Originally Posted by Ngr
be aware that the Log rel button is exactly the opposite of what you think: it means logarithmic release and not long release and it translates in the fact that the release time is much faster that with the button not engaged.
I was about to post something similar, but wordier.
RNLA is the most attractively colored compressor in it's price range for certain things. I doubt they'll make one even more colored than this in the price range, but I do agree that it would be amazing if they did.
I want, for example, to see fmr make a box that does what the pultec passive eq does where just having it in the circuit but with the levels set to neutral still adds something magical to the sound, or the similar effect that the better 1176 compressors do even with zero gain reduction.
but even still, the rnla is more colored in some ways than the art vla or the opto comps in the art channel strips, leaving only the touchy, frustrating, and often annoying (but sometimes super incredibly cool) joe meek budget line of opto comps as alternative character compressors for cheap.