MANLEY INTRODUCES NU MU STUDIO COMPRESSOR
Manley Labs introduces the new Manley Nu Mu studio compressor. It’s a hybrid compressor design that combines the front end tube topology of the T-Bar Variable Mu with a solid state side chain and output stage to deliver Manley’s signature tube sound. The Nu Mu is packed with features starting with Manley’s acclaimed IRON input transformers on balanced XLR connectors and including the same ultra-low impedance switched mode power supply used on the Manley CORE.
The Nu Mu incorporates a new feature called the HIP control, allowing it to apply compression at lower dynamic ranges, while leaving louder dynamics unaffected. The result is a higher overall level, without squashing the dynamics of the most exciting transients.
“Until now, this type of effect could only be accomplished using parallel compression, combining the compressed and uncompressed signals,” explains Manley Labs President and Co-Founder EveAnna Manley. “The Nu Mu’s HIP function achieves the same results, but with less effort and less hardware. It’s perfect for adding just a kiss of compression, but with that classic Manley sound.”
The Manley Nu Mu will be available mid-January 2016, and will go for around $2800 US.