S-Type Mix Bus Compressor

VCA compressor - the core of the "British sound"

Simple but powerful

The S-Type is a typical VCA compressor well known as the core of the legendary British sound. The heart of the compressor is a THAT chip instead of, the now unavailable, DBX ic. However the classic sound and speed of the compressor has been preserved. The main new feature of the S-Type is the Sidechain HPF function. This allows the user to separate the lowest frequencies that will not be compressed and to control more precisely the bass and overall dynamics of the mix. The IGS Audio S-Type is a very creative device.

"It is like taking your favourite buss compressor from your beloved mixing desk, adding sidechain filtering - you come up with completely new possibilities!"

RMS detection

The S-Type is a precision dynamic range controller intended for use in the most demanding professional audio applications. RMS detection, high headroom input circuits and output drivers, give the S-Type its own sonic excellence. It is great not only for mastering purposes, but also for drums, wide synth pads and many other stereo sources!

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  3. Specification
  1. Device type
    VCA Compressor Yes
    Basic features
    Hard wire bypass Yes
    Sidechain HPF 240, 180, 120, 90, 60, Off
    Input & Output
    Input Impedance (balanced) 10k ohm
    Output Impedance (balanced) 10k ohm
    Operating Level +4 dBu
    Max input level +22 dB
    Max output level +22 dB
    Max. gain 25 dB
    Max Gain Reduction 25 dB
    Time constants
    Attack: 0.1 - 30 ms
    Release: 0.1 - 2s + auto
    Frequency response 5 Hz - 20k Hz
    Distortion (@ 20 Hz - 20 kHz)
    Signal to Noise Ratio - 102 dB
    THD 0.012 dB
    Crosstalk 101 dB
    Voltage 115/230V AC, 50 - 60Hz
    Power consumption 25W
    Power supply Internal
    Packing box
    Dimensions 70x50x30 cm
    Shipping weight 3kg
  2. Files
    stype19 manual v1 pdf.pdf