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Becos CompIQ TWAIN

Becos CompIQ TWAIN
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  • Manufacturer: Becos
  • Model: CompIQ TWAIN
  • Category: Compressor/Sustainer for Guitar
  • Entry created on: 02/13/2020
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CompIQ TWAIN is a precision tool for dynamic audio processing of bass and guitar signals, which forges a new path in the world of compressors. It features adaptive auto-attack & release timing presets and independent compression controls for knee, threshold, ratio, and make-up gain – on each band. It can work as a dual-band compressor/limiter with variable crossover point, or as a stacked compressor with separate controls for each analog engine – at the flick of a switch. In either mode, harmonic saturation can be injected on each of the dry line band’s, and then be mixed to taste with the wet compressed line for perfect tonal balance. Separate gain reduction displays make the compression effect visible, so you can always know how hard or soft the lows and highs are processed.

The CompIQ TWAIN goes beyond just compression and steps into EQ/Preamp territory by enhancing the instrument’s tone without the need for a dedicated EQ. Slightly unbalancing the level of processing on each frequency band means you can either enhance or tame Lows or Highs.

Independent band-controls for Hard/Soft Knee selection, 50dB of Threshold range to accommodate not only instruments but also line-level sources, up-to-limiting continuous Ratio selection, and +20dB of Make-up Gain make the CompIQ TWAIN incredibly powerful and versatile. The Dynamic Auto Timing (Fast / Slower presets) also available for both bands reduces the setup complexity and provides a musical response, suitable for virtually any musical application.

Key features
  • Dual-Band or Stacked compressor
  • Input Preamp with trimming for -9dB of attenuation and up to +6dB of gain
  • PEAK level indicator for signals above +6dBu
  • Two independent 4320 THAT Analog Engines® with RMS-level sensors coupled with high-performance Blackmer® VCA’s
  • Variable 70Hz to 1KHz Linkwitz–Riley Crossover
  • Independent Ratio, Threshold, and Make-up Gain
  • Independent Compression Knee (Soft/Hard)
  • Side Chain Frequency Compensation for balancing the triggering potential of Lows & Highs – equivalent to a frequency-based progressive threshold
  • Side Chain Filter (Normal / Low / Deep) on Lows engine
  • Independent Dynamic Auto Timing presets (Auto Fast / Auto Slower)
  • Dry / Wet Mix knob for parallel compression in either of the working modes
  • TapeSaturation analog circuitry with independent Saturation, Cut Filter and Level controls on each of the processing engine, to add harmonic distortions to the Dry Line, which then can be mixed with the compressed Wet Line
  • 5-LED accurate gain reduction display on each processing engine
  • True Bypass on/off footswitch
  • 9-12V DC external power operation
  • Road-ready, durable, black-powdered aluminum enclosure
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Other names: comp iq twain, compiqtwain