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"
|AT A GLANCE|
|Demo in Store||No|
|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.|
|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|