WesAudio Dione

WesAudio Dione

The WesAudio _DIONE Is essentially a mix bus compressor based on the iconic sound of a classic VCA bus compressor and this particular style of compression...

Vendor :WesAudio

Type :500 Series

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The WesAudio _DIONE

Is essentially a mix bus compressor based on the iconic sound of a classic VCA bus compressor and this particular style of compression is one of the most widely copied in the Pro Audio industry.

Full recall and automation when used with NG500-compatible racks
While the WesAudio _DIONE compressor module will work with many standard 500 series racks, you'll be able to tap into advanced digital control when you load it into one of WesAudio's NG500-compatible racks, like their _TITAN series. NG500-compatible racks like the _TITAN allow for digital control over your modules, offering full session recall and supporting automation from your DAW. In a typical 500 series rack, just connect a USB cable directly to _DIONE for full recall capabilities.

Stellar sound quality with selectable harmonic distortion
The all-analogue _DIONE compressor module boasts a generous +24dBu of headroom — no sonic compromises here. And if you want to add a little something special to your audio on the way through, switch on _DIONE's THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) mode. With selectable Med and High modes, THD saturates your signal for added harmonic complexity.

Side-chain filters help prevent excessive compression
The _DIONE compressor offers three switchable highpass filters, extremely useful for preventing bass frequencies from triggering too much compression. The _DIONE is enjoyed by most serious mix engineers for stereo applications like drum overheads — the side-chain filter allows the sharp snare and cymbal sounds to trigger compression, while preventing the kick drum from overly-triggering the compressor and crushing everything. There are also two special "tilt" filters with unique curves — with all these filter options, you'll be able to ensure loud bass hits don't cause your mix to implode.

Main features:

  • All-analog signal path with +24dBu of headroom for stellar sound quality
  • Mix knob makes parallel compression techniques simple
  • Switchable THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) adds analog saturation to your signal
  • Switchable side chain filters for fine-tuning how the compressor reacts to bass frequencies
  • Four switchable ratio settings range from gentle to heavy compression
  • Compatible with any WesAudio NG500 chassis and many standard 500 series racks
  • Full session recall and support for DAW automation when loaded in an NG500-compatible chassis like _TITAN, or via USB connection
  • 3 touch-sensitive encoders (Threshold, Mix, Make Up) allow you to draw automation into your DAW
  • True bypass completely removes the circuit from your signal path

  • Tech Specs:

    • Processor Type: 500 series Bus Compressor (with additional NG connector)
    • Number of Channels: Single stereo channel
    • Controls: Threshold, Attack, Release, Mix, Make Up
    • Threshold: -20dB to +20dB
    • Ratio: 1.5:1, 2:1, 4:1, 10:1
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
    • Inputs: 1 x USB Type Mini-B
    • Side Chain Inserts: High Pass sidechain filter
    • Module Slot Size: Double

    Also see the WesAudio TITAN Chassis to integrate and connect 500 Series analogue equipment with the convenience of 10 powered slots.

    WesAudio TITAN NG500 Recall Chassis.