ART Levelar Tube Limiter
|From the designers of the award winning Tube MP comes the
latest in the Personal Processor Series of world class signal processing:
The Levelar. The Levelar is a single channel leveling amplifier. Similar
in design philosophy to the classic tube limiters, the Levelar utilizes a
VCA-less design for premium performance. The Tube Compressor's design
features electro-optical (Vactrol ®) and vacuum tube electronics, which
delivers classic sound without the "old" noise. Ask any audio
engineer what makes a great compressor/limiter and they will tell you -
"sound". The classic pieces each had a sonic "flavor"
that made them popular. One of the main complaints about many contemporary
compressor and limiter designs is that they are "life-less" or
"dull" sounding. This is primarily due to the action of the VCA
(voltage controlled amplifier). Classic compressors and limiters had a
"sound" that isn't available elsewhere. Tubes alone were not
responsible for this sound, but rather the complete circuit design. The
Tube Compressor from ART has characteristics reminiscent of these classic
pieces, yet offers a "sound" you simply cannot get elsewhere.
The Tube Compressor is as simple to use as a contemporary compressor. The primary difference is that it is used (as the classics are) to level out the signal as opposed to altering the complete dynamic range. The Tube Compressor offers both compression and limiting. Due to its very fast attack and release response times, the Tube Compressor provides the "classic" punchy and transparent characteristics of the "LA-" type levelers and offers a finely tuned auto setting which behaves like the classic stereo modules, providing a smooth, loud, and fat sound.
For the latest in state-of-the-art tube compression and limiting, we invite you to pick up the next link in your signal processing chain with the ART Tube Compressor. Check one out at your nearest authorized ART dealer today.
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