Warm Audio Bus-Comp

2-Channel VCA Compressor

  • Switchable signal path with CineMag USA input and output transformer
  • THAT 2180 VCAs
  • External side chain input switchable
  • Switchable hi-pass filter: 30, 60, 105, 125, 185 Hz
  • Frequency response: 18 to 22,000 Hz
  • Dynamic range:> 120 dB
  • Input impedance: 10k ohms
  • Output impedance: 50 ohms
  • Input and output: XLR and TRS jack
  • Built-in power supply
  • Dimensions: 19"/ 1U

Further Information

Compressor Yes
Gate No
Peak Limiter Yes
2-Channel Unit Yes
Attack/Release Adjustable Yes

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But Auto Release is wrong..
Alberto9475, 29.07.2020
This Compressor it's relatively well built and sounds very good,
attack timings are correct, but the auto-release is based on the wrong schematic, so it doesn't behave like the original.
Also the gain reduction meter is not like shown in the pictures, instead it's the usual ugly Chinese meter with narrow scaling and poor ballistics.

I do like the addition of output transformers as they can be useful on some material.

Honestly though, Warm Audio should have done a better job, at least they should have known the correct auto-release schematics, and the fact they are showing a better looking meter on product pictures it's also a bit misleading.
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Great SSL sound for the price
GuilB, 26.12.2020
I use the Warm Audio Bus-Comp mainly in the master buss all the time, as well as in different busses (tried it on drums, orchestral, synths, guitars stems, etc).

Achieves a great sound, even using just the transformer (compression off) on a number of tracks, as it adds a subtle pleasant ear candy to the whole mix.

When adding the compression, the high pass sidechain works great in avoiding undesired excessive low end pump in low percussive sources. I usually set it up @ 105hz on mixes including drums.

I rate it with 4 stars in "characteristcs" because would be great having a dry/wet mix knob. Solved this by printing the wet stem and mixing that audio track later to taste anyway, but would be faster with a knob included in the hardware.

I strongly recommend this product for this value, very happy so far with it, as well as with other Warm audio products.
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Good choice for this value
Mile Ross, 28.07.2020
At first i thought there was no difference between the software versions of the SSL comp, and the “Warm Audio bus comp” hardware version. But there is a lot of difference. The “Warm Audio bus comp” is based on an old SSL circuit on audio masters. To me, this is a piece of serious studio equipment. Now my master mix is upped from demo level to professional level.
For external side chain you will find out how work, amazing. Unfortunately i have only one KLARK EQP-KT tube equalizer and i work in mono mode, but in near future when KlARK EQP-KT will be available again, then i will reach mastering exactly how i dreamed.
I strongly recommend this product for this value.
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SSL Bus Compressor Clone zum Anfassen ...
GPunkt, 24.01.2021
Seine Herkunft leugnet der Bus-Comp nicht. Sein großes Vorbild ist der SSL Bus Compressor. Sein Preis aber liegt im Vergleich zum Original bei unter einem Fünftel. Ich benutze den Bus-Comp sehr gerne und bin ein kleiner Warm-Audio-Fanboy geworden. Mit einem Original SSL Bus-Compressor kann der Bus-Comp nicht mithalten. Er liegt auch noch nicht ganz auf Augenhöhe mit dem SSL Compressor, der im Sixx eingebaut ist (den ich auch oft nutze). Aber er ist als Compressor für Summenkanäle oder Drums oder dynamische Vokals ziemlich nah dran - ich würde grob schätzen so bei 80 Prozent. Und schaltet man den Transformer zu, kommt eine ganz unverhofft schöne Sättigung und Mittenanhebung zum Signal. Ich kann eine Empfehlung aussprechen, wenn man zwischen eher statischen Plugins und der "Magie" des Originals zu landen bereit ist, und den Transformer als "nicht SSL typischen" weil schmutzigen Bonus mitnimmt. Ich kenne keine wirkliche Alternative außer zwei eher exotischen anderen Klonen, die man aus Großbritannien oder Chile bestellen muss.
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