Minneapolis, MN (September 8, 2005)–Roll Music Systems will unveil their new Super Stereo compressor at the upcoming New York AES show, October 7-10, 2005. The creators of the Folcrom 16×2 passive summing buss, Roll Music Systems will be exhibiting at AES, at Booth #1151.
The Super Stereo compressor has been designed specifically for stereo mix applications. Justin Morse, the man behind Roll Music Systems, has always been a hands-on studio owner and builder of equipment. “The idea for the Super Stereo actually came from the original customer who commissioned the Folcrom,” noted Morse. “He asked me to build him an SSL clone from the plans on a group DIY forum.” Instead of creating yet another clone, Morse decided to design his own version of a stereo buss compressor.
The result is the “Super Stereo” compressor. The unit will be 1RU high and have a single set of controls for true stereo application. It will feature a switchable hi-pass filter on the side chain along with attack and release controls, including an option to employ program dependent release.
“It has a short, clean signal path and the kind of smoothly aggressive response my customer was asking for to use on his stereo buss. It looks pretty bad ass, too,” said Morse. The unit is currently being beta tested by a few locals, including engineer/producer Tom Garneau (Prince, Sting, George Clinton).
“The High Pass filter in the side chain is great on heavy-bottomed mixes, keeps the kick and bass from pulling down the track. It’s got that smack for less (money),” said Garneau. “I’ve compared it to its more expensive counterparts and it ran neck and neck, sometimes surpassing.”
The Super Stereo will be available late 2005.