WesAudio DIONE Stereo Compressor (500 Series)
Analog Bus Compressor with Digital Recall
Legendary sound of Stereo Bus compressor has been true companion on countless recordings since 40 years. Often recognized as “mixbus glue”, this particular compression sound have become industry standard. We present _DIONE – fully analog, legendary VCA compressor with digital recall.
VCA THAT 2181. First and most important point – _DIONE is 100% analog device with +24dBu of headroom. Regardless its digital control nature, fully analog signal path provides top VCA compression sound. Two THAT 2181 VCA in signal chain, and two in side chain detector!
MIX KNOB FOR PARALLEL COMPRESSION. With MIX knob at your disposal, parallel compression has never been simpler to achieve! With _DIONE your MIX setting can be automated in your DAW, ever wanted to push your compressor harder in chorus? Nothing simpler! Just record automation using touch sensitive encoder, or draw your automation lines in DAW!
THD – ADD COLOR TO YOUR MIXES. THD stands for “Total harmonic distortion” and it allows to saturate your signal with beautiful analog color.
SIDE CHAIN FILTERS. _DIONE Side chain filter functionality allows to modify signal going into the compressor’s detector. It includes 3 high pass filters at 60,90 and 150 Hz, and 2 tilt filters which are special “curve” designed filters.
FOUR RATIO SETTINGS. _DIONE provides selectable ratios of 1.5:1 and 2:1 for gentle mixbus processing, and 4:1 and 10:1 for large variety of applications
500 SERIES and ng500 SERIES COMPATIBLE. Regardless of its extensions, _DIONE is fully compatible unit with 500 series standard (*). Digital features can be enabled through front panel mini USB socket. ng500 – Next Generation 500 series is a physical extension to 500 series, which makes _DIONE fully compatible with _TITAN frame – this allows to control all devices in chassis through one USB/Ethernet cable. (*)Important note about 500 series extension : ng500
HARDWARE A/B. Even using _DIONE as pure analog signal processor you can easily switch between two parallel settings with a magic of a simple buttons.
Main Features Summary
- 100% analog device with +24dBu of headroom powered by VCA THAT 2181,
- MIX KNOB FOR PARALLEL COMPRESSION
- THD – harmonic distortion with two modes (Medium & High),
- SIDE CHAIN FILTERS – 3 high pass filters at 60,90 and 150 Hz, and 2 tilt filters which are special “curve” designed filters,
- FOUR RATIO SETTINGS – 1.5:1 and 2:1 for gentle mixbus processing, and 4:1 and 10:1 for large variety of applications,
- 500 SERIES and ng500 (e.g. _TITAN) SERIES COMPATIBLE,
- TOTAL RECALL AND PLUGIN CONTROL compatible with most DAWs.
- ANALOG AUTOMATION in DAW.
- Fully digitally controlled and isolated analog circuit,
- Digital recall can be acheived by connecting unit directly through front panel mini USB socket, or using it inside _TITAN chassis,
- Digital sidechain – it is possible to send any track from your DAW as side chain signal to the compressor – It is enough to configure side chain feature in connected plugin,
- 3 touch sensitive encoders allow record automation of particular parameters (Threshold, Mix, Make Up) in DAW,
- True bypass,
- Accurate analogue GR meter and its precise simulation implemented in the plug-in itself,
- Free software and firmware upgrades.