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TC Electronic have announced that the C300
compressor/limiter/gate/expander, first seen at the Frankfurt MESSE earlier this year, is now shipping. This 1RU dual engine processor features analog and digital I/O, with both engines able to run in compression/limiter or gate/expander mode. Here's TC's own description of the C300...
Its 16 compression/limiter presets and 16 gate/expander source-based presets give the user real-world starting points to execute complicated compression by the flick of a switch. C300 is an excellent match for both stereo and mono sources. The flexible routing provides all combinations of parallel and serial link modes, and the stereo serial mode allows the user to process a composite signal on both engines simultaneously.
C300 is the perfect addition to PA and recording setups, fixed installations, and DJ systems where audio dynamics and transparency are paramount. Based on years of dynamics research, C300 utilizes TCâ€™s thoroughly proven spectral compression in a user-friendly preset-based structure. C300 employs cutting-edge expansion and intelligent TC full-band and multi-band gating and compression algorithms allowing audio material to be effectively compressed without reducing the overall signal level when exceeding the threshold.
C300 also includes TCâ€™s new parallel compression mode which makes it possible to mix a compressed signal with the dry signal with a single knob. It allows the user to emphasize low level details, and bring out expression and character in vocals and other acoustic sources. The C300 dynamics processor offers performing and recording musicians, engineers and DJs an essential tool for optimizing any given audio material without having to adjust complex parameters.
Price and Availability
C300 is now shipping at EUR210 and Â£159 GBP retail ex. VAT