Generic Audio Premiers Compactor Compressor/Limiter
Generic Audio has announced the upcoming release of Compactor, a lower-cost two-channel pure analog Class-A discrete compressor/limiter. Occupying 2U of rack space, the overall look and feel of the brand has been maintained with a similar series of rotary and toggle switches used to control the general functionality.
The unit is built from high-quality components and has electronically balanced XLR inputs and outputs. Each channel has an 11-position gold contact audio taper switch that can be used to adjust the input gain in 2dB steps between -5dB and +10dB and an 11-position switch for controlling output gain in 2dB steps within a range of -10/+10dB. Compactor also includes a hard relay Bypass to which it defaults if the unit loses power. Six different Attack and Release time settings are available and an Action switch allows the user to choose between Soft and Hard modes for different applications.
Compactor retains other features from its larger sibling including a Side Chain HPF (with a reduced number of settings) and the Link/Dual Mono switching that enables the unit to operate both as a single stereo compressor with equal gain on both sides and as two separate compressors with each channel operating independently.
Scheduled to ship during July 2011, Generic Audio’s Compactor is expected to retail for a mere £2,340.Generic Audio