The FC526 is an amazing sounding compressor with all the versatility of an 1176 and all of the tone of the best API gear. Capable of lightning fast attack and release times and extreme amounts of clean gain reduction, the FC526 is perfect for tracking or mixing duties. With additional features like the sidechain high pass filter and the famous 'all buttons in' ratio setting, the FC526 is basically a dream compressor for many audio engineers.
- 1176 style controls, in a compact footprint
- API style opamp, input, and output transformers
- massive gain reduction without pumping
- switchable sidechain high pass filter
- gain reduction bypass switch for adding the API tone without compressing
It is worth noting that this is the MTR version, not the XFRM version. This compressor has the output transformer but no input transformer. 500 series unit is very lightly used, and we'll ship it super fast and super safe! Feel free to give us a call with any questions you may have about it!