Navigation
Cart 0 items for $0.00

No products in the cart.

Mozztronics CO-2 Optical Compressor

‹Return to Previous Page
Description

Description

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Peerless Music is proud to be an authorised dealer for Mozztronics: Effects pedals for guitar and bass, hand made in Australia by electrical engineer and musician Andrew Macdonald.

CO-2 OPTICAL COMPRESSOR

There are a few revered compressors used in studios. Many of these are the old valve (vacuum tube) units that used an optical element for the compression. These compressors were easy to dial in, and no matter what setting you put the controls at, they never sounded bad, interesting, but never bad.

We here at Mozztronics set ourselves the task of taking the essence of these old vacuum tube compressors, and coming up with a solid state circuit that captured how these old compressors sounded. We had to use an optical element for the compression, the compressor had to be useful for both guitar and bass, and we had to be different from what is already on the market

We think we did it (yay) !

We considered the units with only a few controls, and in the end decided to go with the full range of compressor controls (don’t worry, this is very easy to dial in).

GAIN is the make up gain so you can adjust for the same volume from bypass to effect active

RATIO controls the amount of compression from barely on to super squishy,

THReshold adjusts the point at which the compressor starts to operate,

ATTack controls the speed at which the compression starts to operate, so as to let through initial dynamics & keep sparkle in the sound (min attack time is anti clockwise),

RELease controls the speed at which the compression stops operating (minimum release time is anticlockwise).

But wait, there is a switch and an extra control. You betcha !

The RANGE switch selects the frequency range the compressor sensing uses for its operation. Up is full range. Try both positions to see which works best for your playing and your instrument.

DYNamics uses an old studio trick, of mixing in a little of the raw uncompressed signal to add back some dynamics, you still get the compression, but keep expression and feeling.

We also added some tricky internal circuits around the release control, we call it “interactive release” and while you can set the release with the potentiometer, we have an internal added release that works in parallel and varies depending on the input signal.

Damien Young (highly regarded Australian studio and FOH engineer) “this is the best pedal compressor ever”. Thanks Damien, turn it up loud !

Mozztronics uses the industry standard Boss style 2.1mm center negative 9V DC socket for the power supply connection.

Mozztronics want to make their contribution to a greener world by keeping 9V batteries out of landfill. For this reason Mozztronics pedals do NOT have space inside for a 9V battery. If you do not already have a suitable power supply such as a Boss wall-wart, One Spot, PP2 etc we can supply a Mozztronics PS-2 power supply with your order for an additional $26. Please include a note with your order if you wish to add a power supply.

More Info

Additional information

Brand

To Fit

MPN

Effect Type

Related Products

Sale! Out of stock Quick View

PEDAL MONSTERS RAT Overdrive/Distortion Clone. Limited Edition Storm Trooper.

Peerless Music is proud to bring you Pedal Monsters pedals, direct from Washington DC! Pedal Monsters RAT Overdrive/Distortion Clone *BRAND NEW* Authorized Australian Dealer! Pedal Monsters RAT Overdrive/Distortion Limited Edition Storm Trooper Encosure The Pedalmonsters Storm Tooper RAT Clone is a straight up clone of the legendary RAT overdrive.  It...
$199.00 Read more
Sale! Quick View

HOTONE SOUL PRESS – 3 in 1 WAH / EXPRESSION / VOLUME MICRO GUITAR PEDAL

Brand new release from the innovative labs of Hotone Audio!  The Soul Press is another tiny-yet-brilliant design combining three modes – Wah, Volume and Expression, into one pedalboard friendly pedal! Featuring exceptional and sturdy build quality, true bypass switching to preserve your tone and easy to use design and functionality, the Soul Press...
$126.00 Add to cart
Sale! Quick View

STRYMON BIGSKY Reverberator Reverb

*Due to a recent product safety recall, some Australian Strymon products are currently being supplied without a dedicated wall wart power suppl, therefor you will need to provide your own power source such as a Strymon Zuma or Oja, or other suitable product that provides 9V center-negative power supply (300mA minimum...
$799.00 Add to cart
Quick View

IDIOTBOX EFFECTS STATIC FUZZ

Peerless Music is EXTREMELY proud to be the Authorized Australian Dealer for Idiotbox Effects, direct from Texas, USA! STATIC FUZZ The awesome looking Static Fuzz is the biggest, baddest, nastiest fuzz you’re ever likely to hear…. In the good way. It’s freakin’ HUGE! The Static Fuzz is a gnarly fuzz...
$250.00 Add to cart
Sale! Out of stock Quick View

STRYMON DIG Dual Digital Delay

Delay Doppelgänger. DIG unearths the true soul of digital delay and doubles it—two simultaneous, integrated delays with the captivating rack delay voicings from the 1980s and today, for incredible expressive potential. Effortlessly create your own world of intricate and synchronized echoes, along with hypnotic and atmospheric repeats that blur the...
$499.00 Read more
Sale! Out of stock Quick View

PEDAL MONSTERS Klone Overdrive (Klon Centaur Clone)

Peerless Music is proud to bring you Pedal Monsters pedals, direct from Washington DC! Pedal Monsters Klone Overdrive *BRAND NEW* Authorized Australian Dealer! Pedal Monsters Klone Overdrive PedalMonsters Klone- Based on the legendary Klon Centaur, the PedalMonsters klone is the pedal that put us on the map. It’s still our...
$200.00 Read more
Sale! Quick View

HOTONE BASS PRESS 3 in 1 WAH / EXPRESSION / VOLUME MICRO BASS PEDAL

The Hotone Bass Press is a 3-in-1 compact pedal designed for bass players. This unit features Wah, Volume, and Expression modes. WAH: This Wah mode is specially optimized for bass frequencies, featuring wild, strong, clear sound character without affecting your bottom end. VOL: If musicians the world over agree on...
$126.00 Add to cart
Sale! Quick View

ROCK STOCK PEDALS The Bright Switch™ Pedalboard Light

THE BRIGHT SWITCH™ Let there be light! Clubs can be dark. Real dark, and we’re not made to see in the dark even under the most ideal environmental (and mental) conditions. So light it up with the Rock Stock Pedals Bright Switch USB Pedalboard Light and Charger. No more missed...
$71.25 Add to cart
Quick View

KHDK Electronics Ghoul Screamer

KHDK ELECTRONICS – KIRK HAMMETT GHOUL SCREAMER OVERDRIVE Description: Conceived in the dark depths of Kirk Hammett’s mind and forged in the secret laboratories of KHDK, an iconic circuit has been perfected to achieve its full potential and create the ultimate tone, with all the control in your hands. The Ghoul Screamer is...
$369.00 Add to cart
Quick View

ANARCHY AUDIO Reignmaker High Gain Distortion/Overdrive Pedal

Peerless Music is proud to bring you Australia’s ANARCHY AUDIO. ANARCHY AUDIO – Reignmaker High Gain Distortion/Overdrive A high gain overdrive distortion pedal with a unique three band eq. This is a pedal for fans of high gain lead and, or heavy riffing. The SHIFT control helps play nice between...
$230.00 Add to cart
Back to top