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Classic mix buss glue meets your API 500 Lunchbox, and it brings full versatility above and beyond for total control of your music! The Serpent Audio SB4001 pushes the limits and sets new standards for the 500 Series Format. Boasting Quad VCA's, 6 ratio's, 10 Attack Times, High Pass/Boost/Slope Sidechain Filters, Wet/Dry Blend Control, External (Key) Input, Classic Stepped Release Settings, Classic And Alternate Auto Release, Variable Release Control, as well as "Grind" Mode (a proprietary valve style harmonic drive adding vintage color), the SB4001 is capable of delivering whatever sound you need. Whether Clean, Dirty, Vintage, Subtle, or Crushed, the SB4001 is sure to be one of the most flexible compressors in your arsenal.Serpent Audio SB4001 Features 100% Made in the City of Brotherly Love: Philadelphia, USA. Quad VCA's (For Superior Dynamic Range) Electronically Balanced True Bypass (Relay Controlled) Protection From 48V Phantom Power Light Weight Aluminum Construction Won't Rust. Powder Coated Front Panel For Extra Durability. All Hand Made Thru Hole Main Audio Path All Hand Placed SMT Sidechain and Supporting Circuitry Ratios - 1.5,2,4,6,8,10 Attack Times (Stepped) - .1,.3,1,3,5,10,15,20,25,30,40,50 Release Times (Stepped) - .3,.6,1.2, Classic Auto release (A1), Alternate Auto Release (A2) Release Times (Variable - Engaged By Last Position On Stepped Switch) - Any Time From .1 Sec to 1.2 Sec Sidechain Filters - 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz, Boost Mode, Slope Mode Wet/Dry Blend (For Parallel Processing) "Grind" Mode - Special Valve Style Harmonic Drive Mode, adding vintage color External/Key Input - Accepts Balanced or Unbalanced Inputs (inserted before sidechain filters) Gain (-6 to +18) Sealed Premium Grayhill Rotary Switches Sealed Bourns 51 Series Audio Line Pots All Machined Aluminum Knobs


Serpent SB4001 users .. help

I really need to find time to build my SB4001 kit. For those of you who built it, about how long did it take?

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let's see your lunchbox !!

...lunchbox together with my Radial Phaze Q and then I have 4 empty slots left for maybe a Serpent Audio SB4001 or the Dramastic Obsidian 500 (although out of my budget I think) So rack 1 = preamps, Rack 2 = EQ's, 6-slot lunchbox = dynamics. That's the idea. This has become a serious...

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When is Hardware (Bus) Comp Still Better Than Software (2019)?

...If the hardware is not calling u, stay in software. It’s a never ending game. There is something my Sb4001 fairly affordable bus compressor does that always feels better than any software I have. My Rs124s and 1176 hardware clones also sound more alive than my software. I always feel you can push it...

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