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Joemeek meC500
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Joemeek meC500 500-Series Mono Compressor

Joemeek meC500 500-Series Mono Compressor

Joemeek meC500 500-Series Mono Compressor Details

Joemeek meC500 500-Series Mono Compressor recreates the punchy sound of the photoelectric compressors used by legendary record producer Joe Meek in the 1960's. Robustly engineered for predictable, controllable performance, powerful yet simple to use, Joemeek meC500 500-Series Mono Compressor will bring the gloss of a professional production to all your recordings and live performances!


Perhapes the hardest studio device to understand, yet one of the most useful, Joemeek meC500 500-Series Mono Compressor's job is to make quiet sounds louder and loud sounds quieter, or in other words to control dynamic range of program material. It's a bit like manually riding a volume control, except the compressor does it atomatically, responding far quicker and more accurately than you ever could by hand. This can be used in several ways.


Make Sounds Stand Out - Making quiet sounds louder without the loud bits getting even louder, means you can raise the average level of an instrument or vocal in the mix. This can actually improve vocals for example, by bringing them out in front of the mix, making them sound denser, more even and more confident!


Crank Up The Volume - Joemeek meC500 500-Series Mono Compressor helps in raising the average volume of the whole mixes that is what makes rock music, radio stations and TV commercials all sound loud!


Protect - Using fast attack and release times to control brief transients is known as "limiting" and is used to protect recorders and monitoring systems from overload.


Accomodate - Mixes intended for AM and FM radio broadcasts are compressed to fit the restricted dynamic range, which also gives a certain "feel" to the production.


Modify - A compressor can be used to change the dynamics, or "envelope" of a track.


Joemeek meC500 500-Series Mono Compressor Features


  • Compress- sets the threshold level above which the signal starts to be compressed
  • Gain Reduction Meter- real time display of the amount of Gain Reduction in dB
  • Slope- sets the compression ratio: increase for more severe compression
  • Attack- reduce for less obvious the compression, increase for more percussive sound
  • Fast Switch- changes the behaviour of the attack control to emphasise transients
  • Release- increase for less obvious compression, reduce to accentuate "pumping"
  • Link Switch- use to avoid image shifts when using a pair of Joemeek meC500 500-Series Mono Compressors to work in stereo
  • Slave Switch- use to make Joemeek meC500 500-Series Mono Compressor "slave" to another when working in stereo
  • Make Up Gain- restores the volume of the signal after compression
  • Link Jack- connects a pair of Joemeek meC500 500-Series Mono Compressors for stereo operation, using a 1/4" stereo jack to jack cable wired pin-for-pin
  • On switch- turns the Joemeek meC500 500-Series Mono Compressor on. With this switch out the Joemeek meC500 500-Series Mono Compressor is bypassed

Joemeek meC500 500-Series Mono Compressor Specifications


  • Manufacturer: Joemeek
  • Product: meC500 500-Series Mono Compressor
  • Input Impedance: 15 kilo ohm
  • Common Mode Rejection: 70 dB
  • Equivalent Input Noise: -90 dBu (unweighted, no make-up gain)
  • Distortion: 0.001% (below compressor threshold)
  • Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 70 kHz (-3 dB)
  • Maximum Input Level: +22 dBu
  • Max. Output Before Clip: +28 dBu (10 kilo load)
  • Nominal Output Level: +4 dBu (electronically balanced)
  • Output Impedance: 100 ohm
  • Compressor Threshold: -20 dBu to +22 dBu (variable)
  • Compressor Ratio: 1:1 to 10:1 (variable)
  • Compressor Attack Time: 1 mili sec to 100 mili sec (variable, adaptive)
  • Compressor Release Time: 0.1 sec to 3 sec (variable, adaptive)
  • GR Meter: 8-segment LED bargraph
  • Output Noise Floor: -85 dBu (typical, unweighted)
  • Input/Output Connections: XLR: pin 2 +, pin 3 -, pin 1 ground
  • Current Requirement: 130 mA (maximum) per rail
  • Size & Weight: Standard 500 Series, 0.65 kilos
  • Compliance: VPI Alliance, WHOS-Doc

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