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Monster Comp Gets Monster Update

MONSTER COMPRESSOR 2 has been redesigned from the ground up to improve durability and sound quality. The Monster Compressor’s second generation features following upgrades:


September 15, 2019

  • Grayhill switches with lifetime warranty
  • 6N2P NOS military grade electron tubes
  • Burr Brown Sound + integrated circuit components
  • Intuitive, soft de-esser (compressor mode) for warm, deep yet silky smooth sound
  • Thick, heavy duty, coated aluminium front panel 

Three independent devices of an original design in one piece:

  • FET compressor/limiter 
  • tube saturation
  • mixer of dry and wet signal

make the Monster Compressor 2 a very creative tool with great versatility, able to:

  • compress and warm up and punch up the sound
  • process subgroups, stems or just single tracks during tracking or mixing
  • mastering

Monster Compressor 2 is a device with a “right in your face character”. It was redesigned to complement the super clean digital technology by adding the colour and life that tech so often lacks. The compression module evens the signal in a very pleasant and musical way, before the tube saturation adds some grit. The unique combination of compression and tube saturation makes the sound seem distinctly closer, every detail standing out and giving new energy to the processed sound. It makes the sound more tactile and ear friendly.

Monster Compressor 2 is built with the use of the best audiophile components of modern, analog technology. Within the highest quality, minimalistic signal path you will find integrated circuits, discreet circuits and electron tubes. The symmetrisation and de-symmetrisation circuits provide the neutrality of the sound, and those are based on integrated circuits dedicated to sound processing. The output of Monster Compressor is secured with capacitors also designed for sound.

FET transistor is responsible for sound reduction and is optimised for adding low frequency harmonics. In its non-linear characteristics it reminds the electron tubes, so even after heavy compression the sound is close and detailed.

The amplification of the sound after the FET transistor is handled by the high quality operational amplifier built from discreet elements. The compressor’s signal path is rid of capacitors.

The saturation circuit comprises military grade electron tubes for prolonged longevity (NOS). The unique feature of Monster Compressor is the option of boosting the even harmonics added by the tubes (2nd BOOST), especially handy during extreme processing of tracks and subgroups.

The MIX option is based on integrated circuits dedicated to sound processing. This neutralises the sound signature, widening the application of Monster Compressor.


Looptrotter Audio Engineering: looptrotter.com
Australian Distributor: www.mixmasters.com.au

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