Focusrite Platinum Compounder
This used Focusrite Platinum Compounder is in great condition with little signs of use. The Compounder is 2-channel gate/compressor/limiter. The compressor and limiter sections have separate stereo-link switches located in the center of the front panel. These, along with all In and Out buttons, are lit with a small red LED when engaged. When linked, the controls on the left side of the unit govern both sides of the stereo signal, overriding the settings on the right half of the panel.
The noise gates use optical sensors instead of voltage-controlled amplifiers and have only two continuously adjustable controls. However, the gates, which cannot be linked for stereo operation, are enhanced significantly by the addition of four push-button switches: Fast Attack includes settings for signals with slow initial transients (such as trumpet) or rapid ones (such as drums); Full Range selects either -20 or -80 dB of gating attenuation; Expand toggles between a classic noise-gate mode with a rapid cutoff and an expander/gate function (with a 2:1 ratio) that fades the signal with a tapered decay (adjustable between 100 milliseconds and 4 seconds using the Release/Hold knob); and Hold can be adjusted (also using the Release/Hold knob) to keep the gate open for as long as 4 seconds. Although this last option is useful for keeping sustained sounds from "flickering" as they approach the threshold, it also has potential as a creative effect.
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Manufacturer Focusrite SKU SFOCPLATCU Model Platinum Compounder GTIN NA Single or Pair N/A