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Neve 33609 Vintage Compressor/Limiter - Original Version

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$4,999.00

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This vintage 33609 is the original plastic knob version, before the 33609A, 33609C, and reissue 33609J/D. It works perfectly and is in excellent condition...

This vintage 33609 is the original plastic knob version, before the 33609A, 33609C, and reissue 33609J/D. It works perfectly and is in excellent condition.

The 33609 is divided into two sections, with all stepped controls for instant recall. From left to right the user is presented first with limiter controls, and then compression controls, although the compressor section comes first and the limiter second. Threshold and recovery controls are present with six release times available, two of which achieve program-dependent release, much like the Fairchild. The limiter also features a slow and fast attack switch. The compressor has similar threshold and recovery controls as the limiter, plus ratio selection and makeup gain. The unit also has global gain reduction bypass, and both compressor and limiter sections have individual bypass.

Because of its design, the 33609 is most widely known as a stereo buss compressor. On the mix buss, the 33609 is typically run at moderate settings (low compression ratio, slow release, minimal threshold) for great control and a glued together sound. On the drum buss, the 33609 has lots of character when hit hard with a fast release, reminiscent of a slamming 1176 but tighter.

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