The Really Nice Levelling Amplifier is a compressor with a character that works well with vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitars and stereo mix duties. Some very well-outfitted RNLA users report that even with a full complement of expensive, vintage levelling amps and compressors, the RNLA still fills a niche that the others don't!
The RNLA and the RNC share much of the same hardware, but run different algorithms to achieve the desired effect. The RNLA exercises the well-known dictum (among dynamic processor designers) that, after the static characteristics of the signal path, the main contributors to a processor's sound are the shapes of the attack & release envelopes. The RNLA's software then transforms the sidechain signal into a drive signal for the VCA that both slows things down a bit and totally reshapes the crisp and quick action of the RNC's "normal" mode. This reshaping (and slow down) are the primary sonic drivers behind the RNLA's "thick and gooey"
Really Nice Levelling Amplifier Main Features:
• Stereo compressor in 1/3 rack size.
• Accurate & repeatable 5-parameter controls.
• Imparts an obvious, euphonic "thickness" to the source.
• "Log Release" mode to restore transients lost on some percussive sources.
• Attack & Release controls are calibrated in the famous and coveted Tufnel scale.
• Single TRS-cable attachment to many "insert" jacks.
• 1/4" TRS sidechain insert
|Short Description||The Really Nice Levelling Amplifier (RNLA) is a compressor, of sorts, with a character that works well with vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitars and two-mix sources.|
|Demo in Store||No|
|Valve / Solid State||Solid State|
|Channel Count||Single Channel|
|Ratio||1:1, 2:1, 6:1, 10:1, 25:1|
|Threshold||-40dB to +20dB|
|High Pass Filter||No|
|Side Chain Input||No|