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Smart Research C2B

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.

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The characteristic sound of the Smart Research C2 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 across a mix, or with any dynamic program, 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.
     
Features
• Blend or parallel compression
• Fast attack and limit settings for protective limiting
• Crush mode gives f.e.t 'over compression' with tailored frequency response, and higher distortion, for 'huge' dynamic effects
• External sidechain inputs, (for ducking etc.)
• Power fail bypass for broadcast or live sound
• Ratios 1.5:1, 2:1, 3:1, 4:1, 10:1 and Limit
• Attack 0, 0.1, 0.3, 1, 3, 10, and 30 m/sec
• Release 0.1, 0.3, 0.6, 1.2, and 2.4 seconds

Options
• External fader level control input, (to order) (stereo mastering etc)
• Extra dual channel slave units, for multi-channel applications, (film / surround formats etc.)

Sidechain High Pass filter cables
Reduces sensitivity to low frequency compression. The C2 input is split through 150Hz -6dB/octave High Pass filter to feed the External Sidechain input. The C2 operates as normal, untill the 'External Sidechain' switches selected. (External signals can still be connected if required, with or without the filters)

Circuitry
• New generation of Voltage Controlled Amplifiers
• High slew rate amplifiers, with hybrid f.e.t/ transistor inputs (Analog Devices)
• High current push-pull transistor outputs
• Total symmetry throughout signal path
• No electrolytic capacitors used in main signal path
• All inputs and outputs balanced

C2 Family Specifications
• Power: 100v-240v AC selectable, 30 watts
• Noise floor: Below -104 dBm (flat 20Hz-20Khz)
• Distortion: Below 0.005% (1K/+4 THD 20Hz-20Khz)
• Frequency Response: Within 1/2dB from 20Hz to 100Khz
• Depth in rack: 258mm
• Main input: Balanced, impedance 1K8 per leg
• Sidechain i/p: Balanced, impedance 10K per leg
• Output: Discrete transistor. Above +26dBm into 600 ohm load
• Threshold: Adjustable -20 to +20dBm
• Make-up gain: Adjustable 0 to +20dBm

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SRC2B

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Condition
New
Type
VCA Compressor
Application
Tracking, Mixing & Mastering
Channels
Dual Mono
Circuit
Solid State
Format
19"
Chassis
1 U
Quantity
1
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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
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....

Chandler Limited
Chandler Limited
€3,760.00 (incl. VAT)
Avaialbility: 2 weeks

The Chandler Limited RS660 Compressor builds upon the technological advancements that began with the historic EMI RS124 and Fairchild 660 compressors used at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios during the 1960s, and distills them into a refined and elegant compression circuit…that is the RS660 Compressor. Rather than a reproduction of existing equipment, the RS660 Compressor stands apart and represents a path forward in the recording engineering development department.

Compressors
Bettermaker
€3,099.00 (incl. VAT) €3,199.00
Availability : In stock
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

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.

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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
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.

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.

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

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.

Direct Boxes
Smart Research
€354.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 5 days

Smart Research DI System Designed to solve many instrument recording and D.i problems. For instance, one guitar feeding down long cables to 3 amps in a different area, without hums or change of tone. Includes: Balanced line driver for long cables; speaker level D.i input, and one unity gain Di Box/Splitter for two D.i or Amp feeds. Conceived at Real World Studios, to solve the problem of a guitarist wanting to play in the control room and have amplifiers set up in a live room sometimes several hundred feet away. Prototypes were also used at Virgin/ EMI Townhouse and Manor studios. Since then producers and artists such as Tom Lord Alge, Peter Gabriel, Paul Weller, and Tears for Fears have bought systems. Four systems were used to cure problems for Peter Gabriel's live show, where two stages had to be inter -connected with 300 feet of cable carrying guitar signals from radios to effects pedals on both stages and back to amps on the main stage without degradation, (allowing each stage to be patched independently).

Direct Boxes
Smart Research
€453.60 (incl. VAT)
Availability : In stock

Smart Research Guitar DI Deluxe System
Designed to solve many instrument recording and D.i problems. For instance, one guitar feeding down long cables to 3 amps in a different area, without hums or change of tone. Includes: Balanced line driver for long cables; speaker level D.i input, and one unity gain Di Box/Splitter for two D.i or Amp feeds. Conceived at Real World Studios, to solve the problem of a guitarist wanting to play in the control room and have amplifiers set up in a live room sometimes several hundred feet away. Prototypes were also used at Virgin/ EMI Townhouse and Manor studios. Since then producers and artists such as Tom Lord Alge, Peter Gabriel, Paul Weller, and Tears for Fears have bought systems. Four systems were used to cure problems for Peter Gabriel's live show, where two stages had to be inter -connected with 300 feet of cable carrying guitar signals from radios to effects pedals on both stages and back to amps on the main stage without degradation, (allowing each stage to be patched independently).

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