MI Audio Compressor:
The MI Audio Compressor is a studio grade analog compressor pedal for guitar, with an integrated noise gate.
Features and Specs:
A studio grade compressor in pedal form
Integrated noise gate with level control
Power Supply: 9v battery or 9-25vdc negative-tip adapter (not included)
Current Draw: 5mA at 9v; 10mA at 18v
Bypass: True Bypass with heavy duty 3PDT footswitch and LED on/off indicator
Enclosure: Powder-coated and silk-screened
Dimensions: 4.6" (117mm) W x 3.6" (92mm) L x 2.2" (56mm) D
Volume Control: The Compressor is designed to have a substantial volume output if required for level compensation, solo boosts, or overdriving amps and other pedals. Generally, the traditional use of a compressor involves setting the volume control up to unity gain, so that the effected signal is the same volume as the bypassed signal.
Sustain Control: This adjusts the amount of compression/sustain of the signal. This control has a wider range of sweep compared to other compressors.
Level Control w/Clip Indicator: The level control adjusts the strength of the input signal right at the beginning of the chain. This is an important feature for adjusting the clarity of the Compressor. The LED indicator will light up if your signal is too hot.
Attack and Release Controls: These controls are all about adjusting the feel and response of the Compressor pedal. Attack lets you adjust how fast the Compressor reacts, while Release controls how long the compression level is maintained.
Gate Control: Use this to adjust the level of the noise gate. It normally kicks in around 50%, but will vary depending on your guitar and pickups. Its response is very fast and for 99% of applications it works brilliantly.
Internal Trimmer: Controls the release time of the gate It's set at the factory to the minimum so it cuts off noise as quickly as possible.