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Wampler Ego Compressor 2015
We are proud to be a Wampler Dealer!Btw, No International Sales on these products!Ego Compressor Compressors are often misunderstood. A compressor, in the most straightfor- ward terms, makes loud sounds quieter and quiet sounds louder, "compressing" the signal's dynamic range. The loudest part of your instrument's note is the pluck, strum, or pick. That's referred to as the "transient" or the "attack" of the note, and it is usually quite percussive. The signal gets really loud for a fraction of a second before the note resonates and fades out. The actual character of the transient is a huge part of what defines the sound of a given instrument. Controlling its level is part of what compressors do, but there's more. Compressors work to control the overall level of your playing, keeping peaks from getting too loud and raising the level of the note as it starts to fade out. Think of it like an automatic volume knob that turns down for loud signals and turns up for quiet signals. Raising the Sustain control makes it work harder to make lower volume sounds louder. Raising the Sustain is useful when playing clean. Careful, though, compressors don't know the difference between notes and noise, so the more you raise the Sustain, the more noise you can expect. A compressor usually works best early in the signal chain if you're concerned about noise! Some compressors have a really noticeable "pop-in" effect, where they squash the transient and then quickly raise up to the level of the note. That's because they are reacting to what they see as a HUGE volume jump in the transient. An "Attack" knob, which adjusts how quickly the compressor responds, offers some control. Slower attack will mean less pop-in, but it also won't do as much to control the loud transient. Faster attack is great for chicken-pickin'. The most flexible compressors are compressors with "Blend" functionality. A blend compressor lets you mix clean signal with the compressed signal. That lets the loud transient through, preserving your playing dynamics, but seamlessly takes over to add sustain and fullness. You can adjust the balance of clean to compressed signal for your needs. At Wampler Pedals, we make the Ego Compressor, which gives you control over every aspect of an instrument compressor, including Sustain, Attack, Blend functionality, and even a special Tone knob Brian cooked up over time that can add some extra sparkle for tones that jangle with the best of 'em. It's a no-compromises compressor that offers the best of all worlds. What else would you expect from Brian Wampler?
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