Technical
specification

Bus Compressor

Description

Bettermaker Bus Compressor :

– advanced analog stereo VCA compressor with PEAK detection
– all parameters are digitally controlled via front panel and/or DAW (with dedicated plugin)
– dry/wet MIX control for parallel compression
– sidechain high pass filter with hardware insert and preview function
– adjustable THD for harmonically rich sound
– on-board measurement of PEAK/RMS levels
– 100% analog audio signal path
– total recall and A/B comparison from your favourite DAW
– LED matrix display and six encoders with push-button action for ease of control
– USB connectivity with MAC/PC

 

Features

– Frequency response 10Hz to 22kHz (+/- 0.2 dB)
– Dynamic range: 106dB (+23dBu, 22kHz BW)
– S/N ratio: 87dB (A-weighted, +4dBu, 22kHz BW, unity gain)
– Crosstalk: -83dB @ 1kHz, +18dBu, channel-to-channel
– CMRR: max 85 dB @ 3 kHz, min 52 dB @ 20Hz, 20 kHz BW
– THD: 2nd: < 0.06%, 3rd: < 0.01%; 4th: < 0.006%; (+4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, THD and CLIP disabled)
– balanced stereo input (XLR), 23dBu max input level (THD < 0.2%)
– balanced stereo output (XLR), 23dBu max output level (THD < 0.2% into >2kohm)
– Input impedance (differential): 48kΩ (for balanced signal)
– Output Impedance: 50Ω + 50Ω (electronically balanced)
– 2U enclosure, 230mm deep (Mastering Compressor)
– 1U enclosure, 230mm deep (Bus Compressor)
– universal 100 – 240V power supply designed by Bettermaker
– Maximum power consumption: 25W
– Shipping weight: 5.5 kg (Mastering Compressor), 5 kg (Bus Compressor)

Functions and ranges

Threshold: -35dB / +5dB (40dB range)
Attack: 0.1 – 60 ms
Release: 10 – 2000 ms
Ratio: 1.5, 2, 4, 6, 10:1
Knee: 20dB
Output: -5dB to +15dB
Sidechain HPF: off – 370Hz
Sidechain Feed: Forward
Sidechain Type: PEAK