WA76: The Classic Smack, Punch, and Tone
When it comes to compression, there are few tools that have made as big a mark on history than the classic FET compressor the WA76 is based on. With super-fast attack and release times, the WA76 is perfect for clamping down on transients and adding the renowned punch and tone of the original.
Use it to bring vocals forward in the mix to ensure every word, breath, and nuance is heard. Use it to even out dynamics on bass while adding an aggressive edge that will cut through cluttered mixes. Switch it into “all-buttons-in” mode to get the cannonball snare sounds heard on counless hits.
|Input impedance||600 ohms, bridges-T control (floating)|
|Frequency response||± 1 dB 20 Hz to 20kHz|
|Input||transformer balanced +4db XLR and TRS, wired in parallel|
|Output||transformer balanced +4db XLR and TRS, wired in parallel|
|Input pad||-23dB attenuation to audio input source|
|Maximum makeup gain||55db|
|THD||Less than 0.4% total harmonic distortion from 50 Hz to 20 kHz with limiting|
|Signal to noise ratio||greater than 74 dB at +25 dBm, EIN -104.1 dBm|
|Attack time||20 microseconds to 800 microseconds|
|Release time||50 milliseconds to 1 second|
|Meter modes||dB gain reduction, dB output (+4 above meter), dB output (+8 above meter)|
|Chassis||19” Rackmount chassis, 2u|