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THE 500 SERIES TRACKING TOOLBOX FOR VOICE, GUITAR AND DRUMS'Compatible with the API 500 Series modular format which allows a number of audio modules to be plugged into rack frames such as the A Designs HR500, API 6-slot Lunchbox and 10-slot 500VPR rackframe). The P501 has all the essential features of the Model P1 Processor.Getting vocal tracks right the first time is important, the P501 is a great combination of simple yet full control!The P501 features the same clean sound and control of the P1, and features never before included on a single 500 series format device. It is not just a phantom powered pre, or DI, or line level device, it's also a compressor and limiter with full metering on board for input and gain reduction. The P501 still only takes up a single space and is logically laid out.The P501 features the same clean sound and control of the P1, and features never before included on a single 500 series format device. It is not just a phantom powered pre, or DI, or line level device, it's also a compressor and limiter with full metering on board for input and gain reduction. The P501 still only takes up a single space and is logically laid out.Safe Sound Audio P501 Features Mic Preamp (with phantom and +72dB of clean gain) DI (jack and select switch on face of unit) Line Level (balanced, uses same 1/4" jack on face) Hi Pass Filter (80hZ @ 18dB per octave slope) 'Peakride' Compression (same as P1, multi side chain and smooth) Ratio = 1:1 to Infinity:1 Attack = 1ms to 60ms Release = variable from 90ms to 500ms (tracks the natural audio decay) Limiter (set at 0dB and placed before the makeup gain) Auto Makeup Gain (when adjusting comp threshold, same as P1) + / - 15dB additional makeup gain Benefits Mic pre / DI / Line Level all in one Extremely easy setup, not a tweaky compressor Vocal and bass guitar tracking are controlled, clean and big Limiter can be selected separately for more control options Prevent digital overload of your a/d converters Patch it in during mixdown with available 1/4" balanced input select Ready to fill an empty 500 slot near you Front end Ultrawide 60kHz bandwidth microphone input with 72dB of gain High Impedance instrument input Balanced Line Input Really easy to use single gain knob for all three inputs Switchable 80Hz high pass filter CompressorThe best tracking compressor for vocals on the market. Derived from the original Safe Sound P1 design using a multistage sidechain named peakride, it provides tightly controlled vocal compression with perfect transparency. A 100% original hardware design in today's world of grey copycat software emulations. Fully adjustable THRESHOLD, RATIO and ATTACK 'Follow audio' controlled release time. Auto gain make-up allows you to increase gain reduction 'on the fly' without having to constantly re-adjust the output level.

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Safe Sound Audio P501: Get in on the "USA Tour"

The just released Safe Sound Audio P501 is the first channel strip in the 500 format ever. It is a clean mic pre, accepts instrument or line level via a front panel patch (instead of padding a mic pre!), multi-stage compressor, limiter, built in hi-pass filter, and is now officially part of the API...

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A list of all (?) 500-series compressors

...N90-DRC/500 Purple Audio: Action Radial Engineering: Komit Retro Instruments: Doublewide Roll Music Systems: RMSMC5 Valvop Solid State Logic: G Comp Solid State Logic: 611DYN Safe Sound Audio: P501 Serpent Audio: Chimera Serpent Audio: SB4001 Serpent Audio: Splice Shadow Hills: Dual Vandergraph Shadow Hills: Mono Optograph Smart Research: C1LA Sound Skulptor: CP5176 Standard Audio: Level-Or Standard Audio: Stretch Tonelux: TX5C Valley People: Dyna-mite Western Dynamo: 19-09 XQP: 541 XQP: 545

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AMS Neve 88RLB for voice over?

...freqs usually between 220-550hz. here's what i've used over the last year alone - capi vp28, purple biz, safe sound p501; and the non 500 pres - wa412, pendulum quartet, zoom F8, zoom L12. i think the must have feature in any VO pre is an HPF. if you can stuff a compressor in there...

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