Gear#2

The JDK Audio R22 dual channel compressor features two channels of API’s patented award winning compressor circuit in a rack mount unit with internal power supply. This is the same compressor circuit originally designed into all ATI Paragon mixing consoles. Each channel includes the patented ‘THRUST’ switch to protect the sensitive high frequency content of the audio signal even under the most vigorous of compression ratios. The perfect companion to your R20 mic-preamp and R24 EQ, the R22 compressor provides comprehensive easy-to-use control of the audio signal with custom VU metering of both output and gain reduction. The two channels can even be linked for use as a stereo compressor with true RMS power summing of the left and right signals.

Features:

Patented THRUST circuit
Variable Threshold, Ratio, and Make-up Gain controls
Switchable metering of output level and gain reduction
Above threshold LED indication
Switchable Hard or Soft Knee compression
Linkable for stereo operation with true RMS power summing

Fully balanced XLR and 1/4″ inputs and outputs

SOUND ON SOUND review: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun10/articles/jdkr22.htm

Gear#1

New gear for Argolab_ The VOG analog bass resonance tool is the latest creation from Little Labs, and is Little Labs first entry in the popular API 500-Series module format. The VOG was originally designed to capture the chest resonance of vocalists or voice over artists, enabling them to still have a proximity type effect without havingto be so close to the mic, hence the name, VOG, or Voice of God. However, when I heard it on kick drum and bass, it became clear this would be the go to device to make these instruments sound huge. The VOG lets users sweep a sharp peak resonance from 20 to 300 Hz, while anything below the peak is rolled off at a steep -24dB per octave. This lets users focus on the low end they want, while eliminating low-end mush and unnecessary woofer excursion. A subharmonic can be the focus, or the fundamental, or upper harmonics. On a kick drum, for example, the overall effect of turning VOGs frequency knob sounds like someone is tightening or loosening the drumhead. In a mix, VOG allows users to place the bass spectrum instruments so they do not interfere or get in the way of each other. The i-VOG is identical to the VOG, but it’s a standalone version, no rack required. Oh, but it does add a hi quality hi Z instrument in which adds to its creative capability. This video is for the UA plug in of the VOG, but the hardware is identical, and this was well produced. SOUND ON SOUND review: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov11/articles/littlelabs-vog.htm