BMD's Komit processorWimberley, TX (March 28, 2008)--Burgin McDaniel Design, maker of analog processing for audio engineers, has released its first self-branded product, the Komit. The Komit is the premiere offering in a planned line of specialty products from the concern.
Built around a balanced, floating input and output via Triad Magnetics iron, the Komit’s makeup gain is automatic via a Compression control. When set to minimum, the compression ratio is 1:1. As ratio increases, the source level remains constant. A separate Output gain adjustment controls a discrete, pre-limiter analog gain stage that drives the limiter for color and effect or, can be left at unity if no further gain staging or timbral modification is needed.
Designer Kevin Burgin focused on ease of use and a wide range of tonal character. "The Komit is a high-performance, pro audio compressor in a small, affordable package," he says. "We have taken most of the guesswork out of compressing on the fly. It's truly a one-knob unit. If you need it, a three-position switch selects the attack and, all of this is independent of the limiter.
"Whether you're recording vocals, drums, bass, horns or winds, you can dial in your sound with a flick of the wrist...without thinking about milliseconds or attack and release. The automatic design allows you to work faster and have more fun with the artist."
The other half of the design duo, Travis MacDaniel, offers another view on their new creation: "You can get a hundred different, kick-ass drum sounds with the Komit. The limiter can put a nice vintage 'edge' on a vocal or give you the smoothest clarinet you ever heard. We hope it becomes your go-to compressor when tracking."
The Komit is designed using the API standard form factor and pin-out, and features high temperature-rated components for reliability and long life. The audio paths are discrete, bipolar operational amplifiers wrapped around an integrated, high-performance gain cell. Compression and Output potentiometers are sealed, conductive plastic, with metal bushings and shafts.
Pricing on the Komit is set at US$995, with the first 25 units serialized and signed by the design team. A limited edition Producers Pack is also available, which houses two Komits in a black walnut cabinet, complete with power supply.
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