ALTA MODA Hippo VCA-based Stereo Compressor


Alta Moda Hippo VCA Stereo Compressor

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The Alta Moda Audio Hippo is a high-performance bus compressor designed for the 500-series suitable shelf systems. The Hippo is based on a VCA topology made popular in extremely effective recording consoles of the 1980’s, however includes lots of modern attributes not discovered on typical bus compressors.


WIDE CONTROL RANGES The Hippo features extended attack, release and ratio settings for wider control ranges. Selected controls are continuously-variable for enhanced resolution and versatility.

ENHANCED BASS CONTROL Six-position High Pass Filter on side chain for better control of bass-heavy material.

WARMTH CONTROL Six-position Warmth control adds rich harmonic distortion to fatten tracks.

DUAL/STEREO DETECTORS Unique channel linking options allow for better control of stereo imaging, including the ability to run the channel detectors independently of one another (Dual mode).

HIGH RESOLUTION METERING Dual, 20-segment gain-reduction meters monitor both detectors with 1dB resolution.

BLEND CONTROL allows varying the output between dry and compressed signal for more subtle compression effects.

HARDWIRE BYPASS Gold-contact relays completely remove unit from signal path when bypassed.

Weight 18 lbs




Alta Moda Audio is a premier manufacturer of high performance analog professional audio equipment used worldwide by platinum-selling record producers, recording engineers, mixers, and mastering engineers. Alta Moda offers a range of unique and versatile audio compressors including the all discrete 'Class A' Unicomp compressor limiter, the AM-10 FET compressor limiter for API type 500 series racks, and the newest compressor to the line í¢ŒóŒñ the Hippo stereo VCA compressor/limiter for the API 500 series rack system. Alta Moda Audio also offers the AM-20 four band parametric equalizer for the 500 series rack system.

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