ART - VLA 500 Series Compressor New Model for 2015!
Welcome to the new 500 series VLA Compressor. We've demo'd it and we can say if you're looking for transparent optical like compression, the VLA delivers and, at an extremely affordable cost with features to burn. We don't know how ART do it, but we're happy they have!
The VLA-500 brings the same VCA-less Vactrol based compression circuit used in ART's legendary Pro-VLA, putting to a convenient 500 Series format for the first time. Capable of not only delivering incredibly smooth compression and overall dynamic control, the VLA-500 also offers two user selectable tone shaping circuits making it one of the most versatile signal processors in your 500 Series rack.
The 'Punch' circuit is a J-FET Harmonic Enhancer that adds even-order harmonic distortion for a fuller, "punchier" tone while taming nasty peaks that may escape the Vactrol. The Grit circuit adds frequency-dependent signal distortion to make any track truly stand out. This is a highly creative effect that can work especially well on drums and percussion, solo brasses and woodwinds and even vocals when added presence and position in a mix is required. Bypassing both 'Punch' and 'Grit' circuits delivers the purest Opto-compressor tone, perfect for critical solo instruments and clean vocals. 'Punch' and 'Grit' circuits can even be combined for additional tone shaping options.
- 500 Series Form Factor Compressor Module
- Based on Popular PRO-VLA Technology
- VCA-less Vactrol Opto-Compressor Design
- Two Additional Selectable Solid State Tone Shaping Circuits ('Punch' & 'Grit')
- Variable Threshold, Ratio and Output Controls
- Stereo / Multi-Channel Linkable
- LED Metering
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