Bettermaker Bus Compressor
MPN #BUS COMP
Stereo/MS/Dual Mono analog Bus Compressor with digital recall
TEC Nominated Bettermaker Bus Compressor is for those who seek high quality stereo VCA compression with the convenience of fast and precise recall and automation.
The bus compressor offers 100% analog signal path, Dry/Wet mix, sidechain with HPF, with hardware insert and preview function, adjustable THD saturation and more..
All this with high analog quality and patented recall with a speed of a native plugin.
The sound of the Compressor is of course based on the quality of its analog audio path. But all the control and user interactions are performed in the digital domain. This allows us to incorporate options and possibilities not found in any standard analog compressors:
Recall last unit state after rebootInstant reset of all parametersRapid, precise and repeatable adjustmentsPrecisely linked stereo operation with the ease of a single controlDAW automation and recall of all available parameters
The digital section of the Bus Compressor is based around high speed, 32-bit micro-controller, with dedicated firmware programmed into its memory (with the possibility of updating the firmware via USB connection). It's responsible for controlling the VCA, the user interface, presets management, audio measurement, USB connectivity and other Bus Compressor functions.
The use of separate ground planes for analog and digital section results in perfect noise isolation between these two worlds. High quality switching power supply, designed by Bettermaker, was used to provide low hoise, hum free power to all analog and digital components.
The front panel of the Bus Compressor is build around eye-catching LED matrix display, that allows you to monitor almost all functions available on the device, as well as input/output levels and amount of gain reduction applied by the compressor.
Advanced analog stereo VCA compressor with PEAK/RMS detectionAll parameters are digitally controlled via front panel and/or DAW (with dedicated plugin)Dry/wet MIX control for parallel compressionSidechain high pass filter with hardware insert and preview functionAdjustable THD for harmonically rich soundOn-board measurement of PEAK/RMS levels100% analog audio signal pathTotal recall and A/B comparison from your favourite DAWLED matrix display and six encoders with push-button action for ease of controlUSB connectivity with MAC/PC
Frequency response 10Hz to 22kHz (+/- 0.2 dB)
Dynamic range: 106dB (+23dBu, 22kHz BW)
S/N ratio: 87dB (A-weighted, +4dBu, 22kHz BW, unity gain)
Crosstalk: -83dB @ 1kHz, +18dBu, channel-to-channel
CMRR: max 85 dB @ 3 kHz, min 52 dB @ 20Hz, 20 kHz BW
THD: 2nd: < 0.06%, 3rd: < 0.01%; 4th: < 0.006%; (+4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, THD and CLIP disabled)
balanced stereo input (XLR), 23dBu max input level (THD < 0.2%)
balanced stereo output (XLR), 23dBu max output level (THD < 0.2% into >2kohm)
Input impedance (differential): 48k? (for balanced signal)
Output Impedance: 50? + 50? (electronically balanced)
2U enclosure, 230mm deep (Mastering Compressor)
1U enclosure, 230mm deep (Bus Compressor)
universal 100 " 240V power supply designed by Bettermaker (with Auto-on function)
Maximum power consumption: 25W
Shipping weight: 5.5 kg (Mastering Compressor), 5 kg (Bus Compressor)
Threshold: -35dB / +5dB (40dB range)
Attack: 0.1 " 60 ms
Release: 10 " 2000 ms
Ratio: 1.5, 2, 4, 6, 10:1
Output: -5dB to +15dB
Sidechain HPF: off " 370Hz
Sidechain Feed: Forward
Sidechain Type: PEAK/RMS
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