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OnkartGromt Introduces the Grompressor Pedal
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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 3 presets for your favorites...

API Introduces TranZformer LX Bass Pedal
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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 phase invert switches on each...

Electro-Harmonix Introduces The Platform
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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 well as a pair of...

Electro-Harmonix Unveils Tone Corset Compressor
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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 the company says is especially...

TC Electronic Introduces the HyperGravity Mini Compressor and Mimiq Mini Doubler Pedals
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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 with three controls: Sustain, Attack,...

Bogner Introduces the Lyndhurst Compressor Pedal
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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 worlds, state of the art...

Miura Guitars Introduces the M2 Compressor/Limiter
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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 knob can be turned to...

Mastro Valvola Introduces the Millibar Mk2 Compressor
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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 terms of both, transparent compression...

Amptweaker Introduces the Pressurizer Compressor Pedal
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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 several unique ways, and includes...

Zorg Effects Introduces Oppressor Compressor
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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 that offers up some grit...

Crazy Tube Circuits Unveils the Golden Ratio Phi Compressor
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Crazy Tube Circuits Unveils the Golden Ratio Phi Compressor

Crazy Tube Circuits has unleashed the Golden Ratio Phi, a stompbox that features two compressors in one. The pedal can switch between an optical compressor and a FET compressor, each of which have their own distinct style. Crazy Tube says the optical compressor is a “hand selected photocell [that] offers distinctive attack and release characteristics resulting in very gentle and...

TC Electronic Introduces SpectraComp Bass Compressor Pedal
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TC Electronic Introduces SpectraComp Bass Compressor Pedal

TC Electronic has taken the SpectraComp found in some of their bass amps and put it into a TonePrint-enabled effects pedal. The multi-band compressor is specifically tuned for bass and housed in a mini enclosure to fit on tight pedalboards. Based on their MD3 multi-band dynamics engine, the SpectraComp Bass Compressor features a frequency specific compression algorithm that the company...