Crane Song STC-8 Mastering Version
Unique and beautiful, this dual mono discrete class A compressor /limiter, comes complete with presets for vocal, bass, program, and manual mode. Slips effortlessly between compression and limiting or both, for effect and complete overload protection. Like all Crane Song outboard it can be transparent or opinionated. Lovely metering and controls. One of the best mix compressors.
The STC-8 is a high quality compressor that delivers consistent gain control without sacrificing musical definition or harmonic richness. It utilises a remarkably dependable peak limiter that provides overload protection that is critical to digital recording and broadcast transmitters. The STC-8 is engineered to provide musically transparent gain control, but is also capable of emulating vintage equipment and creating distinctive new sounds. In addition, a switchable enhancement circuit creates analog and tube-like warmth to enrich lifeless audio and digital recordings. This vast flexibility is simplified by the inclusion of several optimised presets, allowing fast, easy set-up on a wide variety of sounds. It can operate in true stereo or discrete independent mono, accessible by a front panel switch.
- Simultaneous Compression/Limiting
- Discrete Class A
- Balanced/Transformerless I/O
- Quick & Easy Presets
- 'KI' & 'HARA' Sounds
- Transparent Overload Protection
The STC-8's sophisticated side-chain allows both compression and peak limiting to take place simultaneously, using the same proprietary gain control circuit. High signal quality is maintained by utilising the discrete class A audio path and by eliminating any VCA or optical gain control elements.