Pro Audio Dragon Compressor/Limiter #0697 (Used) 3 Slate Pro Audio Dragon Compressor/Limiter #0697 (Used) 4
Mono compressor/limiter
Serviced to Order Call, chat or email for lead time. Feel confident in your purchase with VK's industry leading warranty on used and vintage items. "VK Certified" means that your gear has gone through our rigorous multi-point inspection, servicing, and quality control process to ensure that it looks and sounds as close to factory new as possible.
  • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.

    50% off shipping outside the US and to Hawaii and Alaska.
    Free Shipping (USA)
  • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
  • This pre-owned item has been rigorously tested and serviced by our tech shop and comes with a free 1-year warranty.Free 1-Year Warranty
  • Prior to shipment, this item will undergo our multi-point inspection, servicing and quality control process by our industry-leading tech shop.Free VK Premium Servicing
12-month 0% financing available with the Vintage King Credit Card. Learn more


At Vintage King, we make it easy to get what you want and pay for it however you like best. Take a look at our convenient payment, financing, and leasing options below. For questions or to learn more, just give us a call at 888.653.1184 or contact our Sales Team.


Apply today for the Vintage King Credit Card and take advantage of exclusive promotional financing offers. Now it's even easier than before to get the sound you've been dreaming of. Hurry, our limited-time offers won't last forever. Apply now!


Get 6-month, 0% interest when you spend $99 or more with PayPal Credit®, a convenient and secure payment method designed for purchasing on the web or over the phone. As a credit account, PayPal Credit® provides you with the flexibility to purchase without using your credit card. PayPal Credit® does not require a lengthy application process, offers "zero fraud liability" protection, and offers flexible repayment options. Learn more.


Buy what you want, and get on with your life. When you login and pay with Amazon, say goodbye to long checkout processes and missed mobile taps. (Please note that Amazon.com gift cards entered into your Amazon.com account cannot be used when making purchases with Amazon Payments on third-party websites.) Learn more.


Building your dream studio or looking to make a long-needed upgrade? We can create financing and lease options to fit nearly any budget. We have relationships with several reputable financing institutions that can keep your cash flow intact, while helping you get the gear you need right now. Equipment leasing lines are another option, giving you the chance to build up your inventory of income-producing equipment — after all, we believe that equipment should pay for itself. Whatever your unique needs, together, we can come up with a strategy that makes solid business sense for you. Contact our Sales Team to learn more.

contact an expert

  • 888.653.1184
  • Chat Offline
  • Email Us
The Slate Pro Audio Dragon is unlike any dynamic audio processor youve heard before. Simply put, the Dragon was created to be the most versatile compressor, limiter, and sound shaping tool that the pro audio industry has ever seen.

The Concept
The Dragon starts with a classic FET compressor circuit, reminiscent of vintage units from the 60s and 70s. But the Slate Pro Audio engineers enhanced the circuitry of the unit with a mastering grade signal path, Jensen input transformer, and a Class A output section based around a custom-made output transformer. The result is a compression quality that is so rich and warm, but is also capable of sharp and aggressive tones. But this is only the start of what the Dragon can do.

Add Some Character
The Dragon includes three character settings that change the way the unit sounds and responds. The first setting is BOOM. This setting adds sub bass harmonics in a unique way that when combined with some compression, can make basses sound massive and kick drums pound like youve never heard before. The second setting is BITE, which adds a gentle forward character that makes the source more defined and clear. BITE is superb on bass, snare, vocals, and guitars. Last, is SHEEN. This character setting adds an airy gloss to the source, reminiscent of classic opto tube compressors. This setting is absolutely stunning on vocals, acoustics, and overheads. Full mixes can gain new clarity and excitement from the sheen setting. All character settings can be used simultaneously!

Go Vintage
The Dragon's "Vintage" button enables circuitry that emulates a more vintage sound from a classic age of compression. The result is more harmonics, a bit of grit, and an overall more aggressive sound with tons of attitude that is amazing on electric guitars, bass, and a must-hear on drums.

The Dragon has a three setting saturation selector. This saturation can add warm and rich harmonics or even gritty distortion. On setting 1, it can add just the right of life to a dull vocal. On setting 2, it can add presence and warmth to a bass or make guitars sound like they are hitting tape. On setting 3, it can add some rich harmonics to a snare to bring out the sustain and make it come alive in the mix.

Wait, There's MORE
The Dragon includes a hi pass filter so you have the option to control the amount of low end that feeds the compressor detection. This is useful when stereo linking two DRAGONS together for transparent mixbuss compression, or for grouped drum compression where you dont want the drums to pump.

FET Your Mixbuss
Classic FET compressors have not been common mix buss choices due to their excessive color and aggressive nature. However, the Dragon includes a gentle 2:1 setting that sounds amazing on full mixes. With the character, vintage, and saturate options disabled, the signal path is quiet and clean with just the right amount of rich tone. Of course if you need more color or saturation on your buss, it's just a button or switch away. With settings 2:1, character SHEEN, Saturate 1, and slow attack and fast release, your mix will come alive in an incredible way.

Squash It
The Dragon is one of the finest drum compressors to ever hit the analog market, and is complete with the famous overcompression all buttons in mode called Squash. This setting is simply stunning on drum room mics, or any other source that you want to explode out of the mix. Due to its extremely hifi signal path, the Dragons Squash setting can create that larger then life effect without causing a harsh or brittle high end.

Mix It Up
Last and certainly not least, the Dragon includes a Mix knob to control the wet/dry ratio of the source. This amazing feature allows you to add some heavy compression, and then back it off gently until it creates the perfect balance for your mix. The Mix knob also allows you to parallel compress sources, such as drum busses, without having to mult or buss the drums to additional faders! Youll find the mix knob to be one of the most useful tools in modern analog compression. It works especially well with the saturation and squash features. Overcompressing a vocal and then mixing back the wet signal is the ultimate way to make a vocal pop without losing the subtle nuances.

The Dragons faceplate has a subtle black-gloss-on-satin-black design that placed the Dragon in the top ten of Gearslutz Best-Looking Gear poll.

  • 1176-style FET Gain Reduction Circuit
  • 1073 Class A Discrete Amplifier
  • 3 EQ -Emphasis Character Filters
  • Parallel Compression Mix Knob
  • Vintage and Normal Modes
  • Analog Tape-style Saturation Modes
  • High Pass Filter Side Chain
  • Ratios 2:1 to Squash
Technical Specifications

Additional Information

Condition Used / Vintage
Chassis 19-in Rackmount
Rack Spaces 2u

Be the first to review this product

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

Q & A

Have some questions about this item?

When it comes to getting the best gear, your tastes are probably pretty particular. Vintage King can help answer any and every question to help you make the right decisions for your sound. Fill out the form below and we'll be in contact with you shortly.

Free Shipping in the USA and 50% Off International Shipping! See terms.

* Required Fields