The Artistic Compressor is a single channel FET compressor with multi-channel link capability in the 500 series form factor. The compressor features rotary controls for Input Gain, Release Time, Compression Ratio, Make-up Gain and Wet-Dry Mixing (parallel compression). The Attack Time can be set in three steps, as well as the side-chain low cut filter. The LED bar-graph meter indicates the gain reduction in the range of 1dB to 16dB. It’s punchy and detailed sound is generated by three mayor components:
1) Fredenstein’s proprietary Reverse-Mancini FET architecture
2) our advanced OPA2 discrete Audio Operational Amplifier
3) the American made vintage style steel core output transformer
As all Fredenstein products, the Artistic Comp is designed by a German-American team and manufactured in Taiwan.