Top Compressors, Gates and De-essers
Top Compressors, Gates and De-essers

Top 65+ Compressors / Gates / De-essers 2021

We have created for you a rating of the Best 65 Compressors / Gates / De-essers

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  1. Empirical Labs EL8 X Distressor
  2. WES Audio Beta 76
  3. AMS Neve 8801 Channel Strip
  4. Tube-Tech Cl 1B
  5. Heritage Audio Successor
  6. Black Lion Audio Seventeen
  7. Manley Variable MU Compressor/Limiter
  8. the t.racks 8×8 Matrix
  9. Empirical Labs EL8X-S Distressor
  10. Warm Audio WA-2A
  11. Manley Variable MU Mastering
  12. Chandler Limited RS124 Compressor
  13. Elysia Xpressor qube
  14. Elysia xpressor
  15. Heritage Audio HA 609A Elite
  16. Drawmer DL241 XLR
  17. IGS Audio Volfram Limiter
  18. Dangerous Music Compressor
  19. Elysia Alpha Compressor
  20. SPL Iron black
  21. Chandler Limited TG1
  22. Slate Pro Audio Dragon
  23. Drawmer 1968 MK II
  24. the t.racks DSP 204
  25. DBX 286 S
  26. FMR Audio RNLA 7239
  27. FMR Audio RNC 1773
  28. ART SCL2
  29. the t.racks DSP 206
  30. the t.racks DSP 306
  31. Tascam TA-1VP
  32. Klark Teknik 76-KT
  33. Golden Age Project Comp-3A
  34. Drawmer DS201
  35. TC-Helicon VoiceTone T1
  36. Warm Audio WA76
  37. FMR Audio PBC-6A
  38. Golden Age Project COMP-3A Jr
  39. JDK Audio R22 Dual Channel Compressor
  40. ART Pro VLA II
  41. the t.racks Achat DSP 24
  42. DBX 286 S B-Stock
  43. Golden Age Project Comp-2A
  44. Elysia nvelope
  45. the t.racks DSP 408
  46. ART Dual PWM Limiter
  47. Drawmer 1976
  48. ART Tube MP/C
  49. Drawmer DL441
  50. Drawmer DL 241
  51. Golden Age Project Comp-54 MKIII
  52. Manley ELOP+
  53. SPL Iron red
  54. Black Lion Audio B172A
  55. UK Sound 276 FET Compressor
  56. Bettermaker Bus Compressor
  57. Looptrotter Monster Compressor 2
  58. tc electronic DBMAX II
  59. Elysia mpressor
  60. Drawmer DS404
  61. Drawmer DS501
  62. Summit Audio DCL-200
  63. Klark Teknik 76-KT B-Stock
  64. UK Sound 176 FET Compressor
  65. Bettermaker Mastering Compressor

1. Empirical Labs EL8 X Distressor

Empirical Labs EL8 X Distressor

Distressor

  • 1 Channel classic knee compressor
  • Tube saturation
  • Opto simulation
  • XLR inputs and outputs

2. WES Audio Beta 76

WES Audio Beta 76

1-Channel 1176 Compressor

  • Two function modes: Modern / Vintage
  • Attack time: 20 us – 800 us
  • Release time: 50 ms – 1100 ms
  • Compression ratio: 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, 20:1
  • True Bypass
  • SC high-pass filter – 60, 90, 150 Hz
  • Output impedance: 600 Ohm
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/- 1 dB)
  • Signal to noise ratio SNR> 83 dB
  • Enhanced link function
  • Connectors: 1x XLR input, 1x XLR output, 6.3 mm jack link connector
  • Format: 19 “/ 2 U
  • Dimensions: 88 x 483 x 235 mm
  • Weight: 6 kg

3. AMS Neve 8801 Channel Strip

AMS Neve 8801 Channel Strip

Channel Strip

  • Channel Strip for the legendary 88RS
  • Hi and low pass filter
  • Four band EQ
  • Compressor
  • Gate and insert send return
  • Filter and/or EQ section switchable with Dynamic Side Chain
  • USB port for PC or Mac for total recall

4. Tube-Tech Cl 1B

Tube-Tech Cl 1B

Tube-Tech CL 1B High-End Mono Compressor

  • VU-meter for input monitoring
  • Output and Gain Reduction
  • One tube each on the input and output levels
  • Frequency response @ -3 dB: 5 Hz to 25 kHz
  • Clickless in / out switch
  • Balanced XLR input and output
  • Linkable with another CL1-B
  • 19″ / 3U

5. Heritage Audio Successor

Heritage Audio Successor

Stereo Bus Compressor

  • Analog bus and master compressor with transformer-coupled inputs and outputs
  • Vintage sound character through 1073-inspired amplifier circuit with Carnhill transformer and diode bridge circuit
  • Extremely fast attack and release control times
  • Flexible sidechain path with 5-stage filter with high-pass and peak characteristics
  • Rasterized blend control for parallel compression
  • Rasterized controls for Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release and Gain Makeup
  • Per channel input and output (XLR) and sidechain send/return (6.3 mm jack)
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Threshold: 20 – 20 dBu
  • Ratio: 1.5:1 to 20:1
  • Attack time: 50µs to 20ms
  • Release time: 25ms to 400ms
  • Auto circuit for program dependent compression
  • Side-chain filter high-pass: 80, 160, 5000 Hz
  • Side-chain filter peak: 1, 3 kHz
  • Amplification: 0 to 10 dB in 2 dB steps
  • Power supply: 100 – 240 VAC (external universal power supply)
  • Dimensions: 19″, 1 HE

