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  • OnkartGromt Introduces the Grompressor Pedal

    OnkartGromt Introduces the Grompressor Pedal

    Norway’s OnkartGromt has released a new compressor called the Grompressor, which the company describes as an advanced compressor that is very useful for bassists. “With options to control Input Level, Threshold, Attack, Release, Ratio, and Output Gain it is almost like a plugin in a DAW,” says pedal builder Øyvind Mjanger. “You can also save... »

  • API Introduces TranZformer LX Bass Pedal

    API Introduces TranZformer LX Bass Pedal

    API has unveiled the TranZformer series, including the TranZformer LX bass pedal. The pedal incorporates the company’s traditional analog signal path with gain control, compression, and equalization all in one unit. The pedal’s variable compressor, which can be bypassed, is their API 525. The three-band EQ can also be bypassed for flexibility. Other features include... »

  • Electro-Harmonix Introduces The Platform

    Electro-Harmonix Introduces The Platform

    Electro-Harmonix has released The Platform, a stereo compressor/limiter that includes an overdrive section as well as a volume swell function. Suited for guitar or bass, the stereo pedal has a full compressor control set including Volume, Attack, Release, Sustain, and Hard or Soft Knee buttons. A set of colored LEDs show your compression settings as... »

  • Electro-Harmonix Unveils Tone Corset Compressor

    Electro-Harmonix Unveils Tone Corset Compressor

    Electro-Harmonix has expanded their dynamic range with the Tone Corset, an analog OTA (Operational Transconductance Amplifier) compressor pedal. The pedal has a four-knob layout with Volume, Sustain, Attack, and Blend controls. Blend mixes the compressed and dry signals for a fatter sound. It also has a pad switch for padding down the input signal, which... »

  • TC Electronic Introduces the HyperGravity Mini Compressor and Mimiq Mini Doubler Pedals

    TC Electronic Introduces the HyperGravity Mini Compressor and Mimiq Mini Doubler Pedals

    In addition to revamping their PolyTune pedal this year, TC Electronic has unveiled two new mini effects: the HyperGravity Mini Compressor and the Mimiq Mini Doubler. Each of the new units are compact versions of existing models with tweaks. TC calls the HyperGravity Mini Compressor the world’s smallest multi-band compressor. It features their MD3 algorithm... »

  • Bogner Introduces the Lyndhurst Compressor Pedal

    Bogner Introduces the Lyndhurst Compressor Pedal

    Amp designer Reinhold Bogner recently unveiled a series of effects pedals, and now he’s added to it with the Lyndhurst Compressor. The pedal was born from a collaboration with Bogner and legendary electronics engineer Rupert Neve to give the sounds of vintage mixing boards into your pedalboard. “The Lyndhurst compressor combines the best of both... »

  • Miura Guitars Introduces the M2 Compressor/Limiter

    Miura Guitars Introduces the M2 Compressor/Limiter

    Miura Guitars has gotten into the pedal business with the M2 Compressor/Limiter. The pedal has Threshold, Ratio, Attack, and Level controls for dialing in the right amount of compression. It has two LEDs: one to show the status as on or off, and one to indicate how strong the compressor is in effect. The Ratio... »

  • Mastro Valvola Introduces the Millibar Mk2 Compressor

    Mastro Valvola Introduces the Millibar Mk2 Compressor

    Italy’s Mastro Valvola has unveiled the Millibar mk2, a studio-grade optical compressor designed for both bass and guitar. The new version takes their retro-styled pedal and adds a new feature. “Inspired by the performance of the Universal Audio 1176 and Teletronix LA2A, we have managed to recreate and implement their characteristics in the Millibar, in... »

  • Amptweaker Introduces the Pressurizer Compressor Pedal

    Amptweaker Introduces the Pressurizer Compressor Pedal

    Amptweaker unveiled the Pressurizer compressor at the Winter NAMM Show this year. Suitable for bass or guitar, the stompbox compressor aims to retain the attack of your instrument while adding sustain. “Sustain without compression… a common suggestion Amptweaker receives that means ‘don’t mess with my attack,’” the company says. “The PressuRizer™ compressor accomplishes this in... »

  • Zorg Effects Introduces Oppressor Compressor

    Zorg Effects Introduces Oppressor Compressor

    French pedal company Zorg Effects has unveiled the the Oppressor, an optical compressor they say packs tons of control into a small footprint. Alongside Volume, Gain, and Compression knobs, the pedal has a pair of three-way switches for attack and release to give up to nine combinations of values. It also has a “BAD” switch... »