ruckus328

Well, I guess it's time to unveil this, hope you all like, questions welcomed.  Since a picture says a thousand words:



There will be a one time limited DIY run (probably 20-25 units if interest is there) with complete kits offered (complete kits meaning absolutely everything you need).  Since they will be limited, you must be a prodigy pro member as of today to get one.  Sorry to any newcomers, but I want to take care of all my friends here on the forum first. (assuming there is interest)

My goal was to develop the most flexible, high-end, pure pro audio compressor design I could, that would rival any of the commercial 500 and even 1U units out there in features, functionality, flexibility, and most importantly - sound.  I'll let you all be the judge.

There's only 2 boards (Left And Right - there is no control board or daughter boards) and there is virually no wiring (only a single ribbon cable and the wires to the meter.  Design uses grayhill switches, bourns audio line pots, quad VCA's, elna Caps in the audio path, all metalwork will be laser cut, powder coat aluminum front panel, etc.

Highlights:

Total Current Consumption - 160mA per rail (80mA per rail per channel)
Protection from 48V Phantom Power
True Bypass (Relay Controlled)
THAT1243/1646 recievers/drivers
On-board Quad VCA configuration, no fiddling with adapter boards, etc - it's all right there
Ratios - 1.5,2,4,6,8,10
Attack Times (Stepped) - .1,.3,1,3,5,10,15,20,25,30,40,50
Release Times (Stepped) - .3,.6,1.2, Classic Auto release (A1), Alternate Auto Release (A2)
Release Times (Variable - Engaged By Last Position On Stepped Switch) - any time from .1 Sec to 1.2 Sec
Sidechain filters - 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz, Boost Mode, Tilt Mode
Wet/Dry Blend
"Grind" Mode - Special Harmonic Drive mode, adding vintage coloration
External/Key Input - Accepts Balanced or Unbalanced Inputs (inserted before sidechain filters)
Threshold (-15 to +15)
Gain (-6 to +18)
Grayhill Switches
Bourns 51 Series Audio Line Pots
« Last Edit: September 28, 2011, 10:12:31 AM by ruckus328 »
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mikefatom

Re: SB4001 - 500 Series Stereo Buss Compressor
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011, 09:51:21 PM »
It looks glorious Mike!
How much for the kit you figure?
I want to see side shots and close up gut shots!  :)


dandeurloo

Re: SB4001 - 500 Series Stereo Buss Compressor
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011, 09:53:03 PM »
What!!!  That looks amazing!  Great work.
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Neil

Re: SB4001 - 500 Series Stereo Buss Compressor
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011, 10:22:44 PM »
Wow! She's beautiful! And just when I've about finished my SB4000, too. You planned that really well. Can we see some inside pics??

canidoit

Re: SB4001 - 500 Series Stereo Buss Compressor
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2011, 11:06:24 PM »
How much are the kits?

I dig the design. Is this based on the GSSL?
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Re: SB4001 - 500 Series Stereo Buss Compressor
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2011, 11:55:19 PM »
nice, man... really nice!   due date?

joro

Re: SB4001 - 500 Series Stereo Buss Compressor
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2011, 02:21:58 AM »
Awesome! I'm definitely interested.

Holger


[silent:arts]

Re: SB4001 - 500 Series Stereo Buss Compressor
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2011, 05:06:53 AM »
limited edition = collectors item = I need one ;D ;D ;D

looks great!

Piotr

Re: SB4001 - 500 Series Stereo Buss Compressor
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2011, 05:10:18 AM »
Great ! How much would the complete kit be ?????
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horvitz

Re: SB4001 - 500 Series Stereo Buss Compressor
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2011, 06:27:02 AM »
Man, all this stuff!  I am so going to need another 51x rack.

baadc0de

Re: SB4001 - 500 Series Stereo Buss Compressor
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2011, 06:38:19 AM »
What does the grind mode do, do you think it would be retrofitable to other GSSL / SB4000 / Mixbuzz builds?

She's looking great btw :)

Cheers,
B.

Re: SB4001 - 500 Series Stereo Buss Compressor
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2011, 07:07:26 AM »
Whoa back Mike.... you're making us all look daft.
Nice job.
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wowi

Re: SB4001 - 500 Series Stereo Buss Compressor
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2011, 07:10:02 AM »
Great work ! Looks like an candidate for my 51x Rack.

Wolfgang

SKJGProject

Re: SB4001 - 500 Series Stereo Buss Compressor
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2011, 08:44:21 AM »
absolutely beautiful, count me in for 1!
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jsteiger

Re: SB4001 - 500 Series Stereo Buss Compressor
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2011, 08:50:26 AM »
Very nice Mike. Count me in for 1 kit.  :)
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Re: SB4001 - 500 Series Stereo Buss Compressor
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2011, 09:07:37 AM »
This looks bananas, definitely need one, love the fact that there's only 1 ribbon cable.

3nity

Re: SB4001 - 500 Series Stereo Buss Compressor
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2011, 10:55:17 AM »
this looks like a tank!
Oh is a buss compressor military grade.. :D
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EmRR

Re: SB4001 - 500 Series Stereo Buss Compressor
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2011, 11:16:19 AM »
Looks beautiful, great work.

Quote
My goal was to develop the most flexible, high-end, pure pro audio compressor design I could, that would rival any of the commercial 500 and even 1U units out there in features, functionality, flexibility, and most importantly - sound.

A lofty goal, a constantly moving target, a very large field.
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Re: SB4001 - 500 Series Stereo Buss Compressor
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2011, 12:37:01 PM »
Oh is a buss compressor military grade.. :D
This would be a buss compressor  :)

Mike, this bus compressor looks great. Any idea on pricing ?
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