Alesis 3630 Dual-Channel Compressor/Limiter with Gate  

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The most popular dynamics processor ever made!

Alesis 3630 Compressor
The most popular dynamics processor ever made
Since its introduction, the 3630 Compressor„¢ has become the most popular dynamics processor ever made. The reason is easy to understand: it provides two independent full-featured compressor/ limiters in one rack space while offering excellent sonic quality for any application from studio recording to live sound or broadcast. The 3630 offers Ratio, Threshold, Attack and Decay controls to customize its compression response for even the toughest signals. You can also choose between RMS and Peak compression styles, plus Hard and Soft Knee dynamic curves for every application from subtle gain control to in-your-face punch. As an independent dual-channel compressor, the 3630 offers separate controls for two different source signals. Plus, two fully independent gates with threshold and rate controls allow you to easily and efficiently stifle unwanted ambient noise. Other advanced dynamics processing features such as precise signal metering, a sidechain for keying or ducking effects and stereo linkable operation make the 3630 the most powerful compressor in its class.

Features
  • Fully variable threshold; compression ratio; attack, release, and output level
  • Selectable peak/RMS
  • Hard- and soft-knee compression styles
  • Input/output metering
  • Gain reduction metering, adjustable gate
  • TRS sidechain for ducking and de-essing

Pro quality, flexibility, and the friendliest price you'll find anywhere.

 

3630 Dual-Channel Compressor/Limiter with Gate Specifications:

  • 1/4" phone jack: 1/4" TRS jack
    Additional Controls: Stereo/dual mono link switch, bypass switch
    Compression Ratio: 1:1 - :1 with selectable hard or soft compression knee
    Dimensions: Dimensions
    Distortion: <0.05% @ +4dBu, A-weighted with 6dB compression, any switch setting, nominal attack and release times
    Dynamic Range: 118dB, A-weighted
    Gate Rate Time: 20ms - 2S
    Gate Threshold: Continuously open to 10dBu
    greater than 100k ohms, unbalanced: 10VRMS (+22dBu)
    Headroom: 18dB <0.05% @ +4dBu, A-weighted with 6dB compression, any switch setting, nominal attack and release times
    Indicators: 12-segment gain reduction LED display with -1 to -30dB range, 12 segment LED input/output (selectable) level display with -30 to +6dB range, Gate open/close LEDs
    Input Impedance: greater than 100k ohms, unbalanced
    Nominal Output "Zero" Level: +4dBu or -10dBV, switchable
    Output Connectors: 1/4" phone jack
    Output Gain Control Range: -20 to +20dB
    Output Impedance: Output Impedance
    Peak Mode Attack Time: Peak Mode Attack Time
    Peak Mode Release Time: Peak Mode Release Time
    Power Requirements: External 9 VAC Transformer, UL and CSA Approved
    RMS Average Mode Attack and Release Times: Program dependent
    Signal to Noise Ratio: >100dB
    Stereo/dual mono link switch, bypass switch: 1/4" phone jack
    Threshold of Limiting: -40dBu to +20dBu
    Weight: 2.6 lbs.
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Alesis3630 Dual-Channel Compressor/Limiter with Gate
 
4.8

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5.0

NOT BAD

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from panama rep of panama

Comments about Alesis 3630 Dual-Channel Compressor/Limiter with Gate:

I am not an expert on compressors, limiters, etc.... But when i saw the price and the brand (ALESIS) that was all i needed to know. I hook it up to my guitar amp. and its ok so far..

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Compressor

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from Madison, WI

Comments about Alesis 3630 Dual-Channel Compressor/Limiter with Gate:

I have owned this compressor for only 3 weeks, but I have to say that it is very well designed. It has a nice warm, deep sound and there isn't much noise associated with the actual compressor itself. The noise gate is especially useful for guitars and bass that use multiple effect pedals. Using this in recording guitar and bass tracks really helps clean up the recording and brings out the best in guitar sustain. The side chain is also a great feature and a must when wanting to focus on certain frequencies. It works well with other equipment, like EQ's. I guess the only "negative" thing that I would say is that the ratio settings jump from 2:1 to 4:1. It would be nice to have a 3:1 label so you know exactly where the ratio is set. Overall, this is a great compressor for the price and would be a great addition to any home studio.

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(105 of 172 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great value and good quality sounds

Comments about Alesis 3630 Dual-Channel Compressor/Limiter with Gate:

This unit is a great value. Rackmount for the price of a pedal effect. Does an excellent job limiting or compressing and though the gate can be a little finicky it is simple to set up and use.

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(39 of 78 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simple, straightforward, effective

Comments about Alesis 3630 Dual-Channel Compressor/Limiter with Gate:

This is a classic, simple compressor/limiter/gate, with a nice "old school" warm sound. The manual is thin but adequate, because the 3630 doesn't get much more complicated than sidechain (for keying and ducking, both very cool features). I primarily use mine in an effects chain with my guitar amp, mostly for the noise gate to get sharp, brittle cutoffs when I want staccato; but I also often use the compressor/limiter functions on one or two tracks from my multitrack during mixdown (I use a multi-band for the overall mastering). The stereo link/dual mono feature works just fine. No complaints at all, actually, worth the money.

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(28 of 53 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Compressor ever!!

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from The Netherlands

Comments about Alesis 3630 Dual-Channel Compressor/Limiter with Gate:

I've had a Behringer MDX-2600 and that was the best they had to offer. But it didn't do the job. Sound was poor and thin when using that device. So I had to bring the power with other components from behringer. Always problems with the dB. Thin Sounds, and you always heard the compressor work in the sound. Now I have the Alesis 3630. What a machine!!! Sound fat and sharp. Does the trick easily. Sound as it use to sound.

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(40 of 76 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Compressor Limiter for the Money

Comments about Alesis 3630 Dual-Channel Compressor/Limiter with Gate:

I use this compressor limiter when I play my Fender Tele. The Compressor Limiter gives my Tele a Whole New Sound that I love. I also use the Compressor limiter when recording vocals and it does a good job. For the money, this compressor limiter is hard to beat.

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