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Description

The VT-7 has an all Class-A vacuum tube audio path, like all our products. The gain reduction elements utilize circuitry that duplicates the sound and characteristics of the finest classic vacuum tube compressors, without depending on tubes that are no longer manufactured. The control circuitry is modern solid-state analog. The VT-7 has a highly transparent sound, although it can be used more aggressively when needed. Artifacts of the compression process are substantially lower than in most other compressors. The two channels may be used independently or linked for stereo. In addition, a third position on the Link switch inserts a high-pass filter (HPF) in the side-chain to reduce the gain-reduction sensitivity of the VT-7 to low frequencies. This is a gentle roll-off, nominally at 100Hz. This allows a bass-heavy mix to have a better frequency balance and prevents heavy low-frequency audio from modulating the audio level. (NOTE: The photo of the VT-7 shows an older unit without the Link HPF position.) Like all our products, the VT-7 is designed to process high-quality audio and make it sound even better. The VT-7 is equally adept in tracking as well as a bus compressor. Even jazz and classical tracks can be sent through the VT-7 for some mild gain control without obvious effect other than a significant improvement in the overall sound of the mix.

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Mixing/mastering compressor for around $4000

...comps and decided that the STC-8 had the least impact on balance of a mix, etc... I'm waiting on a Fearn VT-7, which is loosely based on the Crane Song PWM compression circuit, but I'd hate to be mixing without this STC-8 right now.

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What's on your master bus? (analog only please)

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erwinor Are you just assuming about the Fearn? I know there's been some murmuring about it maybe being done later, but do you know for sure they're actually going to do it?

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