Bettermaker C502V Compressor

500 Series Multimode 2-channel VCA compressor with SSL and dbx emulations, plug-in control and the first analogue compressor with lookahead.


The Bettermaker C502V is a multimode 2-channel VCA compressor for the 500 series format.

The Bettermaker C502V offers 3 different compression modes including two based on classic VCA designs. The first mode called BM is the mastering-type compressor developed by Bettermaker. It features a unique attack behaviour that suit a wide range of sources from whole mix and drums. It is the most gentle mode of the three. The SG mode is reminiscent of the classic SSL mixbuss compressor. It retains the same parameters and ease of use as the original with added functions. Finally the DX mode gives the classic dbx 160A aggressive sound that make it a favourite on drums. In DX mode, the attack and release controls of the C502V will disappear using program dependent settings instead.

Besides featuring 3 modes, the C502V offers a wide range of features suitable for any task. It offers a choice of dual-mono, stereo or M/S modes with a solo function to hear each side on its own. It also includes a high-pass side chain filter with selectable frequencies. a Dry/Wet control also allows for parallel processing straight out of the box. A unique lookahead mode also allows for more transparent behaviour. It also includes a 1:2 ratio for transient designing or expansion. These features are available in all modes expanding the capabilities of the original units.

Like other Bettermaker units, the C502V features digital controls and analogue audio path. This provides all the flexibility of digital such as recall , plug-in control and undos. A USB connector at the front ensures plug-in control in your DAW with settings stored in your session. Alternatively it provides 399 presets storage on the unit itself. These plug-in controls also allow for automation of the parameters. For people owning other Bettermaker 500 Series modules, the new enclosure features a new unit to unit internal linking. This allows you to connect modules to each other without USB cable. All you need to do is insert the modules side by side.

Bettermaker C502V 500 Series Compressor Main Features:

3 different modes of compression, one original and two based on classic designs.
500 series
Stereo/Dual Mono/MS (with solo function)
Digital recall via USB (as always)
Plugin control in all popular formats
399 onboard presets
Onboard UNDO function
USB side chain
On board high pass side chain with selectable frequencies
Lookahead mode for analog compression
Wet/Dry for both channels
Full parameter automation
1:2 ratio for Expansion, Transient designing
Unit to unit Internal linking. You do not need USB cables hanging, or any special enclosure. Modules will connect with each-other as long as they are inserted side by side.



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