Aphex 320D Compellor
Stereo audio level controller
Aphex 320D Compellor
- Delivers transparent audio level control for broadcast, recording, and live sound
- Balanced analogue input and output
- AES digital input and output
- Dual mono or stereo operation
The patented technologies within the 320D are totally unique. By going beyond conventional design ideas, the 320D provides audio processing with unprecedented sound transparency, yet is exceedingly effective at controlling levels. No other product can match the performance of the 320D. Algorithms like our “FDL,” “DVG,” and “DRC” have yet to find any rivals.
The 320D’s Frequency Discriminate Leveler section, with the Dynamic Verification Gate and the Silence Gate, slowly adjusts the volume level of an audio stream with very complex algorithms that hide its work. It works differently at different frequencies and stops processing when the sound stops, then resumes instantly when the sound reappears, so there are no distracting increases in program background noise. When you listen, you know the levels are made more even, but you don’t perceive the levels are shifting.
The 320D’s Variable Slope Compressor, Dynamic Recovery Computer and Dynamic Verification Gate add adaptable compression to match the texture of changing audio sources. You don’t hear pumping or other audio artefacts, just natural sound that is evenly consistent in loudness.
The 320D’s limiter acts on peaks that shoot beyond average program levels so they are easy to handle by any analogue or digital recording system.
The 320D can act as two independent mono processors or one linked stereo processor, which is selectable on the front panel. This is true with both analogue and digital I/O.
When the analogue input is used, the digital output contains the 320D’s processing. When the digital input is used, the analogue output contains the 320D’s processing, properly levelled.
Aphex builds products that last and last without the need for repairs or calibration. Some Compellors have literally been in 24-hour use in the same rack for a decade or longer! When you specify a Compellor, you know it will do its job flawlessly and give you peace of mind.
- Broadcast pre-processing
- MP3 encoding and playback
- Installed and mobile sound
- DAW input
- Satellite uplinks
- Background music
- Ham radio
- Tape duplication
- Cable TV
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