The AwTAC Channel Compressor is a single slot 500 Series FET compressor with true parallel compression.
The AwTAC Channel Compressor is designed to be versatile while offering incredible sound. From subtle transparent compression to extreme pumping are all effortlessly achieved. Reminiscent of old sounding compressors, the Channel Compressor behaves like channel compression works on a console; builds up well in a mix and is quick and easy to set.
Subtle, the Channel compressor will not over compress unintentionally and easy to set to stun. Transformer balanced input and output help deliver a big Iron sound and the weight associated, while carefully tuned discrete transistor amplifiers are used in the audio and side-chain circuit. The FET sidechain affects the gain of the input amp and can be thought of as an “auto-fader” offering very smooth sounding compression akin to optical compressors.
The AwTAC uses an adaptive ratio of around 10:1 but starting at 1:1, transitioning to 1.5:1 at the bottom of the soft knee slope, it then increases to 2:1, 3:1, 4:1, 6:1 and finally 10:1. The gain Reduction meter in addition to showing how much gain reduction is happening is also indicative of the ratio being used. The first -0.5 LED indicates a ratio of 1.5:1, the -1dB indicates 2:1 etc… all the way to -15dB where the compression will behave as a limiter with a 16:1 ratio.
A Blend knob lets you use parallel compression. Unlike traditional mix/dry knob or crossfader, the Blend adds the dry signal back to the compressor while the Output knob controls the amount of compressed signal is being let through. Both signals are then sent to an internal summing amp.
The AwTAC Channel compressor is stereo linkable and FET Side-chain circuit is matched in stereo pairs to offset between both channels. Although designed to be used in matched pair configuration the AwTAC Channel compressor is equally at ease in mono operations
The maximum output level of the AwTAC Channel Compressor is +18dBu which means they can be sent into distortion without clipping your AD converter adding all the vibe and colour you want directly in the analogue domain. Although the AwTAC is designed for clean operations, it will sound awesome when pushed to its limit.
AwTac Channel Compressor Main Features:
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|Short Description||Single-slot 500 Series FET compressor with true parallel compression|
|Side Chain Input||No|