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Recording Dojo Blackbird Studio Nashville Compressor - homepage

Understanding Compression, Pt. 1

June 8, 2020
Comprehending one of the studio's most important but mysterious tools—with metaphorical cocktails!
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Strymon

Strymon Introduces the Compadre Dual Voice Compressor & Clean Boost

April 30, 2020
A compressor/boost pedal packed with a class A JFET input circuit, analog compression, and two distinct boost modes.
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Becos

Becos Effects Announces the CompIQ Twain Pro Compressor

February 13, 2020
An analog compressor with a ton of studio-level control.
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Siren Pedals

Siren Pedals Launches With the Airavata, Anvil, and Midnight Train

February 13, 2020
The initial lineup includes a dark fuzz, a squish box, and a distortion that aims to cover a lot of ground.
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Your Pedalboards 2020!

February 4, 2020
PG's axe-wielding disciples show us their personal pedal masterpieces.
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empress

Empress Effects Compressor MkII Demo | NAMM 2020

January 18, 2020
Clever side-chain and EQ “tilt”functions make this revamped squeeze box even more flexible.
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Jackson Audio Bloom - homepage

Is This the Most Versatile Compressor Ever?

January 14, 2020
Bonus: This squeeze box includes an amazing EQ and boost. The PG Jackson Audio Bloom review.
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Origin Effects

Origin Effects Announces Reissue of Cali76-TX

December 12, 2019
The limited-edition pedals feature either a custom-wound iron core (TX) or ultra-linear Lundahl (TX-L) output transformer.
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Vertex

Vertex Effects Introduces the Nyle Compressor and Preamp

October 21, 2019
Two circuits in its enclosure—a vintage rack compressor and a vintage-style mic preamp.
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MXR

MXR Dyna Comp Bass Review

September 27, 2019
The bass version of a classic compressor takes a couple inches from the waist, but provides more in the tweak department.
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Fender Downtown Express Review

September 22, 2019
Three of the most useful tone tools for bassists in a tidy, variable-XLR-equipped box.
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Ross Compressor Review

September 14, 2019
Does the reissue live up to the reputation of the original?
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DryBell Unit67 Review

August 1, 2019
Croatia’s masterful tone tailors use the Urei 1176 compressor and Dallas Rangemaster as inspiration for a super-flexible sound-sculpting machine.
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Summer NAMM 2019: Fender Smolder Acoustic OD, Trapper, MTG: LA, Pour Over & Reflecting Pool Demos

July 20, 2019
A 6-pack of new offerings includes a trippy delay/reverb, a tube-driven collaboration with Bruce Egnater, and the weirdest pedal the company has ever made.
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Quick Hit: Carl Martin Comp/Limiter Review

June 7, 2019
Go from Nile Rodgers to Lowell George with this simple comp.
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Origin Effects

Origin Effects Unveils Two New Dual-Chained Compressor Pedals

May 3, 2019
While the updated SlideRIG Compact Deluxe Mk2 brings additional levels of adjustability to the SlideRIG design, the new Cali76 Stacked Edition takes their signature dual-chained compression into uncharted territory.
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Becos

Becos Effects Releases the CompIQ PRO Stella Compressor

April 8, 2019
An expanded stomp that combines compression, limiting, and a twist of harmonic distortion.
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Quick Hit: Becos CompIQ Pro Compressor Review

March 29, 2019
If you crave control and nuance, then this might be the squish box for you.
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Walrus Audio

Walrus Audio Unveils the Lillian Phaser and Deep Six V3 Compressor

February 1, 2019
The Lillian is a true bypass, all analog, multi-stage phaser that draws layout inspiration from the Julia Chorus.
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