Click for more products.
No products were found.
×

Buzz Audio SOC 1.1

Buzz Audio SOC 1.1 The use of Light Dependent Resistors (LDR) as the control element of an audio compressor was pioneered in the 1960's and we are all aware of the value placed on those famous vintage "LA" units. The Buzz Audio SOC-1.1 was designed not to copy, but to take that signature and improve on it by offering the user more control. With 4 ratio settings, 3 attack options and 6 release times, the SOC-1.1 puts you in command of the dynamics rather than dealing with set parameters.

Read moreShow less
€1,930.00 (incl. VAT)

€1,608.33 tax excl.

Last items in stock
Condition
New
Reference:
SOC11
Love1
Add to compare0
Add to wishlist
Description

The design of the SOC-1.1 back in 1993 lead to the development of our Differential Drive Side Chain circuit which is unique to Buzz Audio and is used in all our optical compressors. This circuit processes the negative and positive portions of the audio wave from separately (attack and release parameters) and along with the "soft knee" characteristic creates a very smooth coherent compression action. The SOC-1.1 is perfect for recording vocals, acoustic instruments and is really cool on bass guitar. On the mix buss the SOC will provide instant glue and will never dig holes in your tracks.

One of the short comings of the LDR is it can be sluggish to respond to changes in light and therefore the response time of an optical compressor can be quite slow. However, our side chain design incorporates a clever little circuit to speed up the attack time to less than 1mS in fast mode and the use of small LDR elements results in a much faster release when required. All this makes the SOC-1.1 a lot more versatile (and cheaper!) than vintage compressors with fixed attack and slow release timings.

Controls
• Drive - turning it clock wise increases compression, which is way more sensible than counter clock wise!
• Output dB - variable pot that adds up to 15dB gain at the output to correct for lost level.
• Attack - toggle switch with FAST (1mS) or SLOW (50mS) selection and an  excellent AUTO mode.
• Ratio - rotary switch with 4 settings for depth of compression, 2:1, 5:1, 10:1, 20:1.
• Release - rotary switch selects recovery time of 100mS, 200mS, 400mS, 800mS, 1600mS and a superb AUTO mode.
• Meter - monitor input or output level or amount of compression on the VU meter.
• Bypass - hard wire unit bypass to compare compressed and uncompressed signals.

There is also a handy power On/Off switch and a channel A/B Link switch which soft links the sidechain circuit which is useful when the SOC-1.1 is used on stereo mixes.

Specifications
• Max Input/Output Level: +23.5dBu (measured with 2k ohm load and 0dB output gain makeup)
• Frequency Response: 4Hz to 250kHz (-3dB points with no gain reduction)|
• Slew Rate 20V/uS
• Harmonic Distortion: less than 0.008% (measured 100Hz to 10kHz with no gain reduction)
• Harmonic Distortion: less than 0.03% (measured 100Hz to 10kHz with 20dB gain reduction, Atk-AUTO, Rel-16)
• Residual Output Noise: typically -90dBu, -100dBu A wtg (0dB output gain makeup, 150R source impedance)
• Channel to Channel Crosstalk: below noise
• Standard Operating Level: +4dBu = 0 VU meter display
• Size: 2 Unit 19" rack mount, (482Wx88Hx250D)
• Power requirements: 230V/115V selectable on rear, IEC detachable power cable

Specifications are typical of a production unit and are subject to change without notice.
0dBu reference = 0.775 volts RMS.

Read moreShow less
Product Details
SOC11

Data sheet

Condition
New
Type
Optical Compressor
Application
Tracking, Mixing & Mastering
Channels
Dual Mono
Circuit
Solid State
Inout transformer(s)
None
Output transformer(s)
None
Format
19"
Chassis
2 U
Quantity
1
Reviews(1)
Overall rating
5
1 Review
Quality
(5)
Ease of use
(5)
Quality/price ratio
(5)
48 other products in the same category:
Compressors
WesAudio
€1,158.80 (incl. VAT) €1,258.80
Available immediately
Limited special offer

WesAudio DIONE Analog BUS Compressor with Digital Recall
Legendary sound of Stereo Bus compressor has been true companion on countless recordings since 40 years. Often recognized as “mixbus glue”, this particular compression sound have become industry standard. We present _DIONE – fully analog, legendary VCA compressor with digital recall.

Compressors
WesAudio
€2,900.00 (incl. VAT) €3,117.60
Last items in stock
Limited special offer

WesAudio ng76 Sterei Pair Two 100% analog FET compressors with digital controls
ng76 is a 100% analog processing unit with 24dBu of headroom. Regardless of its full digital control, the analog signal path provides lightning speed compression sound we all know from countless records.

Also available in mono version.

Compressors
Smart Research
€2,034.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 6 days

The Smart Research C2 compressor houses two independant mono compressors, or in STEREO mode, the left-hand controls operate both audio channels, with the right-hand controls not used, giving true Stereo operation. The C2M version has one set of controls and two audio channels for Stereo use, whilst the C2R is a dual channel remote expander for building up to 8 channel systems controlled from one C2M or C2.

