Audio Examples The Ultimate Rap Vocal Hardware Compressor Shootout - Part 3: RETRO STA-LEVEL


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The RETRO Sta-Level is a Variable-mu Compressor with simple controls, capable of insane amounts of gain reduction. It's big, it's impressive looking, and relatively simple to use. Read more about it here.

Originally a broadcast limiter built by GATES in the 1950's as a radio broadcast program compressor, the unit has been re-created by RETRO Audio, with some expanded features. The STA-LEVEL has since become (one of) the secret weapons of some top producers. The original GATES was notably used by Sylvia Massy on the Johnny Cash "Unchained" sessions.

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Sounds great on Verse 1. Nice level and tone.

Feels a tad slow for the faster V2.
 
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