For many years, live or recording musicians have often found a studio compressor to be a very necessary yet subtle piece of equipment. Traditionally, a studio compressor is used to either boost or flatten a signal output for a wide range of instruments and sounds. The MXR M76 Studio Compressor allows you to do just that, without all the big electronic devices normally found in a studio, but instead in a Phase 90-sized effects pedal.
The M76 pedal features five main controls on its face; Attack, Release, Ratio, Input and Output. Each of these dials allow you to set up your signal output to suit your sound just by tweaking the dials up and down until you hear the right output. The M76 Ratio control can go from one extreme to the other thanks to the integration of four separate ratios: 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, 20:1. These controls also let you set gain levels, effect volume, compression and signal response.
An interesting, colourful Gain Reduction meter sits at the top of the pedal's face, with ten status LEDs which light up to accurately indicate the gain reduction level as well as the time it takes for the compressor pedal to respond.
The MXR pedal designers have integrated CHT (Constant Headroom Technology) in the build of the M76 Studio Compressor pedal, providing plenty of volume and clarity in the overall sound transmission for a truly transparent experience. The pedal is wonderfully lightweight, and its aluminium chassis makes it all the more durable for onstage use. Either a 9V battery or AC adapter can be used to power the pedal, and it is engaged by tapping down on the true bypass footswitch.
The Jim Dunlop MXR M76 Studio Compressor is works subtly, but will soon become one of your most favoured pedals in your rig or studio.
Manufacturer Jim Dunlop MXR Model M76 Studio Compressor Input Impedance 1 MΩ Output Impedance 600 Ω Controls Release Attack Output Ratio Input Gain Reduction LED status bar Connectors IN Jack OUT Jack AC Adaptor Jack (DC 9V) Power Supply 9V AC Adapter or Battery (Not Included)
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