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Alesis Dual Channel Compressor / Limiter / Gate

Alesis Dual Channel Compressor / Limiter / Gate

The 3632 Compressor is the follow-up to the 3630 Compressor™, the most popular dynamics processor ever made. The 3632 Compressor builds on the popular design and features of its predecessor by providing two independent, full-featured compressor/limiters in one compact rack. It delivers superb sonic quality for any application from studio recording to live sound or broadcast.

Features

  • Stereo compressor/expander/limiter/gate for complete dynamics management
  • Minimized signal path for optimal sound quality
  • Intelligent Knee for musical performance with soft and hard-knee envelopes
  • Intelligent Ratio adjusts expansion based on input signal
  • Intelligent Gain auto-adjusts output
  • Adjustable attack and release time for manual control
  • Couple switch for a one-touch selection between two mono channels and stereo-linked operation
  • Sidechain send and return for use in an external effects loop
  • Switchable low-cut filter minimizes audio-program pumping triggered by kick drum
  • Gain-reduction LEDs and switchable input/output-level LED meters for visual monitoring of critical values
  • Bypass switches on both channels

Specs :

Function: Compressor/expander/gate
Number of Channels: 2
Inputs: 2x XLR, 2x 1/4″ TRS, 2x 1/4″ TS Return
Outputs: 2x XLR, 2x 1/4″ TRS, 2x 1/4″ TS Send
Maximum Input Level: +21dBu
Compression Threshold: -40dB to +20dB
Compression Ratio: 1:1 – Infinity:1
Attack Time: 0.1 mSec to 150 mSec/20dB
Release Time: 0.05 mSec to 5 Sec/20dB
Gate Threshold: Off to +15dB
Gate Ratio: 1:1.2 to 1:8
Maximum Output Level: +21dBu
Make-up Gain: -20dB to +20dB
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz, +0/-0.05dB
Dynamic Range: 125dB
Noise: THD+N: 0.01% typical, 1kHz @ +4dBu
Power Requirements: 95~120VAC/210~240VAC, 50/60Hz
Dimensions (WxDxH): 19 x 7.7 x 1.75″ (483 x 195 x 45mm)
Weight: 6.8 lbs (3.1kg)

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Posted by on 16/10/2011 in Audio Processing

 

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DBX 2231 Graphic Equalizer/Limiter with Type III™

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Features

  • Revolutionary instant encode/decode Type III® Noise Reduction in-circuit at the push of a button. Increases S/N ratio by up to 20dB
  • Patent-pending PeakPlus™ Limiter threshold range from 0dBu to +24dBu (off) can transparently tame the wildest hits or the subtlest nuances of any signal
  • Four segment LED bargraph for BOTH Gain Reduction AND Output Level
  • Status LEDs offer visual feedback for all settings on the front panel

It’s amazing. One little button. It has so much effect. The Type III® Noise Reduction is an entirely new concept… virtually instantaneous encode/decode within the circuitry of the box. We started out to build the finest EQ’s possible, boxes with the heritage and performance to rival our famous 30 Series EQ’s. And to no one’s surprise they came out awfully darn good. (Ask to see the Audio Precision plots compared to the competition.) But then, Roger (our chief engineer, a nice guy, as far as engineers go) got the crazy idea of putting this new noise reduction stuff in the box. We listened to it and were amazed. The EQ’s sounded great without it but with it the performance was nothing short of incredible. Check it out yourself and see.

But hey, Roger wasn’t about to stop there. PeakPlus™ Limiter. Who knows more about limiting than the folks at dbx®; nobody… that’s who. So when the guys were developing this new series of EQ’s they wanted something that would be unique to these EQ’s. That’s when Roger got another one of his bright ideas and said “I bet they’ll work a lot better if there’s a cool limiter built in.” Next thing you know, all the guys are in the studio amazed at the new limiter Roger had designed specially for the 20 Series. Once again, hearing is believing… With a threshold range of 0 to +20dbu, the PeakPlus limiter is designed to tame your program material from the subtlest nuances to the rowdiest hits. Also, the four stage LED ladder gives you a great visual indication as to what the limiter is doing.

