How can you not be interested in audio gear made by a company called the Awesome Transistor Amplifier Company? Otherwise known as AwTAC, based in New York City the company goes by the mantra “designed by ear, manufactured by hand”. Hard to argue with that philosophy. AwTAC’s latest offering is the 500 Series Channel Compressor, a versatile, classic-sounding compressor with simple to use controls designed to stack well in a mix while providing everything from “just a little” to “suck all the air out of the room” amounts of compression. The intent was to design an old sounding, not overly modern behaving compressor that can sound great on every channel of a console, build up well in a mix and be very quick and easy to get dialed in. Of particular note is the compressor’s Blend Control which, rather than provide a wet-to-dry mix kind of parameter, instead only adds in level of the original signal to the compressed output thus emulating true parallel processing the same as a couple of faders on your console can achieve. AwTAC’s website at www.awtac.com explains this in detail along with plenty of information about the Compressor Channel and AwTAC’s other hand-made equipment.
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