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The SLATE PRO AUDIO DRAGON was created to be the most versatile compressor, limiter, and sound-shaping tool that the pro audio industry has ever seen. Sam Ash Direct has the guaranteed lowest price and fast free, shipping.
The Steven Slate Pro Audio DRAGON starts with a classic FET compressor circuit, reminiscent of vintage units from the 60's and 70's. However, the SLATE PRO AUDIO engineers enhanced the circuitry of the unit with a mastering grade signal path, including a CLASS A output section based around a custom-made transformer. The result is a compression quality that is rich and warm, but is also capable of sharp and aggressive tones. Nevertheless, this is only the start of what the DRAGON can do.
Add Some Character
The Steven Slate Pro Audio DRAGON includes three character settings that change the way the unit sounds and responds. The first setting is BOOM. This setting adds sub bass harmonics in a unique way that when combined with some compression, can make basses sound massive and kick drums pound like you've never heard before. The second setting is BITE, which adds a gentle forward character that makes the source more defined and clear. BITE is superb on bass, snare, vocals, and guitars. Last, is SHEEN. This character setting adds an airy gloss to the source, reminiscent of classic opto tube compressors. This setting is absolutely stunning on vocals, acoustics, and overheads. All character settings can be used simultaneously!
The DRAGON contains a button called 'VINTAGE'. This button enables circuitry which emulates a more vintage sound from a classic age of compression. The result is more harmonics, a bit of 'grit', and an overall more aggressive sound that is amazing on electric guitars, bass, and a must-hear on drums.
The DRAGON has a three setting saturation selector. This saturation can add subtle harmonics or even gritty distortion to the source. On setting 1, it can add just the right of "life" to a dull vocal. On setting 2, it can add presence and warmth to a bass. On setting 3, it can add some rich harmonics to a snare to bring out the sustain.
Wait, There's More
The Steven Slate DRAGON includes a hi-pass filter so you have the option to control the amount of low end that feeds the compressor detection. This is useful when stereo linking two DRAGONS together for transparent mix buss compression, or for grouped drum compression where you don't want the drums to 'pump'.
FET Your Mix buss
Classic FET compressors have not been common mix buss choices due to their excessive color and aggressive nature. However, the Steven Slate DRAGON includes a gentle 2:1 setting that sounds amazing on full mixes. With the character, vintage, and saturate options disabled, the signal path is quiet and clean with just the write amount of rich tone. Of course if you need more color or saturation on your buss, it's just a button or switch away. With settings 2:1, character SHEEN, Saturate 1, and slow attack and fast release, your mix will come alive in an incredible way.
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