API’s JDK Audio introduces R22 compressor

December 22, 2009

JDK Audio, the new brand developed and engineered by analog audio innovator API, has plans to introduce its fourth signal-processing product, the R22 compressor. The R22 is a two-channel, rack-mount unit with linkable stereo operation that features RMS power-summing and a Thrust circuit for high-impact lows. Equally at home in any studio recording facility, the R22 shines with a ruler-flat frequency response out to 50kHz.

The R22 offers both balanced XLR and quarter-inch inputs and outputs and is based on the compressor circuitry previously found only on API Paragon mixing consoles. The unit’s LED indicators and switchable analog metering of output level and gain reduction make it easy to optimize gain structure. Switchable hard- or soft-knee compression, combined with variable threshold, ratio and make-up gain controls, deliver a wide range of compression textures.

JDK Audio will formally introduce the R22 compressor at the 2010 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, at the API Booth 6411 in Hall A. Visitors will have the opportunity to listen to multitrack material through the new R22 at the JDK listening station.

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