The chorus effect has been a studio mainstay since the ‘80s. With greats such as Brian Eno, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Peter Gabriel and so many more incorporating this effect into their recordings, the chorus has become legendary effect in the music industry.
At the heart of this stereo unit are gently sweeping treble and bass EQ shelves (the Baxandall Curves) that give you subtle yet profound control over wide sections of the frequency spectrum. The opposite of a surgical tool, the BAX EQ is all about sweetening sounds with broad, musical adjustments.
As a mastering compressor, the SPL IRON is inspired by the legendary vintage tube compressors à la Fairchild, Collins or Gates and has been developed in a way to give modern productions more energy and power with the advantages of the 120V technology.
With its sophisticated dual detector circuit, unique Smart Dynamics section, automatic attack and release function, unmatched versatility and incredibly transparent, audiophile-grade sound, The Compressor from Dangerous Music is today’s most intelligent analogue compressor, and a true modern classic.
The dbx160SL is a 2U stereo Compressor/Limiter in the tradition of the industry standard dbx160. The signal path consists of a high precision input stage followed by the worlds widest dynamic range voltage controlled amplifier – the dbx V8™ VCA – and then an output stage with phenomenal performance.
The Manley Voxbox combines the Manley Mono Mic Preamp, the ELOP reborn as a lower ratio compressor, the MID EQ blown out as a full range PEAK-DIP-PEAK EQ, and a DeEsser with a second ELOP limiter at the end.
Shadow Hills Industries (to use their full name) is a company that produces and sells one of the finest compressors ever made, a true modern classic by any standard. The fact anyone knows about the Shadow Hills brand at all is amazing, given that their website is so out of date and inaccessible to most people, but despite that, this compressor has become legendary.
In the SPL PASSEQ they have revived the concept of the passive equalizer that was used in the 50’s and 60’s. The charming sound of this vintage technology combined with the modern 120V technology results in a very special equalizer.
The Empirical Labs Lil FreQ like most Empirical Labs products offers something unique among it’s peers, in this case 8 processor sections. As with ELI’s other signal processors, the Empirical Labs Big FreQ Equalizer takes a somewhat unique approach to its job.
The striking front panel, machined from 1/4″ aircraft aluminum, handcrafted solid aluminum knobs, LEDs mounted individually in machined stainless steel housings, custom VU meters with peak indicators, mark the dbx 162SL as a leader for decades to come. Or so it seemed…