Las Vegas, NV (December 10, 2012)—TransAudio Group, distributor of products by Geoffrey Daking and Company, Inc., has introduced the Daking Comp 500 VCA compressor/ limiter module, compatible with 500-series rack enclosures. The semi-automatic Daking Comp 500 is intended for both tracking and mixing, and is designed to perform and sound similar to the FET circuitry found in Daking’s other compressor products.
The front panel controls of the Comp 500 are straightforward. Compression is set with one knob, ranging from “Less” to “More.” Release time is switchable between Fast (0.5 ms) and Auto. The Auto setting engages a dual time constant, which initially releases quickly before slowing, reportedly eliminating pumping.
Attack may be switched between Fast (1 ms) and Slow (16 ms), while Ratio is switchable between Compressor and Limiter modes, respectively setting a 3:1 or 15:1 ratio. There is also a hard-wire Bypass switch.
A Stereo switch is provided that allows up to six units to be linked. The eight-segment meter is selectable between gain reduction and output levels, and offers VU ballistics with floating peak.
The class A circuitry of the Daking Comp 500 incorporates discrete transistors and single-sided amplifiers. All components are lead free and compliant with the Europe Union’s RoHS directives.