The characteristic sound of this unit arises mostly from the fast response at the onset of compression, which when delayed to occur around the mid range attack settings (after 0.3 to 3 milliseconds) results in a window through which transients can still pass. When used accross a mix, or with any dynamic programme, this has the effect of adding 'punch', as the sidechain 'breathes' around these transients, while still controlling overall levels. CRUSH mode has been developed as an extension of this 'musicality', adding to and accentuating the factors involved in producing the character of the unit. CRUSH may sound surprising to those interested in more gentle applications, being capable of exaggerated compression effects, but in conjunction with the fast limit settings also introduced with this unit, it allows the C2 to be used for a much wider range of applications than the C1.

H
€2,679.72 (incl. VAT)
Available in 10 days

H2 Audio H760 FET Compressor / Limiter
Undoubtedly one of the best-kept secrets in recording, the F760 designed by AD&R and licensed by Helios is one of the most classic FET comp/limiters ever made. Sold as modules fitted into classic Helios desks and most famously heard on Led Zeppelin’s ‘When The Levee Breaks’ drum recording. A very easy-to-use unit with fixed threshold and 5 pre-selected ratios, selectable attack and release times and separate Limiter threshold. The H760 will allow the user quick adjustment of dynamic control of any audio program and maintain the classic sound of a British FET compressor/limiter.

Compressors
WesAudio
€982.00 (incl. VAT) €1,057.00
Available immediately
Limited special offer

WesAudio MIMAS 1176 Style Analog Compressor with Digital Recall
NEW IMPLEMENTATION OF A LEGEND
Since year 1968 this style of compression dominated hundreds of recordings and to this day it is most commonly used signal processor in the industry. Lightning-fast attack and release times became main companions of audio engineers. WesAudio proudly presents _MIMAS – ng500 series implementation of legendary FET compressor. This time along with classic analog sound You will receive most demanded feature in audio industry – DIGITAL RECALL.

Compressors
Chandler Limited
€2,020.00 (incl. VAT)
Last items in stock

Chandler Limited Germanium Compressor GCOMP - One Channel Germanium Compressor
The GERM Comp uses the same all class A amp found in the GERM Pre and Tone Control and is transformer balanced in and out. The Compression circuit uses a FET gain reduction element but with the tricks and flexibilty of all the GERM units. Some of the most notable additions include a WET/DRY mix (for "submixing" tracks within the comp), COMP CURVE (which selects the knee using various diode combinations), CLEAN/DIRTY COMP, and SIDECHAIN FILTER. Many of the GERM Comp parameters have been purposely set by studio use and listening, not by over analyzing them with test gear. The result is a musical powerhouse for ready for tracking, mixing, and mastering.

Compressors
Shadow Hills Industries
€3,133.81 (incl. VAT)
Availability : In stock

The Shadow Hills Dual Vandergraph is a direct descendant of the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor and maintains its reputation of unquestionable quality and exceptional performance - in a 500 Series format. It’s inner workings are developed from the discrete gain cells of the Mastering Compressor which are combined with the Optograph’s extremely flexible Sidechain Filter matrix. This combination provides great possibilities for new recording techniques and the dynamic control.

Compressors
Dramastic Audio
€2,971.24 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 3 weeks

Obsidian 500 Dual Mono Expansion from Dramastic Audio adds Dual Mono Functionality to the Obsidian 500.

Adds the followings to the Obiodian 500:
• Duplicate Set of Precison Stepped Controls for Dual Mono Fonctionnality
• Independent Metering of Left & Right channels
• External Sidechain Input for Left & Right Channels
• Expansion Port for linking to the Obsidian 500

500 Series Compressors
Q2 Audio
€2,836.69 (incl. VAT)
Availability : In stock

Q2 Audio F765 stereo Pair is the compression and limiting sections of the famous "Compex Limiter"™ built into a single 500 Series slot. The audio path contains the same blue Phillips type capacitors and BC series transistors as the original Compex.

Formatted after the vertical "N-Unit" with slight layout changes for enhanced usability, the F765 lives up to the reputation it's big brother, the F760X-RS, has made over decades of being a "secret weapon" on countless records.

Compressors
Bettermaker
€2,299.00 (incl. VAT) €2,399.00
Last items in stock
Limited special offer

Bettermaker Bus Compressor offers 100% analog signal path, Dry/Wet mix, sidechain with HPF, with hardware insert and preview function,  adjustable THD saturation and more..