6. Black Lion Audio Seventeen

Black Lion Audio Seventeen

Mono Compressor

  • FET Compressor based on a legendary model
  • Optimized circuit with new output transformer
  • Extended functionality with variable high-pass filter in the sidechain, parallel compression and switchable low- and high-pass filter in the signal path
  • Classic switching of the ratio via four pressure switches
  • Attack and release continuously adjustable
  • Link connection for coupling two devices for stereo operation
  • Sidechain filter switchable: Off, 100, 200, 300 and 400 Hz
  • Lowpass filter: 100 Hz, -6 dB / oct
  • Highpass filter: 10 kHz, -6 dB / oct
  • Frequency range: 20 – 22,000 Hz +/- 1 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio:> 86 dB
  • THD + N: 0.4%
  • Input: 1 x XLR (balanced)
  • Output: 1 x XLR
  • Link: RCA (unbalanced)
  • Power supply: 115/230 VAC internal
  • Width: 19″
  • Height: 2 HE
  • Depth: 250 mm
  • Weight: 6.58 kg

7. Manley Variable MU Compressor/Limiter

Manley Variable MU Compressor/Limiter

Stereo Compressor / Limiter

  • True tube compression in the style of the legendary 670s Fairchild
  • Dual Triode 5670 compression in Manley design
  • Best-selling tube-type stereo-compressor worldwide
  • Intrinsically balanced inputs and outputs (600 Ohm)
  • Hard bypass
  • Maximum gain 35 dB
  • Variable ATTACK: 25 msec-70 msec
  • LIMITER (4: 1 to 20: 1) or COMPRESSOR (1.5 to 1)
  • Balanced outputs
  • Max Output: +30 dBu (26Vrms) 26 dB Headroom
  • Variable Threshold
  • Stereo Link Switch
  • Optionally available with M / S option and as mastering version with rotary switches instead of potentiometers.
  • Optional link of several devices for 5.1 use
  • 19 ” rack format with 2 U

8. the t.racks 8×8 Matrix

the t.racks 8x8 Matrix

the t.racks 8×8 Matrix; digital 8×8 matix processorr; 8 In <> 8 Out, 96 kHz sampling rate; 32-bit DSP; 24-bit AD/DA converter; terminal blocks in- and outputs; USB and RS232/485 interface; Ethernet control interface; easy-to-read display; 8x Mic/Line inputs with switchable 48V phantom power; inpus including: high-cut, low-cut, PEQ, Feedback inhibition, Noise Gate, Gain, Mute, Phase, Delay, Link; outputs including: X-Over, PE, Gain, Mute, Compressor, Limiter, Phase, Delay, Link; internal tone generator; 1x internal AUX channel with effects; 21 User Presets; Remote control via RS232; 19″, 1U, depth 25,7cm


9. Empirical Labs EL8X-S Distressor

Empirical Labs EL8X-S Distressor

Stereo distressor pair

  • Includes British Mode and Image Link functions
  • Includes 2 separate mono-channel devices that can be connected to each other via the image-link connectors
  • Classic knee compressor
  • Tube saturation
  • Opto mode
  • XLR (balanced) and 6.3 mm jack (unbal.) I / O
  • One of the most versatile compressors on the market
  • The distressor is used in many professional sound studios

10. Warm Audio WA-2A

Warm Audio WA-2A

1-Channel tube opto-compressor / limiter

  • 100% discrete signal path
  • CineMag input transformer
  • CineMag output transformer
  • 4 Premium TungSol and Electro-Harmonix tubes: 2x 12AX7, 1x 12BH7, 1x 6AQ5 (or the 6P1 – can be interchanged)
  • Kenetek opto attenuator
  • Integrated power adapter
  • Stereo-link capability
  • Balanced XLR and jack inputs – 600 ohm impedance
  • Balanced XLR and jack outputs – 600 ohm impedance
  • Frequency response: +/- 1 dB, 15 – 20,000 Hz
  • Gain: 40 dB +/-1 dB
  • Input level: +16 dB maximum
  • Output level: +10 dB nominal, +16 dB maximum
  • Distortion: less than 0.1% THD at +/-10 dBm
  • Attack time: 10 milliseconds
  • Release time: 0.06 seconds for 50% release, 0.5 up to 5 seconds for complete release
  • Meter for gain reduction and output
  • Dimensions 483 x 178 x 89 mm
  • Weight: 5.44 kg

11. Manley Variable MU Mastering

Manley Variable MU Mastering

Stereo Compressor / Limiter

  • Complete tube
  • MANLEY input & output transformer with nickel lamination in mu-metal housing
  • Sym. Inputs and Outputs (600 Ohm)
  • ALL-TUBE circuits each with 5670, 5751, 7044 or 5687 & 12AL5 per channel
  • Hard-wire BYPASS switch
  • Recovery 5 stages: 0.2 s, 0.4 s, 0.6 s, 4sec, 8sec.
  • Variable Attack Time: 25 msec – 70 msec
  • Variable Threshold
  • Limiter (4: 1 to 20: 1) or compressor (1.5 to 1)
  • HP SC: High Pass Sidechain Filter -3 dB @ 100 Hz
  • Stereo Link Switch
  • Maximum gain: 35 dB
  • Max. Output: +30 dBu (26Vrms) 26 dB Headroom <0.1% THD @ 1KHz Noise floor: -85 dB typical

