Description

FX Engineering RAF Mirage Compressor Effect Pedal

Description:

High quality subtle compression built right here in North Carolina! So clear you wouldn't even know it's on!

What we think:

Designed for the guitarist who "doesn't like compression" but does love sustain and bold tone! This compressor is an extremely musical compressor that is extremely responsive and full of clarity! You don't get the squashed attack like most compressors. You only get the fullness and longevity, which, let's face it, is what most guitarists love.

The newer REV-9 model adds an attack trim pot allowing you to dial in a more Nashville style pluck-y compression or the smooth compression you came to love from the original Mirage, making it that much more versatile! And when it's made in the great state of North Carolina, what's not to love?

Call or Email for more info. This could be the missing link "always on" pedal you've been looking for!

Manufacturer Description:

  • Transparency - There are no audible artificial sonic anomalies, imposed on the musical program. i.e., audible attack and release mechanics. You may ask yourself: "Is it on?"
  • Musical - The tonality of the processed music is very natural and pleasing to the discerning ear.
  • Compression visual indicator brightens dynamically as compression is sensed.
  • Studio Quality in a simple-to-use pedal.
  • Tough, Durable and "road ready".
  • True Bypass Switching

 

Performance Points

Pick Attack - The Mirage attack time is less than half a millisecond. That translates to one half cycle of the highest note on a 24 fret guitar. The attack begins clamping at the moment the pick makes contact with the string. Totally inaudible attack time! The compression control is so fast it will follow the contour of the envelope hunting for dynamic transients. This allows the natural harmonics to be drawn to the surf ace of the tone while limiting any transient spikes.

Attack knee - The Mirage compression follows the natural envelope of the musical source. No soft knee is needed to compensate for poor attack time.

Sustain/Release - The Mirage provides smooth sustain through the release without the artificial sounding aggressive gain compensation as many compressors use. As the musical note fades, the Mirage "reads" the envelope and contours the release smoothly.

Coloration and Transparency - Is it on? The Mirage linearity is virtually flat <1db variation from 20 Hz to 8 kHz. There is no induced coloration, distortion, hair, fuzz, or EQ to the signal. The Mirage transparency is such that it will also work well with acoustic instruments guitars, mandolins etc. Acoustic sparkle is actually enhanced!

Keep it Simple! - All FX Engineering pedals have the KISS philosophy. Set the Mirage controls to 12:00 and Play!

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$199

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