All this with high analog quality and recall with a speed of a native plugin.
• Advanced analog stereo VCA compressor with PEAK/RMS detection
• All parameters are digitally controlled via front panel and/or DAW (with dedicated plugin)
• Dry/Wet MIX control for parallel compression
• Sidechain high pass filter with hardware insert and preview function
• Adjustable THD for harmonically rich sound
• On-board measurement of PEAK/RMS levels
• 100% analog audio signal path
• Total recall and A/B comparison from your favourite DAW
• LED matrix display and six encoders with push-button action for ease of control
• USB connectivity with MAC/PC

Compressors
WesAudio
€3,358.80 (incl. VAT)
Disponible immédiatement

WesAudio ngBusComp TRUE QUAD VCA THAT 2181 - Legendary sound of Stereo Bus compressor has been true companion on countless recordings since 40 years. Often recognized as “mixbus glue”, this particular compression sound have become industry standard. Now, we improve this design creating whole new level of versitality with unbeliveble modern DAW integration – We present ngBusComp – fully analog, dual mono, stereo, mid-side compressor, with digital recall.

First and most important point – ngBusComp is 100% analog device with +27dBu of headroom. Regardless its digital control nature, fully analog signal path provides top VCA compression sound.

Four THAT 2181 VCA in signal chain, and one in side chain detector for each channel!

STEREO / DUAL MONO compression! ngBusComp detectors can be linked and unlinked anytime – what allows us true bus compression behavior, as dual mono compression when needed!

Relative channel linking! Channels can be linked/unlinked anytime! It is allowed to have different settings on both channels and still manage those in a relative way!
We can work on Mid-Side mix separately for each channel, but if we would like to change balance of whole track, it is enough to engage “parameter link” and both channels Make Up gain will be adjusted relatively keeping same amount of volume difference!

MID-SIDE operation mode ngBusComp supports mid-side opeartion, you can give your side channel diffferent compression settings then middle channel!

Mastering Processors
GC Audio
€6,960.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability: In stock

GC Audio revealed the Analog Riser - 5-stage processor for tracking, Mixing & Mastering
The GC Audio Analog Riser is a high-end dynamics and harmonics processor, which allows you to obtain sharp and unique dynamics and harmonics processing. It offers a unique sound signature for demanding engineers, right up to the mastering stage.

Several years of research and development have been necessary to create this analog processor so that it can be used in all areas of the audio business.

An uncompromising electronic design has been made to obtain an irreproachable sound quality.

The GC Audio Analog Riser will allow you to process sound with confidence and pleasure for recording, mixing and mastering.

Tube Compressors
Undertone Audio
€12,608.13 (incl. VAT)
Available immediately

Undertone Audio UnFairchild 670M II
The Fairchild circuit could be one of the most coveted and time tested compressors of all time. It has proven its extraordinary universal musicality for over 5 decades on countless genres of music. The beauty of its design is in its simplicity. The audio path, primarily consisting of only 2 transformers and 4 paralleled vari-mu tubes, can provide a gentle smoothing of levels or an explosive, energizing compression that will make any recording leap out of the speakers. The UTA UnFairchild is a painstaking recreation of the classic sound of this circuit.

Compressors
Chandler Limited
€6,390.00 (incl. VAT)
Avalability : 4 days

Chandler Limited Zener Limiter - TG 12413 Zener Limiter
The EMI TG12413 Zener Limiter is the ultimate TG Limiter issued in celebration of the 75th birthday of Abbey Road Studios. The Zener Limiter was conceived by Chandler Limited designer Wade Goeke and is based on the vintage EMI circuits used to record The Beatles and Pink Floyd. This newest EMI Limiter continues the tradition of EMI Limiters started in 1956 with the RS114 tube limiter, and continued with the RS168 Zener Limiter in 1966, part of the TG12345 console channel in 1968 and TG12413 in 1974. The newest version borrows from the RS168 Zener Limiter and TG12345 console strip to make a new fully featured and flexible unit for modern use. It is interesting to note that the TG Limiter was originally designed to replace both the Fairchild 660 (Limit Mode) and the Altec 436 / RS124 (Comp 1 Mode)

The main reason for Zener Limiter reissue was to add features and flexibility to the powerful and vintage sounding TG limiter circuits. To that end Wade has added many new controls including switchable input impedance for hard of soft driving of the unit, 11 position attack, 21 position release, side chain filtering, and Comp1, Comp2, and Limit settings.

A simple Limiter from the rich past of EMI and Abbey Road has now come full circle into a modern powerhouse suitable for recording, mixing, and mastering. The rest is NEW Chandler Limited/EMI/Abbey Road history....

500 Series Compressors
Standard Audio
€863.34 (incl. VAT)
Avaialble immediately

The Standard Audio Stretch is a 500 Series, multi-band Compressor / Dynamics Processor unit based on noise reduction units from the 1970s and 1980s. Stretch emulates the sound of these classic units in their respective “encode” modes. However, the Stretch adds new features to employ this old trick in multitude of new ways.  

Rack Series Compressors
Smart Research
€2,034.00 (incl. VAT)
Last items in stock

Smart Research C1 Compressor is the original black front panel version of C2 compressor. (Two sets of controls and two audio channels, but no Sidechain inputs, or Crush facility). Popular in UK and US west coast studios.

A modded version with 2 high-pass filters and a Sidechain input, the C1t is also available.

