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Old 16th February 2010 | Show parent
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Slate Pro Audio / Slate Digital
 
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Hi there.. the attack and release specs are the same as the classic FET units, however because of the different signal paths, the DRAGON's attack sounds different and does very well on full mixes.

Attack Time Adjustable, from 20 to 800 microseconds
Release Time Adjustable, from 50 milliseconds to 1.1

The slowest attack time on the DRAGON lets plenty of the transient in. If you get one for demo, try it against a vintage unit on a snare drum to hear what I'm talking about. For full mixes, here are the presets in the manual:

Full Mix Presets:
Easy Mix Compressor:
Ratio: 2:1 Attack: Slowest Release: Fastest Gain Reduction: 1-
2db

Hi-fi Mix Compressor:
Ratio: 2:1 Attack: Slowest Release: Fastest Character: Boom,
Sheen
Gain Reduction: 1-2db

Radio Rock Mix Compressor:
Ratio: 2:1 Attack: Slowest Release: 12 o’clock Character:
Sheen, Boom, Bite Saturation: 1 Gain Reduction: 2db

Transparent Mix Compressor:
Ratio: 2:1 Attack: Slowest Release: 12 o’clock Hi Pass: 100Hz
Gain Reduction: 1db

Glue Mix Compressor:
Ratio: 12:1 Attack: Slowest Release: 12 o’clock Character:
Boom Saturation: 1
Gain Reduction: 1-2db

Parallel Mix Compressor:
Ratio: 8:1 Attack: 3 o’clock Release: 9 o’clock Character: Sheen
Gain Reduction: 10db MIX Knob: 3 o’clock