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Warm Audio Bus-Comp Analog VCA Compressor

Add the magic of analog stereo compression to your mixes and busses. The Warm Audio Bus-Comp is based on classic VCA circuitry for a smooth, reactive sound. Rate and review this product
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The Warm Audio BUS-COMP is an all-analog, 2-channel, stereo VCA compressor based on classic circuitry that has provided silky smooth tone for decades. Stereo VCA compressors are masterful at controlling dynamics on many sources, but they have become widely known for their magic touch on stereo mixes.


Get started with the Bus-Comp with this video from Warm Audio:


The BUS-COMP will perform well on stereo mixes, drum mixes, drum overheads, acoustic guitars, keyboards, piano, orchestral instruments, voice-overs and an array of other sources. The BUS-COMP is primarily designed for stereo use, but it can be used just as successfully on individual mono sources. VCA compressors of this type have become widely loved for their ability to control dynamics effortlessly but also for the added tone and depth they provide to the audio signal that passes through them, even when no compression is applied.

Re-creating legendary VCA compressor technology was the focus of the BUS-COMP's design, however, adding options and improvements was just as important during its development. One of these added features is the BUS-COMP's ability to have USA made CineMag transformers inserted into the signal path driven by fully discrete operational amplifiers. With a single push of a front panel switch, these custom USA made transformers are inserted into the audio path providing increased depth, tone and vibe!

Features:

- All analog, 2 channel, stereo VCA compressor
- Based on legendary VCA compressor technology
- Selectable discrete opamp stage with CineMag USA transformers
- External side chain source select
- Selectable Hi-pass Filter: 30, 60, 105, 125, 185 Hz
- Compressor engage switch for easy A/B compress vs. no-compress comparison
- Performs well on stereo mixes, drum mixes, drum overheads, acoustic guitars, keyboards, piano, orchestral instruments, voice-overs and endless other sources
- Can be used on stereo as well as individual mono sources
- THAT 2180 VCA's
- Optimally provides both XLR and TRS connectivity

Hear folk rocker Elle Sera and her band in the studio with Warm Audio:


Take a listen to gospel artist Troy Ramey through an all-Warm recording rig:


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Specifications

Noise: < -90dBu
Headroom: > +29dBu, 20Hz - 20kHz
Dynamic Range: > 120dB
Frequency Response: 18Hz - 22kHz
THD + Noise, 20Hz - 20kHz, +20dBu input: < .05%
Input Impedance: 10k Ohms
Output Impedance: 50 Ohms
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 25 x 14 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Bus-Comp
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