AES 2017 SALE, ends Nov 1. The LIVERPOOL Tube Compressor inspires creativity and has a sound reminiscent of world famous Mu compressors used at major Studios. It is a modern design born from an original American Mu tube compressor modified by engineers in the 1960’s. The Liverpool incorporates large custom wound transformers, new old stock tubes and high quality components throughout the audio path. The Liverpool Compressor is a combination of art and function. The heart of this warm vintage compressor is the meticulously tested transformers and tube compliment to match the sonic quality of such a revered compressor. The results on vocals and drums are truly amazing. Complete signal control and yesterday's warmth make this compressor an asset to any facility.
Tube compressors were first introduced in the early 1930’s, and became widely used in the United States and Europe in the 60’s. An original American Mu tube compressor found its way to England where it was improved with several modifications; these units are still in use today. However, these rare custom configurations have never been commercially available. For years there’s been much curiosity surrounding the modifications made to these renowned compressors. To differentiate the modified units,
The LIVERPOOL compressor is a distinct and unrivaled product, and NOT a clone of its predecessors. It is a fusion of the American compressor and the British-modified feedback compressor designs, with modern enhancements that were thoughtfully developed in the spirit of the original Mu tube compressor.
The designers of the LIVERPOOL compressor took well over a year to recreate the sonic character of the original units still in use at world famous recording studios. Custom-wound input and output transformers (Made in the USA), critical component choices and circuit layout make the LIVERPOOL compressor a reliable, creative tool for a wide variety of instruments, vocals and program sources. The LIVERPOOL power supply also provides low noise and exceptional stability even at high (30dB) gain reductions.
We are passionate about this remarkable compressor and are excited to offer it at an accessible price to the creative recording arts community. Because of the rare components used in the LIVERPOOL design, the compressor is being built in limited quantities.