The Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor

07th July 2014

Here’s the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor, one of the most sought after  “vintage modern” compressors manufactured today.

Boasting features such as separate optical and discrete compressors that can be used either in stereo or dual-mono, gold-plated and custom-designed stepped attenuators, and switchable output transformers. This unit is completely hand-built in the USA. It sounds as terrific as it looks.

WATCH THE SHADOW HILLS IN ACTION ON OUR VIDEO

Designed meticulously by Peter Reardon – the founder of Shadow Hills Industries himself – to his own specifications, the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor is a highly coveted piece of gear that has been used by the likes of Muse, Coldplay, Gnarls Barkley, Regina Spektor, John Mayer, and many more.

Providing a remarkable amount of both dynamic control due to the two compressors, and tonal control due to the three sets of switchable output transformers, the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor definitely one of the most powerful and versatile compressors ever built. See below for specs and a full video review.

AND HERE IS A LIVE EVENT VIDEO WHERE WE DEMONSTRATE THE SHMC IN DEPTH

 

If you want to try the sound of the Shadow Hills Mastering compressor on your music get in touch with us here.

 

SPECS:

– COMPRESSION TYPE: VCA, Optical
– NOTES: A selection of three different types of output transformers (Nickel, Iron, and Steel)
– SOUNDS BEST ON: everything

– OPTICAL COMPRESSOR SPECS:
Ratios: 1.2:1, 2:1, 3:1, 4:1, 6:1, 20:1

-DISCRETE COMPRESSOR SPECS:
Ratios: 1.2:1, 2:1, 3:1, 4:1, 6:1,, Past Infinite (“Flood”)
Attack Times: 0.1ms, 0.5ms, 1, 5ms, 10ms
Discrete Recover: 0.1s, 0.25s, 0.5s, 0.8s, 1.2s and “Dual” (imitates Optical cell characteristics)

 

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– DIMENSIONS:
19 inch 5RU, depth 370 mm

– PRICE (new):
UK = around £6,200
USA = around $7,200
EUROPE = around €7.300

– PRICE (used):
UK = none found
USA = $6,700.00 (E-bay)
EUROPE = none found

Mixing & Mastering with the Shadow Hills Compressor

The Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor

To buy the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor visit KMR Audio

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