WesAudio Beta76 FET Compressor/Limiter
Modern or Vintage Modes The introduction of several significant structural improvements against the original version. One of the most important changes is two mode switch...
Modern or Vintage Modes
The introduction of several significant structural improvements against the original version. One of the most important changes is two mode switch – Modern / Vintage – deciding on the circuit of the desymmetrization (i.e. rebound) of the input signal. Combining the rich, vibrant sound of vintage compressors with the clean, precise character of modern processors, the WesAudio Beta76 FET is a stellar compressor/limiter for any music studio. Put it in Modern mode for transparent operation, or switch it to Vintage mode to add a Carnhill input transformer for enhanced sonic depth and colour.
Side-chain highpass filter
A True Bypass switch was introduced, as well as a high-pass filter in the Compressor’s Side Chain path. There are three cutoff frequencies – 60, 90, 150 Hz – thanks to which Beta76 is less sensitive to low frequencies. The filter is particularly beneficial to the operation of two compressors in a stereo pair, which are easily connected with a prepared Jack-Jack cable.
The entire system operates in class A. The element responsible for the gain reduction is a FET transistor, giving the effect of rapid and pure compression. The high quality Carnhill audio transformer is key behind the distinct sonic characteristics of the Beta76 FET.
- Type: FET
- Number of Channels: 1
- Controls: Attack, Release, Ratio switches, Modern/Vintage input modes
- Ratio: 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, 20:1
- Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
- Inputs: 1 x XLR
- Outputs: 1 x XLR
- Sidechain I/O: 1 x 1/4"
- Rack Spaces: 2U
- Power Source: Standard IEC AC cable
- Height: 3.5"
- Depth: 9.25"
- Width: 19"
- Weight: 13.2 lbs.