We just got our shipment of new releases from Golden Age Project. The revolutionary company has been around since 2005 with the release of their first ribbon microphone. A year later, GAP gained a lot of attention for their Pre-73, a discrete, 1073-style Class-A preamp that captures the color and essence of the original preamp in a very affordable box. Since then, they have been working on making amazing, yet affordable gear and microphones based off of classic designs.
Recently, Golden Age Project announced the release of the Comp-2A and the Comp-554. The Comp-2A is a recreation of the original Teletronix LA-2A. GAP has decided to do something a little different than your average clone. Check out this great tutorial:
As you can see, this compressor is only two rack units tall and only a half rack long. This makes it a mobile compressor as well as a rackable compressor if you use the Unite Big. The Unite Big is a rack that allows you to two half rack, 2U pieces together. Previously, this was made specifically for the Comp-3A, another truly incredible recreation. But now, you can also rack up a pair of Comp-2A's. This will deliver the sound of two LA-2A compressors in less rack spaces than just one original unit!
The other long-awaited release, the Comp-554, is a 500-series version of the coveted Comp-54 MKII. This compressor pays homage to the famed 2254. It is a piece that makes any track shine and can transform a dull mix into an expensive-sounding master track. The Comp-554 has all the same controls and headroom as the half-rack unit, but with a few extra features. The most notable being the "Air" switch for an extra 3dB or 6dB (depending on position) at 30kHz for that extra sheen. This is especially useful on vocals and acoustic instruments. There is also a 600 Ohm and 2000 Ohm switch which will at resistance and color the high end for different tones.
It's been an exciting year for Golden Age Project. We can't wait to see what's to come next!
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