December 2020

Compressor

ARTICLES

Boss GT-1000CORE

First Look: Boss GT-1000CORE

December 2, 2020
From heavy to heavenly: Hear the shrunken powerhouse on raunchy riffs, ethereal reverb clouds, pitch-shifted bass, and more.
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Empress

Empress Effects Releases the Compressor MkII and the Bass Compressor

November 12, 2020
A pair of updated squeeze boxes that uses features and controls borrowed from high-end studio models.
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HILBISH Compressimiser review homepage

A Comp Meant to Mash with the Melvins Maestro

October 14, 2020
Buzzo’s signature squish machine is surprisingly subtle. The PG Hilbish Compressimiser review.
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Becos Compressor homepage

Studio-Grade Compression for Your Pedalboard?

September 21, 2020
A dual-band/stacked floor unit with 15 knobs and five toggles that will make compression control freaks giddy. The PG Becos CompIQ TWAIN review.
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Strymon Compadre Compressor Boost review homepage

Strymon Compadre: The Premier Guitar Review

September 20, 2020
A dual-function compressor that’s way more than simple squish.
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1970s ross compressor demo

Iso Lab: 1970s Ross Compressor

July 20, 2020
Nashville correspondent John Bohlinger shows off his first pedal, which he bought for $40 in 1979.
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Recording Dojo Blackbird Studio Nashville Compressor - homepage

Recording Dojo: 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 homepage

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-homepage

Ross Compressor Review

September 14, 2019
Does the reissue live up to the reputation of the original?
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DryBell-Slider

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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