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Vertigo VSC-2

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The VSC-2 is called the “Quad Compressor” because it uses 4 hand built [discrete]VCAs. The VCA design is called the “1979” as a nod toward the best VCA based compressors of the 70s and 80s often found in classic SSL consoles and classic sounding DBX devices... but that is where the similarity ends!!

 

 

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The VSC-2 is called the “Quad Compressor” because it uses 4 hand built [discrete]VCAs. The VCA design is called the “1979” as a nod toward the best VCA based compressors of the 70s and 80s often found in classic SSL consoles and classic sounding DBX devices... but that is where the similarity ends!!


This classic based VCA uses the finest components available in order to achieve a modern mastering grade signal path, along with some very unique and innovative features, such as the ratio which increases with level in ‘Soft’ mode.

 

VSC-2 Unique Features

  • One for all! True Mono and True Stereo

  • Dual - Mono, no shared contols

  • In Stereo Mode Channel A controls become master

  • The Stereo signal is phase coherent under all settings

  • No phase shift or L-R problems can occur due to the innovative SC design

  • The Signal path is of Mastering quality

  • There is a minimum of circuitry with a hard relay bypass

  • Settings from Soft Knee (Soft=TipToe) to Hard Knee (Brick)

  • The Ratio selection switch compensates to provide equal loudness, allowing immediate comparison

  • Side chain High Pass Filters with two switchable frequencies are provided onboard

  • Metering is analogue with carefully chosen ballistics, and beautifully lit!

  • Handsome parameter control via customized scale ranges

  • Internal components are of the ultimate quality, modified where necessary

  • A Toroid transformer ensures no PSU noise

  • The ‘1979’ VCA is made of individual components, no Integrated Circuits

  • Encased in a ceramic material for thermal stability

  • This 1979 unit adds character to the sound, similar to some Vintage units;

  • The harder it compresses the more it colors

  • This VCA delivers Real Analogue punch, so difficult to achieve with modern software plug-ins

  • A Jensen transformer and a state of the art line-out driver complete the picture by providing perfectly balanced In and Outs

 

 

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$5,995

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