Compressors
Dramastic Audio
€3,694.42 (incl. VAT)
Availability : In stock

Dramastic Audio Obsidian Stereo Comp TXIO
Through the use of several proprietary methods the Dramastic Audio Obsidian Stereo compressor performs a range of tasks unheard of from the average SSL or SSL-esque unit.  The fist difference the user will notice is that the unit suffers no ‘shrinkage’ to the audio sound field.  The highs stay brilliant and clear and the bottom will continue to thunder (especially with the unit’s internal High Pass Filter engaged on the unit’s detection circuit).

Compressors
Smart Research
€2,274.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 4 weeks

Smart Research C1t is the modified version of the venerable C1 you can find in most modern UK and West Coast recording studios. The C1t is upgraded with the following new features:

C1 Sidechain Modifications
These mods add a three position sidechain high pass filter switch to each channel, and a stereo, unbalanced external sidechain input connector on the rear panel. Using the switches to roll off low frequency signals feeding the sidechain can reduce compression slightly at low frequencies, but without effecting frequency response of the audio signal path. The external inputs can be used for various effects such as 'ducking' from a vocal or the overlap of 'a bass and a kick ... etc.

High Pass Filter switches
The upper toggle switch is for the left channel, and the lower switch for the right. The center position is off (no filter): up is 75Hz, or down is 150Hz high pass. The filters either work on the normal (internal) sidechain signal, or on an external signal if fed into the external jack input.

External Input
Added to rear panel. The stereo input connector is normalled to break the internal sidechain source when a jack is inserted.

Compressors
Bettermaker
€2,540.00 (incl. VAT) €2,690.00
Avaialble in 6 days
Limited special offer

Bettermaker Mastering Limiter 100% DAW controlled Analog Limiter
The sound of the limiter is of course based on the quality of its hardware design. But all the control and user interactions are performed in the digital domain. This allows us to incorporate options and possibilities not found in any standard analog limiter:
• Save and recall presets
• Instant reset of all parameters
• Rapid, precise and repeatable adjustments
• Precisely linked stereo operation with the ease of a single control
• DAW automation
• Comprehensive metering operations based on high quality A/D conversion and DSP

Compressors
Smart Research
€2,514.00 (incl. VAT)
Last items in stock

The Smart Research C2 The C2 compressor houses two independant mono compressors, or in STEREO mode, the left-hand controls operate both audio channels, with the right-hand controls not used, giving true Stereo operation. The C2M version has one set of controls and two audio channels for Stereo use, whilst the C2R is a dual channel remote expander for building up to 8 channel systems controlled from one C2M or C2.

The characteristic sound of this unit arises mostly from the fast response at the onset of compression, which when delayed to occur around the mid range attack settings (after 0.3 to 3 milliseconds) results in a window through which transients can still pass. When used accross a mix, or with any dynamic programme, this has the effect of adding 'punch', as the sidechain 'breathes' around these transients, while still controlling overall levels. CRUSH mode has been developed as an extension of this 'musicality', adding to and accentuating the factors involved in producing the character of the unit. CRUSH may sound surprising to those interested in more gentle applications, being capable of exaggerated compression effects, but in conjunction with the fast limit settings also introduced with this unit, it allows the C2 to be used for a much wider range of applications than the C1.

Also available with a parallel compression stage (Blend) check the Smart Research C2B

Compressors
Bettermaker
€3,099.00 (incl. VAT) €3,199.00
Available immediately
Limited special offer

Bettermaker Mastering Compressor offers 100% analog signal path, high class VCA compression with, 3 different compression modes, sidechain with HPF, parametric and LPF section with hardware insert and preview function, Stereo/Dual mono/MS operation, adjustable THD saturation and more..

All this with mastering grade sound and recall with a speed of a native plugin.
• Advanced analog VCA compressor with PEAK or RMS detection and switchable forward/backward feed
• All parameters are digitally controlled via front panel and/or DAW (with dedicated plugin)
• Stereo, dual-mono and mid/side operation modes with with focus and sidechain preview function
• BM, SG and DX compression modes
• Adjustable 15 – 30 Hz high pass filter at the compressor input
• Dry/Wet MIX control for parallel compression
• HPF, LPF and fully configurable parametric filter in sidechain with option of hardware insert
• Adjustable drive (for odd/even clipper) and THD function for harmonically rich sound
• Range Setting – limit the maximum amount of gain reduction!
• On-board measurement of PEAK/RMS levels
• 100% analog audio signal path
• Total recall and A/B comparison
• Five inch capacitive touchscreen with backlight
• USB connectivity with MAC/PC

Compressors
Q2 Audio
€3,868.21 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 4 weeks

The ADR Compex F760X-RS by Q2 Audio reintroduces, at long last, the venerable and highly sought-after dynamics processor of yesteryear. The unique character and spirit of the Compex can be heard on many classic recordings (think of that huge, commanding drum sound on When the Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin, for instance). With painstaking attention to detail, Q2 Audio has masterfully reproduced the exact circuit design of the original Compex, with a handful of new features and updated components.

