Handmade Multiband Compressor

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IGS Multicore is a multiband compressor with three bands of classic analogue VCA compression to provide an infinite field of sound shaping possibilities.

Multicore can be used as a mix bus compressor or for mastering purposes. Due to separate control of the audio bands it can be applied, for example on vocals to control sibilants without affecting on dynamics of the low band.

The core of device is based on a three band, adjustable active crossover. It splits audio signal into three bands (Low, Mid and High) with a gentle slope of 6dB/oct. That allows you to control the dynamics of each band in a very musical way without phase problems. Each of the bands has its own compressor module equipped with standard controls: Threshold, Ratio, Attack Release and Gain. A very useful feature is Mute/ON/Bypass switch on each band. The “Muted” option allows you to switch off the bands. If you mute two of them, you can hear only one band and monitor its audio content and bandwidth.

Multicore has transformer balanced inputs and outputs (IGS Custom). The signal path is made with THT (Through-Hole Technology) components only. Passive components are matched between channels to provide the best L/R correlation. High-quality selected components to ensure the stability of parameters and superior sound. Low noise, negligible crosstalk and high headroom means Multicore can be used in the most demanding professional audio applications.

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Device type
VCA Compressor 3 band
Input & Output
Input Impedance (balanced) 10k Ohm, IGS Custom transformer
Output Impedance (balanced) 600 Ohm, IGS Custom transformer
Audio transformers IGS Custom
Operating Level +4dBu
Max input level +28dBu
Max output level +28dBu
Dynamic Range 104 dB(A)
Max Gain Reduction -20dB
Time constants
Ratio 2:1, 4:1, 10:1
Attack: 0.1, 0.3, 1, 18, 30
Release: 0.1, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1.6, Auto
Frequency response 10Hz to 30kHz (+0.3dB/-0.3dB)
Distortion (@ 20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Signal to Noise Ratio 90 dB(A)
THD+N 0.08%
IMD (SMPTE) 0.03%
Crosstalk 88dB
Voltage 115V/230V (selectable)
Power consumption 22 W

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