12. Chandler Limited RS124 Compressor

Chandler Limited RS124 Compressor

1-Channel tube compressor

  • Switches for input, output, attack and recovery
  • VU meter
  • Output impedance: 200 / 600 ohm (switchable)
  • Tubes: 6BC8, 6CG7, 6AL5
  • Cascadable with a second RS124 for stereo operation via a 6.3 mm jack connection
  • XLR input
  • XLR output
  • Integrated power adapter
  • Design: 19″ / 2U

13. Elysia Xpressor qube

Elysia Xpressor qube

Portable Stereo Compressor

  • Discrete Class-A topology
  • Auto Fast Attack
  • Switchable release characteristics
  • Warm mode
  • Parallel compression
  • Sidechain filter
  • Gain Reduction Limiter
  • Analogue dynamic LED display
  • Ratcheted potentiometers
  • Frequency range (-3.0 dB): <10 Hz – 400 kHz
  • Noise (20 Hz – 20 kHz): -94 dBu
  • Dynamic range (20 Hz – 22 kHz): 115 dB
  • Maximum level input / output: +21 dBu
  • Input impedance: 10 kOhm
  • Output impedance: 68k ohms
  • 2 Line inputs XLR / 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Line outputs XLR / 6.3 mm jack
  • Desktop housing
  • Includes power supply
  • Made in Germany

14. Elysia xpressor

Elysia xpressor

Stereo compressor

  • Brilliant audio quality and transparent basic sound
  • Clearly structured operation
  • Discrete Class-A topology
  • Auto Fast Attack
  • Switchable release characteristics
  • Warm mode
  • Parallel compression
  • Sidechain filter
  • Sidechain Send & Return
  • Gain Reduction Limiter
  • Scanned potentiometer
  • Analogue dynamic LED display
  • Made in Germany
  • Stable and light all-aluminum housing
  • Frequency range: <10 Hz – 400 kHz (-3.0 dB)
  • Noise 20 Hz – 20 kHz: -94 dBu
  • Dynamic range detection 20 Hz – 22 kHz: 115 dB
  • Maximum input / output level: +21 dBu
  • Input impedance: 10 kOhm
  • Output Impedance: 68 Ohm
  • Inputs / Outputs: XLR and jack
  • Dimensions: 19″ 1 HU
  • Weight: 2 kg

15. Heritage Audio HA 609A Elite

Heritage Audio HA 609A Elite

2-Channel Mono / Stereo Compressor / Limiter

  • Fully discreet class A circuit
  • Three Carnhill / St. Ives transformers per channel
  • Exact adjustment of the compressor characteristics / response from channel to channel thanks to a unique diode bridge circuit
  • True bypass per channel
  • Line input impedance: 10 kOhm, transformer balanced
  • Output impedance: <75 ohms, transformer balanced
  • Frequency range: 20 to 20000 Hz
  • Threshold: -20 to +20 dBu (compressor), 0 to +20 dB (limiter)
  • Ratio: 1.5: 1 to 6: 1 (compressor)
  • Attack: Fast / Normal (compressor, limiter)
  • Release: 100 ms to 1,500 ms, 2x depending on the auto program (compressor)
  • Release: 50 ms to 800 ms, 2 x auto-program dependent (limiter)
  • Makeup Gain: 0 to 20 dB
  • 2 Line inputs: XLR
  • 2 Line outputs: XLR
  • Design: 19″/ 2 U
  • Includes external power supply (100 – 240V)

16. Drawmer DL241 XLR

Drawmer DL241 XLR

Dual compressor / limiter with gate

  • Input: balanced +4 / -10 dB
  • XLR input / output
  • Size: 19″ / 1U

17. IGS Audio Volfram Limiter

IGS Audio Volfram Limiter

Dual Mono Limiter

  • Based on the 1176
  • FET compressor BF245A
  • Matched transistor
  • Two linkable channels
  • Wet / Dry Mix knob for parallel compression
  • 45 dB transistor amp
  • Stepped potentiometers
  • Sidechain HPF: 240, 180, 120, 90, 60, Off
  • Attack: 0.1 – 1 ms
  • Release: 0.1 – 1.5 s
  • Frequency range: 8 Hz – 22 kHz +/- 0.2 dB
  • Input impedance: 10 kOhm
  • Output impedance: 600 Ohm
  • Bypass per channel
  • VU meters per channel
  • Construction: 19″/ 2 U

18. Dangerous Music Compressor

Dangerous Music Compressor

VCA compressor

  • Selectable stereo operation or dual mono
  • Compression without any distortion even at 20 dB gain reduction
  • Better stereo imaging thanks to dual detectors
  • Sophisticated side-chain with bass cut, de-esser and external side-chain
  • Targeted control of contours with soft knee and manual time variations
  • Additional control with Smart Dynamic: switchable limiting for transient peaks only
  • Visual monitoring options with a switchable and clearly arranged VU meter
  • VU meter is calibrated
  • Stereo link offers easy control over gain and threshold
  • Frequency range: +/-0.25 dB from 15 Hz – 80 kHz
  • Max. level: > +27 dBu
  • Inherent noise: < -93 dBu band limited from 22 Hz – 22 kHz
  • THD+N: < 0.005%
  • IMD: < 0.007%
  • Crosstalk rejection: > 115 dB @1kHz
  • Input impedance 20 kOhm
  • Output impedance: 50 ohm
  • Side-chain filter
  • Bass cut 6 dB / octave, -3 dB at 60 Hz
  • De-Ess via switchable “sibilance boost”: Baxandall high shelf +2 dB at 5 kHz
  • External side-chain: XLR send and return per channel
  • 2x XLR inputs
  • 2x XLR outputs
  • Format: 19″ / 2U