20 Series EQ’s. You used to have to settle for second best in a reasonably priced EQ but not any more. With the new 20 Series from dbx® Professional Products you get a great EQ circuit, a graceful yet powerful limiter and the revolutionary new design of the Type III® Noise Reduction. Check out the dbx® 20 Series graphic EQ’s at your pro audio outfitter. You’ll see, with the 20 Series EQ’s you get both MORE!!

 
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Posted by on 26/06/2011 in Equalizer

 

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DBX 2215 Graphic Equalizer/Limiter with Type III™

2215

Graphic Equalizer/Limiter with Type III™

I t’s amazing. One little button. So much effect. dbx® Type III® Noise Reduction is an entirely new concept… virtually instantaneous encode/decode within the circuitry of the box. We started out to build the finest EQs possible, boxes with the heritage and performance to rival our famous 30 Series EQs. And to no one’s surprise they came out awfully darn good. (Ask to see the Audio Precision plots compared to the competition.) But then, Roger (our chief engineer, a nice guy, as far as engineers go) got the crazy idea of putting this new noise reduction stuff in the box. We listened to it and were amazed. The EQs sounded great without it but with it the performance was nothing short of incredible. Check it out yourself and see.

But hey, Roger wasn’t about to stop there. PeakPlus™ Limiter. Who knows more about limiting than the folks at dbx; nobody… that’s who. So when the guys were developing this new series of EQs they wanted something that would be unique to these EQs. That’s when Roger got another one of his bright ideas and said “I bet they’ll work a lot better if there’s a cool limiter built in.” Next thing you know, all the guys are in the studio amazed at the new limiter Roger had designed specially for the 20 Series. Once again, hearing is believing… With a threshold range of 0dbu to plus 20dbu, the patent-pending PeakPlus limiter is designed to tame your program material from the subtlest nuances to the rowdiest hits. Also, the four stage LED ladder gives you a great visual indication as to what the limiter is doing.

20 Series EQs. You used to have to settle for second best in a reasonably priced EQ but not any more. With the new 20 Series from dbx® Professional Products you get a great EQ circuit, a graceful yet powerful limiter and the revolutionary new design of the Type III Noise Reduction. Check out the dbx 20 Series graphic EQs at your pro audio outfitter. You’ll see, with the 20 Series EQs you get MORE!!

Features

  • Revolutionary instant encode/decode Type III® Noise Reduction in-circuit at the push of a button. Increases S/N ratio by up to 20dB
  • Patent-pending PeakPlus™ Limiter threshold range from 0dBu to +24dBu (off) can transparently tame the wildest hits or the subtlest nuances of any signal
  • An extremely high quality EQ, patent-pending Type III® Noise Reduciton, and the elegant new PeakPlus™ Limiter all in one great sounding box
  • Four segment LED bargraph for BOTH Gain Reduction AND Output Level offers the most comprehensive visual feedback available
  • Status LEDs offer visual feedback for all settings on the front panel
 
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Posted by on 28/05/2011 in Equalizer

 

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DBX 2031 Graphic Equalizer/Limiter with Type III™

2031

Graphic Equalizer/Limiter with Type III™

It’s amazing. One little button. So much effect. dbx® Type III® Noise Reduction is an entirely new concept… virtually instantaneous encode/decode within the circuitry of the box. We started out to build the finest EQs possible, boxes with the heritage and performance to rival our famous 30 Series EQs. And to no one’s surprise they came out awfully darn good. (Ask to see the Audio Precision plots compared to the competition.) But then, Roger (our chief engineer, a nice guy, as far as engineers go) got the crazy idea of putting this new noise reduction stuff in the box. We listened to it and were amazed. The EQs sounded great without it but with it the performance was nothing short of incredible. Check it out yourself and see.

But hey, Roger wasn’t about to stop there. PeakPlus® Limiter. Who knows more about limiting than the folks at dbx; nobody… that’s who. So when the guys were developing this new series of EQs they wanted something that would be unique to these EQs. That’s when Roger got another one of his bright ideas and said “I bet they’ll work a lot better if there’s a cool limiter built in.” Next thing you know, all the guys are in the studio amazed at the new limiter Roger had designed specially for the 20 Series. Once again, hearing is believing… With a threshold range of 0dbu to plus 20dbu, the patent-pending PeakPlus limiter is designed to tame your program material from the subtlest nuances to the rowdiest hits. Also, the four stage LED ladder gives you a great visual indication as to what the limiter is doing.

