Alesis has announced the 3632 Compressor, a dual-channel compressor, limiter, and gate unit.

The Alesis 3630 Compressor™ is the most popular dynamics processor ever made. Its successor, the 3632 Compressor, builds on the 3630’s popular design and features. The single rack-space unit provides two independent, fully featured compressor and limiter units with excellent sonic quality for any application from studio recording to live sound or broadcast.

Alesis 3632 Compressor

3632 Compressor features

  • Stereo compressor/expander/limiter/gate.
  • Minimized signal path for optimal sound quality.
  • Intelligent Knee for musical performance with soft and hard-knee envelopes.
  • Intelligent Ratio adjusts expansion based on input signal.
  • Intelligent Gain auto-adjusts output.
  • Adjustable attack and release time.
  • Couple switch for true stereo operation.
  • Auto attack and release times based on signal analysis, plus full manual control.
  • Couple Switch engages enables Channel One controls to affect both channels.
  • Sidechain send and return for use in an external effects loop.
  • Switchable low-cut filter minimizes audio-program pumping triggered by kick drum.
  • Gain-reduction LEDs.
  • Switchable input/output-level LED meters.
  • Bypass switches on both channels.

The 3632 Compressor will be available from musical instrument and professional audio retailers in Q3 2011.

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