SPL DynaMaxx 9735
Part of the SPL Analog-Blue series, the DYNAMAXX is a new type of dynamics processor that has both corrective and creative applications in those areas normally addressed by conventional
compressors. In keeping with the SPL design philosophy, it incorporates many new features not found on standard compressors, and a slightly unconventional approach to the control system
makes is surprisingly easy to use.
DYNAMAXX also premiers a new facility, the DE-COMPRESSOR, which may be used to counter the effects of overcompression in previously processed source material. DYNAMAXX can be used to provide unobtrusive compression and limiting at the premastering stage, or to produce creative compression effects.
Why is DYNAMAXX so different? Though auto attack and release functions are nothing new, in the DYNAMAXX design, the time constants are automated in a very musical way. DYNAMAXX adaptively and intelligently optimizes all time constants in real time during processing so that the compression characteristics are continually matched to the source material. DYNAMAXX is also the first compressor to make use of the new THAT 2181 VCAs, and the circuit actually uses two of these excellent VCAs in SPL’s Double VCA-Drive TM mode configuration, which doubles the operating range while increasing transparency and reducing distortion.
A benefit of the DYNAMAXX circuit is that high compression ratios do not affect high frequency detail – high amplitude, low-end bass can be controlled without introducing pumping or other
negative side-effects. Similarly, complex stereo sources can be processed easily and very musically. DYNAMAXX has numerous applications in recording and mixing, as well as for cost-effective
stereo mastering, and because of the level of intelligent processing within the unit, there are only two controls to adjust per channel, making operation very intuitive.