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Old 25th October 2019
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Originally Posted by thethrillfactor View Post
Hey Andreas,

I think you are thinking of the 130. I think the 131 is a gate/something.

The 130 is a classic. Its great on a lot of things(vocals and bass). Its the comp based on the one in the Focusrite console. The 131 is if I remember correctly the gate.

The 130 is what is used in the design of the Blue 230(hence the name 230 or (2) 130's) with more modern electronics(heftier power supply). The Red 3 is also based on the same design.
To set the record straight, the ISA130 is a compressor/de-esser/gate that came before the dynamics unit in the Forte console, which was a slightly simplified version in order to fit it in the space. And both were designed by Trevor Stride (me), not Rupert Neve, though the sidechain EQ borrowed some ideas from the ISA110 which of course he did design. The 131 was a later horizontal mounting version of the 131.