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stereo optical recording compressor

Taking over where our classic SOC-1.1 left off, we announce the new Velox stereo optical recording compressor - coming soon!


la2a style compressor

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design features

  • The same compressor characteristic as the original SOC-1.1 but with additional features.
  • Fully discrete transistor Class A signal path.
  • Smooth soft knee compression does not dig holes in your tracks.
  • Mix control for blending the uncompressed and compressed signal further enhances the ratio selections.
  • Side chain high pass filter for more bass punch on full mixes.
  • Boutique hand made with loving care in New Zealand.
  • All high quality components and controls to last a life time.

  • related products - SOC-20 mid/side compressor | SOC-M mastering opto compressor | Essence 500 series optical compressor |

    controls and functions

    DRIVE - turning it clock wise increases compression, which is way more sensible than counter clock wise!
    MAKEUP - variable control that adds up to 15dB gain after the compressor section to correct for lost level.
    MIX - variable control that allows you to mix between the input signal and the compressor output (post the makeup control).
    COMP IN - Push button switch to bypass or engage the compressor, (hard wire bypass).
    BASS - Push button switch that engages a high pass filter into the side chain to reduce the sensitivity of the compressor at low frequencies.
    METER G.R./O.P. - Push button switch to select the display on the VU meter of the amount of gain reduction or the output level.
    ATTACK - rotary switch with FAST (1mS) 25mS, 50mS selections plus our excellent AUTO mode.
    RELEASE - rotary switch selects recovery time of 100mS, 200mS, 400mS, 800mS, 1600mS and a superb AUTO mode.
    RATIO - rotary switch with 4 settings for depth of compression, 2:1, 5:1, 10:1, 20:1.
    There is also a handy power ON/OFF switch and a channel A/B LINK switch which soft links the sidechain circuit which is useful when the Velox is used on stereo mixes.

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