DSM Humboldt Introduces ClearComp 1078 Dynamic Threshold Compressor

DSM Humboldt ClearComp 1078 Dynamic Threshold Compressor

DSM Humboldt has expanded their product line with the ClearComp 1078 Dynamic Threshold Compressor. The pedal’s topology is a new design that adjusts the threshold on the fly.

“Most compressors dynamically reduce the gain progressively as the level rises above the threshold,” the company explains. “Having thoroughly studied this situation, DSM offers a new DT Topology which dynamically modifies the threshold with a fixed gain reduction, achieving a very natural and transparent compression effect, with lower noise floor, less coloring, and higher dynamic range.”

The ClearComp 1078 has knobs for setting the compression, ratio, attack, release, level, and blend. The threshold switch lets you choose the starting point of the dynamic threshold at either Hi, Mid, or Low. “Depending on the output level of the instrument being connected, select HI for high power pickups or active instruments, MID for regular output guitar and basses, and LOW for low output instruments, like vintage single coils,” DSM Humboldt notes.

The DSM Humboldt ClearComp 1078 will be available this month with a price point of $299.

DSM Humboldt ClearComp 1078 Dynamic Threshold Compressor Features:

Dynamic Threshold Topology
Multi-color 5-stage LED Bar Graph
Compression, Ratio, Attack, Release, Blend, Level Controls
Threshold Switch: Hi, Mid, or Low
Power: 9V to 18V, 100mA Regulated, center negative DC power supply (not included)

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