Fine compressor for a low budget home studio!
By: RustyAxe from Connecticut
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
It's new ... can't comment on dependability, but I have other ART outboard gear that are great.
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
Flexible metering. Large, easy to read VU meters, functional LED meters as well. All compression parameters are easily modifiable. I particularly appreciate the finely detented controls. Nice touch.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
No more difficult than any other compressor. Using the unit is no problem, but knowing how, when, where, and why to use compression takes some experience and experimentation. The manual tells about the unit. A three part YouTube video ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehq9esUQm54 ... would be useful to those who don't know much about compression.
How is the tone?
Does what a compressor is supposed to do, and does it well.
How has it stood up over time?
N/A It's brand new.
Your general opinion of this product.
I'm happy with it. It works very well with my ART MPAii preamp (and looks pretty good in the rack with it, too).