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Walrus Audio Unveils the Mira Optical Compressor

Walrus Audio Unveils the Mira Optical Compressor

A warm, analog optical compression designed to offer plenty of sustain, attack, and release that can be blended in to taste.

In the Spanish language, Mira is a command that translates to look, see, and call attention to and today Walrus Audio is bringing attention to their newest pedal offering, the Mira Optical Compressor. Starting with the bonus features: Walrus decided to also provide a push-button High Pass Filter in the side-chain (the part of the circuit that controls the optical element in the compressor). This is designed for preventing bass frequencies 120Hz or below from engaging the compressor as much as higher frequencies. The keen result of this keeps the compressor from overworking on lower notes and is great for bass guitar or keeping low-frequency dynamics dramatic for guitar players.

The Mira is a true bypass optical compressor offering studio-grade sound sculpting and sustain packed with controls you’d normally only find on studio units. Mira also offers in-depth control over Attack, Release, Ratio, and a Make-Up knob to help maintain unity levels after your signal has been compressed. Use the Blend knob to mix in your compressed sound with your clean tone to maintain note clarity while offering increased sustain.

Walrus Audio Mira Optical Compressor Tech Demo

Walrus Audio is offering The Mira for a retail price of $249 USD and is available now at and with our authorized dealers all over the world. More info at