Stereo Quad Discrete Compressor
- Stereo VCA Kompressor mit 4 Stk. 1979 VCA
- True Mono und True Stereo
- Stereo Mode Channel A ist Master
- Kein Phasendrift zwischen beiden Kanälen
- Mastering-grade Signalweg
- Ratio von Soft Knee bis Brickwall
- Eigens hergestellte 1979 VCA in Keramik gegossen
- Ultimative Soundqualität, extrem tiefes Rauschen
- Je mehr Kompression, desto mehr Färbung
- Jensen Input Transformator
- State of the Art Line-Out Driver
The first product from Vertigo Sound is the VSC-2, a.k.a. Quad Discrete Compressor. It is so named, because it uses 4 VCAs built by hand using only discrete components. Its design is a nod toward the best VCA based compressors of the 70s and 80s. The Vertigo VCA is in fact named 1979. Some of the best features of these classic Compressors have been complimented in the VSC. This classic based sound is combined with a modern mastering grade signal path. Some unique and innovative features lie beneath the bonnet, such as the ratio which increases with level in ‘Soft’ mode.
The heart of the VSC-2 – the discrete VCA 1979
99% of all newer designs use an I-ntegrated C-ircuit for this job which makes production easy and cost extensive. Here's the big difference! The Vertigo Sound 1979 is a fully discrete handbuilt V-oltage C-ontrolled A-mplifier. This VCA colours the signal the more you compress and "make up" the output. This basic effect plus a very well thought out circuitry and choice of components gives you a fresh, punchy precise sound without sounding dull or nasty even if the unit is pushed hard.
The concept of the VSC-2
The Quad Discrete Compressor uses four discrete 1979 VCAs in it’s two channels. Each channel has one VCA in the Audio Path and another in the sidechain. In Stereo mode both sidechains are fully active; they are not summed together. The higher signal peak on either channel results in equal compression of both. The VSC-2 reacts even to out of phase signal peaks without image shift. This is a unique innovation, far removed from simple Stereo Linking.
The precision of this technique makes the Vertigo ideally suited for Mastering and Mix Buss compression. Mono Mode is the exact opposite. Each channel has entirely separate control and metering. Crosstallk is less than minus 100dB, like two separate units! This provides two world class Compressor/Limiters for Tracking and Mixing.