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Looptrotter Emperor 500

EMPEROR 500 is an analog dynamics processor, which depending on the settings can work as a compressor, limiter or harmonics distortion generator. It was designed for creating the original, vivid, analog sound for instruments and voices.

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EMPEROR 500 is fitted with an intuitive, easy to operate control panel, deliberately rid of in/out meters or sound reduction indicators – so you could focus solely on the sound not the sight.

EMPEROR 500 is a creative device giving the sound a powerful, analog character. It’s not transparent. EMPEROR 500 uniquely enhances the perceived loudness, warms up and brightens the audio signal, depending on the DRIVE settings.

The very core of the EMPEROR 500 is a FET transistor responsible for sound reduction and introduction of a small amount of low order harmonics, and it’s design is inspired by the limiters and transistor compressors from the 60-ties. Apart from that EMPEROR 500 includes many original solutions stemmed from a long-term experience of Looptrotter in construction of dynamics processors, which guarantees unique sound.

EMPEROR 500 is equipped with two, independently working filters embedded in the control circuit. This gives the possibility to create the timbre without unwelcome phase shifting: in case of cutting the low frequencies in the control signal, the EMPEROR 500 acts more transparent and natural with the signals rich in low frequencies like kick drum, or bass guitar. This can decrease the distortion of low frequencies and the pumping effect; while boosting the high frequencies in the control signal the EMPEROR 500 acts like an analog de-esser, or very fast compressor for bright and dynamic instruments.

EMPEROR 500 offers three factory presets of attack/release:
• FAST – the fastest setting of processor’s attack and release makes the EMPEROR 500 work as a limiter. This preset gives rich, dense input signal saturation;
• MED – this preset makes the EMPEROR 500 work like a fast compressor;
• SLOW – this preset makes the EMPEROR 500 work more like an analog compressor than limiter.


EMPEROR 500 has also an independent control over DRY and WET signal. This allows to decide whether the audio tracks need only slight colorization, preserving the original dynamics, or if running the signal through EMPEROR 500 in 100% is required.

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EMPEROR500

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Condition
New
Type
FET Compressor
Application
Tracking & Mixing
Channels
Mono
Circuit
Solid State
Inout transformer(s)
N/A
Output transformer(s)
N/A
Format
500
Chassis
1 Slot
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Looptrotter
€10,020.00 (incl. VAT)

LOOPTROTTER MODULAR CONSOLE is a perfect solution for all producers and engineers who already use 500s modules in their studios. It is fully customizable and compatible with every 500 Series module available on the market. It can be configured to an individual preference. It was designed for ease of use and sized to fit modern recording facility.

The displayed price doesn't include the shipping charges, please consult us.

Analog Consoles
Looptrotter
€14,250.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 6 weeks

LOOPTROTTER MODULAR CONSOLE is a perfect solution for all producers and engineers who already use 500s modules in their studios. It is fully customizable and compatible with every 500 Series module available on the market. It can be configured to an individual preference. It was designed for ease of use and sized to fit modern recording facility.

The displayed price doesn't include the shipping charges, please consult us.

Analog Consoles
Looptrotter
€18,380.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 8 weeks

LOOPTROTTER MODULAR CONSOLE is a perfect solution for all producers and engineers who already use 500s modules in their studios. It is fully customizable and compatible with every 500 Series module available on the market. It can be configured to an individual preference. It was designed for ease of use and sized to fit modern recording facility.

The displayed price doesn't include the shipping charges, please consult us.

Analog Consoles
Looptrotter
€22,560.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 8 weeks

LOOPTROTTER MODULAR CONSOLE is a perfect solution for all producers and engineers who already use 500s modules in their studios. It is fully customizable and compatible with every 500 Series module available on the market. It can be configured to an individual preference. It was designed for ease of use and sized to fit modern recording facility.

The displayed price doesn't include the shipping charges, please consult us.

Analog Consoles
Looptrotter
€4,830.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 6 weeks

Looptrotter Modular Console Extension bucket for the Master section which can accommodate up to 5 x 8-slice tanks to form a 40-way console. Each slot offers 2 x 500 format slots, so you can create your signal and processing chain with your favorite 500 format modules. The channels also have insert points, auxiliary sending/returns, group assignment, Panoramic, Mute and 100 mm faders.

The displayed price doesn't include the shipping charges, please consult us.

Signal Processors
Looptrotter
€2,550.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 4 weeks

Looptrotter SATUR-8 EX is the 8 channels unit with a saturation circuit.

SATUR-8ex was designed with a thought of increasing the number of channels with saturation in SATUR-8/24. However it might also be connected to the INSERT socket in your analog mixer or other favourite summing unit.

It can also be used in the recording process between peamplifiers and ADC. The design refers to the sound of old tube mixing consoles and tape recorders.

Compressors
Looptrotter
€3,650.00 (incl. VAT)
Last items in stock

Looptrotter MONSTER COMPRESSOR 2 has been redesigned from the ground up to improve durability and sound quality. The Monster Compressor’s second generation features following upgrades:
• Grayhill switches with lifetime warranty
• 6N2P NOS military grade electron tubes
• Burr Brown Sound + integrated circuit components
• Intuitive, soft deesser (compressor mode) for warm, deep yet silky smooth sound
• Thick, heavy duty, coated aluminum front panel

Three independent devices of an original design in one piece
• FET Compressor / Limiter
• Tube saturation
• Mixer of dry and wet signal

Make the Monster Compressor 2 a very creative tool with great versatility, able to:
• Compress and warm up and punch up the sound
• Process subgroups, stems or just single tracks during tracking or mixing
• Master

Harmonic Generators
Looptrotter
€990.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 15 days

LOOPTROTTER SA2RATE 2
The second generation of the dual channel saturator is fitted with Looptrotter’s world famous solid state saturation circuit. It was created to add low order harmonics and smoothly even the signal in a musical and ear friendly way, significantly increasing the RMS level without raising peaks at the same time, so desired in modern music production.

Generation 2 upgrades include:
• TRS instrument inputs (-10dB)
• LO Safe/ HI Smooth THD filters
• DRY/WET signal control

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