U.S. distributor TransAudio Group has announced the release of the new Daking Comp II compressor. an analog unit offering dual mono or stereo linked operation with just a few controls to cover a wide range of recording and mixing scenarios.
The Daking Comp II uses feedback gain reduction, a peak detector, and an all-discrete class-A follower. Its outboard power supply is designed to be quiet and ready for use anywhere in the world. Inputs and outputs are balanced, and frequency response is stated to extend out to 65 kHz to meet the requirements of high-resolution recording.
“The Daking Comp II was painstakingly designed by Geoff Daking and Dave Thibodeau,” says Brad Lunde, president of TransAudio Group. “It relies on a VCA that acts like a FET and thus imparts the beautiful ‘Daking sound’ on any source material. The circuitry itself is set up to work its magic without a lot of oversight from the engineer. There really aren’t any bad parameter combinations, just ones that are more appropriate for different recording and mixing tasks. Each channel’s parameters include an overall continuously-adjustable threshold and a continuously-adjustable makeup gain. Beyond that, the parameters are simply switches for attack (fast or slow), ratio (compression or limiting), release (fast or auto), and operation (stereo or dual mono).
TransAudio Group has Daking Comp II stock available and ready to ship at a U.S. MAP of $1,399.