WesAudio ngBusComp Analog Bus Compressor with remote plugin control

WesAudio ngBusComp Analog Bus Compressor with remote plugin control

Next Generation Stereo/Dual Mono Bus Compressor with Digital Control The WesAudio ngBusComp is a stereo/dual mono bus compressor with full digital control via its advanced...

Vendor :WesAudio

Type :Compressor

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Next Generation Stereo/Dual Mono Bus Compressor with Digital Control

The WesAudio ngBusComp is a stereo/dual mono bus compressor with full digital control via its advanced companion plug-in that runs on your Mac or Windows computer. WesAudio based the circuitry on a legendary industry-standard bus compressor that has provided the punch and glue for countless hits over the last four decades. Driven by four THAT 2181 VCAs in the signal path (plus one in the sidechain detector), the ngBusComp is a 100% analogue device with a massive +24dBu of headroom. Packed with useful features, the WesAudio ngBusComp brings modern innovation to the party with a host of innovative features designed for today’s hybrid studio..

Big IRON
With WesAudio’s ngBusComp you can select your output stage: electronically balanced for a transparent, modern sound; or choose transformer-balanced IRON mode for a robust, authoritative vintage British console sound. The ngBusComp’s IRON mode uses makeup gain to drive the transformers, and a special output pad (IRON PAD) to attenuate the signal. The IRON PAD is a precise passive attenuator enabled in IRON mode that lets you drive the output transformer to taste for sweet, musical saturation.

Relative channel linking
The Left and Right channels of the ngBusComp can be linked or unlinked at any time. With relative channel linking, you can have different settings on both channels and still manage them in a relative way. You can work on a mid-side mix separately for each channel, but if you want to change the balance of the overall track, simply engage “parameter link” and both channels’ makeup gain will be adjusted relatively, maintaining the same relative volume relationship.

100% analogue, full digital control
Now, the ng program has been extended to 19" rack equipment like the ngBusComp. The gear — both 500 Series and rackmount — includes free downloadable software that appears in your DAW session as a standard plug-in and lets you control your analogue hardware with software precision. Every setting and automation move is saved along with your DAW session file. How cool is that?

Main features:

  • 100% analogue device with +24dBu of headroom
  • Full digital control, automation, and recall via companion plug-in
  • Relative stereo channel linking with separate L/R settings
  • Mid-side operation allows for different side and mid settings
  • Selectable output stages: normal (electronically balanced), IRON (Carnhill transformer balanced)
  • 4 THAT 2181 VCAs in signal chain and one in sidechain detector for each channel
  • IRON mode: uses makeup gain to drive the transformers, and a special output pad attenuate the signal
  • IRON PAD: passive attenuator enabled in IRON mode lets you drive the output transformer for musical saturation
  • Detailed metering for both channels: gain reduction, input, and output
  • Sidechain filters: 3 highpass filters at 60, 90 and 150Hz and 2 Tilt filters with proprietary curve
  • Per-channel external side chain filter access via TRS rear connector
  • Proprietary THD with precise variable control
  • Five ratio settings: 1.5:1 and 2:1 for gentle mix bus processing, 4:1 and 10:1 for general applications, and INF mode for aggressive compression
  • Mix knob for parallel compression
  • Flexible DAW/Live plug-in control for instant recall and DAW automation of parameters
  • Advanced companion plug-in for all DAW formats (VST2/VST3/AU/AAX)
  • 4 touch-sensitive encoders per channel for recording automation in DAW
  • A/B/C compare feature
  • Ethernet and USB connectivity
  • Full HUI compatibility

  • Tech Specs:

    • Type: VCA Bus Compressor
    • Number of Channels: Single channel (stereo, dual mono)
    • Controls: Threshold, Attack, Release, THD, Make Up, Iron Pad, Mix
    • Threshold: -20dB to +20dB
    • Ratio: 1.5:1, 2:1, 4:1, 10:1, INF Mode
    • Inputs: 2 x XLR
    • Outputs: 2 x XLR
    • Sidechain I/O: 2 x 1/4" TRS
    • Side Chain Inserts: 3 x Highpass Filters, 2 x Tilt Filters
    • USB: 1 x Type B
    • Other I/O: 1 x Ethernet
    • Additional Features: Digital Recall, Plug-in Control (VST, AU, AAX)
    • Rack Spaces: 3U
    • Power Source: Standard IEC AC cable

    Order the WesAudio Analogue Bus Compressor online from Audiosaurus. The Online Pro Audio Specialist in South Africa.