WA76 Discrete Compressor
The WA76 Discrete Compressor is a modern reproduction of the Classic '76 Revision D. The WA76 has a fully discrete signal path and uses the original Reichenbach Engineering's (now CineMag) transformer design. The classic '76 was a major breakthrough in limiter technology; and used on hundreds of hit records since its inception. Engineers have craved the ultra-fast attack time and trademark sound of the '76 for decades; and now it is finally affordable!
All Buttons In
The WA76 can reproduce the classic effect known as “All Buttons In” mode; sometimes also referred to as “British mode” or the “Four Button Trick.” Originally an accident due to the mechanical nature of the interconnected latching switches; this mode is reproduced by pushing in all four ratio buttons simultaneously and getting them to latch. This can take a bit of practice. The resulting compression curve is aggressive and unmistakably unique; and can be heard on the drum tracks of many classic recordings.
All-buttons-in compression is typically characterized by having a very aggressive compression ratio; attack and release curves that are more drastic plateaus opposed to gentler slopes; and more audible distortion or “overdrive” on the signal. Initial transients are more likely to come through loudly; followed by heavy compression curve sometimes described as having a “sucking” effect as the compressor releases. Because this mode is considered a design accident; faithfully maintained; it is normal for the meter function to “peg out” and cease providing accurate metering.
We have faithfully reproduced the circuitry of the revision D; generally considered one of the best and most popular among the different versions made over the years. We've used all discrete; through-hole components; high quality CineMag input and output transformers; and a class A circuit that stays true to the legacy design.
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| Media ||General Merchandise|
| Length x Width x Height||8.33 x 23.2 x 5.5 inches |
| Shipping Weight||9.31 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL323654|
| 1st Publication Date||10/2019|
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