Fredenstein Artistic Compressor Plus

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Fredenstein Artistic Compressor Plus

The Fredenstein Artistic Compressor Plus is a single channel FET comp with multi-channel link capability in the 500-Series form factor. With Fredenstein's proprietary Reverse-Mancini FET architecture, OPA2 discrete audio operational amplifier, and American made vintage style steel core output transformer, this Artistic Comp provides you a punchy and detailed sound.

The Fredenstein Artistic Compressor Plus' familiar controls include; rotary controls for Input Gain, Release Time, Compression Ratio, Make-up Gain and Wet-Dry Mixing (parallel compression). Like many vintage compressors there is no Threshold control. Instead, one uses the Input Gain knob to increase the gain until the appropriate amount of compression is achieved. This tends to feel more natural and musical, but perhaps less nerdy and precise. The Attack Time can be set in three steps with a toggle switch, and the side-chain low cut filter offers 2 frequencies. There is also one toggle switch for Bypass and another for Link. The LED bar-graph meter indicates the gain reduction in the range of 1dB to 16dB.

It's punchy and detailed sound is generated by three major components:

  1. Fredenstein's proprietary Reverse-Mancini FET architecture
  2.  Fredenstein's advanced OPA2 discrete Audio Operational Amplifier
  3. The American made vintage style steel core output transformer

The Fredenstein Artistic Compressor Plus shares some of the well understood sonic characterisics of famous FET compressors but brings some extra refinements, such as, virtually no interaction between the Attack, Release and Threshold controls. The Mix knob also brings some extra versatility to the FET compressor architecture and gives the option of keeping some transients while lifting up the quiet bits. The Artistic Compressor Plus can be an aggressive brick wall, become bouncy for dance tracks, or just enhance sweetly, smoothly and subtly, depending on how you want to set it. This is a rather versatile dynamics processor, built with surprisingly high quality parts for the price.

Fredenstein Artistic Compressor Plus Features

  • Classic FET compression, updated for the modern studio
  • Fredenstein's proprietary OPA2 op-amp and Reverse-Mancini FET architecture
  • High-quality, American made steel-core transformer
  • Input, Release, Ratio, Make-up Gain, and Wet/Dry Mix rotary controls
  • 3-Position switches for Attack Time and the side-chain highpass filter
  • Toggle switches for Bypass and Link

Fredenstein Artistic Compressor Plus Specifications

  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz, +/- 1dB
  • Make-up Gain: + 20 dB
  • Distortion: < 0.05%, No Compression
  • Noise: < -90 dB, No Make-up Gain
  • Input Impedance: > 5000 Ohms
  • Max. Input Level: + 26 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 600 Ohms
  • Max. Output Level: + 26 dBu
  • Clip Indicator: + 24 dBu
  • Input Gain Range: -10 dB to +20 dB
  • Side-chain Filter: 150 or 300 Hz (Switchable)
  • Attack Time: 0.5, 5, and 25 ms (Switchable)
  • Release Time: 70ms to 2.5s
  • Compression Ratio: 2:1 to 20:1
  • Power Consumption: +/-16V < +/- 75mA (~2W)

Fredenstein Artistic Compressor Plus Includes

  • 1 x Fredenstein Artistic Compressor Plus
  • 1 x Operating Manual

Fredenstein Artistic Compressor Plus Warranty

  • 1 Year Warranty

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