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Technical
specification

Mastering Compressor

Description

Bettermaker Mastering Compressor :

– advanced analog VCA compressor with PEAK or RMS detection and switchable forward/backward feed
– all parameters are digitally controlled via front panel and/or DAW (with dedicated plugin)
– stereo, dual-mono and mid/side operation modes with with focus and sidechain preview function
– our famous BM, SG and DX modes
– adjustable 15 – 30 Hz high pass filter at the compressor input
– dry/wet MIX control for parallel compression
– HPF, LPF and fully configurable parametric filter in sidechain with option of hardware insert
– adjustable drive (for odd/even clipper) and THD function for harmonically rich sound
– Range Setting – limit the maximum amount of gain reduction!
– on-board measurement of PEAK/RMS levels
– 100% analog audio signal path
– total recall and A/B comparison
– five inch capacitive touchscreen with backlight
– USB connectivity with MAC/PC

Specification

– 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

Bettermaker Mastering Compressor Manual v1.1

Threshold: -35dB / +5dB (40dB range)
Attack: 0.1 – 250 ms
Release: 10 – 2000 ms
Ratio: Variable 0.7:1 – 10:1
Knee: Variable 0 – 20dB
Output: -5dB to +15dB
Width (in M/S): -8dB to +8dB
Range: Variable 0.1dB – 20dB / off
HPF24: Off/15/20/25/30 Hz
THD + DRIVE: off/odd/even
Sidechain HPF: off – 370Hz
Sidechain LPF: 2k – 18k / off
SC MF gain: +/- 15dB
SC MF freq: 0.5 – 10kHz
SC MF Q: 0.2 – 8
Sidechain Feed: Forward/Backward
Sidechain Type: RMS/PEAK