19. Elysia Alpha Compressor

Elysia Alpha Compressor

2-Channel mastering compressor

  • 100% discrete Class-A technology
  • Integrated M/S matrix
  • Feed forward & feedback switchable
  • Auto fast for attack and release
  • Audio filter
  • Side-chain filter
  • Parallel compression
  • Soft clip limiter
  • Switchable transformers
  • Flexible signal matrix
  • Analog dynamic LED display
  • VOVOX sound conductors
  • Stepped potentiometers
  • Frequency response: <10 Hz – 200 kHz (-0.5 dB)
  • Noise floor: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, -95.8 dBu
  • Dynamic range: 20 Hz – 22 kHz, 122 dB
  • Maximum input / output level: +28 / +27 dBu
  • Input impedance 10 kOhm
  • Output impedance: 68 kOhm
  • Format: 19″ / 3U
  • Weight: 16 kg
  • Extended warranty: 5 years

20. SPL Iron black

SPL Iron black

2-channel mastering compressor

  • Variable bias tube compressor
  • Parallel connection of two different tubes
  • Selection and pairing of the tubes with Iron developed PC-based measuring system
  • Vactrol opto-resistor limiting circuit in the control path
  • Six different rectifier circuits
  • Mu-Metal Iron Transformers
  • Sidechain with bypass: four internal EQ presets or external control signal
  • Rasterized potentiometer, link mode
  • Downstream passive 120 V equalizer with two presets
  • 120 V operating voltage
  • Auto bypass mode
  • Transmission range: 10 – 40,000 Hz
  • 2 VU meters
  • Dimensions: 482 x 177 x 311.5 mm
  • Weight: 11 kg
  • Colour: Black
  • Made in Germany

21. Chandler Limited TG1

Chandler Limited TG1

Stereo compressor / limiter

The TG-1 Limiter represents the rebirth of the legendary EMI TG12413 limiter, an integral part of the EMI’s own Abbey Road mixing consoles of the late 60s. The EMI TG12413 Limiter is one of the very rare examples of analog signal processing since it was never available for purchase and was only reserved for EMI’s own studios. The TG-equipment has been used in many major productions, such as “Abbey Road” by the Beatles, “Darkside of the Moon” by Pink Floyd, or by Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones. The Chandler TG-1 is completely discreetly circuit-switched with transformer-balanced inputs and outputs. The control element is a rarely used diode circuit which is distinguished by soft, pleasant distortion products. The warm, open sound with a special clarity in the range of high frequencies is often compared by the fans with the Fairchild 670

  • Completely discreetly designed circuit design of the legendary EMI TG12413 limiter
  • Trafosym I / O
  • Warm sound
  • Comparable to Fairchild 670
  • Optional power supply required (item no.185072)

22. Slate Pro Audio Dragon

Slate Pro Audio Dragon

Single Channel FET compressor / limiter

  • Sound characteristics: from warm to sharp and aggressive
  • Very flexible
  • Many sound-shaping settings: from slight sum compression to the intense “all-button-in” sound behavior
  • Slate 1176-style FET Gain Reduction Circuit
  • 1073 Class A Discrete Amplifier
  • 3 EQ-Emphasis Character Filter
  • Parallel compression mix regulator
  • Vintage and normal mode
  • Analog Tape-style saturation mode
  • High Pass Filter Sidechain
  • Ratios 2: 1 to squash
  • Attack time of 20 to 800 microseconds
  • Release time from 50 to 1.1 milliseconds
  • Frequency range from 20 – 20000 Hz
  • Gain: 45 dB, +/- 1 dB
  • Input Impedance: 15K Bridged T-Control (floating)
  • Output Load Impedance: 15K Transformer balanced (floating)
  • Input / output balanced XLR and 1/4″ jack
  • Link connection: In / Out 6.3 mm jack (for stereo)
  • Integrated power supply
  • Dimensions: 19″, 2U
  • Weight: 4.44 kg

23. Drawmer 1968 MK II

Drawmer 1968 MK II

2-Channel tube compressor

  • BIG circuit implementable via sidechain
  • Soft-knee compressors with variable threshold, attack, release, and output gain
  • Stereo link or dual mono operable
  • XLR in- and outputs
  • VU meter with gain reduction
  • VU normal and VU 10 dB
  • Input impedance: 20k Ohms
  • Maximum input level: +20 dBu
  • Output impedance: 50 Ohms
  • Maximum output level: +22 dBm (balanced)
  • Frequency response: 17 Hz to 28 kHz -1 dB
  • Signal to noise ratio: -85 dB
  • Frequency range: 22 – 22,000 Hz
  • Distortion: <0.35%
  • Dimensions 19″/1U

24. the t.racks DSP 204

the t.racks DSP 204

Digital Speaker Management System

  • 2 XLR Inputs
  • 4 XLR Outputs
  • 96 kHz Sampling rate
  • 32-bit DSP
  • 24 bit AD/DA converter
  • USB and RS232/485 interface
  • Ethernet-interface
  • Design: 19″ / 1 RU

