S-Type 500 VU

The S-Type 500 is best known for its ability to replicate the buss compressor of the legendary British large format console. The heart of the compressor is the THAT integrated circuit instead of the now unavailable DBX. The analog path is balanced with ultra-fast op-amps. This is the source of the completely transparent sound. A minimal level of noise allows the device to be used in any musical setting. We have added Sidechain HPF, which allows the user to select the lowest frequencies to pass the unit uncompressed, enabling your mixes to breathe and avoid pumping.

The S-Type is a precise dynamic range controller intended for use in the most demanding professional audio applications.

Sidechain functionality.

IGS S-TYPE 500 is a stereo compressor, featuring a large GR meter and four fast, modern op-amps on inputs and outputs, providing the perfect balance of this stereo circuit. Two channels of the unit are being summed together and used to control both VCA stages. This allows you to use the S-TYPE 500 as an external side-chain compressor, where the signal goes through EXSC input. Last but not least, the MIX knob allows for parallel compression, so you can crush the living hell out of your tracks, and blend them with the dry signal for that NY drum sound. Overall, the S-Type is a very creative device.

RMS detection, high headroom input circuits and output drivers.

Your stereo buss deserves better

IGS S-Type gives you the sound of compression from your favorite records, it's the magic glue for your mixes. It’s really hard to make it sound bad - from a gentle hug to an aggressive crush and anywhere in between.

Your new go-to squeeze box.

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  4. Specification
  1. Device type
    VCA Compressor Yes
    Basic features
    Sidechain HPF Ext, Off, 60, 90, 120, Hi-Pass
    WET/DRY Mixer Yes
    Input & Output
    Input Impedance (balanced) 10k ohm
    Output Impedance (balanced) 600 ohm
    Operating Level +4 dBu
    Max input level +20 dBu
    Max output level +21 dBu
    Noise Level -102 dBA
    Max. gain 20 dB
    Max Gain Reduction 20 dB
    Time constants
    Attack: 0.1 - 30 ms
    Ratio 2:1, 4:1, 10:1
    Release: 0.1 - 2s + auto
    Frequency response 8 Hz to 20 kHz, +/- 0.1dB
    Distortion (@ 20 Hz - 20 kHz)
    THD+N 0.012% @ 0 dBu
    Power consumption 4.5W
    Packing box
    Shipping weight 1kg
  2. Files
    IGS STYPE500 user manual.pdf