Crane Song STC-8/M Compressor/Limiter
Same as the STC-8 but with detented gain controls as well as detented center on all pots, and optimized for mastering applications. The Crane Song STC-8/M Compressor/Limiter is versatile enough for just about any kind of mastering, tracking and mixing – simply one of the best stereo compressors of all time.
The STC-8 is a high quality compressor that delivers consistent gain control without sacrificing musical definition or harmonic richness. It utilizes a remarkably dependable peak limiter that provides overload protection that is critical to digital recording and broadcast transmitters. The STC-8 is engineered to provide musically transparent gain control, but is also capable of emulating vintage equipment and creating distinctive new sounds. In addition, a switchable enhancement circuit creates analog and tube-like warmth to enrich lifeless audio and digital recordings. This vast flexibility is simplified by the inclusion of several optimized presets, allowing fast, easy set-up on a wide variety of sounds. It can operate in true stereo or discrete independent mono, accessible by a front panel switch. The Crane Song STC-8/M’s features include:
- Simultaneous Compression/Limiting
- Discrete Class A
- Balanced/Transformerless I/O
- Quick & Easy Presets
- ‘KI’ & ‘HARA’ Sounds
- Transparent Overload Protection
The Crane Song STC-8/Ms sophisticated side-chain allows both compression and peak limiting to take place simultaneously, using the same proprietary gain control circuit. High signal quality is maintained by utilizing the discrete class A audio path and by eliminating any VCA or optical gain control elements.
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