Review: Purple Audio Action – 500 Series FET Compressor
Positives:Great sound, versatile
Negatives:This is picky but the knobs are slick and tough to turn
This is a great 1176 style FET compressor in a 500 series size. Not much to say other than if you are looking for a 500 series 1176 style comp. get this one. Has the usual In/Out knovs, attack, release and ratio. Also has bypass and a link switch that requires the use of the Purple Audio Sweet 10 rack for stereo use.
In use it is what you come to expect from this type of compressor, very versatile and can go from plenty fast to very slow, and subtle to squashed. I liked it especially on snare, bass, and guitars. For vocals its great too but I usually reach for an LA-2a type for this task.