Start your signal chain with the best possible version of your guitar tone. Treat your guitar signal to true studio quality analog compression with two distinct voices for smooth transparency or vintage squeeze. Hit the Boost switch to add clean boost or soft-clipped dirty boost, with the EQ curve of your choice. Mix in some dry signal for natural attack even with extreme compression settings. Feel the perfectly tailored dynamic response, feeding your amp and effects just what they need to sound their best.
Compadre's Class A JFET input circuit, studio quality analog compression, and musically voiced analog boost circuits all work together to make your amp sound like it was just modified by a world-class boutique amp designer.
FEATURES AND SPECS
• Premium analog VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier) compressor circuits
• Two voicing options: smooth studio compression and hard pedal style compression
• Independently controlled clean or dirty boost circuit with 3 EQ options
• Dirty boost option provides overdrive when boost is engaged
• DRY Knob lets you blend the dry signal with the compressed signal to preserve attack transients
Ins, Outs, and Switches
• High impedance ultra low-noise discrete Class A JFET preamp input
• Low impedance mono output
• Output VCA allows Compadre to function as a volume pedal when a standard TRS expression pedal plugged into the dedicated Volume jack
• Compatible with MiniSwitch for remote selection of a Favorite preset
• Compatible with MultiSwitch Plus for remote selection of 3 presets
• Full featured MIDI control. Access to 300 presets and remote parameter control via quarter-inch TRS. (*Requires Strymon MIDI EXP Cable or MIDI > TRS interface)
Audio Quality and More
• Selectable True Bypass (electromechanical relay switching) or ultra low-noise Buffered Bypass
• Strong and lightweight anodized dark red aluminum chassis
• 9V DC power supply included. Power requirements: maximum 9 volts DC center-negative, with a minimum of 150mA of current
• Compressor Signal/Noise: 109 dB typical
• Dimensions: 4.5" deep x 4" wide x 1.75" tall (11.4 cm deep x 10.2 cm wide x 4.4 cm tall)
• Designed and built in the USA
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