Digidesign®, North American distributor of Focusrite products, is proud to announce the re-introduction to the North American market of the Focusrite Platinum Series Compounder Stereo Compressor.

The Compounder is a dual-channel VCA-based compressor that includes a pair of expanders/gates. It also features a true stereo linking and a Bass Expander section not normally found on compressors that significantly increases the low-end punch and presence of the material being processed. The Compounder is equally suited for recording, live sound, club installations, or broadcast use.

The Compounder features Class A circuits based on their own proprietary design. Unbalanced quarter-inch and balanced XLR connections are provided for easy connection in any environment.

“Initial demand for the Compounder was below our initial expectations,” North American Focusrite Sales and Marketing Manager Dino Virella comments. “Murphy’s Law took over, and as soon as we stopped bring them to North America, of course the Compounder became a cult classic with dance remix engineers, particularly due to the Bass Expander processor. It’s a very different compressor from the rest of the Platinum Series in that Compounder uses a VCA-based design, which is very fast and transparent. After many people begged for us to make them available again, the Compounder is back. We’ve also managed to lower the cost, so I believe that the Compounder is a product which may have been ahead if its time.”

Focusrite Compounder MSRP: $735 (USD)

For the latest product and compatibility information, visit Digidesign’s website at www.digidesign.com.

About Digidesign:

Digidesign, a division of Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID), is the world’s leading manufacturer of digital audio production systems, and the winner of the 2001 Technical Grammy Award. The company is the exclusive distributor of the Focusrite hardware and software product lines in North and Latin America. Digidesign provides the professional music, film, video, multimedia, and radio broadcast industries with tools for digital recording, MIDI sequencing, editing, signal processing, and surround mixing. Digidesign products are marketed in over forty countries worldwide through a distribution network of value-added dealers, distributors, and OEM relationships. For more information, visit www.digidesign.com.

About Focusrite:

Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd, based just outside of London England is one of the world’s most respected professional audio manufacturers. Originally founded by Rupert Neve and now owned by Phil Dudderidge, the company has successfully transitioned from its roots as a professional recording console manufacturer to a manufacturer of high quality microphone preamplifiers and signal processors. Focusrite products include Red, ISA, Blue and Platinum Series.