JellysquasherAnalog compressor and tone shaper

Jellysquasher

Overview

Analog coloring compressor module

  • 100% analog signal path and sidechain feedforward compressor 
  • Unique (log based RMS) detector
  • Output routed through a specially selected Edcor transformer with highly desirable saturation qualities.
  • Three carefully designed analog circuits to impose specific character on the output signal:
    • TUBE adds non-linear distortion providing second order harmonics
    • TAPE adds symmetrical distortion providing both even and odd harmonics
    • XFRM modifies the transformer feedback circuit, giving a boost to low bass content
  • All three color circuits can be engaged in any combination to react differently based on the input drive level and makeup gain
  • Sidechain routed through a voltage controllable SVF filter with LP, BP and HP modes. A trimmer on the PCB allows you to adjust Q. This filter can be used independently of the rest of the module.
  • External sidechain input allows triggering of the compressor with external sources.
  • Link IN/OUT allows two Jellysquashers to be chained together for stereo operation.
  • Full CV control of sidechain cutoff, threshold, ratio, attack time, release time, and makeup gain.
  • Wet/Dry control allows for “New York” style compression where there is a blend of the dry and compressed output signal.
  • LED bargraph with selectable display modes to view the signal level in VU or the gain reduction in dB.

Specifications:

Max input: +17dBv
Input impedance: 68k ohms
Output impedance: 100 ohms
Frequency response: 5Hz to 30KHz
Range of gain reduction: over 50dB
Threshold: -40dBv to +17dBv
Ratio: 1.3:1 to infinity
Attack: 200us to 200ms
Release: 50ms to 5sec
Makeup gain: 48dB

Demos

Coming soon!

Width:

18hp

Max Depth:

42mm

Power:

120mA @ -12V
134mA @+12V

MSRP:

$379

Manual:

Manual

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