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Recording studios often use rackmount "vocal channels"; a mic preamp, compressor, and EQ all in one unit as a front end for vocal recording. The Diamond Compressor is our take on a "guitar channel". It's a dynamics and tone shaping tool for live and studio use, constructed with low noise, ultra linear signal buffering, smooth opto based compression, and a versatile "tilt" EQ that musically shifts overall frequency balance. All in a user-friendly 3-control package - just Comp, EQ and Volume.
Vactrol opto-isolator variable resistance path as used in high end audio compressors for smooth attack and decay characteristics while preserving initial signal transients. Premium audio components, including 2% polypropylene capacitors,1% metal film resistors and a proffesional audio grade opamp (our signal path opamp alone costs 8 to 10 times what the industry norm uses). Post-compressor "tilt" EQ provides a very musical tailoring of frequency response, seamlessly transition from a darker jazz voicing to a brighter jangle, with flat frequency response at the center detent position. Double filtering stage in side chain to eliminate low frequency modulation while preserving fast compression response. Dual AC capacitive coupling paths for improved transient response. Bi-color LED provides visual indication of depth of compression. True bypass signal path. Battery or standard negative tip 9V DC adapter operation, can be powered from 9 to 24 V negative tip.