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PreSonus ACP88 8-Channel Compressor/Gate

With 8 channels of compression, limiting, noise gating, and a durable design this bad boy is capable of handling live or studio recording. (26) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Stemming from their popular ACP-8 technology, the ACP88 comprises 8 channels of compression, limiting, and noise gating for a variety of applications. The ACP88 is the highly anticipated replacement for the ACP-8.

The ACP88 has 8 separate compressors/gates. Each compressor features control of threshold, ratio (1:1-20:1), attack, release, hard/soft knee, auto/manual attack and release curves, and gain. Each gate features threshold, attack and release, and switchable gate range. The ACP88 features servo balanced or unblanced inputs and floating balanced or unbalanced outputs. For every channel there is a side chain jack for spectral compression and a separate sidechain jack for gate processing. Each channel boasts full gain reduction metering, compression threshold indication, and gate open/close. Front panel buttons include hard/soft knee compression, peak/auto compression, bypass, gate range, and link. The link feature uses a unique summing bus that provides multiple combinations of master/slave link setups.

The ACP88 has increased dynamic range (giving greater control over attack and release parameters) and a completely redesigned noise gate - including attack, release, range, and wider dynamic range threshold control. Servo balanced inputs and outputs for extremely low noise operation. Side chain and key inputs on every channel, as well as the popular linking feature found on the ACP-8 and ACP-22. Roadworthy construction with a high-performance, built-in power supply, the ACP88 is housed in an all-steel chassis with a blue anodized aluminum front panel.

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Frequency response: 10Hz to 50KHz, S/N> 94dB, THD < 0.01%
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 23 x 12 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ACP88
Presonus Warranty Presonus offers a one year warranty (parts and labor) on all new products. All non-new Presonus products carry a limited warranty of 90 days.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 225-216-7887
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"Can't record drumtracks without this."
Sound: I used this one about 10 yrs ago and i was surpised becuase it's still in the market. I used for recording drum tracks , the compressor is very good and also the gate .I have recorded more than 30 bands with this unit and made one gold record ont this. For the price i rate it ten . Feature: all the features work really good. Ease of Use: It took a while for me to get use to this ,but once you got it.it easy . Quality: It was able to withstand continous recording for years and i think it's still working on the studio. Manufacturer Support: no need. The Wow Factor: can't do recording drumtracks without this. Overall: i'll buy it again ,good thing they did not discontinue this.
Style of Music: Any type of music
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"If you travel as a sound tech, you need this unit...........period."
Sound: I use this unit in my touring rack. It has alot of bang for the buck in a very small package. Sonically the compressor is amazing (for an 8 channel unit). I have actually used it on a lead vocal in an arena on a national tour when my main vocal comp crapped out....I was not disappointed at all. The gate while being a bit limited in controls works surprisingly well. It opens a bit harder than some of the others that I have used but for live hard rock music is acceptable. Overall I can say that getting 8 channels or pretty damn good comps, eight channels of passable gates all in two rack spaces for money you simply cannot top this unit. I have even used it in the studio to mix a couple of Nationally released CD's. This unit is a huge space saver for any live engineer. Feature: Really wish the gate was more tunable. But hey! what do ya want for $900???? Quality: With all of the cabeling that I leave plugged into the back of the unit there is quite a bit of strain on the chassis. I would like to see a bit more robust connection to the faceplate so that it flexes a bit less. I just bolted my wiring harnesses to the side of the rack itslef and that took care of this though. I have had no pproblems with mine after touring with it for over 3 years. Value: Hands down, the best bang for the buck in a small compact package for any live sound enginees. Works fairly well in the studio but not my first choice as a dynamics processor for critical studio work but still very good.
Style of Music: Live sound I prefer hard rock but mix all in the studio
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