Las Vegas, NV (July 1, 2020)—Geoff Daking’s new Comp II compressor has been released by distributor TransAudio Group. Purpose-built for use on a range of musical inputs using a minimum of parameters, the compressor offers dual mono or stereo linked operation and is intended to be essentially plug-and-play.
Designed by Geoff Daking and Dave Thibodeau, the unit relies on a VCA that acts like a FET to impart Daking’s signature sound on a source. The circuitry itself is set up to work without a lot of oversight from the engineer; each channel’s parameters include an overall continuously-adjustable threshold and a continuously-adjustable makeup gain. Beyond that, the parameters are simply switches for attack (fast or slow), ratio (compression or limiting), release (fast or auto), and operation (stereo or dual mono).
Unique among VCA compressor designs, the Daking Comp II uses feedback gain reduction, a peak detector and an all-discrete, Class-A follower. Inputs and outputs are balanced, and its flat frequency response extends out to 65 kHz for high-resolution recording.
The Comp II is built in the USA using analog hardware, and TransAudio Group has Daking Comp II stock available and ready to ship, with a U.S. MSRP to $1,399.
Transaudio Group • www.transaudiogroup.com