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Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor

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.

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Shadow Hills Industries Mastering Compressor at a Glance:
• Dual compression sections for unprecedented dynamic control
• Switchable output transformers for sonic variety
• Premium signal path throughout

Dual compression sections for unprecedented dynamic control.

The Shadow Hills Industries Mastering Compressor controls your dynamics in two stages, an optical section and a discrete section. The optical section is mostly program dependent, with just Threshold and Gain settings, and features a two-stage release time reminiscent of a famous audio leveler from the late-'60s. Use the optical section to get your dynamic range under control, and to bring up overall level.

The discrete section utilizes a VCA design, and takes over where the optical section leaves off. With precise control over ratio, attack, and release, you'll be able to fine-tune the response of the Mastering Compressor to suit any program material, for any project.

Each section can be hardwire-bypassed individually, essentially giving you three exceptional methods of dynamics control in one single compressor.
Switchable output transformers for sonic variety

You have remarkable control over the tone and vibe of your music with the Shadow Hills Industries Mastering Compressor, thanks to three switchable output transformers. Switching transformers provides a subtle but significant tonal shift, allowing you to choose the right vibe for your material. Choose from steel, nickel, or iron output transformers to get the iconic sound of different styles of analog consoles. The nickel transformer gives you a natural low end with smoothly enhanced high frequencies, outstanding for intimate acoustic recordings. The iron transformer has a natural high end with a slight boost around 110Hz, and has a Class-A output stage that only passes even-ordered harmonic distortion - very musical. The steel transformer sounds very open with a detailed and fast response, with a very subtle boost around 40Hz that helps provide rock-solid low frequencies.
Premium signal path throughout

From the custom-designed, gold-plated stepped attenuators for easy settings recall, to the custom output transformers, the Mastering Compressor's signal path is world-class all the way. And each compressor section can be hardwire-bypassed for exceptional sonic integrity when not in use.

Features
• Choose from optical compression, VCA compression, or both in series, for unprecedented dynamic control with a mastering-grade signal path
• Optical section provides smooth, program dependent leveling, just like a classic audio leveler from the late-'60s.
• Discrete section gives you the fast, precise sound of a classic VCA compressor
• Sidechain frequency filter prevents frequencies below 90Hz from triggering compression for tighter-sounding mixes
• Three selectable output transformers each have their own distinctive sonic characteristics, for unparalleled tonal control

Experience an entirely new paradigm in dynamics control with the Shadow Hills Industries Mastering Compressor!

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Condition
New
Type
Optical & VCA Compressor
Application
Tracking, Mixing & Mastering
Channels
Dual Mono
Circuit
Solid State
Inout transformer(s)
Jensen
Output transformer(s)
Iron, Nickel, Steel
Format
19"
Chassis
5 U
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1
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Lindell Audio 17Xs MKII is a one channel transformer coupled compressor/limiter. It’s a FET (field effect transistor) design that incorporate some new and exclusive features such as ”High Pass Side-chain Filter”, ”Mix Knob” mix between dry and wet signal (parallel compression), ”Signal High Pass and Low Pass Filters” that colors the sound nicely.

The 17Xs is our take on the classic ”1176 Sound”. It can be smooth or it can be a rock’n'roll monster when using ratio 100:1 (all in).

Compressors
Buzz Audio
€1,080.00 (incl. VAT)
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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
WesAudio
€1,450.00 (incl. VAT) €1,558.80
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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.

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Preamplifiers
Shadow Hills Industries
€1,355.12 (incl. VAT)
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Shadow Hills Industries Mono GAMA is the single-channel API 500 Series version of the Golden Age Microphone Amp Quad GAMA, with all the capabilities, features, and quality of the original. The Shadow Hills Mono Gama is centered around our custom discrete op-amp. This no-compromise design exudes hugeness, fidelity, punchiness and depth, across the full frequency range, without becoming veiled or choked.

Compressors
Shadow Hills Industries
€3,143.20 (incl. VAT)
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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
Shadow Hills Industries

Le Shadow Hills Mono Optograph is a single channel discrete optical compressor in the 500 Series form factor takes its cues and much of its design from the optical stage of its behemoth big brother, the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor. The Mono Optograph's front end is balanced by an original Jensen input transformer. The output utilizes our specially recreated Nickel transformer. The essence of the compressor's character comes from our custom electroluminescent cell and discrete op-amp combination. The high quality circuit is pristine enough for bus compression, and yet has a unique character reminiscent of an antique world class compressor, that has just now been discovered. It's also perfect for squeezing drum busses and massaging vocals. It's the perfect glue for tracking and mixing anything that needs to sound more finished, more like a record.

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