20 Series EQs. You used to have to settle for second best in a reasonably priced EQ but not any more. With the new 20 Series from dbx® Professional Products you get a great EQ circuit, a graceful yet powerful limiter and the revolutionary new design of the Type III Noise Reduction. Check out the dbx 20 Series graphic EQs at your pro audio outfitter. You’ll see, with the 20 Series EQs you get MORE!!!

Features

  • Revolutionary instant encode/decode Type III® Noise Reduction in-circuit at the push of a button. Increases S/N ratio by up to 20dB
  • Patent-pending PeakPlus® Limiter threshold range from 0dBu to +24dBu (off) can transparently tame the wildest hits or the subtlest nuances of any signal
  • An extremely high quality EQ, patent-pending Type III Noise Reduciton, and the elegant new PeakPlus Limiter all in one great sounding box
  • Four segment LED bargraph for BOTH Gain Reduction AND Output Level offers the most comprehensive visual feedback available
  • Status LEDs offer visual feedback for all settings on the front panel
 
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Posted by on 27/05/2011 in Equalizer

 

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DBX 160A Compressor/Limiter

Features

  • OverEasy® or classic hard knee compression with dbx’s® ultra-musical program dependent attack and release times
  • Compression ratio variable from 1:1 through infinity :1 to negative compression
  • Precision dual RMS LED display monitors input or output and gain reduction over a wide range and calibrates for different operating levels
  • Over 60dB of gain reduction available
  • Exclusive Infinity+ compression allows negative compression
  • Independent balanced and unbalanced outputs can drive 600 loads to +24dBm simultaneously. New floating balanced output stage drives any load
  • Optional output transformer capable
  • Strappable with another 160A for true RMS stereo summing operation

Since its introduction in the mid 1970’s, the dbx 160 series has been the world’s most popular line of audio compressors. After the classic 160 (which is still used daily in many world class studios), came the 165, the 160X and the 160XT. The 160X/XT were the models that truly became the industry standard. Solid construction, fool proof operation, great sound, at-a-glance metering and a bulletproof output stage all contributed to its popularity with musicians, recording studios, consultants and installers, and broadcast media production people alike.The dbx® 160A is a legendary dbx® 160 family of compressor/limiters. The same classic sound, easy set-up and no compromise metering is now married to an improved signal path and stronger chassis design. The result is industry standard compressor/limiter which is digital-ready and road tough.

Featuring switch-selectable OverEasy® and Hard Knee compression curves along with extremely wide-ranging threshold, ratio and output controls, the dbx 160A is up to any task. True RMS level detection provides the most natural-sounding dynamics processing available, from subtle compression to “brick wall” peak limiting. Choose low ratios and OverEasy® compression to transparently smooth out fluctuating vocal and instrumental levels. Or use the 160A’s Hard Knee compression and high ratios (up to and beyond :1 and over 60dB gain reduction) for bombproof protection against overload distortion in digital recording, P.A. systems and broadcast signals. The 160A is fully compatible with +4/-10dB and balanced/ unbalanced systems, and its electronically balanced output stage is an outstanding line driver for long cable runs (an output transformer is optional). The 19-segment, switchable input/ output LED metering can be easily calibrated to any operating level. 12-segment gain reduction LEDs provide precise analysis at a glance.

The dbx® 160A’s unique “INFINITY +” inverse-compression mode actually decreases the audio output level below unity gain when the input exceeds threshold, a real lifesaver for correcting overbearing vocal choruses and controlling runaway house mix levels. A detector input can be used with an equalizer for de-essing sibilant vocals and selectively smoothing out boomy notes on acoustic guitar and bass. And two 160As can be stereo-coupled to process an entire mix or instruments mic’d in stereo, without shifting the left/right image. Its musical sound, easy operation and unequaled versatility made the original dbx® 160 a world standard. The 160A follows that tradition, while meeting the challenges of a digital world.ent in the mix, or overall characteristics of 4 independent signals or control the gain leveling on a couple of stereo pairs, the dbx 160A is for you.

 
 

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