Looptrotter Audio MONSTER - 2 Channel Compressor with Tube Saturation
The Looptrotter MONSTER is a dual channel compressor, that features three different dynamics processing functions. A compressor/limiter, tube saturation and audio mixer of wet and dry signals. The MONSTER is an excellent studio tool, that allows you to combine its key features to process sub groups, add depth and color to individual tracks and even mastering.
Monster Compressor is a device with a "character". It was designed to complement the "soulless", "super clean" digital technology. The compression module evens the signal in a very musical way, before the tube saturation. The unique combination of compression and tube saturation makes the sound seem distinctly closer, every detail stand out and gives the energy to the processed sound. It makes the sound more tactile and ear friendly.
Monster Compressor is built with the use of the best pieces of analog technology available. Within the highest quality minimalistic signal path there are integrated circuits, discreet circuits and electron tubes. The symmetrization and de-symmetrization circuits provide the neutrality of the sound, and those are based on integrated circuits dedicated to sound processing. The output of Monster Compressor is secured with capacitors also designed for sound.
FET transistor is responsible for sound reduction and it’s optimized for adding low frequency harmonics. In its non-linear characteristics it reminds the electron tubes, so even with the deep compression the sound is close and detailed.
The amplification of the sound after the FET transistor is handled by the high quality operational amplifier build of discreet elements. The compressor’s signal path is rid of capacitors.
In the saturation circuit there are military grade electron tubes with a prolonged longevity (NOS). The unique feature of Monster Compressor is the option of boosting the even harmonics added by the tubes (2nd BOOST), especially handy during extreme processing of tracks and subgroups.
The MIX option is based on integrated circuits dedicated to sound processing. This makes it sound neutral, but widens the application of Monster Compressor.
All parameters except the tube saturation are being controlled with switches. It guarantees the even processing of both channels, which is essential in working with stereo and very handy in case of recalling settings fast.
Looptrotter Audio MONSTER Specifications:
Original design guaranteeing unique sound Minimalistic signal path based on selected elements providing the ultimate sound quality FET transistor responsible for sound reduction provides a substantial compression velocity and introduces even harmonics to the signal which makes the tracks sound clear and distinct in the mix The operational amplifier build of discreet elements amplifies the signal after the compressor The saturation based on the military grade electron tubes with prolonged longevity provide seamless operation and superb sound The option of boosting even harmonics in the tube saturation module The "MIX" option allows mixing the dry and wet signal The option of quick recall of settings thanks to regulation switches