An excellent reissue of the ADR (Audio Design & Recording) F690 from the 70's, the machine that makes wonders on percussive sources (Drums, Percussion, Piano ...etc.) known for the sound of Led Zeppelin drums. This new version is identical to the original version, sounds the same but solves the recurring problems of the original machine, and offers a wider stereo image.

Compressors
Bettermaker
€3,800.00 (incl. VAT)
Avaialble immediately

Bettermaker Mastering Limiter 2.0
For over 7 years the Bettermaker Mastering Limiter has dominated the pro audio Mastering industry becoming an essential tool for Grammy winning Mix and Mastering engineers. It became a signature sound of Billboard hits as well as festival anthems being the last piece in the chain of the biggest artists in the world.

After countless hours of research in Bettermaker laboratories, it’s time for the next step. The modern legend has gotten even better, more powerful and more intuitive.

New mastering features, totally redesigned control screen and plugin, and presets from pro audio legends, the Limiter 2.0 is the ultimate tool to bring your music the final touch that it became famous for, but with extra kick.

Compressors
GC Audio
€1,150.00 (incl. VAT)
Avaialble in 4 days

GC Audio Riser compressor is a full signal chain processor offering 2 stages:
1 – Preamp stage of our RE-11 cartridge, compatible with Mic/Line levels
2 – Full VCA compressor from the brand's flagship, the Analog Riser

1) Preamp stage
Preamp Gain Step -6 dB to +68 dB

2) Compressor stage
• Threshold -30dB to +10dB
• Ratio 12 steps, 1.5 to 10
• Attack 0.5ms to 300ms
• Release 1.5ms to 1.5s
• Make up -20dB to +20dB
• Knee setting (Soft / Hard)
• Auto creator setting (automatic fast Attack and Release for transients)

500 Series Compressors
Q2 Audio
€1,418.34 (incl. VAT)
Avaialbility : In stock

Q2 Audio F765 500 Series Compressor / limiter
Manufactured by Q2 Audio in close collaboration with Audio & Design, the F765 is a remake of the classic F760-N module and has now been adapted to the 500 series modular rack system. It is authentic in every detail and reproduces the exact sonic qualities of the original product.

Using the original discrete analogue circuit design employing a feedback FET technique and maintaining the use of the same components that give this product such a distinctive sound, the new F765 compressor/limiter will add dynamic punch to your sound as well as controlling peak excursions.

Compressors
Dramastic Audio
€3,526.24 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 3 weeks

Dramastic Audio Obsidian 500 is derived from the 19" rack mount series Obisdian Stereo Compressor, but adds more flexibility with selectable high-pass filters. This 500 series version is also provided with a soft additional ratio of 1.5: 1. This module can also be completed with the Obisdian Dual Mono Expansion  offering all dual mono features like independent L/R channels metering, a side-chain input crucial for some applications and a a duplication of the front panel controls.

Compressors
Buzz Audio
€1,794.00 (incl. VAT)
Last items in stock

The Buzz Audio DBC-20 is a new take on a vintage technique utilizing a gain reduction element of silicon diodes in a balanced bridge arrangement. The diode bridge is coupled via a "radio steel" laminated transformer of our own design. This element produces a desirable compression character that can best be described as tight, colourful and rich with harmonics. In the style of compressors from the 60's, the DBC-20 incorporates a self-adjusting ratio whereby the compression ratio is progressively increased with deepening gain reduction. This feature allows for the control of very dynamic signals (such as vocals) in a seamless fashion. The DBC does sound very vintage but does not carry the vintage price tag!

The DBC-20 is available with a grey (silver) or black face plate.

Compressors
Chandler Limited
€1,470.00 (incl. VAT)
Avalability : 4 days

CHANDLER LIMITED TG Opto Compressor - 500 Series Optical Compressor
The Chandler Limited TG Opto compressor is a handmade, fully discrete, mono, dual space module, designed for the 500 Series format.

The TG Opto for 500 Series is a relative of the TG1 Opto, found in Chandler Limited’s TG Microphone Cassette, the TG1 Limiter and Zener Limiter, and traces its lineage to the historic EMI TG12413 limiters found on the TG12345 mixing and mastering consoles of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.

The TG Opto compressor control-set includes: selectable sharp and rounded knees, continuous input, output (makeup gain), attack, release, and true bypass.

Compressors
Smart Research
€2,814.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 14 days

Smart Research C2B offers an additional parallel compression stage to the standard C2, or a Blend function to the famous C2 VCA compressor by Alan Smart. The pot is located on the left of the front panel. The unit houses two independent mono compressors, in stereo mode, the left channel controls adjust the settings of both channels, so the right channel controls are no longer used, offering a real stereo operation. The C2M version has a set of controls and two audio channels for stereo use, while the C2R is a two-channel extension allows you to build a system with up to 8 channels controlled from a single C2 or C2M.

