Nu Compressor

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Block Diagram

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Main Panel

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Program Selector

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Program Selector shows current program. Program can be changed by clicking current program name and select from drop-down menu.

Engage Button

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When turned off, whole processing of the plugin is bypassed.

Comp In Button

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When turned off, reduction is not applied to input signal. Tone processor keeps working regardless of this setting.

Reduction Meter

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VU

White line indicates current reduction amount, in VU ballistic. Blue triangle indicates output gain.

Peak

Momentary peak reduction amount is displayed by segments. The meter behaves as quasi peak program meter with 3 msec integration time.

Color Lamp

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Color lamp indicates the amount of processing under nonlinear part of internal tone processor.

Input Knob

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Input Knob controls the gain applied to input signal.

Threshold Knob

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Threshold Knob controls signal level that the compressor starts to apply reduction.

Output Knob

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Output Knob controls the gain applied to output signal.

Ratio Knob

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Ratio knob controls the factor of gain reduction amount.

Attack Knob

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Attack Knob controls time to start applying reduction after input signal exceeds threshold.

Release Knob

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Release Knob controls time to stop applying reduction after input signal becomes lower than threshold.

Mix Knob

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Mix knob controls mix ratio between unprocessed (dry) and processed (wet) signals.

Side-chain Source Select

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Side-chain Level Meter

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Indicates peak level of side chain signal. When external side chain is available and selected, segments color becomes orange.

Side-chain Monitor Button

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When turned on, the compressor outputs side chain signal instead of main input signal.

Side-chain Lo Cut Filter

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When turned on, side chain low-cut filter gets enabled. Knob controls cutoff frequency of low-cut filter.

Side-chain Hi Cut Filter

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When turned on, side chain high-cut filter gets enabled. Knob controls cutoff frequency of high-cut filter.

Program Selector Panel Expand/Collapse Button

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The button expands or collapses Program Selector Panel.

Program Selector Panel

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Program can be selected by clicking buttons. Current program’s button emits white light.