25. DBX 286 S

DBX 286 S

Microphone processor

  • Studio / Live microphone preamp
  • 48V Phantom power, de-esser, enhancer, compressor and expander gate
  • Design: 19″, 1U

26. FMR Audio RNLA 7239

FMR Audio RNLA 7239

Really Nice Levelling Amplifier

  • Very good sounding 2-channel compressor (usable as stereo or mono)
  • Specially suited for vocals, basses, guitars and stereo sum
  • Frequency response: 10 – 100 kHz 0.5 dB @ 0 dBu
  • Clip point: + 22.5 dBu @ 3% THD
  • 6.0 msec attack
  • 0.5 sec release
  • Threshold range: -40 dBu to +20 dBu
  • Ratio range: 1: 1 to 25: 1
  • Attack range: 0.2 msec to 200 msec
  • Release range: 0.05 sec to 5.0 sec

27. FMR Audio RNC 1773

FMR Audio RNC 1773

2 – Channel Compressor

  • Stereo or mono
  • Frequency response: 10 – 100 kHz (0.5 dB @ 0dBu)
  • Clip Range: +22.5 dBu @ 3% THD
  • Distortion: Less than 0.1%
  • Threshold range: -40 dBu to +20 dBu
  • Ratio: 1: 1 to 25: 1
  • Attack: 0.2 msec to 200 msec
  • Release range: 05 sec to 5.0 sec
  • Unbalanced inputs
  • Measurements: 13.97 x 13.97 x 4.06 cm
  • Weight 0.9 kg
  • Incl. Power supply

28. ART SCL2

ART SCL2

2-Channel Compressor / Limiter Expander / Gate

  • Link function for stereo operation
  • LED Gain Reduction Display
  • Attack / Release adjustable (Auto / Manual)
  • Hard / Soft Knee adjustable
  • LED Level Meter
  • 2 balanced XLR and 1/4 “TRS inputs
  • 2 balanced XLR and 1/4 “jack outputs
  • Sidechain Inserts: 6.3 mm jack balanced
  • Format: 19 “/ 1 HU
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 45 x 480 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 1,9 kg

29. the t.racks DSP 206

the t.racks DSP 206

Digital Speaker Management System

  • 2x XLR Inputs
  • 6x XLR Outputs
  • 96 kHz Sampling rate
  • 32-bit DSP
  • 24-bit AD/DA converter
  • USB and RS232/485 interface
  • Ethernet-interface
  • Design: 19″ / 1 RU

30. the t.racks DSP 306

the t.racks DSP 306

Digital Speaker Management System

  • 3 XLR Inputs
  • 6 XLR Outputs
  • 96 kHz Sampling rate
  • 32-bit DSP
  • 24-bit AD/DA converter
  • USB and RS232/485 interface
  • Ethernet-interface
  • Design: 19″ / 1 RU

31. Tascam TA-1VP

Tascam TA-1VP

Vocal Processor (powered by Antares)

  • Automatic pitch correction in real time
  • Microphone modelling with modules for voice processing
  • EVO voice processing technology
  • Analog tube modelling
  • Compressor with variable knee
  • Downward-expanding gate processor
  • De-Esser with variable frequency
  • Flexible parametric 2-band EQ
  • Automatic mono or stereo doubletracking
  • Programmable settings
  • MIDI control in real time
  • Connectors: XLR MIC input balanced, 6.3 mm balanced jack line input, main 6.3 mm balanced jack line output, 6.3 mm balanced Double Track jack line output, coaxial S/PDIF, MIDI I/O
  • Footswitch connector
  • Design: 19″, 1U
  • Dimensions: 483 x 44 x 128 mm
  • Weight: 2 kg
  • Incl. power supply

32. Klark Teknik 76-KT

Klark Teknik 76-KT

Transistors-Compressor / Limiter

  • With class A line level amplifiers and MIDAS transformers
  • Completely discrete signal path
  • Select Ratio via Push Button: 4: 1, 8: 1, 12: 1, 20: 1
  • Extremely fast attack from 20 to 800 microseconds
  • Adjustable release from 80 to 700 milliseconds
  • VU meter in vintage style
  • Transformer-balanced inputs and outputs with Neutrik XLR sockets
  • Built-in universal switching power supply 100-240 V / 50-60 Hz
  • Format: 19″ / 2 HE
  • Case depth: 130 mm
  • Weight: 2.8 kg

33. Golden Age Project Comp-3A

Golden Age Project Comp-3A

1-Channel vintage-style compressor

  • Transformer balanced input and output
  • Classic T4-style electro-optical attenuator for gain control with program-dependent attack and release time
  • Gain and peak reduction controls
  • VU meter for displaying gain reduction and output volume
  • Hard-wire bypass
  • XLR line input and 6.3 mm jack
  • XLR line output and 6.3 mm jack
  • Link input for stereo operation with a second Comp-3A
  • External power supply
  • Design: 9.5″ / 2U

34. Drawmer DS201

Drawmer DS201

Dual Noise Gate

  • HP and TP filters
  • “Key List” option
  • Stereo Mode
  • Envelope control
  • Controls: Attack, Hold, Decay, Range
  • Balanced inputs and outputs
  • Format: 19 “/ 1 HU
  • Dimension (WxHxD): 482 x 44 x 200 mm
  • Weight with packaging: 3.4 kg

