IGS Audio S-Type 500 VU
500 Series Stereo VCA Compressor
The S-Type is a great VCA compressor well known as the core of the legendary British sound. The heart of the compressor is the THAT integrated circuit instead of the now unavailable DBX. The analog path is balanced with ultra-fast op-amps. This is the source of the completely transparent sound. A minimal level of noise allows the device to be used in recording classical music, including long range recording. The main new feature of the S-Type is the Sidechain HPF regulation. This allows the user to select the lowest frequencies which will not be compressed and more precisely control the bass and dynamics of the mix. Overall the S-Type is a very creative device.
IGS S-TYPE 500 is a stereo compressor with a large GR meter and four fast modern op-amps on inputs and outputs. It's for the perfect balance of this stereo circuit. Two channels of the unit are being summed up and used to control both VCA stages. That allows you to use the S-TYPE 500 also as an external side-chain compressor where the signal goes through EXTC input