Radial Engineering Komit Compressor Limiter
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An auto-tracking compressor limiter that does the hard work for you.
The Radial Komit Compressor Limiter is one of the eight modules designed to be comprise the Radial Workhorse Rack and Mixer System that combines the popular 500 series platform with an incredibly flexible patching system to let you create the ultimate studio environment.
The Radial Komit is a feature-rich compressor-limiter that simplifies the process of dynamic manipulation while expanding upon creative tone shaping. At one end is a super-clean compressor that delivers amazing results with single knob control. At the other, an old-school diode bridge clipping limiter goes from 'vintage to nasty'. But don't let the minimalist approach deter; the Komit provides exceptional flexibility by integrating a series of automatic functions that are both musical and intuitive.
The design begins with an auto-detecting feed-forward VCA that reads the incoming program material and reacts 'real-time' to the time constant. Set the 3-position attack-decay switch to slow for vocals, medium for instruments and fast for percussion. As you increase the ratio, the Komit FlexKnee compression dynamically adjusts the pivot point, seamlessly transitioning from soft to hard knee for more natural results. Yet unlike most limiters that are designed to be transparent, the Komit Clipper is designed to introduce personality to your recordings. The Clipper simulates the sound created by old-school diode bridge circuits from the early days of radio. These clip the input signal when they exceed the headroom. Same deal¦ only here, you are in complete control. Ten settings are graduated from mild harmonic overload to extreme nasty. Think of Nine Inch Nails.
To ensure absolute signal integrity, full size discrete electronics are employed throughout while the vintage style Hammond broadcast transformers add extra warmth to the signal path. A variable level control provides gain make-up or can be used to drive the Clipper for added distortion. Dual ballistic VU metering makes it easy to simultaneously view compression and output when making adjustments. Designed for use with all 500 series racks, the Komit can be linked for full stereo operation. When used with the Radial Workhorse, the Omniport is assigned as a key input for frequency dependent compression, de-essing, ducking or any number of dynamic manipulation effects.
The Komit is the ideal compressor to compliment a 'gold' channel strip. Feed the mic into a PowerPre, an EQ and the Komit can keep dynamics under control for more professional results.
The Komit can be set to stereo mode by linking two Komits together. This is great for mastering. And even though the two units will share the same time constant, independent compression retains the full stereo image.
Use the key input (via the Omniport on the Workhorse) to automatically duck a guitar track (lower the level) when the vocalist begins to sing. Simply connect the TRS output from the PowerPre into the Omniport key input.
- Single dial auto-tracking compressor-limiter
- Old school diode bridge clipping limiter
- Brick wall setting for set & forget recording
- 100% discrete with Hammond broadcast transformers
Control dynamics with the simplicity of single dial control.
Komit Compressor Limiter Specifications:
- Circuit type: Feed Forward with True RMS Sidechain
Power Requirement: 72mA, ± 16VDC
Compression Ratio - Normal: 1:1 to 10:1
Compression Ratio - Brickwall: 1:1 to 25:1
Limiter range: +4dBu to +21dBu
Frequency Response: 20Hz20kHz, -2dB @ 20Hz
Maximunm Output: +22dBu
Maximum Gain Make-Up: +20dB
THD+N: 0.025% @ 1 kHz.
Intermodulation Distortion: < 0.1% @ 80Hz/3kHz
Input impedance: 9.6k Ohms
Output Impedance: 140 Ohms
Threshold: -10dbu or +4dbu
Maximum Gain: Key input to detector
Warranty: 3 Years Size: Standard 500 Series format
Weight: 1.5 lbs. (0.7 kg)
Compliance API: Yes (VPR Alliance)
Compliance WHOS-Doc: Yes (Radial Workhorse 500 Rack)