Compressors
WesAudio
€1,159.00 (incl. VAT) €1,259.00
Available immediately
Limited special offer

WesAudio DIONE STARLIGHT Black Face Limited Version
Legendary sound of Stereo Bus compressor has been true companion on countless recordings since 40 years. Often recognized as “mixbus glue”, this particular compression sound have become industry standard. We present _DIONE – fully analog, legendary VCA compressor with digital recall.

Compressors
WesAudio
€1,450.00 (incl. VAT) €1,558.80
Available immediately
Limited special offer

WesAudio NG76 Next generation FET compressor with digital recall and automation
FET compressors have been an essential tool in recording studios for over 50 years. Its distinctive sound and reliability have made it a go-to for producers and engineers around the world. The 76-style FET compressor has left its mark on countless hit records which has helped to establish its reputation as a reliable and versatile tool in the recording technology. We have improved this design, creating a whole new level of versatility with seamless DAW integration – We present ng76 – fully analog FET compressor with digital recall.

Also available in Stereo Pair.

Compressors
Chandler Limited
€4,890.00 (incl. VAT)
Last items in stock

Chandler Limited TG1 Limiter - Dual EMI Abbey Road Compressor/Limiter
The Chandler Limited TG1 is a recreation of the classic EMI TG12413 Limiter used in custom EMI and Abbey Road recording and mastering consoles from the late 60's. The TG Limiter was originally designed to be like the Fairchild 660/670 which was loved by many EMI engineers, including Geoff Emerick, but ended up with a very special sound all its own. These rare pieces were never commercially available and only EMI owned studios had access to them. Our version has been remade from the original design information and circuit board drawings as provided by Abbey Road and EMI to ensure extreme authenticity!

TG1 Updates & Modifications: Harmonic Distortion Function
Now standard on all Abbey Road Special Edition TG-1's, this option allows bypassing of the compressor/limiter threshold but leaves all circuits in the signal path, turning the unit into a powerful Harmonic Distortion generator capable of kicking out up to 2% Total Harmonic Distortion. That's more than 2 times the amount of analog tape! And all with 100% discrete transformer balanced circuits. Adjust the input for amount of THD and the output to match level. Try running Distortion on one channel and hard limiting on the other. The ultimate in retro! This option is placed on the front panel of the unit with a toggle switch for each channel.

Compressors
Shadow Hills Industries
€10,976.75 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 8 weeks

Shadow Hills Industries Mastering Compressor has been created so that you can get world-class dynamics control, with the sonic versatility to shape your sound via switchable output transformers. To start with, the Mastering Compressor sports stereo and dual-mono modes to fit any application, and separate Optical and Discrete compression sections for two-stage compression techniques. For your convenience, dual Hoyt meters provide signal status at a glance, and stepped attenuators make it easy to recall specific session settings. And once you've got your dynamics under control, choose from three different output transformers with their own individual sonic flavor. The Shadow Hills Industries Mastering Compressor gives you more flexibility than you thought possible with a dynamics controller.

Compressors
Purple Audio
€1,014.70 (incl. VAT)
Last items in stock

Purple Audio ACTION is a FET compressor reminiscent of the MC77, designed to work in standard 500 racks.

The Action by Purple Audio features a constant impedance 600 ohm input attenuator feeding the input transformer, just like the MC77 units. This makes the input more resistant to overload by hot signals. After the input transformer, the signal is attenuated by the same gain reduction FET as in the MC77. The attenuated signal is buffered by a class A KDJ3 Op-Amp, which feeds the output fader. Lastly, the class AB KDJ4 output Op-Amp drives the custom hexafilar nickel and steel output transformer. The total gain (with no attenuation) is 45dB, just like the MC77.

500 Series Compressors
Smart Research
€1,470.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : In stock

Smart Research C1LA is a stereo compressor/limiter, released to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the original C1 Stereo/Dual Mono unit, and the 50th anniversary of North American distributor, Sunset Sound. It is a versatile unit, housed in a two-module wide 500-series format, with three main modes of operation offering a range of possibilities. It can be used for all stereo or single channel signal applications: as a main mix bus compressor; for sub-mixes; or for tracking either mono or stereo sources.

For 25 years Smart Research compressors have been used across many mixes: with artists as diverse as the Rolling Stones to the Three Tenors. The C1LA shares this history by including the same electronics and settings as the original C1, but with several new features.

500 Series Compressors
ACME Audio
€1,059.55 (incl. VAT)
Available immediately

Acme Audio Mfg. Co. is proud to introduce the OPTICOM XLA-500. Taking inspiration from the acclaimed XLA-3, Acme Audio has painstakingly squeezed the XLA-3’s topology into a convenient two space 500 series module.  The XLA-500 is a tube optical audio limiter designed to produce a full range of non-linear, dynamic audio effects.

Compressors
Overstayer
€2,533.96 (incl. VAT)
Availability: Contact us before placing an order

We love FET compression! In fact, some say we’re slightly obsessed with it. They might be right.

