The Wes Audio DIONE implements famous bus compressor design made with best components available on the market. The unit is fully compatible with GCon protocol which allows complete parameters management over USB or through open specification 500 series frame – _TITAN. Besides it's vintage and transparent nature, the unit itself implements many modern features which brings extreme flexibility to shape your sound – like parallel compression or configurable harmonic distortion.
Famous bus compressor design with usage of best analog components,
Compatible with GCon – innovative High-speed USB/Ethernet protocol,
Digitally controlled and isolated analog circuit
Direct USB connection to control analog device with usage of VST2/VST3/AAX/AU plugins.
Hardware A/B settings switch,
Digital sidechain – side chain signal can be sent from the plugin itself (DAW) to the compressor,
3 touch sensitive encoders allow record automation of particular parameters (Threshold, Mix, Make Up) in DAW,
Accurate analog GR meter and its precise simulation implemented in the plug-in itself,
THD – harmonic distortion with two modes (Medium & High),
Mix knob which allows parallel compression,
Free software and firmware upgrades,
+24dBu of headroom
Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz (0.1dB)
THD+N (WET): 0.008% (1kHz,0dBu)
THD+N (DRY): 0.004% (1kHz,0dBu)
Input impedance: 10kohm
Output impedance: <100ohm
Max gain: 21dB
Attack: 0.1,0.3,1,3,10,30 (ms)
Release: 0.1,0.3,0.6,0.9,1.2,Auto (s)
SC Filter: 60,90,150,T1,T2
THD (MID switch): 1%
THD (HIGH switch): 4%
Note: This unit will not work with the Rupert Neve Designs R6 500 Series rack
THIS THING IS AMAZING. I worked on an AWS console for 5 years so I am very familiar with the G BUS style of compressor and this in my opinion blows it away. The sidechain / tilt options are so intuitive and musical, the THD breaths life and vibe into any thing you put it on, the mix knob is a godsend and the instant, total recall makes it second to none. As a modern mixer / producer I may have to open 3/4 tracks any given day for tweaks, additions etc. I waste ZERO time recalling. Just open and go! My only complaint is that I did not find out about WesAudio sooner. I will be adding one of their EQs to my mix bus sooner than later and will keep an eye out for any new 500 series offerings to come! I did have a slight issue with my first unit I received BUT it was promptly replaced with great customer care from the people at WesAudio and VK. Highly recommended. Game changer no doubt!!
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