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raddistribution 17th January 2019 07:45 PM

Heritage Audio Announces the New SUCCESSOR Bus Compressor
 
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Introducing the
Heritage Audio SUCCESSOR!

Let your mixes succeed with the new Heritage Audio Successor Master Bus Compressor.

Why would you settle with sterile VCAs in your mix or instrument bus duties now that the Successor is available?

Traditionally bus compression has been taken care of by VCA style devices, based on ICs, which are wholly unrelated to the warmth, fatness and the character associated with discrete Class A technology, including chunky transformers and diode bridge-based gain reduction.

The Heritage Audio Successor brings all these and then more: A fully Carnhill transformer coupled input and output unit, the new Successor is a true stereo diode-bridge based bus compressor with advanced sidechain filtering and built in parallel processing capabilities, sharing the class A ´73 type output stage that Heritage Audio is famous for.

Based on legendary vintage diode bridge designs, it keeps the sonic character of such units, but the added features make it a new beast on its own and will make your mixes shine in modern production environments. Ultra fast attack and releases allow for larger than life drum bus compression sounds, while the complex sidechain filter lets you tailor your mix to extents not previously available.
From FET like, all-buttons-in drum sounds (now in stereo!) to VCA style mix bus with added warmth and fatness only transformers can bring, the Heritage Audio Successor is here to stay hooked up in your bus and make your mixes shine through.

FEATURES:
True Stereo operation on single controls with matched gain cells for extremely precise left/right tracking and nearly zero offset in between channels. Compression tracking works in so called Oxford mode (highest signal takes over compression opposed to summing left and right channels)

Carnhill transformer coupled balanced inputs and outputs for added character and vintage vibe.

´73 style class A output stages bring the desired ´73 sound to your mix or drum buses.

Diode-bridge based compression excels bringing 2nd order harmonic distortion characteristics and true vintage tone while eliminating nasty odd harmonic content.

Ultra-fast attack and release time options never found in vintage designs allows for far more flexible settings, including FET like sounds and volume maximizing without transient artifacts.

Complex sidechain filtering options elaborates over the already common high pass filters, introducing mid band peak type filters and high frequency compression, allowing bus correction not possible before.

Sidechain SEND and RETURN connections allow for external sidechain signals or further external processing of the internal one.

Blend control offers built in parallel compression without any external equipment.

Blend ON/OFF button allows for instant comparison in between WET and DRY signals.

Stepped controls for easy recall of settings.

MAP: $1499

The SUCCESSOR will begin shipping at the end of Q1, and dealers are now accepting orders.

Arthur Stone 17th January 2019 08:25 PM


Mmm...tasty!

lobsterinn 17th January 2019 08:39 PM

hmm.........interested!

sam guaiana 17th January 2019 08:47 PM

Love it. Wish there were auto attack/release options, but still cooler than most bus comps on the market. Now squeeze it into 500 series as well and I’ll take two!

jimmydeluxe 17th January 2019 09:12 PM

looks great would love to hear demos

lobsterinn 17th January 2019 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sam guaiana (Post 13746100)
Love it. Wish there were auto attack/release options, but still cooler than most bus comps on the market. Now squeeze it into 500 series as well and I’ll take two!

It looks like there are two auto release options, a la Neve 33609.

christube 18th January 2019 12:10 AM

Yes please

sam guaiana 18th January 2019 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by lobsterinn (Post 13746282)
It looks like there are two auto release options, a la Neve 33609.

I am blind man

e-are 18th January 2019 01:26 AM

Interested!! I'm in..

andersmv 18th January 2019 03:16 AM

That's a great price as well.

Singlecutz 18th January 2019 04:38 AM

Why does the unit in the demo video look all dusty? Lol.

markisha 18th January 2019 10:25 AM

This looks nice!

Audio Child 18th January 2019 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Singlecutz (Post 13746905)
Why does the unit in the demo video look all dusty? Lol.

Cmon this is a vintage unit in every aspect lol

Seamus TM 18th January 2019 03:25 PM

What does "Carnhill-based" mean, exactly?

Transformers based on Carnhills?

idmmer417 18th January 2019 05:38 PM

So is it not fully Carnhill transformers then? Also are there any inside pics available?

Seamus TM 18th January 2019 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by idmmer417 (Post 13747961)
So is it not fully Carnhill transformers then? Also are there any inside pics available?

I mean, whatever they are, I'm sure they're fine.
It just struck me as odd marketing-speak.

jhknicks 18th January 2019 06:56 PM

Hi. The Successor uses Carnhill transformers. The “based” is a typo. Being fixed!

Seamus TM 18th January 2019 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jhknicks (Post 13748157)
Hi. The Successor uses Carnhill transformers. The “based” is a typo. Being fixed!

A-ha!

Even better.

Looks great.

andersmv 18th January 2019 07:04 PM

So I guess its actual "base" is indeed a Carnhill Transformer. :lol:

raddistribution 18th January 2019 07:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seamus TM (Post 13747973)
I mean, whatever they are, I'm sure they're fine.
It just struck me as odd marketing-speak.

They are absolutely Carnhills.

Lud 18th January 2019 08:05 PM

"Complex sidechain filtering options elaborates over the already common high pass filters, introducing mid band peak type filters and high frequency compression, allowing bus correction not possible before."

I'm in!

I would love to see a mono 500 unit.

djkazzanova 18th January 2019 08:39 PM

kfhkh

idmmer417 19th January 2019 12:15 AM

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Originally Posted by raddistribution (Post 13748181)
They are absolutely Carnhills.

Nice! So there are 2 (input & output) Carnhill transformers total then?

brucerothwell 19th January 2019 12:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by idmmer417 (Post 13748783)
Nice! So there are 2 (input & output) Carnhill transformers total then?

More likely 4 Carnhill transformers:

Quote:

Carnhill transformer coupled balanced inputs and outputs for added character and vintage vibe.

idmmer417 19th January 2019 12:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brucerothwell (Post 13748797)
More likely 4 Carnhill transformers:

That would be superb. Anyone can confirm this?

brucerothwell 19th January 2019 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by idmmer417 (Post 13748811)
That would be superb. Anyone can confirm this?

uhhh. it is a 2-channel device, and the statement literally states "Carnhill transformer coupled balanced inputs and outputs".

tengu 19th January 2019 12:48 AM

This looks fantastic. Love the stereo controls and the blend feature. In fact there's a lot to like about this.

tengu 19th January 2019 12:51 AM

Just a couple of questions, is the "Dynamics In" a bypass switch?

What is the Headroom in and out on the Successor?

chit 19th January 2019 06:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sam guaiana (Post 13746100)
Love it. Wish there were auto attack/release options, but still cooler than most bus comps on the market. Now squeeze it into 500 series as well and I’ll take two!

A stereo pair of Neve 535 is about $500 more ;)


Looks I'll be grabbing this too though...sometimes you just want stereo ganged controls and the price! rockout

bkbirge 19th January 2019 02:04 PM

Someone on Reverb has this at $4000.