Annonces Retro Instruments Sta-Level
The Retro Instruments STA-Level isn't difficult to use once you know what all the parameters at play are. It's got your standard input and output levelers, but also has a recovery time six position parameter and a single/double/triple mode knob. A manual shouldn't be necessary for most users but is probably readily available if needed.
The sound of the Retro Instruments STA-Level is nothing short of fantastic. It's pretty much the perfect limiter for recording vocals and is useful in all sorts of different situations. It's simply a classic tube sound that is rich and undeniably full sounding. It's useful for drums (especially kick drum), vocals, and almost anything where you want to touch your level with a limiter. I can't describe the full sound that you get with this, it's pretty much something that you need to hear for yourself.
It's not going to be cheap to get your hands on a Retro Instruments STA-Level, but you're always going to have to pay for quality, and especially when we're talking about a top tier tube limiter. This is a front end piece for your professional or home studio and can be useful all over the map. Most home studio owners won't be able to afford a piece like this, but if you get one limiter for your studio it's worth it in the long run to get a top end piece like the STA-Level.
Using this compressor is easy. While it doesn't have all the knobs and parameters that other tube compressors do, it's still quite versatile. The main controls are input and output gains, which are pretty self-explanatory. There are some additional features too. There is a mode switch which changes the ration from single, double, or triple. There is also a "recovery" knob which will adjust the release rate. While some of the terms may be different the functions are basically the same as most compressors.
This is a highly flexible compressor despite the apparently limited functions of it. It's a pretty transparent and noiseless compressor which I really like to find in a tube compressor. That doesn't always happen really. The different modes give it a whole lot of different character, going from a light smoothing out compression to a more punchy, intense compression that'll put a vocal or instrument way out front in the mix. The release controls don't seem to be very flexible at first listen but they soon reveal that they are indeed quite flexible after all. This is simply put one of the better sounding compressors out there. While there are going to be times that you need a compressor to be more flexible in terms of what it can do, this one in particular is great just because it has a great tone. It does slightly color the sound but I've yet to hear that in a bad way.
I like the sound of this compressor the most. In each setting it always sounds great. While it's not the most flexible or functional compressor it often works for great sounds. If you are looking more to augment a great, classic vintage sounding vocal or instrument, this is a great compressor for you. If, on the other hand, you intend to squash each track to death, I don't really think this is for you.
- Fabricant : Retro Instruments
- Modèle : Sta-Level
- Catégorie : Compresseurs de studio
- Fiche créée le : 28/09/2009
Threshold: continuellement variable de +24dBm à -20dBm
Gain reduction possible: 40dB
Gain total de l'unité: 35dB (avec les pads d'entrée / sortie standards)
Distorsion: inférieure à 1% de 0 à 30dB de réduction
Réponse en fréquence: +-0.25dB de 20Hz à 20kHz
Bruit: -70db ou mieux selon le threshold
Niveau de sortie: continuellement ajustable de -40dBm à +18dBm
Impédance d'entrée: Accepte les faibles impédances des symétriseurs électroniques autant que les sorties sur transfo allant de 0à600ohms
Impédance de sortie: 600 Ohms symétrique su transfo
Tubes utilisés: 2x 6BJ6, 1x 12AT7, 2x 6V6GT, 1x 6AL5, 1x OB2, 1x 5Y3
Alimentation: switchable 115-230v AC 50-60Hz
encombrement: 19" , 3u, 20.5cm de profondeur
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Autres dénominations : sta level, stalevel