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Valley People 440 questions... Dynamics Processors (HW)
Old 31st December 2004
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Valley People 440 questions...

Hi folks,

I got hold of a valley people 440 compressor for a low price (?) roughly 350$.
I fired it up and ran some vocal from a recent project (ABBA Mamma Mia musical stuff) through it. Sounds quite amazing...
But as the company no longer exists and I haven't got any documentation can anybody share some info about it?
Like specs, block diagram, manual etc.
And - before I open it - is this a vca based design?

Thanks for your help & happy new year
Stefan
Old 31st December 2004
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Manual is avaiable on the Valley page. The company does still exist as a subsidiary of Galaxy, the tiny monitor people.

It's definitely a vca based unit, with severl summed control paths to teh vca, allowing limiting, gate and compression functions.
Old 31st December 2004
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Thank you covert!

I didn't realize that valley people became valley audio...

The manual even has the schematics - cool.

Bye
Stefan
Old 1st January 2005
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You're quite welcome. The 440 is one of my personal favorite pieces. I got mine busted for around $90, and replaced a couple of pots, and have really used it constantly since then. The only thing that sucks is the way the boxes were built back in the day.
Old 7th January 2005
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Quote:
Originally posted by covert
Manual is avaiable on the Valley page.
Got a link?
Old 7th January 2005
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yup.
http://www.galaxyaudio.com/Manuals.html

cheers,
Stefan
Old 22nd March 2009
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Valley People 440 Manual .pdf?

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Originally Posted by StefanM View Post

Hey guys I just got one of these and I'm looking for the manual. The above link no longer works. Does any one have a .pdf file they can pass my way? I would appreciate it very much.

Thanks
Old 23rd January 2012
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TruthsAndRights View Post
Hey guys I just got one of these and I'm looking for the manual. The above link no longer works. Does any one have a .pdf file they can pass my way? I would appreciate it very much.

Thanks
Just wanted to bump this thread and see - what do you use it on?
Old 23rd January 2012
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PMI Audio own the rights to the Valley People line, they should have all the schematics.

http://www.pmiaudio.com
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