Warm Audio, the go-to manufacturer for classic-inspired professional recording gear, has just announced the WA-1B, an all-tube, transformer-balanced optical compressor that’s set to revolutionize your sound with its legendary Scandinavian compression style.
If you’re a music aficionado, you’re probably well aware of the magic that Scandinavian compression brings to your tracks. It’s all about that perfect blend of tube warmth and precision control, and the WA-1B nails it!
Bryce Young, the founder and CEO of Warm Audio, couldn’t be more thrilled: “The WA-1B has been on our wishlist for quite some time, and we are very excited to accurately deliver one of music’s most sought-after styles of compression.”
Packed with premium components, this compressor is like a time machine for your sound, recreating the authentic analog signature of the original circuit. And the best part? It’s priced affordably so that you can experience this legendary sound without breaking the bank.
Here are some of the fantastic features you can expect from the WA-1B:
- A 270v circuit with handwired through-hole circuitry for top-notch performance.
- 100% discrete analog signal path for a pure, unadulterated sound.
- Custom large-core transformers from Lundahl Sweden to capture that unmistakable Scandinavian tone.
- High-powered vacuum tubes for gently and accurately compressing your audio signals.
With the WA-1B, you get all the classic controls you need to fine-tune your music, including variable threshold and infinite ratio options from 2:1 to 10:1. Plus, the three-setting meter switch and on/bypass switch give you even more control over your sound.
But here’s where it gets even cooler: the Attack/Release controls offer unique versatility. You can choose between fixed settings, manual (variable) settings, or a combined setting, allowing you to fine-tune your release-time curve and explore new sonic possibilities.
Warm Audio’s commitment to true-to-original tone and premium components is evident in every WA-1B unit. Each one is hand-inspected at their headquarters in Austin, Texas, so you can be confident that you’re getting a top-notch piece of gear.
It’s available now at authorized retailers worldwide, with an MSRP of $1,199. For more details, head over to Warm Audio’s website at www.warmaudio.com/WA-1B.