35. TC-Helicon VoiceTone T1

TC-Helicon VoiceTone T1

Vocal Processor Pedal

  • Adjustable for shape, compressor/de-esser and analog touch (adding more “warmth” to the signal)
  • The sound quality of the algorithms are taken from Voice Live 2
  • XLR microphone input with 24 V phantom power (can not be switched off)
  • Recessed gain control (prevents accidental adjustment)
  • Connectors: Balanced XLR output, USB connector (to connect to VoiceSupport application for tips, tricks and updates)
  • Mic-control connector (effect on/off via TC-Helicon MP-75 microphone)
  • All pedals of the Voice Tone series can be connected to each other (daisychain), with the first pedal taking over the master volume
  • Includes power supply

36. Warm Audio WA76

Warm Audio WA76

Limiting Amplifier

  • Replica of a classic 1176 Revision D
  • Discrete signal path
  • Cinemag input and output transformer
  • Class A line level output amplifier
  • Input Impedance: 600 Ohm
  • Frequency range: ± 1 dB from 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Gain: 55 dB
  • Less than 0.4 % harmonic distortion from 50 Hz to 20 kHz with limitations
  • VU metres for dB gain reduction and dB output
  • Format: 19 ” / 2U

37. FMR Audio PBC-6A

FMR Audio PBC-6A

Mono compressor

  • “Silk” and “Thick” mode
  • Balanced XLR input and output
  • Side chain
  • Link connection
  • Hi-pass filter
  • Feedback drive
  • Variable knee
  • LED chain
  • Incl. external power supply

38. Golden Age Project COMP-3A Jr

Golden Age Project COMP-3A Jr

1-Channel Vintage-Style Compressor

  • Transfomer-balanced input and output
  • Gain control with classic opto-coupler
  • Gain reduction and gain makeup controls
  • 7-Digit LED display of gain reduction or output volume
  • 3 Switchable control times
  • Hardwire bypass
  • Line input: XLR and 6.3 mm jack
  • Line output: XLR and 6.3 mm jack
  • Link input for stereo operation with second COMP-3A Jr
  • External power supply (24 V AC)
  • Dimensions: 4.75″ / 1U

39. JDK Audio R22 Dual Channel Compressor

JDK Audio R22 Dual Channel Compressor

2-channel compressor

  • Developed by API-Audio with patented compressor circuit and “THRUST” circuit for the sensitive high-frequency component
  • Also ideal for the master insert
  • Analog VU meter for output signal and gain reduction
  • Two channel link for stereo processing with real RMS summation
  • Hard- or softknee characteristics switchable
  • Balanced XLR and jack inputs / outputs
  • Housing: 19 “, 2U

40. ART Pro VLA II

ART Pro VLA II

2-Channel tube opto-compressor

  • Adjustable threshold
  • Ratio and Attack
  • + 4dBu/-10 dBu mode switchable
  • Backlit VU meter
  • LED meter for peak hold
  • Balanced XLR and 6.3 mm inputs and outputs
  • Design: 19″, 2U

41. the t.racks Achat DSP 24

the t.racks Achat DSP 24

Digital Loudspeaker Management System

  • 2 XLR inputs
  • 4 XLR outputs
  • 24-bit DSPs
  • Peak limiter
  • Frequency range: 20 – 20000 Hz
  • USB and RS 485 interface
  • Format: 19″/ 1U

42. DBX 286 S B-Stock

DBX 286 S B-Stock

Microphone processor

  • Studio / Live microphone preamp
  • 48V Phantom power, de-esser, enhancer, compressor and expander gate
  • Design: 19″, 1U

43. Golden Age Project Comp-2A

Golden Age Project Comp-2A

Vintage-style single channel tube compressor / limiter

  • Transformer balanced input and output
  • Gain and peak reduction controls
  • VU meter for displaying gain reduction and output volume
  • Bypass switch
  • XLR line input and 6.3 mm jack
  • XLR line output and 6.3 mm jack
  • Link input for stereo operation with a second Comp-3A
  • External power supply
  • Design: 9.5″ / 2U

44. Elysia nvelope

Elysia nvelope

Stereo Impulse Shaper

  • Discrete class-A topology
  • Full-range mode
  • Dual band mode
  • EQ mode
  • Mixed mode
  • Dual mono / Stereo link
  • Auto gain
  • Stepped potentiometer
  • Frequency range: < 10 Hz – 400 kHz (-3 dB)
  • A-weighted sound in full-range mode: 20 Hz – 20 kHz -3 dB
  • A-weighted sound in dual band mode:
  • 20 Hz – 20 kHz -87 dBu
  • Dynamic range: 20 Hz – 22 kHz -3 dB
  • Maximum level input / output: +21 dBu
  • Input impedance: 10 kOhm
  • Output impedance: 68k Ohm
  • Made in Germany
  • Robust but light housing made completely from aluminium
  • In-/Outputs: XLR and jack
  • Dimensions: 19″, 1U
  • Weight:
  • 2 kg

45. the t.racks DSP 408

the t.racks DSP 408

Digital Speaker Management System

  • 4 XLR Inputs
  • 8 XLR Outputs
  • 96 kHz Sampling rate
  • 32-bit DSP
  • 24-bit AD/DA converter
  • USB and RS232/485 interface
  • Ethernet-interface
  • Design: 19″ / 1 RU

46. ART Dual PWM Limiter

ART Dual PWM Limiter

2-Channel dynamic processor

  • Stereo link function of the channels
  • Adjustable attack and release
  • Bypass switch per channel
  • Gain reduction LED
  • 2x Line inputs: XLR and jack, balanced 6.3 mm
  • 2x Line outputs: XLR and jack, balanced 6.3 mm
  • 2 Loop inputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • Design: 19″ / 1U
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 482.6 x 44.5 x 150 mm
  • Weight: 2.1 kg

