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Dramastic Audio Obsidian 500 Stereo Bus Compressor

The Dramastic Audio Obsidian 500 Stereo Bus Compressor was the world's first stereo bus compressor for the 500 series rack format.

Details

The Dramastic Audio Obsidian 500 redefines expectations with a suite of proprietary methods, setting it apart from typical SSL or SSL-esque units. Notably, users will immediately observe that the unit maintains a spacious audio sound field, avoiding any undesirable ‘shrinkage.’

The highs remain brilliantly clear, while the low end continues to deliver a powerful punch, particularly when the internal High Pass Filter is engaged on the detection circuit.

A second distinctive feature emerges when utilizing the “auto” release time, resulting in a smooth, rich texture without the common issues of pumping or breathing. Should users find the audio a bit too polished for their application, a simple switch to the “lofi” setting introduces a dynamic and assertive character, providing the desired in-your-face aggression.

In terms of clarity and performance, the Dramastic Audio Obsidian 500 outshines any unit centered around a Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA) gain reduction cell. While its appearance may evoke a sense of the past, a listen reveals the future of professional audio. The transformer-balanced input/output interface imparts a unique sound to the Obsidian.

Opting for the TXIO Enhanced option further enhances this, delivering that classic “phat” analog sound, making the Dramastic Audio Obsidian 500 an exceptional choice to infuse warmth and character into digital audio workstations. Step into the future of audio excellence with the unmatched capabilities of the Dramastic Audio Obsidian 500.

Features

  • TXIO Enhanced Transformer Balanced I/O
  • Precision Stepped Controls To Accurately Recall Settings
  • VCA Feed-Forward Compression
  • Selectable Internal High Pass Filter
  • Expansion Port For Additional Features
  • Link Multiple Modules Together
  • Selectable Pad Settings
  • Superior Imaging

Specifications

Released

  • Ratio settings: 1.5:1, 2:1, 4:1, 8:1, 10:1, 12:1
  • Attack dontrol Range: 0.1, 0.3, 1.0, 3.0, 10, and 30 mSec
  • Release control range: 0.1, 0.3, 0.6, 1.2 sec, AUTO and Lo-Fi
  • HPF settings: 30Hz, 60Hz, 105Hz, 125Hz, 185Hz, 330Hz
  • Makeup Gain Output: 12db

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