The Overstayer Stereo Field Effect Model 3706 Limiter/Compressor is an evolution of our passion for FET compressors and classic analog recording chains. The Stereo Field Effect, or SFE, is a stereo unit with ganged controls that combines compression and limiting, with analog tone shaping and harmonics stages to evoke the tonality of a classic analog recording and mixing chain.

Compressors
Chandler Limited
€1,459.00 (incl. VAT)
Avaialbility : 4 days

Chandler Limited Little Devil Compressor - 500 Series Compressor Module
The Chandler Little Devil Compressor uses all discrete circuits that combine Chandler's best designs with the hottest designs from the past, transformer balanced everything, and the American hand made quality you expect from Chandler, the LITTLE DEVILS will take the lunchbox UP to the next level...

Compressors
Tree Audio
€1,160.46 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 10 days

Tree Audio Tree Comp VCA based limiter compressor
• VF600 discrete amp blocks
• Transformerless differential-balanced input
• Transformer-balanced output
• Wet/Dry Mix control
• LED Output VU meter -18db to +6dB
• Gain Makeup control +/- 16dB
• Threshold Control -40dB to +22dB
• Ratio Control 2:1 to 30:1 to infinity
• Attack Control 0.2 milliseconds to 20 milliseconds
• Release Control 0.1 seconds to 3 seconds
• LED Gain reduction meter -2dB to -20dB
• High Pass Filter – 250Hz sidechain filter
• Stereo Link – can be tied to an adjacent unit
• Bypass – relay engaged bypass

Compressors
Chandler Limited
€3,560.00 (incl. VAT)
Avaiilability : 4 days

Chandler Limited RS124 - EMI/Abbey Road Tube Compressor
The Chandler Limited RS124 Compressor is a recreation of one of the most coveted audio valve compressors of all time, the legendary EMI/Abbey Road RS124, reimagined for use in the modern studio environment.

The RS124, a “variable-mu” compressor circuit, was built for use at Abbey Road Studios, and was never commercially available until now.

Along with features traditionally found on the original counterparts, Input control, Output attenuation, ‘Recovery’ (release) control and the unique ‘HOLD’ setting, the Chandler Limited RS124 Compressor includes modern facilities such as adjustable attack, selectable output impedance, and a special twist, dubbed the ‘SuperFuse’.

The RS124 brings home the sound of a legend, reimagined for the modern era, today.

You may also like
Equalizers
Buzz Audio
€1,878.00 (incl. VAT)
Last items in stock

Buzz Audio ZODIAK - Dual channel tilt and filter equalizer
Equalize a different way with the Zodiak's four complimentary tone control sections creating a powerful new sound shaping tool.

The "Tilt-n-Filter" EQ idea was delivered to us by Zak Cohen, owner of the Woodshop Recording Studio, and it is based on a series of plug-ins Zak would routinely set up to equalize music tracks recorded direct into his DAW. The Zodiak reproduces this concept with the same series of eq elements - but in the analogue domain so it can used ahead of the DAW input. The main element of the design is the Baxandall style Tilt eq circuit (originally found on the Quad 44 hifi preamplifer from the 1970's). The concept of a tilt EQ is not new, but with the addition of a fully parametric midrange band and high and low cut filters, the Zodiak caters for a wide range of applications that would otherwise require multiple processors. What's more - the Zodiak is available with three signal path options to suit your taste and budget.

Preamplifiers
Buzz Audio
€2,712.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 6 weeks

BUZZ AUDIO MA-2.2B - Full Class A Microphone pre-amplifier
A truly magical sounding microphone preamplifier that proves "clean does not need to sound clinical", now revamped with an updated user interface.

Functions are now controlled with illuminated push button switches with "clickless" operation, no more thumps on the output.
The gain pot has been replaced with a calibrated 24 position Elma switch for accurate stereo matching between channels. Buzz Audio has added a useful 19 segment peak output level meter. But, the original audio and power supply design of the MA-2.2 has been retained.

Preamplifiers
Buzz Audio
€2,904.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 6 weeks

BUZZ AUDIO MA-2.2BTX - Full Class A Microphone pre-amplifier with Lundahl LL1517 output transformers
A truly magical sounding microphone preamplifier that proves "clean does not need to sound clinical", now revamped with an updated user interface.

Functions are now controlled with illuminated push button switches with "clickless" operation, no more thumps on the output.
The gain pot has been replaced with a calibrated 24 position Elma switch for accurate stereo matching between channels. Buzz Audio has added a useful 19 segment peak output level meter. But, the original audio and power supply design of the MA-2.2 has been retained.

The MA-2.2BTX is supplied with high spec Lundahl LL1517 output transformers. When the transformers are fitted, the direct unbalanced output is still available on the rear panel via a 1/4" jack socket. When fitted, the transformer add a bit more warmth to the sound. (We can also offer the Lundahl amorphous core LL1684 transformer to special order).

