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Sknote RawPro RP165a DBX 165 VCA Compressor

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Quick Overview

A professional hardware line, special features, high performances. Tracking, Mixing...

Full analog path. 

The cheapest and funkiest analog recording studio. 

Compact, lightweight, versatile, powerful.

A common set of features in a simple analog interface.

All the colours of a classic analog studio.

Small footprint, desktop units. 12x10x8h cm.

High performances, high quality construction.

Microphone preamplifier. Track through analog compression. Use Line input to connect your external preamplifier.

Phantom power to mic input.

LED "point" gain reduction meter.

Link two units for stereo operations. Use two unlinked units for dual or Mid/Side



Line Input: active, balanced hi-level (24dBu), 1/4" TRS.

Microphone input: XLR.

Line output: active, balanced hi-level (27dBu), 1/4" TRS.

Stereo link: 1/8" TRS.

Power supply: feeds up to 8 units, including +48V phantom power. Or you can use your own 2x24Vac power transformer (instructions provided).


RP165a - A standard compression in professional studios, VCA compression, includes "Auto" mode, limiter, line and microphone input.

Used on a lots of drum tracks for its "Auto" mode huge-knee action.

The limiter is extremely useful to tame peaks after the compression or to get distortion.

Manual mode opens to a broad palette of sounds.



- Line and Mic input gain

- Output volume

- Attack time (continuous). Disabled in "Auto" mode

- Release time (continuous). Disabled in "Auto" mode

- Compression ratio (six steps, from 2:1 to limit)

- Limiter threshold (continuous)

- "Auto" mode switch

- Bypass switch

- Phantom power switch

- LED "point" gain  reduction meter