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Vintage Audio MSL-Mk2 Quad VCA Buss Compressor by Revive Audio!
All New MK2 comes in a compact 1U format, same exact beloved circuit with no compromise as with all Vintage Audio gear
See the review in Tape Op issue 101!
The Vintage Audio MSL-mk2 is a stereo channel VCA buss compressor with a familiar architecture. The MSL utilizes dual RMS detection, dual VCAcompression and provides all of that great glue needed at mix down. It has a healthy list of Practical features with a sound that costs twice as much from our competitors. We build these using nothing but the finest Mil-Spec components, “A” Rated Vcas and Burr Brown opamps.
Here is a detailed list of features:
The MSL-mk2 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-mk2, though you will most likely find yourself 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, punchy drums 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.
These beautiful Buss Compressors are handmade here in our shop in the USA and are completely hand wired like all of our models.
The Vintage Audio MSL-mk2 utilizes our custom designed MU-SL Mainboard and has excellent on board filtering and Ac ripple knockdown.
Our MSL-mk2 model comes with a full three year warranty and is built to the highest standard using the highest quality components.
· 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
· Detector bypass (Compression character feature).
· True Bypass
· External Sidechain input.
· 20Db Gain Makeup.
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 by Revive Audio!
Premium components including:
· Classic VU Meter
· Burr Brown Opamps
· “A” Rated That VCA’s
· Mil Spec,Vishay/Dale resistors
· Panasonic FC and Nichicon electrolytic capacitors
· Wima capacitors
· Vishay capacitors
· Premium diodes
· Premium Canare cabling
· Neutrik connectors