If you're reading this, you already know how epic this compressor is! Excellent condition and owned by legendary UK rockers The Darkness. This compressor was used in their studio on their albums! The Darkness are one of the UK's most recognisable 21st century rock bands around the world. The platinum selling band has taken top honours from Kerrang, MTV, BRIT Awards, Metal Hammer, RIAA, ASCAP and many other awarding bodies. VH1 lists "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" in the top 100 rock songs of all time as well as one of the top songs of the 2000's. The quality you get through this unit is unparalleled and a must have for any serious engineer or studio. If you want the very best, you are looking at it. I am only selling this unit to fund a property purchase.
"The DW Fearn VT-7 has an all Class-A vacuum tube audio path, like all DWs products. The gain reduction elements utilize circuitry that duplicates the sound and characteristics of the finest classic vacuum tube compressors, without depending on tubes that are no longer manufactured. The control circuitry is modern solid-state analogue.
The two channels may be used independently or linked together for stereo.
Controls: Threshold, Gain, Attack, Release, Curve, and Link. The VU meters can be switched between output level and gain reduction.
This compressor has a unique sound. It is highly transparent, adding only loudness to the audio without introducing obvious artefacts. The compression curves can be adjusted from very gentle to moderately hard. Like all our products, the VT-7 Compressor is designed to process high-quality audio and make it sound great.
The VT-7 is equally adept in tracking as well as as a bus compressor. Even jazz and classical tracks can be sent through the VT-7 for some mild gain control without obvious effect other than a significant improvement in the overall sound of the mix."
This rare compressor is part of the world famous gear collection as Essex Recording Studios! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, & Twitch @essexrecordingstudios
International buyers welcome! We ship to any country in the world. This unit will be packed and shipped with love, care and respect. Great condition with typical signs of handling/racking. You are also welcome to collect the unit in person if you are local to our studio in Southend-on-Sea, England at post code SS1 1AB directly opposite Southend Central train station.
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