London, UK (November 10, 2016)—Patrick Carney, drummer for Grammy-winning band The Black Keys, purchased two of Unity Audio’s Lisson Grove AR-1 Tube Compressors after hearing them in his friend Gus Seyffert’s studio.
“I first heard the Lisson Grove AR-1 at Gus’ studio and I was immediately impressed with the sound of the unit on a variety of instruments,” says Carney. “The compressors really shine on the bass, electric and acoustic guitar. The impedance control is particularly handy and if need be, I am able to distort my sound in a pleasing way. Upon purchasing, it was recommended that I invest in two AR-1s to use across my mix-bus and I am glad I listened to that advice. With these units, a little goes a long way and my mix continuously sounds amazing.”
Unity Audio’s Lisson Grove AR-1 Tube Compressor is a vintage-style tube compressor based on the classic Altec compressor that was used in the 1960s, with some upgrades. The unit possess an “Infinity” control between each of the six recovery settings that offers an extremely long recovery time. The control enables users to prime the unit before a take and prevent an increase in gain during silent passages.
“We are always humbled when artists of Carney’s caliber choose our products,” says Kevin Walker, managing director of Unity Audio. “Our company is proud of the advances that it has made in regards to this classic compressor, while staying true to the style of the 1960’s. At Unity, we take a lot of pride in hand-building our units and are happy to continuously provide high-quality products to our customers.”