RMI Dual Band Compressor (discontinued)
Order code 5006
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The Basswitch Dual Band Compressor is a high-end compressor in pedal size built especially for bass instruments.
By intelligently linking parameters like attack and release, the amount of controls could be reduced whilst those parameters are dynamically adjusted to the bass-signal. So, operating this device becomes an intuitive, simple and fast act - a clear benefit for live performances.
Equipped with two fully fledged high-end compressors working in two adjustable frequency-ranges, the Basswitch Dual Band Compressor allows effective and harmonious compression of bass signals.
This includes contouring fast staccato-passages, well-defined slapping-lines and a smooth concentration of the sound.
Whether a function similar to a limiter is required or only small peaks shall be balanced out, the variable compression ratios from 1:1 up to 10:1 create the preconditions for a variety of possible sounds. At this the blue LED shows the intensity of the compression - the harder the two VCA feed forward compressors work, the brighter it glows.
Due to its soft knee-characteristics the Basswitch Dual Band Compressor provides a smooth and subtle transition to the compressed sound.
The bypass mode of the Basswitch Dual Band Compressor can easily be changed from Buffered-Bypass, where the device acts as a totally neutral line-driver to True-Bypass, where the input and output are linked with zero losses to one another via a relay with gold-plated contacts.
The input voltage is rectified, then filtered stabilized and doubled to 18V. This guarantees the necessary headroom to handle high peak levels and makes an active/passive switch redundant.
The extremely robust construction with its protected controls and indestructible switching mechanism will provide many years of joy with the Basswitch Dual Band Compressor.
 
 
Gitarre & Bass - 06/2017
Author: Michael Buchen

Multiband-Compression, Baby!
A studio compressor in a handy size, clear and intuitive, naturally but effective and topnotch manufactured? "This is something you buy from RMI / Lehle."

 
Soundcheck - 11/2016
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Author: Steffen Konrad

Compressor x 2 = cool sound
Soundwise, the Dual Band Compressor is in a league of its own, without a flaw. I’m not talking about trivial issues like pumping or the like here. Such weaknesses it doesn’t show in the least.

 
Bass Quarterly - 11/2016
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Author: Thomas Bugert

Sound finisher
It shows that: regardless of which setting I use, the little helper is always user friendly and I can't find any bad sounding setting. When switching off I always think "Oh, sounds a bit thin."

 
Bonedo - 11/2016
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Author: Rainer Wind

Bassy sound for everyone!
With its quality of material and construction, this compressor sets Standards! [...] Also pumping effects or artifacts do not appear with this high-end compressor by Lehle. Even when used with high compression, the pedal smoothly handles transitions while delivering an organic sound at all times.

 
OVNI Labs - 10/2016
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Author: Cyrus J. Heiduska

RMI/Lehle Basswitch Dual Band
The signal fidelity and functionality are top of the class. ... The construction quality is excellent, absolute top marks.