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NEED HELP: Modifying Dual Channel Compressor - How Can I Add Stereo Link Function?
Old 17th July 2019
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NEED HELP: Modifying Dual Channel Compressor - How Can I Add Stereo Link Function?

Hello! This is my first post here.

A couple of years ago I picked up an XIX/Nineteen CP-1902 compressor from a local pawn shop. It’s dual channel and was fairly inexpensive, so I thought it could make a fun project for modding.

Prior to buying, I read an old Sound On Sound review (needed to use archive.org to view it) in which Paul White remarked that the unit, being as it is dual channel, could have benefited from a stereo link function from the factory. So that’s what I want to do.

I have a decent understanding of electronics, something which I continue educating myself on, and I am good at soldering. That being said, I have never worked on a compressor before, nor have I attempted a mod like this. I have attached a few photos and am hoping to crowdsource some ideas on where to start.

Summary: I want to add stereo functionality to a dual channel compressor. By extension, I would like to be able to use the Channel 1 controls as the master. The ability to switch between stereo and dual mono would be ideal, but I am not against removing Channel 2’s controls completely, if necessary.


(I hope I have posted this in the right place. Mods, please let me know if not.)
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Last edited by MikeisMikko; 17th July 2019 at 07:18 PM.. Reason: Typo
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