Brand: Vintage Audio
Product Code: MSL-TX
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Vintage Audio MSL-TX, Transformer Coupled Quad VCA Buss Compressor

The Vintage Audio MSL-TX is based on our popular MSL Buss Compressor, but with a transformer switching option that allows the user to select from the following audio paths:
  • Transformer input
  • Transformer output
  • Input and output engaged
  • Transformers out

The MSL-TX excels in all the same applications as the original MSL but has a few other design changes in addition to the transformer switching option that make it  sound more open with even higher headroom for critical Mastering applications. 
MSL-TX comes equipped with Cinemag Laminate transformers for excellent headroom, soft knee and smooth color.

Here is a detailed list of features:

The MSL-TX has a selectable Ratio, Attack, Release, and sidechain input with frequency selections that we found to be most useful to mix engineers. The frequencies range from 60Hz to 440Hz, a useful function for tracking and mixing instruments like piano or other percussion instruments (440Hz).

Compression character is one of the main reasons engineers reach for a certain piece to do the job. In the MSL-TX, though you will most likely find your self leaving it in normal mode, we have incorporated the Detect Out feature to remove one of the RMS sidechain circuits. This feature provides great character and an aggressive compression. This feature is nice for effects, squashing room mics or other sources that simply need to be tamed

Sometimes it is hard to tell exactly what is happening to the program material when using subtle compression. Our True Bypass is a perfect solution, it routes the input directly to the output completely bypassing the compressor and all line amp stages.

Left and Right Vu Meters illuminate the front panel and dance to the music! The Vu meter selector allows you to choose: Input, Output and Aggregate Gain Reduction.

Compression bypass allows the user the ability to bypass the compression but still run signal thru the line amplifiers for coloration.

These beautiful Buss Compressors are handmade here in our shop in the USA and are completely hand wired like all of our models.

Our MSL-TX model comes with a full Two year warranty and is built to the highest standard using the highest quality components.


Below we have provided some audio for your listening pleasure.


  • Ratio: 2,4,10
  • Attack: .1, .3, .5, 1, 3, 10, 30mS
  • Release: .1,.3,.5,1.2, AUTO (Sec)
  • VU selection: Input, Output, Gain Reduction.
  • Sidechain selection: External, Off, 60, 90, 150, 240, 440Hz
  • Compression Bypass
  • Detector bypass (Compression character feature).
  • True Bypass
  • External Sidechain input.
  • 20Db Gain Makeup.
  • High quality Panasonic, Vishay and Wima parts for all
  • PCB mounted components
  • Cinemag Laminate Transformer for superior headroom


Each unit is new, hand assembled and wired and under-goes a grueling 24 hours of consistent audio pummeling for burn in and overall break in.

We understand that Audio is your business and is an investment.

I have designed all of our preamps and compressors not only to sound second to none but to last for years and years to come.

These are handmade here in our shop in the USA!

Premium components including:

  • Dual VU Meters
  • Vishay/Dale resistors
  • Panasonic FC and Nichicon electrolytic capacitors
  • Wima capacitors
  • Vishay capacitors
  • Handpicked High Hfe Transistors
  • Premium diodes
  • Honeywell Mill-Spec conductive plastic pots.
  • Premium Canare cabling
  • Neutrik connectors
  • Avel/Lindberg power transformer (110-240vac based on destination).



International buyers please contact us for shipping prices prior to purchasing
Due to the extra cost of shipping outside of the continental US there is a $20 Surcharge for HI, PR and Alaska shipping.



Revive Audio (formerly Revive Music) Has been making gear for high ends studios around world for many years now and are proud to announce Vintage Audio, our line of high end preamps and compressors. Over the years we have done a ton of research on what it takes to make a top notch preamps and comps that contest any of our competitors at a much lower cost to you the consumer. We incorporated everything we have learned into the design of our replicas to ensure great sound and reliability. We are so confident you will like our Vintage Audio products we offer a money back guarantee.

We are so confident you will enjoy your new Vintage Audio unit we offer a return policy so you can try it out. If you are not satisfied with your purchase please return ships your unit within Five business days of receiving it. So if you receive your unit on a Friday you will have all weekend to play with it and it would need to be shipped back by Thursday. Please be aware that by purchasing this unit you are agreeing to these terms.

See Details below.



Please Feel free to contact our knowledgeable staff about our Vintage Audio product line
or see us on the web
Monday thru Friday 9-4 P.M. M.S.T.

Terms of Return:

Item must be returned in the same condition it was sent.
Item is subject to restocking fees if returned with blemishes or damage.


Warranty Details:

Warranty covers parts and labor but not users error, please make sure you read all necessary literature prior to hooking devices up and before you apply signal or power as devices can become damaged in this way, Most items will be return shipped to customers within 48 hours of receiving them upon inspection and repair..No money back will be given as warranty only covers the repair of the item warranted
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Vintage Audio MSL tx Owner's Manual