Rack Series Channel strips
Buzz Audio
€2,800.00 (incl. VAT)
Last items in stock

Buzz Audio ARC-1.1 advanced recording channel strip
An extremely flexible preamplifier, equalizer and compressor system for all sound recording applications.

Quite simply, there is no other recording channel strip on the planet that has the versatility of the ARC-1.1. What you have here is a mic/line preamp, parametric equalizer and compressor/limiter that can be used in conjuction as a recording channel or, accessed as completely separate elements. The ARC is not just one piece of kit but multiple pieces bundled into one chassis with a clever relay routing system so you can assign each element to the main signal path or to externally accessed I/O.

Compressors
Buzz Audio
€1,794.00 (incl. VAT)
Last items in stock

The Buzz Audio DBC-20 is a new take on a vintage technique utilizing a gain reduction element of silicon diodes in a balanced bridge arrangement. The diode bridge is coupled via a "radio steel" laminated transformer of our own design. This element produces a desirable compression character that can best be described as tight, colourful and rich with harmonics. In the style of compressors from the 60's, the DBC-20 incorporates a self-adjusting ratio whereby the compression ratio is progressively increased with deepening gain reduction. This feature allows for the control of very dynamic signals (such as vocals) in a seamless fashion. The DBC does sound very vintage but does not carry the vintage price tag!

The DBC-20 is available with a grey (silver) or black face plate.

Compressors
Buzz Audio
€1,080.00 (incl. VAT)
Last items in stock

Buzz Audio Essence is a 500 Series version of the flagship SOC-1.1 opto compressor with a similar compression characteristic. The signal path uses Lundahl input and output transformers and our True Class A discrete amplifiers. This compressor is the only compressor on the market to offer a side chain insert point in the 500 Series format. In addition, on board side chain equalisation allows you to alter the sensitivity of the compressor at high and low frequencies - another unique feature of the Essence.

Compressors
Buzz Audio
€1,930.00 (incl. VAT)
Last items in stock

Buzz Audio SOC 1.1 The use of Light Dependent Resistors (LDR) as the control element of an audio compressor was pioneered in the 1960's and we are all aware of the value placed on those famous vintage "LA" units. The Buzz Audio SOC-1.1 was designed not to copy, but to take that signature and improve on it by offering the user more control. With 4 ratio settings, 3 attack options and 6 release times, the SOC-1.1 puts you in command of the dynamics rather than dealing with set parameters.

Equalizers
Buzz Audio

Buzz Audio REQ-2.2 resonance mastering equalizer is a high-end stereo, four band inductor based, parametric mastering and recording equalizer, that operates and sounds like no other.

The resonance factor
The REQ-2.2 equalizer utilises parallel resonant circuits in a clever configuration whereby the bandwidth (Q) of the circuit can be adjusted like an active filter, but without any complex relay switching. The inductor/capacitor resonant "tank" eq circuit runs at a low internal signal level which avoids any inductor saturation effects. The overall result is the sound of real choke based filters with a big open sound, but without the limitation of only a few - or no bandwidth selections as found on traditional choke eq's.

Equalizers
Buzz Audio
€954.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 15 days

Buzz Audio Tonic is a simple but effective 3 band equalizer for the 500 Series system, the Tonic utilizes real inductors (chokes) in the high and low bands. These two bands are switchable shelf or bell modes and have 2 turn over frequency choices. The sweepable mid band features the Constant Amplitude Phase Shift circuit proposed my Mr Steve Dove in 1981 which has a very fluid sound. A high pass filter is also provided with two frequency choices (50Hz or 80Hz) selected by the user with jumpers on the PCB.

500 Series Preamps
Buzz Audio
€870.00 (incl. VAT)
Disponibilité : 3 weeks

There is an overwhelming number of 500 Series mic preamps to choose from, many of which are clones or copies of vintage units. So, as a breath of fresh air, we present the Elixir preamp module that stands apart from that crowd. By using our own True Class A amplifiers and Swedish Lundahl output transformers, we've produced a warm sweet liquid sound quality that is unique and a useful compliment in your rack to other "harder" sounding 500 Series preamps.The Buzz Audio Elixir has a fast transient response so it is ideal for stringed instruments and percussion - a superb choice for snare drum and acoustic guitars. And as with all our preamps the noise level is as low as possible and there is plenty of gain for ribbon microphones. The instrument jack input has a very special "bootstrap" amplifier design and really does sound huge on bass guitar.

Preamplifiers
Buzz Audio
€2,814.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 20 days

Buzz Audio QSP-20 - 4 channel Mic Pre
If you are looking for a versatile but cost effective outboard mic preamp for your project studio, then you've found it! We think the Buzz Audio QSP-20 represents excellent value for money and offers the professional performance of vintage brands without the vintage price tag. Using our proprietary True Class A circuitry and the exceptional Lundhal output transformers, the QSP-20 delivers a big honest open sound and is perhaps the best value Quad Studio Preamplifier available today.

Menu

Settings

Share

Create a free account to save loved items.

Sign in

Create a free account to use wishlists.

Sign in