Carl Martin Compressor/Limiter Pedal

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Product Description

Outstanding, award-winning compression performance from a pedal! With the features and sonic clarity generally found only in studio compressors, this one goes far beyond the standard compression pedal. This pedal has such clean circuitry, it is quickly becoming the pro choice for stage, and even studio. It also features an LED, which displays the level of compression and a built-in, regulated power supply.

The Carl Martin Compressor/Limiter has been specially developed to incorporate the same features and sonic clarity found in high quality professional studio compressors. To achieve this Carl Martin incorporated a variable threshold, -variable compression ratio, -variable attack and release controls and of course, a gain level.

General Guidelines on the use of the Compressor/Limiter
Threshold: Working anti clockwise, determines how much of the signal will be compressed. This is also dependent on how much signal is fed from the instrument.

Comp: Working clockwise, determines how much compression is applied to the signal allowed by the threshold setting.

Resp: Working clockwise, determines the attack/release times, going from slow to fast. In general, if you want to hear the compressor working with a crisp attack you should use slow times. If you require just a silent limiting you should use fast times.

Gain: Working clockwise, sets the overall gain.

Busy: Indicates the amount of compression being applied, even in bypass mode. The brighter it gets, the more compression is being applied.

Product Specifications


  • Power: 100 or 115 or 230 VAC 50-60Hz
  • Power consumption: 2.4 Watts
  • S/N ratio: 105dB (clean out)
  • Input impedance: 1M Ohm
  • Output impedance: 200 Ohm
  • THD distortion: 0.05%
  • Threshold range: 60 dB
  • Compression range: from 1:1 to 1:00
  • Responce range: from 125 mS to 12.5 mS
  • Gain range: +-20 dB
  • Dimension: 120(D) 95(W) 77(H)mm (approx. 4.73 x 3.74 x 3.03")

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  973-772-3333 Warranty:  1 Year
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Well, it's a Carl Martin. Need I say more?
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When you turn it on for the first time, your ears say "wow". Not much explanation needed her...the best compressor in a pedal. Period!!!
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MSRP: $385.00