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Heritage Audio Announces the New SUCCESSOR Bus Compressor
Old 17th January 2019
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Heritage Audio Announces the New SUCCESSOR Bus Compressor

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.
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Last edited by raddistribution; 18th January 2019 at 06:59 PM..
Old 17th January 2019
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Mmm...tasty!
Old 17th January 2019
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hmm.........interested!
Old 17th January 2019
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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!
Old 17th January 2019
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looks great would love to hear demos
Old 17th January 2019
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Originally Posted by sam guaiana View Post
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.
Old 18th January 2019
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Yes please
Old 18th January 2019
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It looks like there are two auto release options, a la Neve 33609.
I am blind man
Old 18th January 2019
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Interested!! I'm in..
Old 18th January 2019
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That's a great price as well.
Old 18th January 2019
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Why does the unit in the demo video look all dusty? Lol.
Old 18th January 2019
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This looks nice!
Old 18th January 2019
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Why does the unit in the demo video look all dusty? Lol.
Cmon this is a vintage unit in every aspect lol
Old 18th January 2019
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What does "Carnhill-based" mean, exactly?

Transformers based on Carnhills?
Old 18th January 2019
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So is it not fully Carnhill transformers then? Also are there any inside pics available?
Old 18th January 2019
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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.
Old 18th January 2019
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Hi. The Successor uses Carnhill transformers. The “based” is a typo. Being fixed!
Old 18th January 2019
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Hi. The Successor uses Carnhill transformers. The “based” is a typo. Being fixed!
A-ha!

Even better.

Looks great.
Old 18th January 2019
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So I guess its actual "base" is indeed a Carnhill Transformer.
Old 18th January 2019
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I mean, whatever they are, I'm sure they're fine.
It just struck me as odd marketing-speak.
They are absolutely Carnhills.
Old 18th January 2019
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"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.
Old 18th January 2019
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Old 19th January 2019
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They are absolutely Carnhills.
Nice! So there are 2 (input & output) Carnhill transformers total then?
Old 19th January 2019
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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.
Old 19th January 2019
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More likely 4 Carnhill transformers:
That would be superb. Anyone can confirm this?
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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".
Old 19th January 2019
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This looks fantastic. Love the stereo controls and the blend feature. In fact there's a lot to like about this.
Old 19th January 2019
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Just a couple of questions, is the "Dynamics In" a bypass switch?

What is the Headroom in and out on the Successor?

Last edited by tengu; 19th January 2019 at 02:18 AM..
Old 19th January 2019
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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!
Old 19th January 2019
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Someone on Reverb has this at $4000.
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