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The Cali76 Compact Deluxe is an all-analogue recreation of the legendary Urei® 1176® studio compressor, with an unmistakable sound heard on countless classic albums. This studio-grade FET compressor uses Class-A, low-noise circuitry and a dedicated parallel compression control to bring your favourite recorded guitar tones to your pedalboard.
Add punch and definition to rhythm parts. Squeeze endless sustain from your solos. The Cali76 Compact Deluxe gives you the transparency and feel of a world-class compressor, with enough precision and dynamic control to honour its studio heritage.
Look at any high-end studio and you’ll find at least one 1176® compressor. This iconic piece of outboard gear is the secret behind the guitar tone on many classic recordings. Inspired by the design topology and philosophy of the original, the Cali76 Compact Deluxe delivers the same natural, musical compression in a compact, stage-friendly pedal. After all, why should high quality compression be confined to the recording studio?
The DRY control lets you mix your uncompressed ‘dry’ signal back in with your compressed guitar tone for true parallel compression. An indispensable studio recording technique, parallel compression gives you all the tone-thickening and increased sensitivity of standard compression, while retaining the natural dynamic expression in your playing. Parallel compression is the secret to the classic guitar tones on many of your favourite recordings.
Individual controls for Attack, Release and Ratio, in addition to Input and Output level, offer a degree of control not normally seen on a pedal compressor. Tailor your sound from transparent transient control to flat-out limiting and monster sustain. The rugged jewel lamp houses an intuitive three-colour gain reduction meter, giving easy-to-read feedback from a distance.
Housed in a hand polished, brushed stainless steel enclosure and furnished with aluminium controls, Neutrik® jack sockets and heavy-duty footswitch, the Cali76 Compact Deluxe is equally at home on the road and in the studio.