SIDECHAIN SHAPING COMPRESSOR
VINTAGE SOUND, MODERN CONTROL
Tweaker takes compression to the next level. Its vintage, discrete VCA and bespoke detector are married to envelope-pushing controls that allow this box to be whatever you want it to be: smooth & polished or dark & filthy, subtle & delicate or fierce & explosive.
To achieve such extremes, Tweaker stretches and expands the range and function of its traditional compressor controls, then breaks new ground with a radical and innovative ‘Sidechain Shaper’ section. With simultaneous Tri-Metering™ of Input/Output/Gain Reduction levels, Single or Dual-stage Release, Wet/Dry Mix, and a unique ‘Curve’ control that sharpens the knee as the ratio is increased, Tweaker is an old soul with a post-modern brain.
Tweaker sports 8 hi-torque 21-step pots for precision matching & recall; we leveraged this design to give you ‘ubk analog presets’ which precisely emulate several advanced tricks from compressors as varied as the LA-2a*, Distressor*, API 2500*, even the absurdly eccentric Valley People Dynamite*.
This expansion of the classic, coupled with the introduction of the cutting edge, enable this box to create a wider array of effects than any other compressor in existence.
Whatever your vision, Tweaker delivers.
* LA-2a, Distressor, 2500, and Dynamite are trademarks of UA, ELI, API, and Valley People respectively
- Mono Compressor, Stereo Linkable via TRS-TRS
- Balanced Input & Output via XLR & TRS
- Sidechain Shaper® with Extensive Detector-Path Filtering
- Additional External Sidechain Insert via XLR
- Tri-Metering® for Simultaneous Input, Output, & Gain Reduction Monitoring
- Freq Response 10Hz-22kHz +/- 1dB
- THD = 003% - 10% (translation: a little or a lot)
- Bespoke, Discrete-Transistor VCA
- Bespoke RMS Detector
- Mix Control for Parallel Compression