D.W. Fearn | Hazelrigg Industries have announced the release of the new VNE compressor, a single-channel unit designed to control dynamics without negatively impacting the tonal qualities of the source material.
It has an all-class-A vacuum tube audio path and is driven by a precise Pulse Width Modulation control circuit in being suited for both recording and mixing applications. “With immersive delivery systems such as Dolby ATMOS becoming the norm, each individual sound source in a recording resides in its own space,” explain George and Geoff Hazelrigg. “The VNE has been designed to enhance the power and clarity of any vocal or instrument source and give today’s engineer the tools needed to compete in an evolving market.”
Award-winning engineer/producer Brian Moncarz has worked with the new VNE for several recent sessions and reports, “This is a tube compressor that sounds incredibly musical on any source. I’ve always loved the D.W. Fearn VT-7, and the VNE delivers the same kind of smooth and bold performance. Whether I was going for subtle compression or super-aggressive squashing, it handled everything I fed through it with huge sonics that really helped vocals and instruments gel in a complex production. It’s an absolute pleasure to use.”
The VNE is hand-built in the U.S. with hand-selected components and is backed by a seven-year warranty.