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Cakewalk PC4K SSL-Type Channel Compressor for Sonar ProChannel

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PC4K SSL-Type Channel Compressor

A must-have addition to your effects arsenal, the new PC4K SSL-Type Channel Compressor adds vintage-era, console-style, channel compression to every ProChannel strip in SONAR.


PC4K S-Type Console

Complementary Compression

Cakewalk provides a thoughtful collection of ProChannel effect modules carefully designed to complement each other and to avoid overlap in function and application. And the PC4K SSL-Type Channel Compressor is no exception. Highly transparent with gentle, soft-knee characteristics, this module is particularly well suited to compressing and leveling a variety of material such as bass, keys, and rhythm guitars. Flexible drag and drop routing and manual output gain control lend a modern twist to an old classic.

The PC76 U-Type Channel Compressor, already included with SONAR X1 Producer, and the new PC4K SSL-Type Channel Compressor have different characteristics and handle audio information in distinctly different ways, making them a nice complement to each other. The PC76 U-Type employs classic FET design with very fast attack and analog-style warmth. It's modeled after a vintage, rack-mount, compressor that uses transistors to emulate a valve sound and is generally used on single channel source material. In contrast, the PC4K SSL-Type Channel Compressor is modeled after a built-in, VCA based, channel strip compressor and is able to be pushed hard and yet remain transparent on a wide variety of sources.

Classic Console Emulation

When coupled with the included PC4K SSL-Type Bus Compressor, the included ProChannel EQ (set to Vintage), and the optional PC4K SSL-Type Expander/Gate, the new PC4K SSL-Type Channel Compressor provides full emulation of classic, large-format, mixing consoles used by professional engineers to make hit records for over a quarter century.

Professional Mixing

Each ProChannel module is carefully designed and expertly crafted to give the sound and experience of using the legendary hardware it’s based on. The same techniques used by professional engineers can be translated to these faithful recreations, but they also provide the added flexibility and ergonomics afforded by software. This means you can have an unlimited number of instances in a mix (limited only by available CPU power) and they can be re-routed and placed anywhere in the ProChannel’s signal path with a simple drag and drop. With x64 native operation and 64-bit double precision resolution, you can be assured of both smooth performance and unsurpassed fidelity.


ProChannel Required

ProChannel Modularity is required to use the PC4K SSL-Type Channel Compressor.


PC4K SSL-Type Channel Compressor Parameters and Ranges

ParameterControl TypeRangeDescription
ThresholdUnipolar Knob0 dB - -30 dBSets the threshold at which compression begins
RatioUnipolar Knob1:1 – infinity:1How much is that signal compressed
ReleaseUnipolar Knob0.1 – 4 secondsHow quickly does the compression effect release after the signal goes back under the threshold
OutputUnipolar Knob-12 dB - +12 dBThe Channel Compressor has a makeup gain, but we've added an additional gain stage to help make up the levels that have been reduced during compression
Fast/Slow Attack2 position switch0, 1Changes the attack time from slow to fast. ON is 0.9 msec, and OFF is 33 msec
Side Chain2 position switch0,1Enables Side Chain in SONAR’s mixer routing.
LED MeterActivity dB meter3 – 20dBDisplays the amount of gain reduction applied by the compressor