47. Drawmer 1976

Drawmer 1976

Stereo Processor

  • With 3-band saturation and processing of the stereo base width
  • Can be operated in mono and stereo
  • Input impedance:> 20 kOhm
  • Input level max .: +18 dBu
  • Output impedance: <100 ohms
  • Output level max .: +21 dBu (10k Ohm load impedance)
  • Frequency response: 20 to 20,000 Hz +/- 0.2 dB
  • Distortion (THD + N) @ 1 kHz / 0 dB: 0.006%
  • Crossover frequencies: 70 to 1500 Hz, 800 to 15000 Hz
  • Power supply: 230 V or 115 V, 15 VA
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 482 x 44 x 202 mm
  • Weight: 2.6 kg

48. ART Tube MP/C

ART Tube MP/C

Preamp / Compressor / Limiter / Di Box

  • Tube preamp for mic / line signals with up to 80 dB
  • 12AX7a Tube
  • Optical compressor circuit
  • Phase reverse
  • Adjustable release time
  • 48V Switchable phantom power
  • LED Display for tube drive
  • Gain reduction and output volume
  • > 90 dB Dynamic range
  • Mic input XLR
  • Instrument input 6.3 mm jack
  • Transformer balanced XLR output
  • 6.3 mm Unbalanced jack output
  • Dimensions: 44.5 x 150 x 165 mm (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 1.32 kg

49. Drawmer DL441

Drawmer DL441

4-Channel compressor/limiter

  • “Auto compressor” mode
  • Hard and soft knee modes
  • Auto attack and release
  • Hardware bypass function
  • Balanced XLR inputs and outputs
  • Format: 19″/ 1 U
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 482 x 44 x 200 mm
  • Weight with packaging: 3.4 kg

50. Drawmer DL 241

Drawmer DL 241

Dual compressor/limiter with gate

  • Automatic attack/release
  • Peak limiter
  • Balanced +4 / -10dB jack inputs and outputs
  • Format: 19″/1 U
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 482 x 44 x 200 mm
  • Weight with packaging: 3.2 kg

51. Golden Age Project Comp-54 MKIII

Golden Age Project Comp-54 MKIII

Golden Age Project Comp-54 MKIII; 1 channel Vintage-Style compressor with Insert, Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release High-Pass-Filter, Gain, Meter shows Output- or Compressionsignal; in/out turns compression on or off while the signal still is routed thru the devices (signal is colored by the transformers); hard Bypass; ink is used to synchronize the compressor action in two COMP-54 units working as a stereo pair; Connections: Line-In XLR / 6.3 mm Jack, Line-Out XLR / 6.3 mm Jack, Insert 6.3 mm Jack; incl. external powersupply; Housing: 9.5″ 1HE


52. Manley ELOP+

Manley ELOP+

Stereo Limiter / Compressor

  • All tube audio path with 5751 and 6922 double triodes
  • 10: 1 Limiter and 3: 1 compressor ratio
  • Limiter: Attack 15 ms, Release 200 ms
  • Compressor: Attack 75 ms, Release 200 ms
  • Bypass switch
  • Auto-mute function during the warm-up phase (approx. 30 seconds)
  • Two VU meters to display the gain reduction or output volume
  • Stereo link function
  • Side-chain high-pass filter
  • Balanced Manley IRON transformer-coupled XLR input
  • 2 Inputs: XLR
  • 2 Outputs: XLR
  • Integrated power supply 90 to 254 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz
  • Design: 19″/ 3 U

53. SPL Iron red

SPL Iron red

2-Channel mastering compressor

  • Variable bias tube compressor
  • Parallel dual tube circuit
  • Selection and pairing of the tubes carried out with the Weigl RoeTest
  • Specially conceived mu-metal iron transformers
  • Feed-forward resistive vactrol-opto isolator
  • Six different rectifier settings available
  • Side-chain with bypass
  • Four sidechain-filter presets or an external sidechain signal
  • Increment marked potentiometers
  • Link mode
  • Downstream passive 120 V equalizer with two presets
  • 120 V operating voltage
  • Auto bypass mode
  • Frequency response: 10 – 40,000 Hz
  • 2x VU meters
  • Dimensions 482 x 177 x 311.5 mm
  • Weight: 11 kg
  • Colour: Red
  • Made in Germany

54. Black Lion Audio B172A

Black Lion Audio B172A

Mono Compressor

  • Hybrid compressor with FET circuit and T4BLA optocoupler
  • FET compressor from the Seventeen based on a legendary model
  • Compressor order can be selected or dual mono mode
  • Cinemag LA-2A input transformer
  • Optimised circuit with new output transformer
  • Infinitely variable attack and release
  • Link connection for coupling two devices for stereo operation
  • Frequency range: 15 Hz – 20 kHz, +/- 1 dB
  • THD + N: 0.3%
  • Inputs: 2x XLR (balanced), 2x jack (balanced)
  • Outputs: 2x XLR (balanced), 2x jack (balanced)
  • Link: 2x Jack (unbalanced)
  • Power supply: 115/230 VAC internal
  • Height: 2 U
  • Width: 19″
  • Depth: 250 mm
  • Weight: 8 kg

