3Leaf Audio has released the PWNZOR Optical Compressor, a new high-fidelity design that also nods to classic compressors with a Vintage switch. The pedal’s internal charge pump circuitry turns power from a standard 9-volt supply into 18-volts to provide more clean headroom. 3Leaf also included their new relay bypass system for clickless switching, which automatically switches to bypass mode if you lose power.
Controls include Input Sensitivity, Output Gain, Attack Speed, and Ratio. The Vintage switch kicks the pedal into feedback mode, essentially changing the characteristics of the attack and release to mimic old-school compressors.
There are internal controls for input trim, releases speed, and a true/buffered bypass switch. Finally, the LED acts as a gain reduction meter for visual cues on your settings.
The 3Leaf Audio PWNZOR is available now, with the first 25 pedals having a Fromel-etched finish. It’s available from the manufacturer for $219.
PWNZOR Optical Compressor Pedal Specs:
- High-Fidelity Design
- Internal Charge Pump Produces 18v of Headroom
- New Relay Bypass System
- Vintage Switch
- LED Gain Reduction Metering
- Handmade in USA