Burgin McDaniel Design Release Komit Compressor Limiter
Burgin McDaniel Design (BMD) have announced the release of Komit, a compressor / limiter. Built around a balanced, floating input and output via Triad Magnetics iron, the Komit is designed for ease of use thank to its automatic makeup gain via a Compression control.
Here’s how it works: when set to minimum, the compression ratio is 1:1. As ratio increases, the source level remains constant. A separate Output gain adjustment controls a discrete, preâ€“limiter analog gain stage that drives the limiter for color and effect or, can be left at unity if no further gain staging or timbral modification is needed.
Veteran designer, Kevin Burgin, has helped create some of the worldâ€™s top shelf audio gear. With the Komit, he focused on ease of use and a wide range of tonal character. â€œThe Komit is a high performance pro audio compressor in a small, affordable package. We have taken most of the guesswork out of compressing on the fly. Itâ€™s truly a one-knob unit. If you need it, a three position switch selects the attack and, all of this is independent of the limiter.â€
The other half of the duo, Travis MacDaniel, offers another view on their new creation. â€œYou can get a hundred different, kick-ass drum sounds with the Komit. The limiter can put a nice vintage edge on a vocal or give you the smoothest clarinet you ever heard. We hope it becomes your go-to compressor when tracking.â€
The Komit is designed using the API standard form factor and pin out, and features high temperatureâ€“rated components for reliability and long life. The audio paths are discrete, bi-polar operational amplifiers wrapped around an integrated, high performance gain cell. Compression and Output potentiometers are sealed, high quality conductive plastic, with metal bushings and shafts. BMD believe that the Komit is a welcome addition to any outboard rack or lunch box.
- â€œOne Knob Operationâ€ eliminates guess work
- Feed-forward design for automatic detection
- Autoâ€“gain makeup when compressing
- Independent Limiter tames peaks
- 3 auto presets for fast setup
- Discrete analog signal path for smooth sound
- Balanced, floating transformer I/O
- True hard wire bypass
- Analog Gain Reduction meter
- API form factor, fits in your API 500 Series Lunchbox or the optional Producerâ€™s Pack (below)
The BMD Komit Compressor Limiter costs $995, but is available now for an introductory price of $800. More information on the Burgin McDaniel Design Komit Compressor / Limiter.