55. UK Sound 276 FET Compressor

UK Sound 276 FET Compressor

2-Channel FET Compressor

  • Fixed threshold
  • Ratio selectable between: 4: 1, 8: 1, 12: 1, 20: 1
  • Adjustable attack and release times
  • S.C. Filter: 100 Hz high pass filter switchable on the side chain signal
  • “All Buttons In” mode

56. Bettermaker Bus Compressor

Bettermaker Bus Compressor

Analog stereo VCA compressor with PEAK / RMS detection

  • All parameters are controlled digitally via the front panel and / or via a dedicated plug-in
  • Dry / Wet-MIX for parallel compression
  • Sidechain high-pass filter with insert and preview functionality
  • Adjustable harmonic distortion
  • 100% Analog audio signal path
  • Total recall and A / B comparison
  • USB connectivity with MAC / PC
  • Threshold: -35 dB to +5 dB adjustable
  • Attack: 0.1 – 60 ms
  • Release: 10-2000 ms
  • Ratio: 1.5, 2, 4, 6, 10: 1
  • Knee: 20 dB
  • Output: -5 dB to +15 dB
  • Sidechain HPF: off – 370 Hz
  • Dimensions: 19″ / 1 U

57. Looptrotter Monster Compressor 2

Looptrotter Monster Compressor 2

2-Channel FET Compressor with Tube Saturation

  • 6N2P NOS tubes
  • Attack Time: 0.1 ms – 100 ms
  • Release time: 15 ms – 1.5 s
  • Compressor / Limiter switch changes the compression curve (soft knee, hard knee)
  • Saturation control to control the tube saturation
  • 2nd boost switch for even harmonics by tube circuit
  • Mix control for parallel processing
  • Rasterised potentiometers and switches for precise stereo processing
  • Sidechain input and output
  • Dimensions: 19″/ 3U
  • Weight: 9.5 kg

58. tc electronic DBMAX II

tc electronic DBMAX II

tc electronic DBMAX II, 5-Band Level Maximizer


59. Elysia mpressor

Elysia mpressor

Elysia Compressor

  • 2 Channel compressor / limiter
  • 100% Discreet Class-A technology
  • Auto Fast
  • Anti Log
  • Negative ratios
  • Audio filter
  • External side chain
  • Gain reduction limiter
  • Analog dynamic LED display
  • Transconductance amplifier
  • T12 Heater
  • Frequency range: <10 Hz – 33 kHz (-3.0 dB)
  • Noise: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, -84 dBu
  • Dynamic absorption: 20 Hz – 22 kHz, 109 dB
  • Maximum level input / output: + 25 / + 27 dBu
  • Input impedance: 10 kOhm
  • Output impedance: 68k ohm
  • 19″ / 2U Rack format

60. Drawmer DS404

Drawmer DS404

Quad noise gate

  • Professional 4 channel filter gate
  • Balanced XLR input / output
  • Hard / Soft gating
  • KEY LISTEN threshold
  • Release from 10 ms up to 5 s
  • Size: 19″ / 1 U
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 482 x 44 x 175 mm
  • Weight incl. packaging: 3.7 kg

61. Drawmer DS501

Drawmer DS501

Dual noise gate with “peak-punch” function

  • Allows for a tunable (75Hz-16kHz) emphasis on the transients of the gated signal
  • High-pass and low-pass filters
  • “Key listen” facility
  • Stereo mode
  • Adjustment options: Envelope Control, Attack, Hold, Decay, and Range
  • Balanced inputs/outputs
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 482 x 44 x 200 mm
  • Weight 3.4 kg

62. Summit Audio DCL-200

Summit Audio DCL-200

Dual-channel compressor limiter

  • Continuously variable attack and release times
  • Adjustable threshold
  • Variable slope (ratio)
  • Output gain control
  • Soft-knee characteristic
  • Stereo link switch
  • 2x VU meters
  • Side-chain insert
  • Bypass switch

63. Klark Teknik 76-KT B-Stock

Klark Teknik 76-KT B-Stock

Transistors-Compressor / Limiter

  • With class A line level amplifiers and MIDAS transformers
  • Completely discrete signal path
  • Select Ratio via Push Button: 4: 1, 8: 1, 12: 1, 20: 1
  • Extremely fast attack from 20 to 800 microseconds
  • Adjustable release from 80 to 700 milliseconds
  • VU meter in vintage style
  • Transformer-balanced inputs and outputs with Neutrik XLR sockets
  • Built-in universal switching power supply 100-240 V / 50-60 Hz
  • Format: 19″ / 2 HE
  • Case depth: 130 mm
  • Weight: 2.8 kg

64. UK Sound 176 FET Compressor

UK Sound 176 FET Compressor

FET Compressor

  • Fixed threshold
  • Ratio selectable between: 4: 1, 8: 1, 12: 1, 20: 1
  • “All Buttons In” mode
  • Adjustable attack and release times
  • Sidechain filter: 100 Hz high pass switchable on the side chain signal

65. Bettermaker Mastering Compressor

Bettermaker Mastering Compressor

Mastering Compressor

  • Signal path completely analog
  • All parameters are digitally controlled via the front panel and / or the DAW via the plugin
  • 5″ Backlit touchscreen
  • Analog VCA compressor with PEAK or RMS detection
  • Stereo, dual mono and mid / side modes with solo and sidechain preview functions
  • Dry / wet mix control
  • HPF, LPF and fully configurable parametric sidechain filter
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 19 “x 2 U x 220 mm
  • Weight: 3.9 kg

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