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Manley Labs Introduces Nu Mu Studio Compressor

New hybrid compressor design combines the front end tube topology of the T-Bar Variable Mu with a solid state side chain and output stage.

By PSW Staff January 21, 2016

The Nu Mu studio compressor from Manley Labs

Manley Labs introduces the new Manley Nu Mu studio compressor.

Created in the tradition of Manley’s Variable Mu, the Nu Mu is a hybrid compressor design that combines the front end tube topology of the T-Bar Variable Mu with a solid state side chain and output stage.

The Nu Mu is packed with features including IRON input transformers on balanced XLR connectors and the same low impedance switched mode power supply used on the Manley CORE.

The Nu Mu incorporates an all-new feature called the HIP control, allowing it to apply compression at lower dynamic ranges, while leaving louder dynamics unaffected. The result is a higher overall level, without squashing the dynamics of the most exciting transients.

“Until now, this type of effect could only be accomplished using parallel compression, combining the compressed and uncompressed signals,” explains Manley Labs president and co-founder EveAnna Manley. “The Nu Mu’s HIP function achieves the same results, but with less effort and less hardware. It’s perfect for adding just a kiss of compression, but with that classic Manley sound.”

The Manley Nu Mu will be available mid-January 2016, at a MSRP of $2800.

Manley Labs

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