Analoguetube introduces a 12 tube mono compressor; The all tube AT-1 has several passive additions to the original circuit of the Fairchild 660 that builds more functionality and flexibility into this classic compressor design. Many of the features in its bigger stereo brother have also been included in these models as standard, with a stepped AC threshold control, a latching bypass button and the ability to stereo link other AT-1 units together. All variable controls are non inductive hot molded composition types. All switches are Grayhill
Other features include a selectable audio (side-chain) input which allows the user to electrically split the compressor and AC Threshold in 2 for external side chain control. This is a fully balanced transformer input and is great for de-essing vocals.
Additionally these compressors include the original tube line up; 4 tube power supply complete with cold cathode regulation, 4 tube AC Threshold for high voltage side chain control and 4 6386 tubes for the gain reduction. The AT-1 uses all original parts including the transformers, controls and the new generation 6386LGP triodes which were developed from the original tube types.
All units are fitted with the original stepped and tapered input attenuators and original Attack and Release times.
The unique features of these gain crushing 19" 6U 20kg compressors allow all types of instrument and program to sound fatter and bigger bringing your program forward to add depth, dimension and clarity to your mix that effortlessly glues and controls the image together for all types of material.
All units closely follow the circuit both technically and historically that include the use of original wiring turrets and traditional point-to-point wiring throughout making these unique and natural sounding compressors a dynamic and indispensable tool for your music studio.