The NanoCompressor is an affordable yet powerful compressor in a half-rack 1U package. It features a Bypass switch to compare the original with the compressed signal and RMS and Peak signal detection.
The NanoCompressor is an incredibly affordable yet sonically powerful solution for full-featured stereo compression. Its small size and low price belie the fact that it offers pro features like complete compression controls, RMS and peak signal detection, hard and soft knee curves and a sidechain input, making it a great compression device for performing musicians and home/project studios.
The NanoCompressor's front panel includes controls for compression threshold, ratio, attack time, release time and output level. Selectable hard/soft knee compression curves and Peak/RMS detection styles are provided, and a Bypass switch lets you compare the original signal with the newly modified one. A rear panel sidechain interface allows you to use it in conjunction with other devices for ducking and de-essing. Whether you're a studio pro or just getting into dynamics processing, the NanoCompressor is the key to great-sounding mixes.
Input Impedance: 1 megohm, unbalanced
Max. Input Level: +6dBV
Distortion: Less than 0.08% at 1kHz
Dynamic Range: greater than 118dB, ""A"" weighted
Nominal Output Level: -10 dBV
Max. Output Level: +16dBV
Output Level Control Range: 48dB
Output Impedance: 470 ohms, unbalanced
Threshold of Limiting: -40dBV to +8dBV
Peak Mode Attack time: 0.1ms to 200ms
Peak Mode Release time: 50ms to 3 sec
RMS Attack/Release times: Program dependent
Compression Ratio: 1:1 to —; selectable hard or soft compression knee
Gain Reduction Indication: 6 LED indicators at -1, -3, -6, -12, -20, -30 dB
Level Indication: 6 LEDs at -30, -20, -10, -4, 0, +6 dB ; switch selectable Input or Output signal monitor; indicates true dBV level
Connections: 1/4 "" mono phone jacks for Inputs, Outputs and 1/4"" stereo for Side-Chain