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Looptrotter Monster Compressor  From Looptrotter

This thing sounds just as burly as it looks! Whether you're just kissing the needle or slamming a source with the stage of fast FET compression, or dialing in any mixture of subtle saturation to gnarly breakup, the "Monster" is a powerhouse of sound 

Looptrotter

Manufacturer's Description from Looptrotter

MONSTER COMPRESSOR consists of three independent devices of an original design in one piece:

• compressor/limiter

• tube saturation

• mixer of dry and wet signal.

 

The combination of those modules gave the creative tool with great versatility, able to:

• compress and warm up the tracks

• process the subgroups

• master

 

Monster Compressor is a device with a "character". It was designed to complement the "soulless", "super clean" digital technology. The compression module evens the signal in a very musical way, before the tube saturation. The unique combination of compression and tube saturation makes the sound seem distinctly closer, every detail stand out and gives the energy to the processed sound. It makes the sound more tactile and ear friendly.

 

Monster Compressor is built with the use of the best pieces of analog technology available. Within the highest quality minimalistic signal path there are integrated circuits, discreet circuits and electron tubes. The symmetrization and de-symmetrization circuits provide the neutrality of the sound, and those are based on integrated circuits dedicated to sound processing. The output of Monster Compressor is secured with capacitors also designed for sound.

 

FET transistor is responsible for sound reduction and it’s optimized for adding low frequency harmonics. In its non-linear characteristics it reminds the electron tubes, so even with the deep compression the sound is close and detailed.

 

The amplification of the sound after the FET transistor is handled by the high quality operational amplifier build of discreet elements. The compressor’s signal path is rid of capacitors.

 

In the saturation circuit there are military grade electron tubes with a prolonged longevity (NOS). The unique feature of Monster Compressor is the option of boosting the even harmonics added by the tubes (2nd BOOST), especially handy during extreme processing of tracks and subgroups.

 

The MIX option is based on integrated circuits dedicated to sound processing. This makes it sound neutral, but widens the application of Monster Compressor.

 

All parameters except the tube saturation are being controlled with switches. It guarantees the even processing of both channels, which is essential in working with stereo and very handy in case of recalling settings fast.

 

ADVANTAGES:

• Original design guaranteeing unique sound

• Minimalistic signal path based on selected elements providing the ultimate sound quality

• FET transistor responsible for sound reduction provides a substantial compression velocity and introduces even harmonics to the signal which makes the tracks sound clear and distinct in the mix

• The operational amplifier build of discreet elements amplifies the signal after the compressor

• The saturation based on the military grade electron tubes with prolonged longevity provide seamless operation and superb sound

• The option of boosting even harmonics in the tube saturation module

• The "MIX" option allows mixing the dry and wet signal

• The option of quick recall of settings thanks to regulation switches

Looptrotter

About Manufacturer

LOOPTROTTER Audio Engineering – a company founded in 2010 by Andrzej Starzyk from Warsaw, Poland. It comes as a result of over 10 years of research and experiments in the construction of pro audio, studio gear. The company encompasses passion, the pursuit of music and high-quality tone, as well as versatile knowledge and expertise in handling the sound, and singleness of purpose.

Looptrotter’s main objectives:

construction of original devices giving the sound this analog touch, warmth, and saturation so pleasing for both ears and soul,

combining the best solutions of all electronic technologies: electron tubes, discrete semiconductors, integrated circuits, microcontrollers...

construction of the most versatile but first of all creative and easy-to-use devices, complementing the cold and indifferent digital technology,

optimizing the signal path and meticulous selection of elements, targeting the best possibile sound,

continuous progress and perfecting the devices in terms of reliability and endurance.

Why yellow? Because in chromotherapy the yellow color proves to have a particular, positive influence on the human brain. It is believed to awaken and stimulate the mind, enhance creative thinking, and boost imagination. It helps to break through fixed notions and ideas. I’m confident, that this color best represents the objectives of Looptrotter company.

-Andrzej Starzyk